Squannacook River Rail Trail


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Squannacook River Rail Trail Facts

States: Massachusetts
Counties: Middlesex
Length: 1.8 miles
Trail end points: Intersection of Depot Street and Center Street in Townsend, MA and Old Meetinghouse Road in Townsend, MA
Trail surfaces: Crushed Stone
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 12241365

Squannacook River Rail Trail Description

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 Branch of the Boston and Maine Railroad. The non-profit Squannacook Greenways, which leased the corridor from the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, built and maintains the rail trail.

The trail is a 10-foot wide crushed stone surface suitable for all bicycles, walking, and horseback riding. It is adjacent to the Squannacook River State Forest and many hiking trails that access the Squannacook River. This is the second of four phases of the rail-trail, which will be 3.7 miles when complete, and extend into Groton, MA.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is at the intersection of Depot Street and Center Street  (1 Center Street, Townsend, MA).


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