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Annual Gathering

Thursday, June 16 at 5 PM

Trout Brook Reservation

Manning Street, Holden

Let’s celebrate on Thursday, June 16 in person at Trout Brook Reservation, Manning Street, Holden. We’ll begin at 5 PM with a picnic, then our annual review, followed by a gentle walk on the Mass Central Rail Trail at 6:15.

Bring your picnic supper, and we’ll provide dessert and beverages. Meet at the picnic pavilion sunshine or rain to share trail tales and mark Greenways’ 27 years of connecting our communities with trails and greenways.

Trout Brook Recreation Area – Google Maps


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If you bring your dog …

If you bring your dog …

If you bring your dog to the Mass Central Rail Trail (MCRT) in West Boylston, ALL DOGS must be leashed! Please clean up after your pet and dispose of the waste at home.

Wearing a mask

Wearing a mask

Wearing a mask can help keep the trail safer for everyone.



Parking lot plowing is key to enjoying the Mass Central Rail Trail for winter hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. We’re stepping up to keep the parking and trail entries plowed and shoveled soon after each storm. Please contact us if you arrive and find a...

Mural Painted in Charnock Hill Tunnel

Mural Painted in Charnock Hill Tunnel

Margaret McCandless is the artist and creator behind the new Charnock Tunnel mural. Completed early October 2021, with the help of 12 volunteers, here she is with her inspiration.Margaret McCandless is the lead painter and designer on this project. Margaret has been...

Connecting the Wachusett community with trails and greenways

Wachusett Greenways’ mission is connecting the Wachusett-area community with trails and greenways. In 1995, this all-volunteer nonprofit group and our partners began to build and maintain trails. Wachusett Greenways’ key project is the Mass Central Rail Trail (MCRT) in central Massachusetts. Members, volunteers, donors and many partners are central to our work. We have completed 19 miles of the planned 30 miles of the MCRT through the towns of Sterling, West Boylston, Holden, Rutland, Oakham and Barre. The first section of trail opened in 1997.

Wachusett Greenways members, volunteers and donors are working to complete the central 30 miles along with our partners including the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation and other Commonwealth agencies, eight towns, regional foundations and businesses. Other communities are working complete the entire 104 miles of the Mass Central Rail Trail between Northampton and Boston.

Learn more about Wachusett Greenways here!

sign asking dog owners to pick up dog waste on the trail