Archive | Events

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.


Successful trailside cleanup!

Last Friday, the MRTA  crew got out and took down the invasive shrubs and pulled out the debris that lines the hillside along the trail.

The neighbors along the trail have been putting in little gardens transforming the edge of the trail from something ugly into something productive. And the Methuen Rail Trail Alliance is helping out!

More group cleanups will be needed to remove the rest of the weed trees, oil barrels and tires that line the border of the trail, but eventually it will get there! Join us for the next group cleanup!


Macy’s Love’s The Methuen Rail Trail!


Macy’s Loves Parks!

Heart Your ParkMacy’s and Macy’s customers are showing their love for community parks March 7 – 31, 2014.

National Recreation and Park Association is partnering with Macy’s on a national program through nearly 700 Macy’s stores where donations will support a community park chosen by each individual store – with Macy’s offering to match the first $250,000 raised!

And they CHOSE The Methuen Rail Trail!

Stores/Associates will be asking customers from March 7th – March 31st if they would like to make a donation of $1 or more to support the local park selected by the Store.

Macy’s will match customers’ donations, dollar for dollar, up to $250,000 in total. Once the $250,000 match is reached, customers can still continue to donate through 3/31.

So Visit Macy’s-The Mall at Rockingham Park before 3/31

and Macy’s will match every dollar donated the Methuen Rail Trail.!


Trails & Sails Weekend: Methuen Rail Trail Extravaganza

Methuen Rail Trail Extravaganza

Saturday 9/28 8:30am – 9:30am & 10:00am – 2:00pm

Railroad St, Methuen

The Methuen Rail Trail Alliance is sponsoring a day of free, family fun along the Methuen Rail Trail!

8:30 –  Start the day with a no frills, 2.5-mile race along the trail that will take runners through the bird sanctuary and up to the New Hampshire border.

If you prefer a more leisurely pace, enjoy a self-guided walk and scavenger hunt along this beautiful trail.

Special Instructions: The race will begin at 8:30am at the historic train depot on Railroad St. From the depot, runners will go through the bird sanctuary and up to the New Hampshire border, at which point they will turn around to return the depot. Water will be provided to runners at the finish.

Self-guided walks and a scavenger hunt on the trail from 10am – 2pm.

Tour information will be provided and volunteers will be available to answer questions about the trail.  Scavenger hunt prizes will be given out between 10am-12pm.

Grab the scavenger hunt clue list at the event 


Microsoft Word - Trails & Sails.docx


2013 Walk for Animals creates traffic jam on Rail Trail

The MSPCA’s Walk for Animals was a great success for the Methuen Rail Trail. This was the 1st year they have held it at the Nevins Farm allowing folks to walk their pooches on the Methuen Rail Trail, first as a parade, and then more loosely spaced out normal walking pace. Everyone had a good time and the Rail Trail Volunteers had a lot of visitors at the information table asking for more information and getting handsfulls of trail maps. We look forward to 2014!


<body bgcolor="#ffffff" text="#000000"> <a href="">Click here to proceed</a>. </body>

Powered by WordPress. Designed by Woo Themes