Whether you’re seeking trail-work volunteer hours for your next big ultramarathon or simply looking to give back to the places where you love to play, all of us who use and value the trails – whether we run, walk or ride – have a responsibility to “earn our dirt” and take care of our trails. From building new trails to repairing damaged trails, to picking up trash and advocating to our local governments about the importance of preserving our parks and reservations from development, we can all do something.
Fortunately, here in New England we have all sorts of opportunities to get involved. This list is far from comprehensive, but it includes numerous local organizations where trail-runners join their fellow trail-users in doing trail work. If you know of an organization that should be added to the list, please send a link to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll add it. There’s always work to be done on our trails, and we can all do something.
Looking to do trail work? The following organizations are just a few in New England that allow you to “earn your dirt” through trail work:
New England-wide Trail Work Organizations
Massachusetts Trail Work Organizations
Connecticut Trail Work Organizations
Maine Trail Work Organizations
New Hampshire Trail Work Organizations
Rhode Island Trail Work Organizations
Vermont Trail Work Organizations
*This page was last updated June 10, 2019.