Open Space Committee

Iniis Trail sign

Volunteers Needed!

Trail Work on the Innis Trail

Saturday, November 13 at 9:30 a.m.

The Open Space Committee will be holding a trail work day on the Innis Trail. Bring your gloves, clippers and loppers and help us to cut back the invasive bittersweet and multiflora rose along the trail.  We will meet at the Innis Trailhead on Brush Hill Road at 9:30 am.

If you plan to join us, please send an email to:  Go to Trail Information and Maps to read more about our trails and to download maps.

TF trail walk 2
TF trail walk 1
It was a great day for a fall trail walk in Town Forest! Thank to ecologist Tim Simmons for leading the walk and sharing his expertise about the history and trees of Town Forest.

Become a Junior Ecologist!

Learn about tree and bird identification, beaver habitats, animal tracking and more as you explore Merrimac's trails. Complete and submit your Activity Journals to the Open Space Committee to earn levels and prizes. For more information and to download Activity Journals and trail maps click here


Meetings are currently being held in Sargents Hall on the last Tuesday of the month. Click on the agenda for the time of the meeting.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to Identify and help to preserve open space, recreational and trail opportunities in Merrimac. We work to increase public awareness of these open spaces to make good use of them for a wide range of activities such as, organized sports, hiking, biking, walking, birding and horseback riding.


  • Carrie Rennie, Chair
  • Lucy Abisalih, Vice Chair
  • Dawn Ackerman, Treasurer
  • Sandra Venner, Secretary
  • Susan Simmons

Contact Us

Open Space Committee
4 School St
Merrimac, MA 01860