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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.



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...

e-Connector 12-16-20

In this edition… invitation to our virtual annual meeting and 2019 Annual Report

eConnector 12-15-19

In this edition… Who’s on the MCRT? and a Request for your Support

Remembering Dr. Ed Yaglou

Remembering Dr. Ed Yaglou

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!