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

Ipswich 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
Edward Crowley Member
Dave Williams Member
John E. Parsons                           Associate
Upcoming Events & Volunteer Opportunities:

Bare Meadow Trail Improvements

Check back here for fall work dates.  The Committee will be building several short boardwalks and raising the treadway on the Ipswich River Greenway (the white-blazed trail).

 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, 2018.
Recent Projects:
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 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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