Fitness trail in the works

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A section of the Mass Central Rail Trail that will be revived as a public recreation space with fitness equipment in 2014. A project partly funded by Bay State Mary Lane Hospital.

The East Quabbin Land Trust is excited to announce that we recently received a grant from the Bay State Mary Lane Hospital to build a fitness trail in the village of Gilbertville! Hoping to both revive a once loved trail section and establish a much needed public health resource for local residents, we worked with a group of enthusiastic volunteers to propose this idea in Oct. 2013. On Dec. 2nd, we learned our grant had been funded in full, and our dream of creating a free, public fitness course became a reality. The trail borders a picturesque segment of the Ware River, right in the heart of Gilbertville.

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped us with the grant planning and application, and of course a big thanks to Bay State Mary Lane for the funding!

If you are interested in this project, and want to be part of the action, we will be holding a series of trail restoration and equipment installation days throughout the spring, so stay tuned! Or for more specific information, feel free to contact Nate at