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A great walk

For exercise or enjoyment this trail has it all. I just love taking a walk down this trail. It... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Bike ride

This is a great trail for bike riding with family and friends! If you’d like you can stop off and... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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Ten-mile bike path on the old tracks of the Boston and Maine railroad.
446 Damon Rd, Northampton, MA 01060-1818
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

For exercise or enjoyment this trail has it all. I just love taking a walk down this trail. It connects many towns together. Some people use it to commute to work and others for a daily jogging trail. The scenery it beautiful.

Thank Flafamily23
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This is a great trail for bike riding with family and friends! If you’d like you can stop off and get a bite to eat along the way. People also are out walking and rollerblading.

Thank HJK1224
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I agree with another reviewer, you are Quickly rewarded with wonderful CT River views moments after leaving the 446 Damon Rd parking area. From this location, the trail is just minutes from connecting with 2 other local trails 1 mile to the west, the Manhan...More

Thank travlskier
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!

Thank kimbentley
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

1  Thank Melissa S
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
Reviewed 6 February 2018

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

Thank TomM1951
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

2  Thank Wildflower01945
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
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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Mary E
8 July 2018|
Response from Flafamily23 | Reviewed this property |
No the trail is not lit for nighttime use.
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.
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.