Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine Guide Book

by Cynthia Mascott (The Globe Pequot Press)
Rails To Trails Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine  by Cynthia Mascott

200pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0762704497

This is your comprehensive guide to walking, jogging, biking, and cross-country skiing New England's rail-trail system. This book provides mile-by-mile descriptions of 32 of the region's most popular rural and urban rail trails, plus complete listings of the region's other rail-trail offerings, including those in Providence and on Cape Cod.

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Trails from the "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 32.
... Preview: Panoramic views of the surrounding Connecticut hills and valleys characterize the Airline State Park Trail. Its most dramatic features are its two hidden viaducts, which offer expansive views of the s ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Willimantic, CT - Cross-Country Skiing,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: A short but superb trail nestled in the remote, lake-filled region of northwestern Vermont—just a few miles from the Canadian border. Several wildlife refuges are nearby. While the trail starts o ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Alburg, VT - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Walking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: The Ashuelot Railroad opened this line in 1851, offering service between East Northfield in Massachusetts to Keene, New Hampshire. The line was owned by the Connecticut River Railroad until 1860 and t ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Keene, NH - Cross-Country Skiing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 21
... Preview: The Beebe Spur Rail-Trail opened in 1999. It parallels Lake Memphremagog and takes its guests through some beautiful Vermont woods. Surface: Packed gravel. Location: Orleans County. From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Newport, VT - Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Rail-Trails,Road Biking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Located in the northernmost tip of Rhode Island, this is a gem of a rail-trail, scenic from start to finish. Surface: Asphalt. Location: Providence County. From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Lincoln , RI - Cross-Country Skiing,Rail-Trails,Road Biking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: The best of Lake Champlain’s waterfront can be experienced on this bikeway. There are outdoor opportunities for people of all ages. Surface: Asphalt. Location: Chittenden County. From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Burlington, VT - Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Rail-Trails,Road Biking - Trail Length: 7.5
... Preview: Among the most scenic recreation trails in Massachusetts and a favorite with cyclists and day hikers, the Cape Cod Trail provides access to beaches, fresh water ponds, cranberry bogs and wild wetlands ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Harwich, MA - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 26
... Preview: Imagine traversing a path built of tons of marble and rock fill, allowing you to bike, walk, or wheelchair several miles onto Lake Champlain. The Causeway Park Rail-Trail is among the most remarkable ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Colchester, VT - Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Rail-Trails,Road Biking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: You’ll need a sense of adventure to get the most from this trail, which is not yet fully developed. The stunning Vermont scenery, however, may lure people to the trail despite its rough surface. Surf ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Saint Albans, VT - Cross-Country Skiing,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 27
... Preview: If you want to escape the hectic pace of most urban areas of the Northeast, plan a trip to the Delaware & Hudson Rail-Trail. Currently tucked along the rural western border of Vermont, the Delaware & ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Castleton, VT - Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Walking - Trail Length: 9.2
... Preview: A lightly wooded trail through cornfields and meadows of wild-flowers. Surface: Original ballast, ranging from hard-packed cinder to gravel. Location: Rutland and Bennington Counties. From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
West Pawlet, VT - Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Walking - Trail Length: 10.6
... Preview: The trail offers the best way to get to the beach from downtown Providence and is well worth a visit. Surface: Asphalt. Location: Greater Providence and Bristol Counties. From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Bristol, RI - Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Walking - Trail Length: 14.5
... Preview: Enjoy the brilliant views of the Nantucket and Vineyard Sounds on this short trail connecting Falmouth and Woods Hole. Surface: Asphalt. Location: Barnstable County. From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Falmouth, MA - Cross-Country Skiing,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Walking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: The Farmington Canal Trail is a popular destination for people of all ages. The trail has a wide paved surface, mileage and kilometer markers, benches, solid wood bridges, and signs at road crossings ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Cheshire, CT - Cross-Country Skiing,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Walking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Located within a half-hour’s drive of the city of Hartford, the Hop River Trail offers a rugged hiking or mountain-biking experience through central Connecticut woodlands, with several small towns and ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Manchester, CT - Cross-Country Skiing,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Walking - Trail Length: 19
... Preview: Developed primarily as a route for snowmobiles and off-road vehicle enthusiasts, the Jay to Farmington Trail also appeals to the hiker and mountain bicyclist with a rugged spirit. Surface: Gravel, s ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Farmington, ME - Cross-Country Skiing,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Walking - Trail Length: 14.5
... Preview: This rail-trail takes its guests through a delightful stretch of rural Maine not often seen by tourists. The trestle bridge at the end of the trail is particularly noteworthy. Surface: Packed gravel. ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Lagrange, ME - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Walking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: This little-known gem of a trail offers solitude and sylvan surroundings just off Connecticut’s main east-west thoroughfare (I–84). Surface: Original ballast and cinder. Location: New Haven County ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Waterbury , CT - Cross-Country Skiing,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Walking - Trail Length: 10.7
... Preview: Marblehead is one of the nicest beach communities north of Boston. This trail forks in two directions. Both branches are pretty, and both eventually lead to the Atlantic Ocean. The charm of this trai ... From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Marblehead, MA - Cross-Country Skiing,Horseback Riding,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Walking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: A tour of lush New England forest on the border of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Surface: Sand and gravel. Location: Hillsborough County. From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Mason , NH - Cross-Country Skiing,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 6.7