On August 20, 2018, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded $3,940,000 in grants to fund design, construction, and maintenance for 75 trail projects throughout the Commonwealth. The grants, which will benefit projects located in over 60 communities, are being awarded through the Recreational Trails Program and state capital funds.
MRPC communities that received funding include –
Fitchburg – The City received a $100,000 grant for the Rollstone Hill Trail Project that will include a 2-mile, self-guided interpretive trail from the Rollstone Boulder at the Upper Common to the Base of Rollstone Hill.
Lancaster – The SnowRiders of the Nashaway in Lancaster received a $27,605 grant for equipment for seasonal maintenance and winter grooming and the Town of Lancaster received $20,000 for an accessible canoe and kayak launch at the Pellechia Conservation Area.
Phillipston – The town received $50,000 for phase 3 of the Phillipston Town Park loop trail. This will include a ½ mile long accessible loop trail located within the only public park in town.
For more information, please visit https://www.mass.gov/guides/recreational-trails-program