Massachusetts Bike Trails and Maps

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Length
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Amesbury Riverwalk

1.3 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Ashburnham Rail Trail

1.3 mi
State: MA
Dirt

Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

11.2 mi
State: MA
Asphalt
Accordion

Assabet River Rail-Trail

5.6 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Barker Road Trail

0.9 mi
State: MA
Dirt, Grass

Bay Colony Rail Trail

1.7 mi
State: MA
Crushed Stone

Bedford Narrow Gauge Rail-Trail

3.1 mi
State: MA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Blackstone River Greenway (MA)

3 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Boxford Rail Trail

2.1 mi
State: MA
Dirt, Grass

Bradford Rail Trail

1.3 mi
State: MA

Bridge Street Bike Trail

1 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Bridge of Flowers

0.08 mi
State: MA
Gravel

Bridle Trail

3 mi
State: MA
Dirt, Sand

Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

6.8 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Canalside Trail

3.3 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Cape Cod Canal Bikeway

13.5 mi
State: MA
Concrete

Cape Cod Rail Trail

21.9 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Center Trail

0.6 mi
State: MA
Crushed Stone

Chicopee River Canal Rail Trail

0.21 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Clipper City Rail Trail & Harborwalk

1.1 mi
State: MA
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Cochituate Rail Trail

1.1 mi
State: MA
Asphalt, Concrete

Columbia Greenway Rail Trail

2 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Concord River Greenway

2 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Connecticut Riverwalk and Bikeway

5.4 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Danvers Rail Trail

5.1 mi
State: MA
Crushed Stone

Dr. Paul Dudley White Bike Path

13.6 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

East Boston Greenway

1.4 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Gloria Braunhardt Bike Path

1.2 mi
State: MA
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass

Grand Trunk Trail

4.4 mi
State: MA
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Haggetts Rail Trail

2 mi
State: MA
Crushed Stone

Hanover Branch Rail Trail

2.6 mi
State: MA
Crushed Stone

Head of the Meadow Trail

2 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Independence Greenway

8.1 mi
State: MA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Jay McLaren Memorial Trail

2 mi
State: MA
Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Lowell Canal System Trails

1.9 mi
State: MA
Asphalt, Concrete

Manhan Rail-Trail

9 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Marblehead Rail-Trail

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

Martin H. Burns Wildlife Management Area Trail

3.4 mi
State: MA
Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Mass Central Rail Trail

31.9 mi
State: MA
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Mattapoisett Rail Trail

1.1 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Methuen Rail Trail

2.4 mi
State: MA
Crushed Stone

Minuteman Bikeway

9.7 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Nashua River Rail Trail

12.3 mi
State: MA, NH
Asphalt

Nauset Trail

1.6 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Neponset River Greenway

5.2 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

North Bank Bridge

0.5 mi
State: MA
Concrete

North Central Pathway

11.4 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Northern Strand Community Trail

5.6 mi
State: MA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Old Colony Nature Pathway

1.6 mi
State: MA
Dirt, Sand

Old Colony Rail Trail

7.9 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Old Eastern Marsh Trail

1.4 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Phoenix Bike Trail

3.5 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Pine Tree Brook / Popes Pond Path

2 mi
State: MA
Asphalt, Dirt, Woodchips

Province Lands Trail

7.3 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Quarries Footpath

1 mi
State: MA
Dirt

Redstone Rail Trail

1.4 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Reformatory Branch Trail

4.5 mi
State: MA
Dirt

Salisbury Beach State Reservation Trail

0.6 mi
State: MA
Crushed Stone, Grass

Salisbury Point Ghost Trail

1.8 mi
State: MA
Crushed Stone

Salisbury Rail Trail Connector

0.3 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Shining Sea Bikeway

10.7 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

South Spencer Rail Trail

1.62 mi
State: MA
Crushed Stone

Southern New England Trunkline Trail

21 mi
State: MA
Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone

Southwick Rail Trail

7.1 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Topsfield Linear Common and Wenham Rail-Trail

4.9 mi
State: MA
Cinder, Crushed Stone

Upper Charles Trail

11 mi
State: MA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Upper Falls Greenway

1 mi
State: MA
Crushed Stone

Ware River Rail-Trail

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

Watertown Multi-Use Path

0.85 mi
State: MA

Whitney Spur Rail Trail

1.6 mi
State: MA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Alewife Linear Park is a beautiful paved trail stretching 2 miles east from the Alewife T-station in Cambridge to Cedar Street in Somerville. The park came about after the Massachusetts Bay Transportation ...
MA 2 mi Asphalt
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
A lovely, albeit short, rail-trail in northeastern Massachusetts, the 1.3-mile Amesbury Riverwalk (a.k.a. Powwow Riverwalk) is the first completed section of the Coastal Trails Network, linking the four ...
MA 1.3 mi Asphalt
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 natural-surface ...
MA 1.3 mi Dirt
Nestled in the Hoosic River Valley, between Mount Greylock and the Hoosac Mountains in Berkshire County, the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail takes its name from a Native American word meaning "the pleasant river ...
MA 11.2 mi Asphalt
The Assabet River Rail-Trail provides a forested escape from the surrounding urban bustle. Traveling 5.6 miles (with plans to expand it) the trail connects the towns of Hudson and Marlborough and parallels ...
MA 5.6 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 and ...
MA 0.9 mi Dirt, Grass
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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 2016, ...
MA 1.7 mi Crushed Stone
The Bedford Narrow-Gauge Rail-Trail shares its trailhead at Depot Park in Bedford with the Minuteman Bikeway and Reformatory Branch Trail. Serving mainly as a commuter route, this trail extends just over ...
MA 3.1 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Blackstone River Greenway (previously known as the Blackstone River Bikeway) is a 3-mile trail that represents the first open segment of the Massachusetts portion of a pathway that will eventually ...
MA 3 mi Asphalt
The Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park recalls the role of canals in transporting raw materials and manufactured goods between emerging industrial centers. Walk along restored sections of the ...
MA 3.5 mi Dirt
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 granted ...
MA 2.1 mi Dirt, Grass
The newly open Bradford Rail Trail occupies the former Pan Am rail lines, beautifying an area that once lay strewn with garbage and weeds. The city and numerous dedicated volunteers created the mile-long ...
MA 1.3 mi
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 commercial ...
MA 1 mi Asphalt
The Bridge of Flowers is a 400-foot-long former trolley line bridge that has been converted into a garden pathway. Open from April 1 to October 31, the bridge spans the Deerfield River between Shelburne ...
MA 0.08 mi Gravel
The abandoned rail bed is predominantly owned by the Town of Marshfield. Sections of the abandoned rail bed are open to the public and actively used for recreational uses such as walking, running, horse ...
MA 3 mi Dirt, Sand
The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail follows the route of the former Framingham and Lowell Railroad. It begins at the Lowell/Chelmsford city line, about 30 miles northwest of Boston, near Cross Point, a major ...
MA 6.8 mi Asphalt
Canalside Trail begins at McClelland Farm Road and heads north on the former NYNH&H Railroad, crossing the Connecticut River near its confluence with Deerfield River. Approximately a half mile north of ...
MA 3.3 mi Asphalt
The Cape Cod Canal Bikeway connects Cape Cod Bay and the communities of Sandwich and Sagamore on its eastern end with Buzzards Bay and the community of Bourne on its western end. Following both banks of ...
MA 13.5 mi Concrete
The 22-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail serves up a genuine Cape Cod experience, stretching through quaint villages and along sandy beaches past a diverse landscape of salt marshes, pine forests and cranberry ...
MA 21.9 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 suffered ...
MA 0.6 mi Crushed Stone
The Chicopee Center Canal Walk offers a short pleasant route in Chicopee, a small city on the outskirts of Springfield in southern Massachusetts. The pathway closely follows the slow-moving canal and is ...
MA 0.21 mi Asphalt
The 1.1-mile, multi-use Clipper City Rail Trail and Harbor Walk connects the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail station and the Merrimack River near downtown Newburyport. Though ...
MA 1.1 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The Cochituate Rail Trail (CRT) is a developing, multi-use trail that will run from the Village of Saxonville in Framingham to Natick Center, a distance of 4 miles. Currently, its northernmost mile in ...
MA 1.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Columbia Greenway Rail Trail offers 2 miles of paved, tree-lined pathway through Westfield in southwestern Massachusetts, from Main st, across the Great River Bridge over the Little River to the Southwick ...
MA 2 mi Asphalt
The health and fortunes of Lowell have been intimately tied to the Concord River for hundreds of years. This tributary of the more famous Merrimack River continues to be at the heart of the local economy; ...
MA 2 mi Asphalt
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 ...
MA 5.4 mi Asphalt
Danvers Rail Trail follows the historic Newburyport Railroad that used to carry goods and passengers between Danvers and Boston in the late 1800s. The abandoned corridor extends just over 5 miles from ...
MA 5.1 mi Crushed Stone
Nestled in Boston’s Charles River Reservation, the Dr. Paul Dudley White Bike Path offers a pleasant walk or ride along both sides of the river from the city’s Museum of Science to Watertown. To reach ...
MA 13.6 mi Asphalt
The East Boston Greenway, a linear park made possible by the donation of a disused rail corridor by Conrail in 1997 and the ‘Big Dig’ project in later years, links Boston Harbor with new parks created ...
MA 1.4 mi Asphalt
Although short, the scenic Gloria Braunhardt Bike Path travels through forests and pastures full of birds and wildlife. The asphalt pathway parallels the eastern side of the present-day Interstate 95 while ...
MA 1.2 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Grass
Grand Trunk Trail is part of a larger trail network, the Titanic Rail Trail, which will stretch more than 60 miles through south-central Massachusetts and the northeastern corner of Connecticut along the ...
MA 4.4 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
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 historic ...
MA 2 mi Crushed Stone
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 Abington ...
MA 2.6 mi Crushed Stone
The Head of the Meadow Trail offers a pleasant winding route through woodlands and marshlands tantalizingly close to the Atlantic Ocean in Truro. In fact, direct access to two of the Cape Cod National ...
MA 2 mi Asphalt
Independence Greenway offers 8 miles of trail in three disconnected segments through western Peabody. The rail-trail follows the abandoned Salem and Lowell Railroad and offers nice views. It passes by ...
MA 8.1 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Nestled in the woodlands on the northern end of Merrimac in the far northeastern corner of Massachusetts, lies the beautiful Jay McLaren Memorial Trail. The town, once known as West Amesbury, had a thriving ...
MA 2 mi Dirt, Grass, Gravel
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
The Manhan Rail Trail wends its way between Easthampton and Northampton, with a spur trail leading out The Oxbow near Mt. Tom. Easthampton is a typical New England factory town brimming with commerce and ...
MA 9 mi Asphalt
Shaped like a Y, this 4.1-mile rail-trail connects Marblehead, Salem and Swampscott. From the trail junction in quaint Marblehead, one branch meanders through conservation areas and past harbor overlooks ...
MA 4.1 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel, Sand
The rail-trail through the Martin H. Burns Wildlife Management Area begins at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail station near downtown Newburyport, a coastal Massachusetts ...
MA 3.4 mi Dirt, Gravel, Sand
A 104 mile rail line was shattered by hurricane in 1938. Now, more than 60 years later, dedicated volunteers in 33 communities are working to reconnect it. Instead of trains there will be cross-country ...
MA 31.9 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
The Mattapoisett Rail Trail is a work in progress. As of autumn 2011, it runs for just more than 1 mile between Reservation Road at Mattapoisett Harbor and the Phoenix Bike Trail in Fairhaven, joining ...
MA 1.1 mi Asphalt
From Narragansett Bay Wheelmen Bicycle Club website: Beginning in Fairhaven, which opened its initial 3.5-mile segment in November 1998, this rail-to-trail and on-road mix will provide bicycle (and ...
MA 12 mi
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 northern ...
MA 2.4 mi Crushed Stone
You won't get lonely on the Minuteman Bikeway. The nearly 10-mile rail-trail through suburban Boston is one of New England's most popular trails. Warm summer weekends in particular bring folks of all ages ...
MA 9.7 mi Asphalt
The Nashua River Rail Trail is a beautiful and peaceful rural trail extending through the Massachusetts communities of Ayer, Groton, Pepperell and Dunstable. The trail continues into New Hampshire just ...
MA, NH 12.3 mi Asphalt
The Nauset Trail offers a winding route through dense Cape Cod woodlands, providing a pleasant respite from the oft-crowded seashore and tourist hubs. The trail is entirely paved, with the notable exception ...
MA 1.6 mi Asphalt
Although the Neponset River Greenway totals more than 5 miles in length, it's currently open in several short disconnected sections on the southern outskirts of Boston. The trail is paved and provides ...
MA 5.2 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 feet, ...
MA 0.5 mi Concrete
The North Central Pathway will one day stretch 16 miles between the cities of Winchendon and Gardner in northern Massachusetts, primarily along a former railroad right-of-way. Three open sections currently ...
MA 11.4 mi Asphalt
Nearly 6 miles of the Northern Strand Community Trail, which follows the former Boston and Maine Railroad, are open to the public. Although this includes two disjointed trail segments, once Revere completes ...
MA 5.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
In central Massachusetts, the Norwottuck Rail-Trail (formerly the Northampton Bikeway) runs between New South Street in Northampton and the neighborhood north of Look Memorial Park in Florence. Whether ...
MA 4.9 mi Asphalt
Stretching east from Northampton, the 10-mile Mass Central Section of the Norwottuck Rail-Trail connects the towns of Northampton, Hadley and Amherst. Part of the Connecticut River Greenway State Park, ...
MA 10 mi Asphalt
The Old Colony Nature Pathway is a short trail open on a former Old Colony Railroad corridor in Provincetown, a picturesque vacation destination at the tip of Cape Cod. While a longer portion of the same ...
MA 1.6 mi Dirt, Sand
The Old Colony Rail Trail offers a scenic recreational route through the charming towns of southeastern Cape Cod. The trail, which occupies an abandoned Old Colony Railroad corridor, stretches from downtown ...
MA 7.9 mi Asphalt
The Old Eastern Marsh Trail (a.k.a the Salisbury Rail Trail) runs for 1.4 miles between the north bank of the Merrimack River and Mudnock Road in Salisbury. The beautifully landscaped trail was built in ...
MA 1.4 mi Asphalt
Opened in 1999, the Phoenix Bike Trail packs a surprising diversity in its 3.5 miles, passing through woodlands, salt marshes, farms and commercial and residential areas. Tree-lined for much of its length, ...
MA 3.5 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 Milton ...
MA 2 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Woodchips
Opened in 1967, the Province Lands Trail was the first bike trail created by the National Park Service. The pathway is a challenging trek, with steep hills, sharp turns and tunnels with low clearances. ...
MA 7.3 mi Asphalt
50 Quarries have operated in Quincy, "The Granite City", since 1826. This trail provides a short tour of the railway corridor where the stone was carried from the Quarries.
MA 1 mi Dirt
The Redstone Rail Trail is built on the former New York, New Haven & Hartford Armory Branch, which in turn is a former branch line of the New York & New England RR. Its name comes from the numerous red ...
MA 1.4 mi Asphalt
The rugged and beautiful Reformatory Branch Trail meanders more than 4 miles through three natural areas: Elm Brook Conservation Area, Mary Putnam Webber Wildlife Preserve, and Great Meadows National Wildlife ...
MA 4.5 mi Dirt
Although only a grassy, hard-packed dirt pathway, the route along the Salem-Beverly Canal (also known as the Grand Wenham Canal), is scenic and peaceful. The old canal, built in 1917, lies between two ...
MA 2 mi Dirt, Grass
Although less than a mile, the trail running through Salisbury Beach State Reservation offers lovely views of the beaches off the northeastern coast of Massachusetts, just a few miles south of the New ...
MA 0.6 mi Crushed Stone, Grass
Currently 1.8 miles, the Salisbury Point Ghost Trail provides a peaceful walk or bike ride through the woods on a well-maintained stone-dust trail. The route is one part of the larger Coastal Trails Network ...
MA 1.8 mi Crushed Stone
The Salisbury Rail Trail Connector, also known as the Gillis Rail Trail Connector, is a 0.3-mile link between two rail-trails: Salisbury's Old Eastern Marsh Trail and Newburyport's Clipper City Rail Trail ...
MA 0.3 mi Asphalt
Curling nearly 11 miles past woodlands, marshes, salt ponds and seascape, the Shining Sea Bikeway is the only bikeway on Cape Cod to skirt the shore. Also called the Shining Sea Bike Path, the paved trail ...
MA 10.7 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 spur ...
MA 1.62 mi Crushed Stone
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 Midland ...
MA 21 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone
Southwest Corridor Park is a 4.7-mile linear park through the Boston neighborhoods of South End, Roxbury and Jamaica Plain. A recreation and commuter route popular with walkers, runners, and cyclists, ...
MA 3.9 mi Asphalt
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 ...
MA 7.1 mi Asphalt
The trail begins in the small town of Boxford, about 25 miles north of Boston. For just shy of 5 miles, the hard-packed gravel and stone dust pathway follows an abandoned rail bed through Topsfield, meandering ...
MA 4.9 mi Cinder, Crushed Stone
The Upper Charles Trail will one day span more than 20 miles, connecting the communities of Milford, Ashland, Hopkinton, Sherborn and Holliston along a former CSX rail bed. The trail is being developed ...
MA 11 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
This unpaved state-owned trail is open for public use from Coldbrook to Baldwinville. An on-road detour is necessary through the village of Baldwinville, but the right-of-way is open for public use on ...
MA 12 mi Ballast, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
This DCR project is under construction and follows a previous rail bed from School Street to Grove Street in Watertown. This portion should be completed in the spring of 2011. The DCR will extend this ...
MA 0.85 mi
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 Railroad’s ...
MA 1.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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 Colony ...
MA 1.5 mi Asphalt

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Recent Trail Reviews

Northern Strand Community Trail

A wonderful semi-urban trail

January, 2017 by rfrenkel123

I live in Swampscott and pick up the unimproved trail in Lynn on Western Ave across the street from McCarthy Glass. It's quite passable from there.

Since I use a mountain bike, the unpaved surface isn't an issue and in summer it's cooler than tar. But it would be much smoother if stone dust was used instead of (or in addition to) gravel.

In Saugus, the trail goes through really beautiful tidal marshes along the Saugus River. It's hard to believe you're in a semi-urban area. In fact that is true of the trail all the way down to the paved section starting in Revere.

The smooth paved section extends from just past scenic Rumney Marsh to the current end in Everett, and is a great safe way to travel off road. I'm looking forward to an extension into Boston.

All in all, a great recreational addition and also a great way to get to the bordering communities and from the North Shore to close to Boston. My deep appreciation to all that have worked on making this trail a reality.

Danvers Rail Trail

Straight, stone dust surface and well marked

December, 2016 by cblakework

I walked the Danvers Rail Trail from the Peabody connector past the center of Danvers. Its in pretty good condition, has a stone dust surface, and good signage complete with mileage markers and maps along the way.

The trail runs through mostly industrial or commercial areas. There are crosswalk signals to allow crossing busy streets and the local police enforce it ( they actually pulled someone over when I was trying to cross and the car failed to stop for me )

Its connected at the southern end to a connector to the Peabody Rail Trail around the Lowell Street exit off of Route 1.

Southern New England Trunkline Trail

December 2016 Status Update

December, 2016 by 23rock

The 3-1/2 mile section in Blackstone, Millville, and Uxbridge that the state contractors have been working on is now complete and open. There are parking lots at Blackstone Depot (off of Canal St.), Central St., Millville, and Adams St., Uxbridge. The now complete trail section extends from just south of St. Paul St. in Blackstone to Adams St. (just before Rte. 146A) in Uxbridge. Very nice. The project also includes a playground at Old Mendon St. in Blackstone where the Friendly Market is adjacent for refreshments.

Also, the Route 126 tunnel in Bellingham is now complete and very nice. In November, DCR employees and FBRTC volunteers cleared 0.3 miles of the trail west from Fox Run Road to a gas line crossing in Bellingham. The surface is still rough.

As to the Castle Hill Way situation, DCR owns an trail easement on the mile or so of right of way from Main St. to Farm St. in Blackstone. This easement is on file with the Worcester County registry of deeds. The condo association owns the surface of the western 1/2 mile, the town of Blackstone owns the eastern 1/2 mile. But, the issue with dogs is that some owners do not clean up after their animals. This is also a continuing issue on the stone dust section between Center St. and Lake St. in Bellingham. So folks resent this. If you do not like the negative attitudes, you only have other dog owners to blame.

Now that the new trail is open, a description of how to span the remaining gap is in order.

Going east from the Depot parking area in Blackstone: Go down the entrance driveway to Canal St. Turn right and follow to St. Paul St. Turn left and follow St. Paul St. past the town offices and across the river to the traffic light at Main St. Turn right and follow Main St. to Castle Hill Way just after the CVS store. Turn left and follow Castle Hill Way to where the pavement curves right. Continue straight ahead through gate on to trail.

Going west, at the end of Castle Hill Way, turn right on Main St. and follow to the first traffic light. Turn left on St. Paul St. and follow to just short of the overpass. Turn right on to Canal St. and follow to the parking lot entrance just before the river bridge. Turn left and enter the parking lot with the trail on the far side. Turn right on to the trail.

Accordion

Reformatory Branch Trail

Great for Cyclocross bikes

November, 2016 by cdavies0303

I stumbled upon this path after riding around minuteman national park (also great for cx, just be careful of the crowds). The trail is well maintained and pretty. I have ridden end to end and i like that it hooks up with the Minuteman bike path. The path has a few bumps along the way, with one rolling stretch right after crossing 62 heading east. They're kind of fun to ride over though. The only downside to this trail is that it has sever manholes that jut out in the middle of it. This won't bother the average runner/hiker/walker but if you're on a bike you need to be careful. Some seem to come out of nowhere and can easily knock you off your bike if you hit them head on. I recommend checking it out, but be mindful of pedestrians!

https://www.strava.com/segments/1903993?filter=overall

Clipper City Rail Trail & Harborwalk

November, 2016 by rothwyn

Martin H. Burns Wildlife Management Area Trail

Newburyport rail TrailLink

November, 2016 by libbytz

The trail head is behind the parking sign but hasn't any marker. Great with my fat boy tires. Some muddy spots but could easily skirt them. Hunters about but couldn't see anything for them to shoot. The only signs that indicate it is a wildlife refuge were at the opposite end from the train station. I'd do it so.

Assabet River Rail-Trail

Mostly a suburban ride

November, 2016 by mccrustbenny

Nicely maintained trail with good parking at the Hudson trailhead. Not sure why it is called a river trail as any river is difficult to spot. Nice overlook of the reservoir halfway.

Salem-Beverly Canal Path (Grand Wenham Canal Path)

Peaceful

November, 2016 by gtwomey

I walk this all the time and find it peaceful and relaxing.

Southern New England Trunkline Trail

SNETT S. Main St., Bellingham to route 122 Blackstone

October, 2016 by phmaddnes

Be advised that the last half-mile from 122 got to the gate is no dogs allowed you will be accosted by many old people if you have your dog with you. I tried to explain that the map shows this as part of the S and E TT trail but they would have no part of it.

Grand Trunk Trail

A further recon

October, 2016 by 23rock

In two trips, I covered the western two parts of the Grand Trunk. Both are on Army Corps of Engineers flood control lands. The western end of the western loop begins at a parking area along US Route 20 in the eastern part of Brimfield. In this area there were two rail rights of way running generally west to east. The northern of the two, was the trolley line between Springfield and Worcester. Today it is a nice earth and gravel trail through woodlands. It is what is really meant by the trail in this area. Just to the south, is the paralleling Grand Trunk route. This route was never finished, but sections exist as earth and gravel parallel trail in pieces accessible from the Trolley Trail. Both routes end at a missing bridge over the Quinebaug River.
The eastern section apparently is Grand Trunk right of way and begins at the Ed Calcutt Bridge over the Quinebaug River just east of River Road in Sturbridge. Good bikeway then runs eastward in a loop to the south to the Westville Lake Dam and then across a bridge over the dam's spillway and up to a parking area at the dam's south end. This is also a nice woods ride. There is a parking area near the mid point on Breakneck Road where the trail takes a dip to cross the road.

Methuen Rail Trail

needs work

October, 2016 by indyca

The Lawrence end of the trail is trashed, need a good cleaning, methuen part of the is really nice

Grand Trunk Trail

Trail recon

October, 2016 by 23rock

Recently, I have investigated the Quinebaug Valley Rail Trail portion of this trail in a series of trips. Beginning at Saundersdale Road in Southbridge, the trail is clear and wooded along the river, but the surface is loose gravel requiring fat tires. After two short bridges, the trail enters Dudley and the surface is much easier riding. Good scenery continues. At West Dudley Road, there is parking and picnic tables as well as canoe access to the river. On the far side of the road and river, a side trail bypasses an unsafe railroad bridge and good trail continues to Mill Road where there is parking. In this later section, ties remain in a few places, but these are paralleled by dirt roadways. There are also benches and interpretive markers. Good trail continues beyond Mill Road for 0.3 miles to the state line. Then, there follows 3.4 miles of undeveloped route in Thompson, Connecticut, still railroad owned. When the route reenters Dudley, Massachusetts, cleared trail continues for 3/4 mile to just west of Carpenter Rd., where it becomes overgrown with rails remaining. There is trail access and on road parking at Blue Herron Road. The Carpenter Road bridge is closed and scheduled to be replaced with a ramped fill in 2017. Overgrowth continues for about 1/4 mile to Rte. 12 where cleared trail resumes to the French River Bridge. There is parking at Rte. 12. The French River Bridge is undecked and overgrown trail is on the east side for the short distance to the junction with the French River Greenway. Good progress has been made on the Massachusetts sections. More is pending.

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