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Mission and Goals

Wachusett Greenways’ mission is connecting the Wachusett community with trails and greenways. In 1995, this all-vounteer nonprofit group and our partners began to build and maintain trails. Members, volunteers, donors and many partners are central to our work. We envision an expanded network of trails and greenways for non-motorized recreation and transportation in central Massachusetts.

The Mass Central Rail Trail (MCRT), our largest project, will connect 30 miles mainly along the former Mass Central railroad between Barre, Oakham, Rutland, Holden, West Boylston and Sterling. WG and our partners have completed nearly twenty miles of the MCRT including ten bridges and the Charnock and Pommogussett tunnels. Other groups are working to connect the rest of the 104-mile route between Northampton and Boston.

Wachusett Greenways offers free trail events year round , and new leaders are always welcome. Wachusett Greenways is also involved in building and maintaining other local trails, such as the White Oak Trail in Holden (connected to Trout Brook Reservation). Volunteers are welcome for a day of trail work or a long-term dedication of your talents in developing trails. Please join us in taking action for greenways in our neighborhoods. Would you like to see the rail trail completed right through the heart of Massachusetts? Do you want to find new places to explore? Opportunity awaits!