Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine
by Cynthia Mascott (The Globe Pequot Press)
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Very busy with bikers, joggers and inline skaters on a holiday morning but it's a very flat, easy, kid-friendly trail with enough range of scenery including the tressle bridge on the NHampton end to keep kids 9 & 11 amused.
An easy midway access point is behind the Whole Foods Market on Rt 9 in Hadley.
Enjoyable rail trail with minimum grade change. A lot of bumps from roots in various area's. Overall it was a pleasant 16.7 mile (round trip) ride.
This is a nice relatively safe rail-trail for all types of users, including families. The surface was well maintained in most places. Children like riding over the old iron bridge and looking all the way down to the river, but warn them to spit down wind. My only concern would be heavy usage by the local students using the trail as a commuter route to one of the colleges. Some students tend to be speedsters trying to make up lost time.
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