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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




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.

Kioski Installation This Weekend May 24th & May 25th

I will be at the Nevins Bird Sanctuary Sat afternoon from 12:00 to 4:00 PM May 24 2013. Also this Sunday May 25 2014 from 9:00-3:00 PM. I need help in digging the holes in the ground and then mixing up the cement. If any one can get out and help me, it will be greatly appreciated. We will be working at the end of Pine Street in Methuen. Ma. from the parking lot across the Spicket River

Owen Norcross
Life Scout,Troop 25
Den Chef Pack 61
Jamboree 2013


May 3rd Rail Trail Planting EVENT

Massive planting project This saturday at 8:30AM
at the corner of Union and Railroad Sts!
Tim has been holding on to a lot of the plants we will be putting in on the new ground!
Meet up Saturday morning at about 8:30
 Should anly take an hour or so.
Snacks and water provided.

Hump Day Run/Walk Club – Wednesdays at 5:30pm at the parking lot on Railroad Street

Join the Hump Day Run/Walk Club on the Methuen Rail Trail and meet your health and fitness goals – whether you’re a beginner walker or training for a 5K. This informal group meets on (guess what day it is?)… Wednesdays at 5:30pm at the parking lot on Railroad Street, Methuen. Free and open to all ages and fitness levels. Come join the fun!

Anne Whalen
Executive Director
129 Haverhill Street
Methuen, MA 01844

The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.


Mass. Bond Bill includes 500k funding for Improvements for Methuen and Bradford Trails

Eagle Tribune, April 22, 2014
Bond bill may send $35.5M to Haverhill, Andover, North Andover, Lawrence and Methuen may also have millions coming in

By Mark E. Vogler

—- — A $12.7 billion transportation bond bill signed by Gov. Deval Patrick last week could provide up to $35.5 million for projects in Haverhill — the most of any community in the area.

The bill, which received overwhelming legislative support, authorizes the state to borrow money for the rehabilitation and repair of the Basiliere Bridge, the redevelopment of the Merrimack Street Garage and the continued planning and construction of the Bradford Rail Trail.





The $3.1 million authorized for Methuen targets these projects: $1.5 million for the repaving of Merrimack Street; $1 million for design and public safety improvements of the intersection of Burnham Road and Routes 110 and 113; $500,000 for survey, design and improvements to the Methuen Rail Trail; and $100,000 for the planning and upgrade of traffic signals at the intersection of Route 113 and Tyler Street.


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