Please wear your mask when another trail user is in sight on the Mass Central Rail Trail. Please remain 6’ or more from other trail users. Thank you for helping to keep the rail trail safer for all.
The Mass Central Rail Trail is open in Sterling, West Boylston, Holden, Rutland, Oakham and Barre.
The MCRT is under reconstruction between Manning and River Streets in Holden on the MCRT connector. We will close the trail section with orange fence and signage during active construction. Please do not enter when this trail section is closed.
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.
In this edition… Who’s on the MCRT? and a Request for your Support
Dr. Edward P. Yaglou (88), of Barre (previously from Princeton) beloved friend of so many, and Wachusett Greenways leader, died on Sunday, December 8, with his family at his side. We are saddened by the loss of this dedicated servant of his family and the greater...
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!