4/14/2011 5:04:05 PM
I've been to this trail twice with my inline skates, both times in April of 2011. It was pleasant enough, but I don't think I'll go back - at least not with my skates. In the Amherst area (I can't speak for the other end), the trail is cracked in many places which presents a problem for inline skaters. If you want to get out and enjoy a leisurely ride in the fresh air, by all means go; the cracks aren't enough to completely prevent you from skating. But if you're interested in skating quickly enough to get your heart rate up and get a good work out, you may end up falling and getting hurt instead.
This seems like a great trail for walking or biking, and has a few unpaved foot paths that branch off from it. There's plenty of shade and it seems like a safe area for people to enjoy the fresh air. I've seen all sorts of people including elderly couples walking their dogs, young mothers pushing strollers, and families with children riding their bikes. The atmosphere is very pleasant and the people are friendly. It's a shame that there are so many cracks, but I'm more of a fitness skater than a recreational skater.