Wachusett Greenways Links
and Environmental Affairs
Midstate Trail - Worcester County, MA
Coast Greenway from Florida to Maine
Bay Circuit Trail and
Greenway a beltway of trails encircling Boston.
River Rail Trail a patchwork of possibilities leading to Winchendon.
Trail a proposed trail on the eastern section of the Central
trails is national non-profit organization
dedicated to the creation of national trails infrastructure.
Our area's biggest landowner, the Department of Conservation and Recreation,
Division of Water Supply Protection (DCR)
has also been our biggest ally.DCR's Recreational Trails Grant program has
provided grants and other forms of support.
The Mass Department of Environmental
Management (DEM), has
provided grants and other forms of support.
to Trails Conservancy is a strong advocate for rail trails.
Mass Central Rail Trail
– once a 104-mile railroad line from Northampton to Boston, now the
corridor is being restored as a rail trail –
a path for bicyclists, walkers, runners, baby strollers and young
cyclists with training wheels, wheel chair users, cross country skier,
equestrians and nature enthusiasts
Police Department has been particularly supportive of bike
safety and bike path patrolling.
Town of Holden - Holden, MA 01520
Town of Paxton – Paxton, MA 01612
Town of Princeton
– Princeton, MA
Town of Rutland
– Rutland, MA 01543
Town of Sterling
– Sterling, MA 01564
Town of West Boylston
– West Boylston, MA 01583
Town of Oakham
– Oakham, MA
footpath located in Worcester County, 45 miles west of Boston. This 92-mile
hiking trail extends from Rhode Island crossing the gentle hills of central
Massachusetts and eventually connecting to the Wapack Trail in New Hampshire.
White Oak Land Conservation
– founded in 1978
to preserve land as open space in Holden and the region surrounding Holden.
Seven Hills Wheelmen
recreational group for adults in the Worcester, MA, area who
enjoy bicycling and other outdoor activities.
Appalachian Mountain Club
– the local chapter
of the nation’s oldest outdoor recreation and conservation organization.
Central Mass Paddlesports,
WACHUSETT RESERVOIR WATERSHED PUBLIC ACCESS
has been released.
Several miles of trail have been opened by
in coordination with the
Department of Conservation and
Recreation, Division of Water Supply
Holden Police Department.
Fritz' Bike Shop,
Wachusett Cycle & Multisport,
West Boylston, MA
Greenways Conservation Trust
Circuit Trail and Greenway
– trails and greenways extending through 34 towns in Eastern Massachusetts and
linking the parks and open spaces surrounding metropolitan Boston.
River Rail Trail
– currently open for public use as a state-owned trail
from Coldbrook to Baldwinville, MA.
– a proposed trail on the eastern section of the Central Mass line.
Trails of Massachusetts
– many links to useful information on bike and rail trails throughout the
serving and protecting the interests of the bicycling public in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts State Agencies
Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
– our area's largest landowner, the DCR’s Division of Water Supply Protection
has also been Wachusett Greenways’ biggest ally. DCR's Recreational Trails
Grant program has provided grants and other forms of support.
New Hampshire Railroad
– making a
difference in New Hampshire’s economic future through transportation research
nonprofit organization working with communities to preserve
unused rail corridors by transforming them into trails, enhancing the health
of America's environment, economy, neighborhoods and people.
robust source of information on all kinds of trails across the
country, provided by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.
national, nonprofit organization working on behalf of all trail interests,
including hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, horseback riding, water trails,
snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, trail motorcycling, ATVs, snowmobiling and
East Coast Greenway
to connect cities and towns of the East Coast with a continuous, traffic-free
path, the East Coast Greenway spans 3,000 miles from Calais, Maine to Key
Mountaineering Guide Site –
a one-stop shop for many adventure travel needs.
American Hiking Society
– promotes and protects foot trails and the hiking experience. Wachusett
Greenways is a sustaining member of AHS.
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Last update: May, 2012