Trails Committee

Meetings

  • Time: As Posted
  • When: As Needed
  • Where: Town Hall

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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  1. Kathleen Kelly

    Chair

    Term Expires: 2022


  1. William Finch

    Member

    Term Expires: 2023


  1. Thomas Gardiner

    Associate

    Term Expires: 2023


  1. John Parsons

    Associate

    Term Expires: 2022


  1. Benjamin Ream

    Member

    Term Expires: 2024


  1. Ray Vaillancourt

    Associate

    Term Expires: 2022


  1. David Williams

    Member

    Term Expires: 2022


  1. Vacant Seat

    Member

    Term Expires: 2024


View the Official Board and Committee Members List (PDF) posted by Town Clerk.

Overview

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 and with Walkable Reading to encourage walking.

Trail Maintenance & Suggestions

Trail users are encouraged to report trail maintenance issues or suggestions to the Trails Committee Email 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.

Announcements

Go to the Mystic River Watershed Association website to learn all about a stormwater storage project proposed for the Maillet Conservation Area.

The Town of Reading is updating its Open Space and Recreation Plan.  Please visit Reading Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) site to stay current on events and project updates. If you have any questions or would like additional information about the Reading OSRP or the update process, please email Chuck Tirone Conservation Administrator.

Thanks to the many volunteers who have helped the Trails Committee build the Aberjona River Headwaters Trail.  The trail is now complete and a map can be found in the Trail Map (PDF). Trail materials were funded by a grant from the MA Recreational Trails Program (RTP). The RTP is a federal assistance program of the US Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration, administered by the State.

View of the Aberjona River Bridge
Aberjona River Trail Map