Best Rail Trails New England  by Cynthia Mascott

Best Rail Trails New England Guide Book

by Cynthia Mascott (Falcon Guides)
Best Rail Trails New England  by Cynthia Mascott
Best Rail Trails New England is the complete guide to walking, jogging, biking, and cross-country skiing more than forty of the region's most popular rural and urban rail trails. Written by an author with expert knowledge of New England, this easy-to-use book provides mile-by-mile descriptions of the most popular rural and urban rail trails in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont--from the Airline State Park Trail, with its panoramic views of Connecticut's hills and valleys, to Portland's Eastern Promenade Trail, rich in history and beauty.

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Trails from the "Best Rail Trails New England" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 36.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 36.

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 ...
Colchester, CT - Cross-Country Skiing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 5
This short but superb trail is nestled in the remote, lake-filled region of northwestern Vermont—just a few miles from the Canadian border. Several wildlife refuges are nearby. As the trail begins, t ...
Alburg, VT - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 3.5
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The Ashuelot Railroad opened this line in 1851, offering service between East Northfield in Massachusetts and Keene, New Hampshire. The line was owned by the Connecticut River Railroad until 1860 and ...
Hinsdale, MA - Cross-Country Skiing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 21
If you’re looking for truly spectacular views of the hills and mountains that Berkshire County is famous for, you need look no further. This is a gem of a rail trail. This trail is 11.15 miles long b ...
Pittsfield , MA - Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 11.2
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The Beebe Spur Rail Trail opened in 1999. It parallels Lake Memphremagog and takes its guests through some beautiful Vermont woods.
Newport, VT - Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 4
Located in the northernmost tip of Rhode Island, this is a gem of a rail trail, scenic from start to finish.
Pawtucket, RI - Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 6.8
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Among the most scenic recreation trails in Massachusetts and a favorite with cyclists and day hikers, the Cape Cod Trail provides access to beaches, freshwater ponds, cranberry bogs and wild wetlands, ...
Hyannis, MA - Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 26
If you want to escape the hectic pace of most urban areas of the Northeast, plan a trip to the Delaware & Hudson Rail Trail. These two sections of rail trail (North and South) are tucked along the wes ...
Castleton, VT - Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 9.2
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A lightly wooded trail goes through cornfields and meadows of wildflowers.
West Pawlet, VT - Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 10.6
The trail offers the best way to get to the beach from downtown Providence and is well worth a visit.
Providence, RI - Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 14.5
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You’ll get a sense of time gone by while visiting the Eastern Promenade Trail in downtown Portland. It offers a perfect blend of history and beauty in a short 2.0-mile stretch.
Portland, ME - Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 2.1
Enjoy the brilliant views of the Nantucket and Vineyard Sounds on this short trail connecting Falmouth and Woods Hole.
Falmouth , MA - Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 4
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The Farmington Canal Trail is a work in progress. When completed the trail will extend for 84 miles, from New Haven, Connecticut, to Northampton, Massachusetts. The sections already opened are in vary ...
Wallingford, CT - Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 40
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 ...
Vernon, CT - Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 19
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This trail has two sections—both laden with forest and lakes—and is popular with Connecticut residents and rail trail enthusiasts alike. Going south on Route 25 from Newtown Center, take a left on B ...
Trumbull, CT - Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 4.3
The best of Lake Champlain’s waterfront can be experienced on this bikeway. There are outdoor opportunities for people of all ages.
Burlington, VT - Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 12.5
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The Kennebec River Rail Trail follows the Kennebec River from trail start to finish. Once very polluted, it is now healthy, beautiful, and a fisherman's delight. The Kennebec River Rail Trail is at p ...
Augusta, ME - Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 2
Tucked along the edge of the wide Kennebec River, the Solon to Bingham Trail offers a pleasant diversion from I-95. In recent years the Kennebec Valley Rails organization has been working to promote ...
Solon, ME - Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 7
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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.
Lagrange, ME - Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 12
This little-known gem of a trail offers solitude and sylvan surroundings just off Connecticut’s main east-west thoroughfare (Interstate 84).
Woodbury, CT - Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 10.7
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