In a ceremony today in the Massachusetts State House, The Town of Brewster was awarded $86,000 in state matching grants under the FY 2018 DCR Partnership Program. Funds received under this program will be used to establish a bike trail connection from Nickerson State Park and the Cape Cod Rail Trail to the Town owned Crosby Beach. This new recreational trail will cross through DCR owned property adjacent to the Cape Rep Theater and Crosby Mansion properties allowing visitors and local residents access to the bay side beaches at both Crosby, and Linnell Landing.
Of the award, Rep. Timothy Whelan (R-Brewster) said, “I want to extend my sincere thanks to the Baker-Polito Administration, including Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton and DCR Commissioner Leo Roy, for their strong commitment to expanding the network of recreational trails throughout the Commonwealth. The rail trail extensions throughout the mid and lower Cape areas will attract more visitors to our area which will benefit our local business community while also providing new and exciting recreational trails for our local residents. Locals will certainly benefit by this improved access to Brewster’s beautiful beaches.”
Rep Sarah Peake (D-Provincetown) stated, “This bike trail extension will add to the already significant biking network on Cape Cod. It will encourage and make it easier for both local and visiting families to bike to the beach while getting some exercise and reducing our carbon footprint. Also, it’s just plain fun!”
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation recently held a and informational and listening session on this project at Brewster Town Hall and DCR officials are working with Town of Brewster officials to coordinate efforts in the development and completion of this recreational trail extension.