BSTRA Receives Award

Dear BSTRA Members. I am proud to announce that BSTRA, which includes everyone single one of you, received the following award from DCR (Department of Conservation & Recreation) Shared Stewardship Award Everyone has a role to play in preserving and enhancing our properties. This award is given to a Friends group, local, state or national…

Park Serve Day Upton State Forest

On April 24th members of BSTRA joined the Friends of the Upton State Forest. Our project that we concentrated on was installing anti-slip strips to one of the bridges at Upton State Forest. This is our test bridge. The strips are pretty expensive, it cost over $900 just for this one bridge. But we all know…

Park Serve Day Douglas State Forest

On April 23rd we had a tremendous turnout of 42 people. BSTRA worked together with DCR (Department of Conservation & Recreation), NEMBA (New England Mountain Bike Association) and Boy Scout Troop 316 members. We established a new connector trail that was .7 mile long. Opened up a cart road down to Rocky Brook. Cleaned out…

West Hill Dam

On April 9th, twenty one people hit the trails at West Hill Dam in Uxbridge MA. With the large group we had this year, we got the whole 4.1 mile loop trimmed back, winter debris cleaned up, trash picked up, and all the water bars cleaned out. All totaled there were 52.5 hours put in…

Park Serve Day

Bay State Trail Riders Association (BSTRA) partnered up with the Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) to improve trails. On April 25th, which was Park Serve Day we targeted a section of the Southern New England Trunkline Trail (SNETT) from Monroe St. in Douglas to West St. in Uxbridge. This section is 1.44 miles long.…

April 18th Trail Work Day

Bay State Trail Riders Association (BSTRA) partnered with the Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) to work on trails in the Douglas State Forest. On April 18th we tackled a .92 mile section of trail on the north side of the forest. This work day entailed cutting, brushing back, trimming to a clear height of…

April 11th West Hill Dam Trail Work Day

Bay State Trail Riders Association (BSTRA) held its 22nd annual trail work day at West Hill Dam in Uxbridge MA. Our partnership with the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) started in 1993 to start improving the Woodland Trail that is open to hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers. This partnership ensures that the trails stay…