Commonwealth Connections is a vision for a coordinated network of greenways and trails in Massachusetts, and includes specific steps for making this vision a reality. It was developed by DCR in partnership with the Appalachian Mountain Club, the National Park service and a broad group of stakeholders from across Massachusetts.
Commonwealth Connections reflects the collective priorities of the greenway and trail community. It addresses current concerns about conserving important community resources, reconnecting with the outdoors, and creating “greener” ways to move through the landscape. It is hoped that this vision plan will help link the many greenway and trail efforts underway, focus attention on the most critical issues and areas, and galvanize support for implementing greenway and trail projects throughout Massachusetts.