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Ready to volunteer?

Find Your Niche! Volunteers are vital to Wachusett Greenways’ success. You are invited for fun and service. From trail work, to grant writing, hospitality, outreach, and other initiatives. Please contact Colleen Abrams at 508-829-3954, or send us a message to learn more.

Greenways News

Wachusett Greenways periodically updates this page with announcements, trail reports and conditions. If you find an issue with any part of the trail, please use the button below to Report a Trail Issue.

Spring DCR Events!

Sent on behalf of Kathryn Parent, Program Coordinator, Wachusett/Sudbury Section, MA DCR Division of Water Supply Protection: Happy Spring Greetings! Wachusett Reservoir Watershed Upcoming Events The MA Dept of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Water Supply...

DCR March 2024 Events!

An update from Kathryn Parent, Program Coordinator, Wachusett/Sudbury Section, MA DCR Division of Water Supply Protection: Happy March! The hiking series around the Wachusett Reservoir will continue for another round, for this month we will start earlier at 10am. The...

DCR January-February Events Update!

A message from the DCR Wachusett/Sudbury Program Coordinator: Happy New Year Greetings, Our Saturday Winter Hikes continue. If you have any questions on cancellations, feel free to call 617-352-4044 or email the morning of the hike. The hiking...

Rail Trail Entrance CLOSED at Miles Road, Rutland

The entrance to the rail trail at Miles Road in Rutland is CLOSED for a large culvert replacement.  NO ENTRY or parking at Miles Road. Trail users may access the trail from Charnock Hill Road.  Do not enter the construction area which has cones, barriers and tape.

Winter on the Rail Trail!

Ice wonderland today at Charnock cut on the Mass Central Rail Trail in Rutland.  Two days ago there was no ice!

Lost and Found!

We are in possession of 2 lost key fobs! If you lost a fob recently, please contact us at or at 508-479-2123!

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!