Trails Committee

Trails Committee 
16 Lowell Street
Reading, Massachusetts 01867
Main Numbers Meeting Information

Contact: Kim Honetschlager

Meetings: As needed

Phone: 781-942-6631

Location: Town Hall

Fax: 781-942-9070

Time: As posted


Meeting Agendas Meeting Minutes

Additional Links:

Policy Establishing Trails Committee

Adopt-A-Trail Program

Volunteer Opportunities

Follow us on Facebook

Trail Maps

Ipswitch River Greenway

Reading Trails - A Map Tour

Get to Know Your Backyard

Town Forest Committee

Historic House Tour


Name Title
Thomas Gardiner Chair
Will Finch Member
Jean Jacobs Member
Terry Selle Member
Dave Williams Member

Bare Meadow Winter Walk

Rescheduled: Sunday, January 25, 1:00 PM

Meet at the Mattera Cabin, 1481 Main St

Get out and enjoy what winter has to offer by joining WalkableReading on a Winter Walk in Bare Meadow.  
The walk is suitable for both children and adults. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. If there is enough snowon the ground, then strap on your snowshoes. 

Join co-sponsors Reading Open Land Trust and the Reading Trails Committee for coffee and cocoa at the cabin before and after the hike.  

Mission Statement:

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, 2015.
Recent Projects:
The Committee recently completed work on a trail connecting Kurchian Woods to Sledge Woods.  The trail passes through the Nichols Wood Lot owned by the Reading Open Land Trust and over a bridge funded by ROLT.  Thanks ROLT!
In 2011 the Town was awarded a $13,800 Recreation Trails Grant to rebuild the boardwalk at Kurchian Woods.  Over 500 hours of volunteer time went into the 380' boardwalk!  Thanks to the volunteers, to the Reading Municipal Light Department for helping defray the cost of a dumpster, and to the Department of Public Works for fabricating "the bammer" and for trimming trees in the parking lot entrance.
Trail Maintenance and Suggestions:
Trail users are encouraged to report trail maintenance issues or suggestions to 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).
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