Southwick Rail Trail

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The Southwick Rail Trail is now complete from the Massachusetts–Connecticut state line, where it continues south as the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. On the north end the trail extends to the Westfield town line.

The Southwick Rail Trail travels through swamps and farmland, passing several golf courses along the way. At the Connecticut state line you can see the remains of the New Haven to Northampton Canal, from which the rail-trail got its name. The trail offers numerous kiosks and resting places.

Parking and Trail Access

There is good parking at Congamond Road and plans to improve parking in the future.

Take Mass Pike to Exit 3/Westfield; take SR 202 South into Southwick and turn left onto Depot Street. Turn right on Sheep Pasture Road and follow it for about 1.3 miles. On the right is a private lot used for bike path access.

Alternatively, to reach the most southerly parking area for bike path access, go through the second light on SR 202 and follow for it for 3 miles; you'll be heading south until the third traffic light; turn left on Congamond Road and follow it for 2.5 miles. Look for Miller Road on the right, where you turn right; parking is on the right.

Also, following SR 57 West from Springfield, MA, will bring you into Southwick; at the first traffic light take a left then follow directions above from second traffic light.

Reviews

Easy ride

   September, 2013 by melsandy

We did this trail last weekend. Nice easy ride. The trail has not been extended past Westfield. The sides of the trail are well groomed like all of Ma. Trails, you can tell when you have reached the Farmington Canal Trail, different appearance. We will ...read more

My favorite trail so far.

   July, 2013 by shessosquare

I rated this before as part of the Farmington Canal Trail. Silly me! I forgot it was a different trail, even though it connects directly to that trail. In fact it starts right at the state line. I love this trail so much. It's beautiful, it's safe, ...read more

trail going into westfield ma

   June, 2013 by res14cue

does anybody know if the bike trail that stops right at westfield point has been extended yet? because last summer it stopped at the westfield line so i was wonder if they worked on it at all since then read more