Completed Projects

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  1. Aberjona River Headwaters Trail
  2. Town Forest Boardwalk Repairs
  3. HIggins Conservation Area Bridge Replacement
  4. Bare Meadow Bog Bridges
  5. Pinevale Boardwalks Rebuilt
  6. Cranberry Dam Trail Rebuild
  7. Kurchian Woods Boardwalk
  8. Bare Meadow Trail Improvements
  9. Bare Meadow Wildlife Viewing Platform & Mattera Accessible Trail

View of the Aberjona River BridgeCompleted in December 2020, the Aberjona River Headwaters Trail brings a new recreational opportunity to the center of town. The trail is in the Maillet Conservation Area. Trailheads are at Hunt Street, Lowell Street (across from Intervale Terrace), and Willow Street (adjacent to the railroad tracks). There is a pleasant meadow at the Willow Street trailhead and the Aberjona River bridge (pictured left) is an excellent spot for wildlife watching. View the Aberjona River Headwaters Trail Map (PDF).

The trail crosses the Aberjona River near its headwaters. The Aberjona itself is one of the headwaters for the Mystic River Watershed.

The trail was funded by a 2018 Recreational Trails Program grant from the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation. Over 600 hours of labor was contributed by Reading Trails Committee members and by other members of the community. Reading DPW contributed by installing a kiosk and by dropping woodchips that were spread on the trail by nearby families. The kiosk was donated by neighbors.