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Norwottuck Rail Trail

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Nice trail

This is probably my favorite bike trail, but I haven't been in a couple of years (the date's not... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Rick R
Chester, Massachusetts
via mobile
Northampton Side

Flat, well maintained, paved trail. Easy walk from downtown Northampton. No bathrooms. Quiet when... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
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Ten-mile bike path on the old tracks of the Boston and Maine railroad.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This is probably my favorite bike trail, but I haven't been in a couple of years (the date's not accurate), but they were also doing work on some sections of it. It's pretty much flat, but there are some hills. It's a popular place for...More

Thank Rick R
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Flat, well maintained, paved trail. Easy walk from downtown Northampton. No bathrooms. Quiet when we were there, but I can see how it can get crowded. We saw walkers of all ages, joggers, cyclists, and families with pets enjoying the traffic-free trail. Really beautiful and...More

Thank BostonFabulous
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This happy rail trail is a wonderful glimpse into New England. Northampton, Whole foods and Amherst are all possible stops along the way.

Thank esserguy
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The past year this biking trail has been re-paved. No more glass fragments in the pavement to puncture your tires. The trail is easily accessible. 1st timers, park behind Whole Foods in South Hadley. Head west if your a beginner (towards Northampton, MA) or if...More

Thank Charles B
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I've biked, walked, jogged and geocached along this beautiful path. Lots of shade, benches and lovely stops, if needed, to make your trip enjoyable. There are water fountains as well. There's scenic views of the surrounding mountains for your visual pleasure. Definitely worth travelling along!

Thank DMistark
Reviewed 17 December 2016

This is truly an extraordinary bike path. Several sections of it have now been connected and it's endless miles of path to check out.

Thank David P
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Although relatively flat and straight for much of its length, this trial is absolutely wonderful. Most of the trail is shaded and remains cool through the morning into the summer. It was recently repaved, widened, and upgraded with the installation of benches and informational kiosks...More

Thank U6316CKmichaelh
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Gorgeous, peaceful ride. Love the bridge over the Connecticut River. Plenty of parking, picnic tables, and portajohns on the Northampton end. Well-loved and well-used. Recently repaved.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Rail Trail offers a scenic tour of farmland, swamps and nature. Great for bike riders or walkers. We use it for a safe bike riding experience for three seasons. I the spring it is also a prime area for bird watching. Travel the back...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I start this trail in Belchertown off Warren Wright Rd. A small parking lot starts the trail off. The first 5 miles is quiet rolling thru conversation areas. As you bike closer to Northampton, you ride past universities, the Hadley Mall and end up at...More

Thank seventhsojurn
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Several years ago I rode a section of this trail and at one point noticed what looked like a large year round produce market. It can be seen from the trail. I would like to go to this market, do you know if it is still in business and where it is along the trail? Thanks much
25 March 2016|
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Response from Pierre R | 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.
Where is the beginning entrance of the bike trail in Northampton? Address?
5 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.
Are there any bicycle rentals near the trail entrances? I'd be staying closest to Northampton, MA.
1 August 2015|
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Response from JRenfrew | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Northampton Bicycle. Have fun!