The Connecticut River Walk and Bikeway is currently 3.7 miles long as it runs south from the Chicopee town line to the South End Bridge. Unique features of the trail include its path alongside an active train line, making it a "rail-with-trail," and its passing in close proximity to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
For rail enthusiasts, there are two points along the trail that offer overhead views of passing trains: the bridge that spans the tracks from the Hall of Fame property and the trail bridge that spans the CSX tracks just north of the Memorial Bridge.
Parking and Trail Access
North Part is Safe
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 ...
I have walked the Springfield section three times alone and at different times of day. I am a 6 ft., 195 lb. male. All three times I felt uncomfortable and on "edge." The trail is isolated and not pretty. I observed litter, including condoms and well ...
North and South Portions Family Friendly
Local users of the Springfield segment of the Connecticut River Walk and Bikeway in Springfield would take issue with Jorbidy’s review of July 20, 2009. In a series of frank assessments over the past two years of this trail which runs the entire length ...