Canalside Trail

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This 3.27 mile trail starting at McClelland Farm Road and heading north on the old NYNH&H RR crosses the Connecticut River near the confluence of the Deerfield and the Connecticut Rivers. The river span here is reported to be one of the oldest still in existence across the Connecticut River. Approximately ½ mile north of the bridge the trail leaves the old railroad right-of-way and travels on side streets to cut over to the Conn. River Power Canal. The northernmost mile of the trail travels on the abandoned rail bed along the Connecticut River Power Canal. It passes the fish ladder and Great Falls Discovery Center and ends at Unity Park in the Village of Turners Falls in Montague, MA.

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Reviews

Great Easy Trail- great for strollers

   July, 2015 by jstrifler

This is a really nice paved trail- approx 2/3 is in direct sun and the other 1/3 is nice and shady. Approx one mile starting at the rail yard is nice and shady then it's almost all full sun until the other end by the Great Falls Discovery Ctr. I bring ...read more

Great variety on a mostly level trail

   April, 2015 by mudunit

We walked with a stroller and the trail was perfect a week after snow-melt. The area is a good mix of old industrial, wooded farm, and canal-side views. We easily found parking and the signage was well marked. Would recommend to anyone. read more

Nice trail, but needs location signs

   August, 2012 by marthamsmith

I rode from Greenfield to Turners Falls using local roads and this smooth surfaced trail a couple of days ago. There are some very beautiful spots along the trail. One complaint is that while signs marking it as a bike trail are adequate, there are no ...read more