2015 Massachusetts Trails Conference

“Sustainable Trails for a Sustainable Future”


November 13-14, 2015
Double Tree Hotel and Conference Center by Hilton
Leominster, MA

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) in partnership with the Massachusetts Recreational Trail Advisory Board (MARTAB) presents the 2015 Massachusetts Trails Conference to be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Double Tree Hotel and Conference Center in Leominster, with a day of site visit and field trip options scheduled for Friday, November 13th.   The conference is funded through the Recreational Trails Program, a grant program which supports trail and trail-related facility construction and enhancement projects across the Commonwealth.

It is our pleasure to announce that the keynote speaker this year is Woody Keen, owner of Trail Wisdom LLC, a trail consulting firm primarily focused on education.  He is also the founder and former President of Trail Dynamics, a trail design-build firm with a national reputation for innovative sustainable trail design and construction projects which have addressed the full spectrum of trail use, from hiking and mountain biking to equestrian, off-highway vehicle and accessible trails.  Woody has worked and consulted at the international, national, state and local levels and brings a tremendous wealth of knowledge and experience to our conference, as he is one of the most respected trail professionals in the field.

Please join the Massachusetts trail community for a day of learning, sharing, and networking!

The MA Trails Conference Committee is now accepting proposals for presentations!

If you are interested in presenting a trail topic at the conference that you think your peers and fellow trail-enthusiasts will benefit from and enjoy, please contact Amanda Lewis, Recreational Trails Program Coordinator at with a description of the presentation, its intended audience and your relative experience.  Please submit your proposal no later than Friday, June 19th in order to be considered.

An opportunity to register will be announced later this year.  If you are not on the RTP contact list, please contact Amanda Lewis to be added and receive conference updates and registration information.

Download printable flyer pdf format of 2015 Massachusetts Trails Conference


For more information, contact: 

Amanda Lewis, DCR Recreational Trails Program

413-586-8706 ext 19, or

Dick O’Brien, MARTAB Chairman