Connecticut Riverwalk and Bikeway

Trail Map

Description Suggest an Edit

The Connecticut River Walk and Bikeway, which will one day run 21 miles along the river, currently has two open segments. The longest stretches 3.7 miles from the Chicopee town line to the South End Bridge in Springfield. Unique features of this segment of the trail include its path alongside an active train line and its passing in close proximity to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Another trail section begins in Agawam, just south of the South End Bridge, and continues for 1.7 miles between River Road and the Connecticut River, offering scenic views of the waterway. It ends on the eastern side of Borgati Park, just north of Six Flags New England.

Parking and Trail Access

For the northern section of the trail, parking is available in Springfield at North Riverfront Park (121 West Street) and at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1000 Hall Fame Avenue).

For the southern section of the trail, park at Borgati Park.

Reviews

Con.. River walk.

   August, 2014 by bktourer1

The end of this trail is behind Balise Chev. and then a dead end. You could get 'trapped' here. They is no way out unless you head North again to one of the access points. The trail in Agawam was supposed to connect here but nothing was ever done. There ...read more

Be Cautious

   June, 2014 by zmyers19

I was told by the hotel clerk (Hilton garden inn) to stay off this trail anytime near dusk. So I ran on it around 10 am Sunday morning - this was the northern part of this trail. What've found were abandoned buildings, graffiti and very few people using ...read more

North Part is Safe

   November, 2010 by Sheila McElwaine

In response to krm’s review, Springfield Riverwalk advocates acknowledge that he has identified many of the trail’s problems: isolation, a sense of entrapment, ugliness, litter, trash and confrontations with members of the urban underclass. I am grateful ...read more