National Trails Day
Overview of National Trails Day
DCR celebrates National Trails Day with exciting volunteer programs held in partnership with REI.
REI has been a great partner stewarding DCR parks. DCR staff will be onsite at the parks below leading National Trails Day projects -- providing tools and instructions so volunteers like you safely clear park trails for the busy season ahead. REI provides volunteers, lunch and T-shirts to all registered participants—so register for one of the projects listed under Additional Resources below now!
Charles River Esplanade
Project: Volunteers will be beautifying the parks for the park visitors traveling on the pathways. Activities include: Trash pick-up and raking.
Meeting Location: In front of the DCR Hatch Shell. Please note: parking is not allowed at the Shell or anywhere on the Reservation.
Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, Princeton
2019 TrailsFest! - A Celebration of National Trails Day
Project: REI, AMC, and Friends of Wachusett volunteers will assist in plantings at the summit, as well as participate in supervised trail maintenance. DCR’s District 8 Fire Crew will bring Smokey Bear to the summit observation deck, and the fire tower will be open for guided tours. DCR’s Wachusett staff will guide a walk highlighting the natural history of Wachusett Mountain.
Meeting Location: Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, 499 Mountain Road, Princeton, MA
Harold Parker State Forest, North Andover
Project: Trail clean up, blazing and brush clean up, flowers at Berry Pond. Project can accommodate 25 people. Appropriate for ages 10 and above.
Meeting Location: Middleton Road Parking Lot, North Andover ( near Berry Pond)
Blue Hills Reservation, Milton
Project: Volunteers will clean up, improve and close eroded sections of the Abigail Adams Trail.
Meeting Location: Trailside Museum Parking Lot, 1904 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA
Wompatuck State Park, Hingham
Project: Volunteers will replace old bridge, remove old material, trail trim, and litter pick. Project can accommodate 25 people. Appropriate for ages 8 and above.
Meeting Location: Meet at the Wompatuck Visitors Center
Middlesex Fells Reservation, Stoneham
Project: Volunteers will work on improving erosion control from stormwater runoff by installing erosion matting and a rain garden, also building and installing an addition to an existing boardwalk nearby.
Meeting Location: Sheepfold Upper Parking Lot
You will need for National Trails Day
Hat and/or sunscreen