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I run on the Norwottuck Rail Trail. It's perfect: clean, scenic, mostly flat-flatty-flat-flat. This... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Larry P
Northampton, Massachusetts
Great place to walk with lovely views

We parked and walked over the Connecticut River on a lovely bridge. Then turned around and walked... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2019
Dartmouth, 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 4 weeks ago

I run on the Norwottuck Rail Trail. It's perfect: clean, scenic, mostly flat-flatty-flat-flat. This trail, this route, this option is one of the reasons I'm so happy to live in the Connecticut River Valley.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Larry P
Reviewed January 6, 2019

We parked and walked over the Connecticut River on a lovely bridge. Then turned around and walked in to the town of Northampton and back. Trail was flat and clean with options to turn off here and there. it was also marked with how long...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sss709
Reviewed December 30, 2018

The name of this has changed. It is now called Mass Central Rail Trail --Norwottuck Branch. When completed, it will be 100+ miles long. Additionally, there is a 900 ft+ tunnel about 50 miles east of the end of this in the town of Clinton,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Over the river and through the woods farms, trees, very pleasant and access to Whole foods and mall also! very fine

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 18lamaj
Reviewed September 17, 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank HJK1224
Reviewed August 30, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 4, 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!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kimbentley
Reviewed May 31, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 15, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Frqflier
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July 7, 2018|
Response from Flafamily23 | Reviewed this property |
No the trail is not lit for nighttime use.
March 25, 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.
September 5, 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.