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Folks went a-Rambling today

  The Fourth Annual Station Loop Ramble went off without a hitch today under beautiful fall sunshine and mid-60s temperatures. Runners of all ages participated in one of three races, either the Kid’s One Mile, 5 Mile Classic and 5K Run/Walk. Each race used part of the Mass Central Rail Trail as it passes through […]

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In two months (October 11th) we will be hosting the Station Loop Ramble at the Mass Central Rail Trail. We hope you join us for either the Kid’s One Mile, 5-Mile Classic or the 5K Run/Walk! People are starting to reserve their space – assuring that they get a t-shirt. Click here for more information […]

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Fun at the Family Fest

The model train was a big hit during the Family Fun Fest at the Mass Central Rail Trail today!! So was face painting, drawing with chalk and hola hooping. Not to mention target shooting with a fire hose. The Imbier-Monson Farm opened their doors for tours in the morning. Several groups of visitors walked through […]

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Nearly complete

Today was a fabulous day to be outside. Thank you to Mark, John, Becky, Rod, Linda, Laura, Trevor, Harry, Denis and Bud for spending their day working at the pony truss bridge. This is a dedicated and hard-working crew! The wind was blowing just enough to keep the mosquitoes at bay and we enjoyed the […]

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Railings up!

Thanks to Mark, Bud, Linda, Rod, Trevor, John, Rick, Kianna and Cynthia for their work on Saturday.  The first layer of railings is up! Each piece is custom cut, matching the distance between each post. There is at least one more work day needed to finish up the railing system. The coated wire mesh will […]

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A huge thanks to the terrific crew of volunteers yesterday! All 52 railing posts and50 pieces of curbing were installed at the pony truss bridge spanning the Ware River between New Braintree and Hardwick! That’s the first and second step to getting the railing completed. Everyone hopped right on projects, hauling and rearranging the posts, […]

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Tracking along…

Saturday afternoon was a beautiful sunny time along the rail trail and Ware River. Overnight it was cold so there weren’t any new tracks to find. But the group still identified tracks of skunk, fox, and mink. After debating one set of tracks that crossed over the river, we went round the bend and caught […]

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Rail Trail Planning

EQLT will be hosting a Friends of the Mass Central Rail Trail Information Night occurring on Thursday, March 12, 7-8PM at the East Quabbin Land Trust Office at 120 Ridge Rd Hardwick MA.   This information night is regarding the Hardwick- New Braintree portion of the trail. We are looking for interest from the community to […]

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We welcomed in 2015 with a morning hike along the New Braintree and Hardwick section of the Mass Central Rail Trail this morning.  About thirty people and half a dozen dogs explored the area under a beautiful sun and chilly breeze. Along the way we talked about the rail trail, the origins of the Mass […]

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  We’re pleased to announce that the decking on the pony truss is down, bridging the gap over the Ware River between New Braintree and Wheelwright!! All 160 feet of it. Many thanks to the crew that helped with this last push, including Mark, Denis, Ric, Wyatt, Dane, Jen, Becky, Lucinda, Josh, Ian, Renee, and […]

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