Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces $12 Million in Grants for Trail Improvement Projects Across Massachusetts

Jun 26, 2024

The Healey-Driscoll Administration announced $12 million in funding to support 65 trail improvement projects across Massachusetts. The MassTrails Grant Program expands and links the state’s networks of off-road, shared-use pathways and recreational trails through matching grants, technical assistance, and resources available to municipalities, non-profits, and other public entities.

Creating walking and cycling opportunities can help support age- and dementia friendly communities. For example, the town of Salisbury is getting support for a paved trailhead at the community’s senior center.

Overall, these grants will significantly bolster community and recreational trail networks, supporting the creation of new multi-use trails, enhancing accessibility, establishing connections between towns, constructing boardwalks and bridges, implementing signage, and expanding trail corridors across the state.

This year’s MassTrails Grant projects will benefit the following communities:

Amherst, Andover, Ashfield, Athol, Barnstable, Barre, Belchertown, Berlin, Billerica, Blandford, Canton, Chester, Clinton, Concord, Deerfield, Dennis, Dover, East Longmeadow, Easthampton, Edgartown, Erving, Everett, Fall River, Fitchburg, Framingham, Gardner, Great Barrington, Hancock, Hardwick, Harwich, Hawley, Holden, Holliston, Housatonic, Hubbardston, Lanesborough, Lawrence, Lee, Lenox, Lynnfield, Malden, Marblehead, Mattapoisett, Methuen, Monterey, North Adams, Northampton, Otis, Peabody, Pittsfield, Rutland, Salisbury, Sandisfield, Sandwich, Savoy, Somerville, Sturbridge, Sudbury, Sunderland, Taunton, Templeton, Tolland, Wakefield, Washington, West Springfield, Westport, Whately, Williamsburg, Williamstown, Windsor, Winchendon, Worcester, Yarmouth.