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Alewife Linear Park/Somerville Community Path

2 miles
Alewife Linear Park is a beautiful paved trail stretching 2 miles east from the Alewife T-station in Cambridge to Cedar Street in Somerville. The park came about after the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (the "T") put its Red Line ...
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Arkwright Riverwalk

1 miles
The Arkwright Riverwalk, founded on a former rail bed purchased from Penn Central Railroad, is located in Coventry, a rural central Rhode Island town that was built around textile mills. The one-mile trail includes a wooden boardwalk, but is ...
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Assabet River Rail-Trail

5.6 miles
The Assabet River Rail-Trail provides a forested escape from the surrounding urban bustle. Traveling 5.6 miles (with plans to expand it) the trail connects the towns of Hudson and Marlborough and parallels the scenic Assabet River. As of autumn ...
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Barker Road Trail

0.9 miles
Barker Road Trail begins on the town line between North Andover and Boxford in northern Massachusetts, not far from the New Hampshire border. From there, the pathway continues through dense woodlands and farm fields on a straight northeast course ...
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Bedford Narrow Gauge Rail-Trail

3.1 miles
The Bedford Narrow-Gauge Rail-Trail shares its trailhead at Depot Park in Bedford with the Minuteman Bikeway and Reformatory Branch Trail. Serving mainly as a commuter route, this trail extends just over 3 miles north, past woods and residences ...
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Blackstone River Greenway (RI)

11.8 miles
The Blackstone River Greenway (previously known as the Blackstone River Bikeway) represents a big undertaking in this tiny state: The 11.8-mile trail is the largest open segment on a nearly 50-mile corridor that will eventually connect Providence ...
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Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park Trail

3.5 miles
The Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park recalls the role of canals in transporting raw materials and manufactured goods between emerging industrial centers. Walk along restored sections of the Blackstone River Canal and Towpath from ...
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Boxford Rail Trail

2.1 miles
The Boxford Rail Trail is a short, rustic pathway open on a former rail corridor in rural Essex County. Now home to overhead electric wires owned by National Grid, the trail is open via a license granted from the utility to the Town of Boxford ...
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Bridge Street Bike Trail

1 miles
The Bridge Street Bike Trail begins near Curtis Park and travels south through downtown Salem, closely following the Bridge Street Bypass. The short trail runs through residential, retail and commercial areas, offering views of the North River ...
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Bridle Trail

3 miles
The abandoned rail bed is predominantly owned by the Town of Marshfield. Sections of the abandoned rail bed are open to the public and actively used for recreational uses such as walking, running, horse back riding, mountain biking and cross ...
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Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

6.8 miles
Begins in Chelmsford at the Lowell/Chelmsford line, near Cross Point, passes through Chelmsford Center, and ends at Rt. 225 in Westford. This part of the trail covers a stretch of 6.8 miles.
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Cape Cod Canal Bikeway

13.5 miles
The Cape Cod Canal Bikeway is an access road for non-motorized use, except for Army Corps of Engineer vehicles as needed. The bikeway extends 8 miles along the canal between the Bourne and Sagamore bridges.

Cape Cod Rail Trail

21.9 miles
The 22-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail serves up a genuine Cape Cod experience, stretching through quaint villages and along sandy beaches past a diverse landscape of salt marshes, pine forests and cranberry bogs. The trail is paved, with few inclines, ...
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Center Trail

0.6 miles
The Center Trail runs for less than a mile from Hopkinton's downtown to its high school and middle school, providing a safe route to school for thousands of students. The wooded trail, which once suffered from a rough surface and poor drainage, ...
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Clipper City Rail Trail & Harborwalk

1.1 miles
The 1.1-mile, multi-use Clipper City Rail Trail and Harbor Walk connects the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail station and the Merrimack River near downtown Newburyport. Though short, the trail traverses a mix of ...
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Cochituate Rail Trail

1.1 miles
The Cochituate Rail Trail (CRT) is a developing, multi-use trail that will run from the Village of Saxonville in Framingham to Natick Center, a distance of 4 miles. Currently, its northernmost mile in Framingham is complete. Due to its close ...
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Danvers Rail Trail

5.1 miles
Danvers Rail Trail follows the historic Newburyport Railroad that used to carry goods and passengers between Danvers and Boston in the late 1800s. The abandoned corridor extends just over 5 miles from Peabody north through the heart of Danvers ...
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East Bay Bike Path

14 miles
Rhode Island's best-known rail-trail, the East Bay Bicycle Path, hugs the shores of Narragansett Bay, from Bristol in the south and north to India Point Park in Providence. The 14-mile paved path accommodates a wide variety of users. Markers ...
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East Boston Greenway

1.4 miles
The East Boston Greenway, a linear park made possible by the donation of a disused rail corridor by Conrail in 1997 and the ‘Big Dig’ project in later years, links Boston Harbor with new parks created as a result of the I-90 extension to Logan ...
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Emerald Necklace Greenway

7 miles
The jewels in Boston’s Emerald Necklace Greenway are its parks. The developing 7-mile greenway connects several cultural and recreational assets in the southwestern part of the city: Franklin Park Arnold Arboretum Jamaica Pond Olmsted ...
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Hanover Branch Rail Trail

2.6 miles
In the southeastern outskirts of Boston, the Hanover Branch Rail Trail connects the communities of Abington and Rockland. (Locally, the trail’s east and west halves are sometimes referred to as the Abington Rail Trail and the Rockland Rail Trail.) ...
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Independence Greenway

8.1 miles
Independence Greenway offers 8 miles of trail in three disconnected segments through western Peabody. The rail-trail follows the abandoned Salem and Lowell Railroad and offers nice views. It passes by wetlands and ponds that are home to herons, ...
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Lowell Canal System Trails

1.9 miles
Lowell's Canal Sytem Trails are part of Lowell National Historical Park in Lowell, Massachusetts. The park preserves some of America's industrial past: its 19th-century textile mills formed the first large-scale planned industrial city in America. ...
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Marblehead Rail-Trail

4.1 miles
Shaped like a Y, this 4.1-mile rail-trail connects Marblehead, Salem and Swampscott. From the trail junction in quaint Marblehead, one branch meanders through conservation areas and past harbor overlooks to Salem, notorious for its 1692 witch ...
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Martin H. Burns Wildlife Management Area Trail

3.4 miles
The rail-trail through the Martin H. Burns Wildlife Management Area begins at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail station near downtown Newburyport, a coastal Massachusetts city northeast of Boston. On the other ...
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Mass Central Rail Trail

31.9 miles
A 104 mile rail line was shattered by hurricane in 1938. Now, more than 60 years later, dedicated volunteers in 33 communities are working to reconnect it. Instead of trains there will be cross-country skiers, bicyclists, hikers, and joggers. It ...
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Mattapoisett Rail Trail

1.1 miles
The Mattapoisett Rail Trail is a work in progress. As of autumn 2011, it runs for just more than 1 mile between Reservation Road at Mattapoisett Harbor and the Phoenix Bike Trail in Fairhaven, joining the latter at Shaw Road. The trail occupies ...
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Mattapoisett Rail Trail Extension

12 miles
From Narragansett Bay Wheelmen Bicycle Club website: Beginning in Fairhaven, which opened its initial 3.5-mile segment in November 1998, this rail-to-trail and on-road mix will provide bicycle (and equestrian) links between the three town ...

Methuen Rail Trail

2.4 miles
Methuen Rail Trail connects three communities in northeastern Massachusetts as it follows the route of the former Manchester and Lawrence Branch of the Boston and Maine Railroad. The rail-trail's northern end begins in Salem at the state's ...
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Minuteman Bikeway

11 miles
You won't get lonely on the Minuteman Bikeway. The 11-mile rail-trail through suburban Boston is one of New England's most popular trails. Warm summer weekends in particular bring folks of all ages and abilities elbow to elbow along the asphalt ...
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Neponset River Greenway

2.5 miles
Over its short distance, the Neponset River Greenway goes from urban wilderness through a mill village and a salt marsh to beaches on Boston Harbor. In the future, the rail-trail will connect the several-thousand-acre Blue Hills Reservation ...
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Northern Strand Community Trail

5.6 miles
As of late 2013, nearly 6 miles of the Northern Strand Community Trail in Massachusetts are open to the public, although this includes two disjointed segments. The longer segment, which opened in 2012, runs west from the intersection of Beach ...
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Old Colony Nature Pathway

1.6 miles
The Old Colony Nature Pathway is a short trail open on a former Old Colony Railroad corridor in Provincetown, a picturesque vacation destination at the tip of Cape Cod. While a longer portion of the same corridor farther south is now home to ...
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Old Colony Rail Trail

7.9 miles
The Old Colony Rail Trail offers a scenic recreational route through the charming towns of southeastern Cape Cod. The trail, which occupies an abandoned Old Colony Railroad corridor, stretches from downtown Chatham to a unique trail roundabout ...
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Phenix-Harris Riverwalk

0.3 miles
The Phenix-Harris Riverwalk, a short trail built on a former rail bed purchased from Penn Central Railroad, connects West Warwick and Coventry, two towns on the outskirts of Providence. The dirt pathway offers a peaceful and wooded oasis between ...
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Phoenix Bike Trail

3.5 miles
Opened in 1999, the Phoenix Bike Trail packs a surprising diversity in its 3.5 miles, passing through woodlands, salt marshes, farms and commercial and residential areas. Tree-lined for much of its length, the rail-trail provides plenty of shade ...
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Pine Tree Brook / Popes Pond Path

2 miles
The Pine Tree Brook Trail travels alongside the brook in Milton, Massachusetts. The path travels through woods and residential neighborhoods for a distance of about 1.8 miles, and it connects to the Milton High School, and almost to the Pierce ...
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Quarries Footpath

1 miles
50 Quarries have operated in Quincy, "The Granite City", since 1826. This trail provides a short tour of the railway corridor where the stone was carried from the Quarries.
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Quequechan River Rail Trail

0.68 miles
Fall River’s Quequechan River Rail Trail travels less than 1 mile along the northern shore of scenic South Watuppa Pond. The paved trail follows the old right-of-way of the Watuppa Secondary rail line. The trail, which opened in 2008, is ...
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Reformatory Branch Trail

4.5 miles
The rugged and beautiful Reformatory Branch Trail meanders more than 4 miles through three natural areas: Elm Brook Conservation Area, Mary Putnam Webber Wildlife Preserve, and Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. It is the perfect route ...
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Salem-Beverly Canal Path (Grand Wenham Canal Path)

2 miles
Although only a grassy, hard-packed dirt pathway, the route along the Salem-Beverly Canal (also known as the Grand Wenham Canal), is scenic and peaceful. The old canal, built in 1917, lies between two towns, Topsfield and Wenham, in northeastern ...
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Shining Sea Bikeway

10.7 miles
Curling nearly 11 miles past woodlands, marshes, salt ponds and seascape, the Shining Sea Bikeway is the only bikeway on Cape Cod to skirt the shore. Also called the Shining Sea Bike Path, the paved trail extends from County Route 151 in Falmouth ...
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Southern New England Trunkline Trail

21 miles
The Southern New England Trunk Line Trail (aka the "SNETT") was designated as a National Recreation Trail in 1994. It is built upon a segment of the former right-of-way of the New Haven Railroad's Midland Division, which operated between Boston ...
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Southwest Corridor Park (Pierre Lallement Bike Path)

3.9 miles
Southwest Corridor Park is a 4.7-mile linear park through the Boston neighborhoods of South End, Roxbury and Jamaica Plain. A recreation and commuter route popular with walkers, runners, and cyclists, the park is a triumph of its surrounding ...
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Stillwater Scenic Walkway

1 miles
The Stillwater Scenic Walkway is a short trail that follows an old railroad bed between Capron Road and State Route 104 (Farnum Pike) south of Smithfield. The trail passes through a wooded area along the shore of Stillwater Pond and Capron Pond. ...
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Ten Mile River Greenway

3 miles
The Ten Mile River Greenway follows the winding course for 3 miles along the James Turner Reservoir (Ten Mile River). Though short, the trail is quite scenic and runs between the Kimberly Ann Rock ball fields in East Providence and the north ...
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Topsfield Linear Common and Wenham Rail-Trail

4.9 miles
The trail begins in the small town of Boxford, about 25 miles north of Boston. For just shy of 5 miles, the hard-packed gravel and stone dust pathway follows an abandoned rail bed through Topsfield, meandering across Route 1, over the Ipswich ...
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Upper Charles Trail

11 miles
The Upper Charles Trail will one day span more than 20 miles, connecting the communities of Milford, Ashland, Hopkinton, Sherborn and Holliston along a former CSX rail bed. The trail is being developed in sections over two counties—Middlesex ...
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Warren Bike Path

0.9 miles
The pleasantly tree-lined Warren Bike Path, built along the former Warren-Fall River Railroad, runs just under a mile from Long Road west to the Kickemuit River. The trail ends in an 18-acre park along the river known as The Meadows, which offers ...
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Washington Secondary Bike Path

18.9 miles
The Washington Secondary Bike Path actually comprises four trails along an old Hartford, Providence, & Fishkill Railroad corridor. Together, the Cranston Bike Path, Warwick Bike Path, West Warwick Greenway and Trestle Trail create nearly 19 ...
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Watertown Multi-Use Path

0.85 miles
This DCR project is under construction and follows a previous rail bed from School Street to Grove Street in Watertown. This portion should be completed in the spring of 2011. The DCR will extend this project to connect with the Alewife trail ...

West Warwick Riverwalk

0.4 miles
The West Warwick Riverwalk is located in a park just behind West Warwick High School and John F. Deering Middle School. The paved trail goes for about a mile north following the Pawtuxet River. A portion of this trail was damaged by a flood, ...
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Whitney Spur Rail Trail

1.6 miles
The Whitney Spur Rail Trail runs from just north of the MBTA’s Cohasset Station through dense woodlands to the edge of Wompatuck State Park. The corridor was originally a spur off the Old Colony Railroad’s Greenbush Line that served the Hingham ...
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Woonasquatucket River Greenway (Northwest Bike Trail)

5.2 miles
The Woonasquatucket River Greenway (a.k.a. the Northwest Bike Trail and the Fred Lippitt Woonasquatucket River Greenway) is an important non-motorized transportation corridor and local recreation trail, linking Providence with Johnston. The ...
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World War II Veterans Memorial Trail

1.5 miles
The World War II Veterans Memorial Trail opened in Mansfield in 2004 after several decades of advocacy by local rail-trail supporters. The trail rests on an abandoned corridor once served by the Old Colony Railroad. During World War II, the ...
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