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The Southwick Rail Trail extends from the Massachusetts–Connecticut state line north to the Westfield town line and connects to the Columbia Greenway Rail Trail. Along the way, it travels through swamps and farmland, and passes several golf courses.
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. From this southern end at the border, you can continue riding south on the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail.
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.
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