Welcome! Login | Register
 

Americans Identifying Race Relations as a Top Issue Sharply Rises According to Gallup Poll—Gallup released results from a new poll on…

Friday Financial Five – December 19th, 2014—Congress finally approved retroactive individual tax breaks

REPORT: Rondo Trade to Dallas is VERY Close—Celtics on the verge of trading Rondo

Monster Jam ‘Roars’ Into the DCU Center—Monster Jam will be returning to the DCU…

Massachusetts Adds 13,500 Jobs in November—The executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development…

RE/MAX New England: Pending Sales in Massachusetts Are Up—RE/MAX of New England's November Monthly Housing Report…

See A Christmas Carol at The Hanover Theatre with Your WOO Card—The weekend is fast approaching, and GoLocalWorcester brings…

Statement From Congressman McGovern: Regarding The Presidents U.S.- Cuba Policy and Alan Gross—Congressman McGovern speaks on the Presidents new US-Cuba…

Giorgio: Dick Cheney Needs to Stop Torturing Us—Just when you thought it was safe

National Academy of Inventors Names UMass Medical Professor the 2014 Fellow—UMass Medical Professor Phillip D. Zamore, PhD. has…

 
 

Wachusett Greenways Celebrates Rail Trail Connections

Saturday, June 02, 2012

 

Wachusett Greenways, together with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, is hosting a family fun day and dedication ceremony on the Rutland portion of the Mass. Central Rail Trail.

“It’s a celebration of the completion of the connection of the long section in Rutland,” Colleen Abrams, president of Wachusett Greenways said. “We now have two tunnels in Rutland, and nearly nine miles is connected, off road trail." 

The ceremony, which will thank the trails partners for their dedication to the Rail Trail, will take place at 11 am on Saturday, where the Rail Trail intersects the Midstate Trail just off Route 122, one mile west of Route 122A. The children’s event is a type of scavenger hunt that will lead them to different types of plants and other items on the trail.

“Our event is taking place in the heart of the Commonwealth,” Abrams said. “We’re celebrating all of our partners that have been with us since 1995: the towns, businesses, individuals, foundations, and Mass. DOT and Mass. Fish and Wildlife.”

Following the brief ceremony, which will include MA Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Richard Sullivan and DCR Commissioner Edward Lambert, refreshments will be served and the trail will be open for walking or biking.

Wachusett Greenways supervises a 30 mile stretch of trails along the 104 mile Mass Central Rail Trail, which runs from Boston to Northampton. To date, 16 of the 30 miles have been completed; Wachusett Greenways oversees the trails that run from the Cider Mill in Sterling to Coldbrook Road in Oakham.

Parking is available at Rutland State Park off of Route 122A. Follow balloons along the trails to get to the ceremony location. The event will take place rain or shine.

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.