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Trail Volunteers

You are invited to volunteer with Wachusett Greenways!  Please join us as a Wachusett Greenways member, and add a note that you’d like to volunteer.  We’ll contact you to learn more about how you’d like to help.  We have flexible opportunities and welcome you to share the satisfaction of being a Mass Central Rail Trail steward.

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.

Pommogussett Tunnel Murals Underway in 2023

Thanks to some hardy volunteers, we established the planned Pommogussett Tunnel murals along the rail trail in Rutland. Christy Barnes, representing Wachusett Greenways, organized volunteer hours and the professional skills of Clayton Johansen, to accomplish the...

Date Change!

NEW DATE Join the Oakham Historical Association on Saturday, October 21st at 10 AM as we tour the village of Coldbrook Springs.  This resort village was acquired nearly 100 years ago to create water protection land. Conducted as the fifth in a series of walks by...

9/30 Coldbrook Springs History Walk

Join the Oakham Historical Museum on Saturday, September 30th at 10 AM as we tour the village of Coldbrook Springs.  This resort village was purchased nearly one hundred years ago to create water protection land. The walk will be conducted as the fifth in a series of...

Annual Meeting!

2022 was an amazing year thanks to the hard work and dedication of so many volunteers! Our annual meeting is held to celebrate our progress and show our gratitude to those who helped build and maintain our trail. Join us June 8th at 5:30pm at the Trout Brook...

April DCR Events to Look Out For!

The DCR shared the following event for the week of April vacation! Enjoy the Spring weather! Tuesday, April 18, drop in anytime between 10:00am-1:00pm  ONE ACRE SAFARI: Stillwater Farm’s one-acre meadow is waiting to be explored! Stop by self-guided outdoor activity...

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!