16 Lowell Street
Reading, Massachusetts 01867
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Contact: Kim Honetschlager
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|Location: Town Hall|
|Time: As posted|
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Upcoming Events & Volunteer Opportunities:
Bare Meadow Trail Improvements
Saturday, July 11
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Meet at the Mattera Cabin (1481 Main St) to help with the first of several trail repair projects in Bare Meadow Conservation Area. We'll be building a short bog bridge over a muddy section of trail. Wood working skills are helpful, but all (teens and adults) are welcome. Come for an hour or for the entire time. Please email the committee if you'd like to help out.
The mission of the Reading Trail Committee is to plan, develop, and maintain present and future trails in the Town of Reading. The goal is for the Town to create and maintain a connected, well coordinated system of trails to serve the residents of the community. The Committee works closely with the Conservation Commission and the Town Forest Committee on permitting and coordinating projects. The Committee also works with the Reading Open Land Trust (ROLT) on connecting town-owned land with ROLT properties.
The Reading Trails Committee has a sunset clause of June 30, 2018.
In November 2014 the Committee rebuilt some old boardwalks in Pinevale, reopening a loop trail in the southwest corner of the conservation area.
In June 2014 the Committee worked with volunteers to edge and resurface the trail that crosses the Cranberry Dam dike. Boy Scout Noah Hennings had rebuilt the Cranberry Dam bridge. This lovely stretch of trail in the Town Forest is now easy to walk, ski, or bike across.
Trail Maintenance and Suggestions:
Trail users are encouraged to report trail maintenance issues or suggestions to ReadingTrails@ci.reading.ma.us or on the Committee's Facebook page. Individuals or groups interested in maintaining a specific trail are encouraged to check out the Committee's Adopt-A-Trail program (see link at top of page).