Have you taken a walk in Kurchian Woods recently? Do you know where Kurchian Woods is? Several dedicated, hard-working Trail project workers know. They recently completed a project in the Kurchian Woods – a 380 foot long boardwalk that connects the trailhead off of Franklin Street to a new section of trail (emblazoned with yellow markers) over wetlands. The project was funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. The work was done by a group of volunteers from the Reading community along with members of the Reading Trails Committee. The new boardwalk replaces an old, deteriorating one and connects to a new section of trail that has a gentler incline. Join members of the Reading Trails Committee for a guided walk through the Kurchian Woods on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Scheduled walk times are 11:00am and 1:00pm. Meet at the trailhead on Franklin Street, adjacent to Kurchian Lane.
The Reading Trails Committee has a number of other trail projects in the planning stages. If you would like to become involved in future trails projects, please contact the Reading Trails Committee at ReadingTrails@ci.reading.ma.us. Information can be found on the Reading town web site at http://www.ci.reading.ma.us/Pages/ReadingMA_VolConTrails/index. Printable trail maps are located at http://www.ci.reading.ma.us/Pages/ReadingMA_GIS/trailmaplibrary.