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Norwottuck Rail Trail

446 Damon Rd, Northampton, MA 01060-1818
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Beautiful ride

The path is very well maintained, and about 90% (est) shaded, which was a great on a 90 degree day... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
kimbentley
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Napaskiak, Alaska
Great Day on our Bikes!

The trail is great for anyone, all ages. There are plenty of places to pick it up and park along... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Melissa S
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Atlanta, GA
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Ten-mile bike path on the old tracks of the Boston and Maine railroad.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bike ride” (8 reviews)
“picnic tables” (7 reviews)
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446 Damon Rd, Northampton, MA 01060-1818
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"connecticut river"
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"bike ride"
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"picnic tables"
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"whole foods"
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"mile round trip"
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"access points"
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"love riding"
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"entire length"
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"frost heaves"
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"early afternoon"
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"enjoy the scenery"
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"distant mountains"
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"college campus"
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"new england"
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"crossing"
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"paved"
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"bridge"
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

The path is very well maintained, and about 90% (est) shaded, which was a great on a 90 degree day. At one point, I felt like I was riding thru a topical rain forest!

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

The trail is great for anyone, all ages. There are plenty of places to pick it up and park along the 9 mile stretch we were on. It's flat and relatively smooth so it's very easy to run, walk, bike, Rollerblade - whatever your fancy....More

Thank Melissa S
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

I was staying at the nearby Hampton Inn in Hadley and went for dinner at Webster's Seafood restaurant on the other side of the Connecticut River. Saw the entrance to the rail trail and took a walk across the bridge at sunset. Glad I did....More

Thank Frqflier
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

A nice, level paved trail for bikers seeking an easy ride. Well shaded and comfortable. Many pleasant spot.

Thank TomM1951
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

I've been on this trail several times. It is excellent for people who are not very familiar with bike riding because it is relatively flat; bikers and walkers are generally aware and courteous; there is very little interaction with cars; and there are segments that...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

I spend a lot of time on this rail trail, usually running more than biking. The section crossing the Connecticut river is beautiful. A lot of the trail is well shaded which helps in the summer heat. This trail and the other connecting trails allow...More

Thank kms08142016
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Rode this trail on a beautiful Sunday in October. It was busy but not terrible in terms of being able to ride it without stopping for people. It’s a very scenic route with views of the mountains and the CT River. It also passes through...More

Thank Cttraveler66
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

I just discovered this trail this summer. I LOVE it. You can cycle/hike for miles and miles through forests and towns. The trail is paved and there are plenty of access points with parking. We love to start at the bridge over the Connecticut River...More

Thank Gee557
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We happened to visit Northampton when the weather was beautiful and perfect for a stroll on this trail. It is beautiful and worth strolling it or riding a bike on it. Our daughter and family ride it daily and love it. They are anxious for...More

Thank FLB
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

This was the second time in two years that I rode the entire length of the trail from Exit 19 in Northampton to the east end in Belchertown. Both times were in late September and were with a group. Except for the last mile or...More

Thank Dave_NY55
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M E J
26 March 2016|
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Response from BeerVenturer | Reviewed this property |
Yes - that would be Maple Farms. On the bike path as it crosses North Maple St. (Behind Hampshire Mall). They've expanded in recent years too.
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SUN_and_H2O
6 September 2015|
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Response from Islenskr | Reviewed this property |
You can jump on it pretty much anywhere. You can see that path on google maps.
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