Author Archive | Tim Vermette

Upcoming events

We have several events over the next couple of weekends

Saturday the 18th

Trail walk on the Windham Trail. We are meeting at the southern end near Cyr Lumber. Guided tour with the President of the Windam Trail. Come by for a casual and informative walk. Meeting at 8:30 for about an hour, bring water and dress appropriately.

Fishing Derby. Forest lake, 10-2. We will be setting up an informational table as well as a raffle. See earlier post for list of prizes. We will also have small toys and things for the kids. So please stop by. Check Methuen Recreation site for more info.

Saturdasy the 25th

Methuen Fall Festival, 12-4 Greycourt Park, behind the city hall. Come jopin us. Once again we will be setting up at this city event to watch the kids costume party. We will be selling Raffle tickets and giving away treats for the kids.

If you wish to stop by and help, contact Tim Vermette at or call 978-685-3639





I want to thank the following Methuen Businesses for thier generous donations to our recent trail race and kids scavenger hunt. We will be raffling off the rest of the prizes at the Fishing derby October 18th at Forest Lake and at the Fall Festival at Greycourt Park behind ciy hall.Tickets are $1 for 1, $3 for 5, $6 for 10 and the best deal $10 for 20. Tickets can also be purchased at our monthly meeting Tuesday October 14 7 pm Nevins library.

Methuen Credit Union                                      Mann`s Orchard                                          Target

Whirlaway Running store                                 Joe`s Crabshack                                        Olympia Sports

Country Kitchen                                                   Lattitude`s Fitness

Not Your Average Joe`s                                    Mcdonalds On Pelham st  

Fireside Resteraunt                                            Frdays`

Bada Bing`s                                                            Heavenly Donuts 



Upcoming October events

 MOONLIGHT WALK Sunday October 5th 7pm, meeting at the depot parking lot and heading south.

Monthly meeting: Tuesday October 14, 7pm at the Nevins Library, on  Broadway st in Methuen. Topics to include these upcoming events, money set aside in the state budget, DCR grant, birdwatching platform, and the float for the SANTA PARADE. (If anyone wants to volunteer to help or has a great idea for the float, please attend the meeting of forward the e-mail address below).

Monthly walk: Saturday october 18th.  We will be heading north to try the Windahm trail. Starting at the end nearest Cyr Lumber. 8:30am.

Methuen Fishing Derby: Saturday October 18th 9:30-2pm.  We will be setting up an informational table for this event wth maps, membership forms and oppurtunities to donate. We will aslo be selling rail trail shirts, bumper stickers and patches.

Looking for a few volunteers for both events. if interested, please contact Tim Vermette at to coordinate times.



Saturday August  16 at 8:30. Metting at the depot parking area and walking south to the Lawrence section. About 2 1/2 miles total
Saturday August 23rd 11-8, Marsh Corner Community church Block Party. Come by and enjoy music,games, activities and meet some local groups that make up Methuen.
Saturday September 7th, Nevins Farm Annual Dog walk, Join us as we celebrate the MSCPA nad all things dog
Saturday night, September 7th. Moonlight walk. Join us at 7:30 PM, meeting at the Depot parking and walking the southern section.  Total of 2 1/2 miles and should take about an hour. Bring water and a flashlight. Dress appropriately.
Saturday September 20th.  Essex Heriage Weekend events. The Metheun Rail Trail will be sponsoring a day of events starting with a trail race. The 2 1/2 mile race starts and ends in front of the depot on railroad st. Race time is 8:30 and the race is free, but a $5 donation is requested to help with our ongoing activities. From 10-12 we will be having a scavenger hunt and storyboard for the school age kids. Clues for the hunt can be downloaded from our website www.methuenrailtrailalliance.orgPrizes and small gifts for the chilren will be given out.
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