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Air Line State Park Trail

60.3 mi
State: CT
Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Assabet River Rail Trail

10.4 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Bay Colony Rail Trail

1.7 mi
State: MA
Crushed Stone

Blackstone River Greenway

29.9 mi
State: MA, RI
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Border to Boston Trail

44.1 mi
State: MA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

15.7 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Cape Cod Canal Bikeway

13.9 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Center Trail

0.6 mi
State: MA
Crushed Stone

Charles River Bike Path

23.4 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Cochituate Rail Trail

3.3 mi
State: MA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

Concord River Greenway

0.88 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Danvers Rail Trail

5.1 mi
State: MA
Crushed Stone

East Bay Bike Path (RI)

14.3 mi
State: RI
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Haggetts Rail Trail

2 mi
State: MA
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Independence Greenway

5.25 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Mary Ellen Welch Greenway

2.8 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Mass Central Rail Trail

59 mi
State: MA
Asphalt, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Mattapoisett Rail Trail

1.9 mi
State: MA
Asphalt, Boardwalk
Accordion

Middleton Rail Trail

2.2 mi
State: MA
Crushed Stone

Mine Falls Park

9.7 mi
State: NH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Minuteman Commuter Bikeway

10.1 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Nashua River Rail Trail

12.4 mi
State: MA, NH
Asphalt

Neponset River Greenway

8.2 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

New Bedford Harborwalk

1.2 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

North Bank Bridge

0.5 mi
State: MA
Concrete

Norwell Pathway

2 mi
State: MA
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Phenix-Harris Riverwalk

0.3 mi
State: RI
Dirt

Phoenix Bike Trail

4 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Pine Tree Brook / Popes Pond Path

2 mi
State: MA
Asphalt, Dirt, Woodchips

Quinebaug River Trail

4.8 mi
State: CT
Asphalt

Quinebaug Valley Rail Trail

5.7 mi
State: MA
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass

Quonset Point Bike Path

2.5 mi
State: RI
Asphalt

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

1.9 mi
State: MA
Asphalt, Concrete

Salem Bike-Ped Corridor

1.2 mi
State: NH
Asphalt

South Spencer Rail Trail

1.62 mi
State: MA
Crushed Stone

Ten Mile River Greenway

3 mi
State: RI
Asphalt

Topsfield Linear Common

5.2 mi
State: MA
Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Twin Cities Rail Trail

4 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Upper Charles Trail

13.9 mi
State: MA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Upper Falls Greenway

1 mi
State: MA
Crushed Stone

Warren Bike Path

0.9 mi
State: RI
Asphalt

Washington Secondary Bike Path

19.2 mi
State: RI
Asphalt

Watertown Linear Park Trail

0.3 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Westville Lake Community Trail

0.7 mi
State: MA
Crushed Stone

Whitney Spur Rail Trail

1.6 mi
State: MA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

William C. O'Neill Bike Path

7.2 mi
State: RI
Asphalt

Arkwright Riverwalk

0.8 mi
State: RI
Dirt, Woodchips

Ashburnham Rail Trail

1.3 mi
State: MA
Dirt

Bridle Trail

3 mi
State: MA
Dirt, Sand

Burrillville Bike Path

1.2 mi
State: RI
Asphalt

Grand Trunk Trail

6.8 mi
State: MA
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Hanover Branch Rail Trail

2.6 mi
State: MA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

JAYCEE Arboretum & Senator Roch Riverwalk

1.3 mi
State: RI
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

Marblehead Rail-Trail

3.34 mi
State: MA
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Mason Railroad Trail

6.7 mi
State: NH
Ballast, Gravel, Sand

Methuen Rail Trail

2.4 mi
State: MA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Narrow-Gauge Rail-Trail

3 mi
State: MA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

North Central Pathway

11.2 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Northern Strand Community Trail

9.9 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Potanipo Rail Trail (NH)

2.7 mi
State: NH
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Putnam River Trail

2 mi
State: CT
Asphalt

Reformatory Branch Trail

3.9 mi
State: MA
Dirt

Somerville Community Path

3.2 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Southern New England Trunkline Trail

22 mi
State: MA
Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone

Spicket River Greenway

3.5 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Stillwater Scenic Walkway

1 mi
State: RI
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Tri-Community Greenway

10.6 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

URI Bike Path

2 mi
State: RI
Asphalt

Boxford Rail Trail

2.1 mi
State: MA
Dirt, Grass

Ware River Rail-Trail

15 mi
State: MA
Ballast, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Moosup Valley State Park Trail

5.8 mi
State: CT
Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand

Nashua Heritage Rail-Trail

1.3 mi
State: NH
Asphalt

South Bay Harbor Trail

3.8 mi
State: MA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Brick, Concrete

Trolley Trail (CT)

0.75 mi
State: CT
Asphalt

Barker Road Trail

0.9 mi
State: MA
Dirt, Grass

Bridge Street Bike Trail

1 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Brookline Rail Trail

4.5 mi
State: NH
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Chelsea Greenway

0.65 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Commonwealth Greenway

5.5 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Groveland Community Trail

3.25 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Lowell Canal System Trails

1.9 mi
State: MA
Asphalt, Concrete

Medfield Rail Trail

1.3 mi
State: MA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

New Bedford Covewalk

1.04 mi
State: MA
Concrete

Potanipo Rail Trail

3.4 mi
State: MA, NH
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Potanipo Rail Trail (MA)

1.7 mi
State: MA
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Quarries Foot Path

1 mi
State: MA
Dirt

Salem Bike Path

1.7 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Squannacook River Rail Trail

1.8 mi
State: MA
Crushed Stone

Swampscott Rail Trail

0.3 mi
State: MA
Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Overview The Air Line State Park Trail winds 60.3 miles from the northeast corner of Connecticut, where the state borders Massachusetts, down to East Hampton in the heart of the state. The pathway...
CT 60.3 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
The Alfred J. Lima Quequechan River Rail Trail, which was formally known simply as Quequechan River Rail Trail travels along the northern shore of scenic South Watuppa Pond.   The project created a...
MA 1.4 mi Asphalt
Overview The Assabet River Rail Trail connects five old mill towns that owe their revitalization to present-day high-tech industries. A midpoint gap splits the 10.4-mile trail. It offers a forested...
MA 10.4 mi Asphalt
The Bay Colony Rail Trail will one day span 7 miles connecting the Boston suburbs of Newton, Needham, Dover, and Medfield along tracks once used by the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority. In May...
MA 1.7 mi Crushed Stone
Throughout history, the Blackstone River has been an important waterway, from its use by American Indians who fished its once-abundant salmon to its role as a major artery for the transportation of...
MA, RI 29.9 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Border to Boston Trail is a developing trail network that will stretch 70 miles between the New Hampshire border and Boston—providing a continuous route for a variety of non-motorized uses...
MA 44.1 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt
Overview A developing rail trail, the route winds for nearly 16 miles through Chelmsford, Westford, Carlisle, Acton, and Concord. The rail trail is paved and is typically about 10 feet...
MA 15.7 mi Asphalt
Though the idea for a Cape Cod Canal goes back to the settlers of Plymouth Colony, the waterway didn’t begin construction until 1909. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers took over operation and...
MA 13.9 mi Asphalt
The Center Trail runs for less than a mile from Hopkinton's downtown to its high school and middle school, providing a safe route to school for thousands of students. The wooded trail, which once...
MA 0.6 mi Crushed Stone
Overview The Charles River Bike Path, also referred to as the Charles River Greenway, offers a paved, 23-mile route from Boston to its western suburbs. About the Route A large section of the...
MA 23.4 mi Asphalt
Overview    The Cochituate Rail Trail (CRT) is a multi-use trail that runs almost 4 miles between Framingham and Natick, in the western suburbs of Boston. Passing near streams and wetlands in...
MA 3.3 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
The health and fortunes of Lowell have been intimately tied to the Concord River for hundreds of years. This tributary of the more well-known Merrimack River continues to be at the heart of the local...
MA 0.88 mi Asphalt
The Danvers Rail Trail follows the path of the historic Boston to Maine railroad that ran from Newburyport to Danvers. The 5.1-mile rail-trail has a surface of compacted stone dust. At its southern...
MA 5.1 mi Crushed Stone
Overview Offering spectacular maritime views and an abundance of coastal wildlife, the East Bay Bike Path is a 14.3-mile trail that connects historic New England waterfronts along several river...
RI 14.3 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The Fred Lippitt Woonasquatucket River Greenway provides a valuable crosstown connector of nearly 7 miles from downtown Providence to the city’s western neighborhoods and the nearby town of Johnston....
RI 6.8 mi Asphalt
The Haggetts Rail Trail is a short, but sweet unpaved trail located on the periphery of Haggetts Pond, the local reservoir for the nearby town of Andover. Built on part of the former line of the...
MA 2 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
Overview The 5.25-mile Independence Greenway makes for a pleasant ride, providing access to lakes, parks, and nature preserves. The paved pathway is located in the town of Peabody (pronounced by...
MA 5.25 mi Asphalt
Only a stone's throw from the Boston Logan International Airport, the Mary Ellen Welch Greenway (formerly called the "East Boston Greenway") is a great quick escape into the outdoors. Alternatively,...
MA 2.8 mi Asphalt
The Massachusetts Central Railroad was destroyed by a hurricane in 1938, but the 104-mile corridor is being reborn as a cross-state rail-trail. Currently, nearly 60 miles from Boston to Northampton...
MA 59 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
The Mattapoisett Rail Trail, when completed, aims to connect the towns of Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, and Marion through 23 miles of connected bikeways. Section 1 of the Mattapoisett Rail Trail stretches...
MA 1.9 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
Accordion
The Middleton Rail Trail is a trail along the former Essex Railroad. When complete, the trail will stretch 4.5 miles from the North Andover border, through the town, and will eventually join the...
MA 2.2 mi Crushed Stone
Mine Falls Park in Nashua is a 300-acre-plus urban park with a network of approximately 9.7 miles of a variety of trail types. This forested park offers an extraordinary nature experience in the heart...
NH 9.7 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
Overview For many commuters, the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway provides freedom from congested traffic in the northwest Boston suburbs. For others, the 10.1-mile paved trail between Cambridge and...
MA 10.1 mi Asphalt
Overview The Nashua River Rail Trail stretches from southern Nashua, New Hampshire, to downtown Ayer, Massachusetts, connecting to the towns of Pepperell and Groton. The trail is built on the...
MA, NH 12.4 mi Asphalt
Overview The Neponset River Greenway is a south Boston jewel, utilizing the best in design and construction standards as it winds through the Neponset River valley, offering a low-stress,...
MA 8.2 mi Asphalt
The New Bedford Hurricane Barrier was built to protect New Bedford and nearby villages from storm surge during hurricanes, but also ended up cutting off residents from the water that lay just beyond...
MA 1.2 mi Asphalt
The North Bank Bridge, which opened in 2012, provides a safe and convenient pedestrian and bicycle connection between Cambridge's North Point Park and Paul Revere Park in Charlestown. Spanning 690...
MA 0.5 mi Concrete
Norwell is a suburb about 30 minutes' drive south of Boston, Massachusetts. It is home to the Norwell Pathway, a 2-mile non-motorized trail that was constructed to give residents an alternative way to...
MA 2 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The Phenix-Harris Riverwalk, a short trail built on a former rail bed purchased from Penn Central Railroad, connects West Warwick and Coventry, two towns on the outskirts of Providence. The dirt...
RI 0.3 mi Dirt
The Phoenix Bike Trail cruises through a mixture of surroundings on its relatively short 4-mile journey from the heart of the historical Fairhaven seaport to woodlands and farms on the outskirts of...
MA 4 mi Asphalt
The Pine Tree Brook Trail travels alongside the brook in Milton, Massachusetts. The path travels through woods and residential neighborhoods for a distance of about 1.8 miles, and it connects to the...
MA 2 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Woodchips
The Quinebaug River Trail exists in two segments in northwest Connecticut. The northern section parallels Park Road and Tracy Road for about 2 miles in an industrial section of Putnam with few trail...
CT 4.8 mi Asphalt
The Quinebaug Valley Rail Trail runs on the corridor once occupied by the Southbridge & Blackstone line of the Providence & Worcester Railroad, transforming a corridor once designed to link rural...
MA 5.7 mi Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass
Beginning from Calf Pasture Point Beach, the Quonset Point Bike Path offers a short-but-sweet path across North Kingstown on Rhode Island's eastern coastline. The 2.5-mile paved pathway is ideal for...
RI 2.5 mi Asphalt
Boston's Rose Kennedy Greenway may not be very long, but it's jam-packed with attractions. Along this 1.5 mile contemporary public park, you can access amazing organically-maintained gardens, be wowed...
MA 1.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
When complete, the Salem Bike-Ped Corridor will run for more than 5 miles on a former Boston and Maine Railroad corridor from connections with the Windham Rail Trail (north) and Methuen Rail Trail...
NH 1.2 mi Asphalt
The South Spencer Rail Trail runs for less than 2 miles from downtown Spencer to an area south of town near Spencer State Forest. The path, which is also known as the Depot Trail, occupies a former...
MA 1.62 mi Crushed Stone
The Southwest Corridor Park (Pierre Lallement Bike Path) knits together neighborhoods in southern Boston from the Back Bay to Jamaica Plain. Popular as a route for commuters as well as casual walkers,...
MA 4.1 mi Asphalt
Ten Mile River Greenway, named for the waterway it parallels and not its length, runs 3 miles through a serene and green corridor connecting the City of East Providence and Pawtucket. The southern end...
RI 3 mi Asphalt
The northern end of the Topsfield Linear Common is not directly accessible as it dead ends in the woods. Access the trail mid-route or from its southern end, where it has a seamless connection with...
MA 5.2 mi Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Twin Cities Rail Trail will be a 4.7-mile multiuse trail connecting downtown Fitchburg and downtown Leominster, providing a variety of recreational opportunities and an alternative transportation...
MA 4 mi Asphalt
Overview    Shaped like a checkmark, the Upper Charles Trail links Milford, Holliston and Sherborn—towns in Massachusetts’s bucolic MetroWest suburbs. Ornamented by an eight-arch stone bridge and a...
MA 13.9 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Upper Falls Greenway is a short rail-trail that cuts through the charming village of Newton Upper Falls in Newton, Massachusetts. The trail occupies the same former rail corridor as the developing...
MA 1 mi Crushed Stone
The pleasantly tree-lined Warren Bike Path, built along the former Warren-Fall River Railroad, runs just under a mile from Long Road west to the Kickemuit River. The trail ends in an 18-acre park...
RI 0.9 mi Asphalt
The Washington Secondary Bike Path offers just over 19 miles of paved trail from Cranston (Providence’s southwestern neighbor) to Coventry. The rail-trail, Rhode Island’s longest, follows the former...
RI 19.2 mi Asphalt
Winding through Watertown Linear Park, this trail is a smooth, wide, paved pathway that links the park's amenities and provides an off-road route through downtown Watertown. The linear park backs up...
MA 0.3 mi Asphalt
The Westville Lake Community Trail offers a short, scenic excursion along the east bank of Westville Lake in Southbridge. Much of the crushed-stone pathway is under a lush tree canopy. Along the way,...
MA 0.7 mi Crushed Stone
The Whitney Spur Rail Trail runs from just north of the MBTA’s Cohasset Station through dense woodlands to the edge of Wompatuck State Park. The corridor was originally a spur off the Old Colony...
MA 1.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Imagine a wealthy 19th-century textile mill owner building an 8-mile railroad to get coal to his plant or products to market, and then adding accommodations to carry vacationers to beach resorts or...
RI 7.2 mi Asphalt
The World War II Veterans Memorial Trail opened in Mansfield in 2004 after several decades of advocacy by local rail-trail supporters. The trail rests on an abandoned corridor once served by the Old...
MA 1.5 mi Asphalt
The Arkwright Riverwalk, founded on a former rail bed purchased from Penn Central Railroad, is located in Coventry, a rural central Rhode Island town that was built around textile mills. The one-mile...
RI 0.8 mi Dirt, Woodchips
More than a mile of the Ashburnham Rail Trail opened in 2015 from a point just south of Ashburnham's center to Turnpike Road. The rustic route, planned to be paved in the future, offers a...
MA 1.3 mi Dirt
Marshfield's Bridle Trail follows a former railroad bed through a tree-lined corridor. It begins at the town's Dandelion Park and heads north. Its compacted dirt surface is best suited for walking,...
MA 3 mi Dirt, Sand
Burrillville Bike Path runs for just over a mile through its namesake rural community in northwest Rhode Island. It connects the villages of Pascoag and Harrisville through a corridor that once...
RI 1.2 mi Asphalt
The overall goal of the Grand Trunk Trail in south-central Massachusetts is to connect the communities of Brimfield, Sturbridge, and Southbridge by trail. Currently, two sections of the trail are...
MA 6.8 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
In the southeastern outskirts of Boston, the Hanover Branch Rail Trail connects the communities of Abington and Rockland. (Locally, the trail’s east and west halves are sometimes referred to as the...
MA 2.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Riverpoint Park sits nestled into a bend of the Pawtuxet River in West Warwick, Rhode Island. The park accommodates the 400-ft arboretum which leads to 1.3-mile riverside path known as the Senator...
RI 1.3 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel
Overview The Marblehead Rail-Trail appears on maps as a Y resting on its side, connecting Marblehead and Salem in the north and the city limits of Swampscott in the west. The 3.34-mile trail knits...
MA 3.34 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel, Sand
The Mason Railroad Trail runs for nearly 7 miles from near the New Hampshire–Massachusetts border (nr. Townsend, MA) to Greenville, NH. The trail follows a heavily wooded corridor through Russell...
NH 6.7 mi Ballast, Gravel, Sand
Methuen Rail Trail connects three communities in northeastern Massachusetts as it follows the route of the former Manchester and Lawrence Branch of the Boston and Maine Railroad. The rail-trail's...
MA 2.4 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Even though the Narrow-Gauge Rail-Trail traces the nation’s first narrow-gauge railroad for 3 miles from Bedford toward Billerica, the mostly crushed-stone path is plenty wide enough now to...
MA 3 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The North Central Pathway is envisioned as a trail network connecting points of interest through and between Winchendon and Gardner. Several completed sections of trail make for a lovely ride or walk...
MA 11.2 mi Asphalt
Overview The Northern Strand Community Trail runs almost 10 miles through the cities of Everett, Malden, Revere, and the town of Saugus and provides a variety of experiences.  About the...
MA 9.9 mi Asphalt
Following the Nissitissit River through the woods, the Potanipo Rail Trail offers beautiful river views and launch sites for canoes or kayaks. Composed of two segments, the multi-use path is roughly...
NH 2.7 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Putnam River Trail extends between Arch Street in the Putnam District and Providence Street to the south. The trail follows the east bank of the Quinebaug River between the river and Kennedy...
CT 2 mi Asphalt
The Reformatory Branch Trail connects the historical towns of Bedford and Concord along a nearly 4-mile dirt path through wildlife refuges that ends a short distance from the North Bridge, the...
MA 3.9 mi Dirt
Running through the city of Somerville, the Somerville Community Path is 3.2-mile paved rail-trail that connects with several other multiuse trails—contributing to the developing trail network in...
MA 3.2 mi Asphalt
The Southern New England Trunk Line Trail (aka the "SNETT") was designated as a National Recreation Trail in 1994. It is built upon a segment of the former right-of-way of the New Haven Railroad's...
MA 22 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone
The Spicket River begins in Derry, New Hampshire, through Methuen and Lawrence, Massachusetts, before draining into the Merrimack River. Like many mill towns of the late 19th and 20th centuries, the...
MA 3.5 mi Asphalt
The Stillwater Scenic Walkway is a short trail that follows an old railroad bed between Capron Road and State Route 104 (Farnum Pike) south of Smithfield. The trail passes through a wooded area along...
RI 1 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
Overview The Tri-Community Greenway is a 10.6-mile multiuse trail that connects Stoneham, Woburn and Winchester. Part of the route runs along a former railroad corridor. About the Route At...
MA 10.6 mi Asphalt
The URI (University of Rhode Island) Bike Path provides a safe conduit for students, faculty and staff to commute to and from school via the William C. O'Neill Bike Path. The asphalt, two-lane path...
RI 2 mi Asphalt
The Boxford Rail Trail is a short, rustic pathway open on a former rail corridor in rural Essex County. Now home to overhead electric wires owned by National Grid, the trail is open via a license...
MA 2.1 mi Dirt, Grass
The Ware River Rail-Trail is an unpaved 15-mile rail-trail that stretches between Barre and Baldwinville, running through Hubbardston and Templeton along the way.  Following along the Burnshirt...
MA 15 mi Ballast, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Closure notice: Moosup Valley State Park Trail is currently closed for renovation. This 5.8-mile trail is part of the planned East Coast Greenway, an off-road path that will eventually run from...
CT 5.8 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand
The Nashua Heritage Rail Trail begins adjacent to City Hall on Main Street in downtown Nashua. It is a short trail that takes you through one of the first neighborhoods that was planned and built in...
NH 1.3 mi Asphalt
The South Bay Harbor Trail connects several Boston neighborhoods—Lower Roxbury, the South End, Chinatown, and Fort Point Channel—to the Boston Harbor. The trail spans nearly 4 miles from Ruggles...
MA 3.8 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Brick, Concrete
The Trolley Trail runs through Plainfield and is a key link the East Coast Greenway. Plans are to use this trail as a link between the Moosup Valley State Park Trail and the Airline State Park...
CT 0.75 mi Asphalt
Barker Road Trail begins on the town line between North Andover and Boxford in northern Massachusetts, not far from the New Hampshire border. From there, the pathway continues through dense woodlands...
MA 0.9 mi Dirt, Grass
The Bridge Street Bike Trail begins near Curtis Park and travels south through downtown Salem, closely following the Bridge Street Bypass. The short trail runs through residential, retail and...
MA 1 mi Asphalt
The Brookline Rail Trail winds through the New Hampshire woods and passes by several small bodies of water, including the Potanipo Pond. The rail-trail has two segments, known as the Brookline Rail...
NH 4.5 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Chelsea Greenway was built to accompany the extension of the Silver Line between Boston and its northern suburb, Chelsea. The asphalt multiuse trail begins at the Eastern Avenue MBTA station and...
MA 0.65 mi Asphalt
Overview The Commonwealth Greenway, also frequently known as the Commonwealth Avenue Carriageway, runs for 5.5 miles through the Boston suburbs of Newton. The route follows the former...
MA 5.5 mi Asphalt
Running through the town of Groveland for 3.25 miles, this multiuse path provides a variety of opportunities for both recreational and transportations as it connects residential neighborhoods,...
MA 3.25 mi Asphalt
Lowell's Canal System Trails are part of Lowell National Historical Park in Lowell, Massachusetts. The park preserves some of America's industrial past: its 19th-century textile mills formed the first...
MA 1.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Built along the former Bay Colony Railroad line, the Medfield Rail Trail stretches between Ice House Road in the Town of Medfield to the town's border with Dover. Running primarily through woods, the...
MA 1.3 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The New Bedford Covewalk, like the HarborWalk further east, sits atop the hurricane barrier built to protect New Bedford residents from storm surges during extreme weather. Even when it's nice out...
MA 1.04 mi Concrete
The Potanipo Rail Trail is composed of three segments across New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Running through the woods along a former a rail corridor, the trail parallels the Nissitissit River for a...
MA, NH 3.4 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
Paralleling the Nissitissit River as it runs through the woods, the Potanipo Rail Trail heads south towards Pepperell from the New Hampshire-Massachusetts state border. The Massachusetts section of...
MA 1.7 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Quarries Foot Path offers a wooded 1-mile hiking route in western Quincy, about 10 miles south of Boston. Begin your adventure on the south side of Ricciuti Drive, which borders Quincy Quarries...
MA 1 mi Dirt
The Salem Bike Path (also known as the Mayor Anthony Salvo Bike Path) is 1.8-mile paved trail, which provides a connection between the Marblehead Rail Trail and downtown Salem. Located near...
MA 1.7 mi Asphalt
The Squannacook River Rail Trail is presently 1.8 miles long, from Depot St. in the center of Townsend, MA, to the Harbor Church parking lot in Townsend Harbor. The trail occupies the Greenville...
MA 1.8 mi Crushed Stone
The Swampscott Rail Trail is a developing rail-trail in the North Shore community of Swampscott. When complete, the trail will extend two miles through the heart of the town ending with a seamless...
MA 0.3 mi Crushed Stone
Running parallel to the Charles River, the Watertown Riverfront Park features a loop trail designed especially for visitors who are blind to enjoy. A guide wire runs along the edge for visitors to...
MA 0.25 mi Asphalt

Recent Trail Reviews

William C. O'Neill Bike Path

Lovely well managed trail

June, 2024 by andrix

Great ride on a beautiful Saturday mid-June. However, all parking was taken at the Amtrak station area and even at the "Additional Parking" lot. On the other hand there was plenty of parking around the URI campus and the URI bike trail (2 Miles) connects with the O'Neill. The O'Neill trail is mostly shaded, in excellent shape and surprisingly not that crowded. There's numerous road crossings but cars were typically very accommodating to stop. At trails end we went another mile into Narragansett to check out the town and beach scene. All in all a very enjoyable afternoon.

Boxford Rail Trail

The worst, go elsewhere.

June, 2024 by curt.schulz

Not even really a rail trail. You are biking under double electric lines. There is no posting at the Pond Street entrance. Also, a quarter mile in, there is a no trespassing sign right on the trail so you have to take a longer loop around on surface streets to get back under the power lines. Not scenic at all. I've done about 18 trails throughout MA and NH and this is the worst trail I have been on. Why is this even listed here?

URI Bike Path

University bike trail makes for a nice ride

June, 2024 by andrix

The trail has an excellent surface and made for an easy trip to the University for my wife and I. At the trail end we toured off trail thru the main campus before returning to the William C. O'Neill trail. Total distance of 6 miles. We rated it 4* because of the lack of interesting scenery (other than URI) and being fairly short.

Accordion

Northern Strand Community Trail

getting better and better

June, 2024 by mcvk57tjjp

This trail is very near our home. We’ve watched it evolve since we used to walk along the railroad tracks. It has taken a long time to develop, but we love it and appreciate the improvements that keep coming. We walk and bike there often. Looking forward to when we can bike all the way to Somerville on one end and Nahant on the other tx Bike To the Sea!!!

Northern Strand Community Trail

Parts are really pleasant

June, 2024 by r2tguy

Just did this trail today with my wife and 2 friends. We're all in our 70s. We had fun but were taken by surprise when we hit the end... the trail just ends and it's necessary to ride back a hundred yards to a road to get off the trail.

We plodded along the Lynnway to the traffic circle at Nahant Road then rode south along Nahant Beach to the Tides restaurant for beer, fried clams, and mussels. On the way back after lunch we rode on the hard-packed beach back to the traffic circle then worked our way back to the Northern Strand Community Trail back to where we parked at Rivergreen Park in Everett. We had too much sun and the rush hour was approaching so we skipped the ride over to the Encore Boston Harbor Casino.

The marshes were an unexpected surprise in this densely-populated area. We visited America's largest model train store. And the aroma of coffee and baked bread was so welcome.

Watch out for the electric scooters. The people riding them go too fast (and they don't wear helmets).

The reason I gave four stars and not five is the many road crossings and traffic lights. We found it helps to press the button to cross.

Ashburnham Rail Trail

great view: stunning panorama

June, 2024 by thiagobardini85

At the end of the trail, you'll be treated to a stunning view!

Air Line State Park Trail

Get outta here. Put an asphalt trail down or stop wasting our time.

June, 2024 by db7178

Get outta here. Put an asphalt trail down or stop wasting our time.

Topsfield Linear Common

Topsfield Linear a lovely ride

May, 2024 by suebl

We have been riding this trail for at least seven years. I am surprised to be the first reviewer. Topsfield Linear Common trail is one of the most consistently scenic trails I have ridden in eastern Massachusetts. At some point it merges with the Danvers Rail Trail so maybe most of the reviews are there. On Saturday, we parked in Topsfield Center as usual, across from St. Rose of Lima Church (that is the easiest way to find the parking lot via GPS) and decided to go north, which in the past was not at all finished and became quickly impassable. But to our surprise, work had been done on this part of the trail since we last checked, so we were able to ride the full two miles to the end in Boxford. You can't go any further because Rte. 95 is in front of you. In Topfield, it is still a narrow packed dirt trail, but the grass on both sides has been mowed. When you cross over to Boxford, the trail becomes small gravel. At the very end, for a short distance, it reverts to dirt track.

We returned to Topsfield and rode south. You pass the fairgrounds, then the Ipswich River, and The Wenham-Danvers swamp, which has a lovely .3 mile scenic scenic boardwalk through the swamp. We were probably on the Danvers trail by now. We went as far as the playground which purports to be in Wenham, and has a place to refill your water bottle as well as equipment for kids.

The part of the trail from here to the end of the Danvers trail is, to my mind, not so scenic, so I have stopped riding it.

Mattapoisett Rail Trail

Most scenic trail in MA

May, 2024 by bow_laker

The Mattapoisett Rail Trail goes along the ocean and over marshland. It is absolutely beautiful. Although short, it seamlessly merges into the Fairhaven Rail Trail almost out to Fort Phoenix. Highly recommended.

Mason Railroad Trail

Wonderful, well maintained trail

May, 2024 by twelch11

A lot of work has been done to this trail in the spring of 2024. Although most trails in this area took a hit due to bad weather, people have stepped up and cleaned and improved this trail considerably. Several washouts were repaired and the Mason section of the trail was graded and ruts were filled in. This is an easy trail with lots of things to see and explore. An old quarry with a great history is just off the main trail and worth exploring. The trail is well marked and easily assessable. There is ample parking at several spots along the trail.

Blackstone River Greenway

Woonsocket to Valley Falls area

May, 2024 by andrix

A very nice paved 10 mile (one way) trip with plenty of birds & turtles. Park at Rivers Edge Parking to get started. Along the way the posted history is interesting, there are 3 large dams to check out and on this beautiful sunny day lots of wildlife. Once you get to Valley Falls area the trail ends and on-street begins. We continued on for maybe 2 miles but the signs were not consistent and the traffic was troublesome enough we turned back. Our rating only applies to the paved 10 mile section.

Hanover Branch Rail Trail

great

May, 2024 by 569v6ymz6x

Trail is well maintained and great for walking/running or biking. It’s all paved and cuts across residential areas of Rockland and Abington. The trail is mostly shaded by trees. Very pleasant

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