Deerfield Trails in Charlemont to receive $14K to improve paths

DCR matches non-state grants for improvement projects at state parks and recreational areas

BOSTON (WWLP) – The state awarded nearly $900,000 in total to 26 Massachusetts communities. A portion of the funding will help improve trails in Charlemont.

The grants are part of the Partnership Matching Funds Program by the state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation.

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Deerfield Trails in Charlemont will receive $14,000 for installing trailhead signs, developing a new map, and repairing trails at Dubuque State Forest in Charlemont.

“That’s part of a larger program that we’re working with Deerfield Trails with the towns of Hawley and Charlemont,” DCR Commissioner Leo Roy explained. “On really trying to make that part of the state a destination for mountain biking.”

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Through the program, DCR matches non-state grants for improvement projects at state parks and recreational areas.

Park advocacy groups and community organizations can apply for the program through DCR.