National Trails Day

Saturday, June 1, 2019
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Overview of National Trails Day

Rain date: This event is rain or shine

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

Sturdy boots

Long pants

Work gloves


Hat and/or sunscreen

Additional Resources for National Trails Day