16 Lowell Street
Reading, Massachusetts 01867
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Contact: Kim Honetschlager
|Meetings: As needed|
|Location: Town Hall|
|Time: As posted|
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.
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.
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 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).