This list represents the most popular rail-trails in Massachusetts. Use this list to plan your next Massachusetts rail-trails trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.
#1 Minuteman Bikeway
The Minuteman Bikeway has it all. It’s close to Boston, it’s historic, it’s located in a lush and beautiful area, and it’s ...
#2 Cape Cod Rail Trail
Nickerson State Park, MA
Cape Cod Rail Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. It is within Cape Cod Rail Trail and ...
#3 Falmouth Shining Sea Path
Enjoy the brilliant views of the Nantucket and Vineyard Sounds on this short trail connecting Falmouth and Woods Hole. Surface: ...
#4 Marblehead Rail-Trail
Marblehead is one of the nicest beach communities north of Boston. This trail forks in two directions. Both branches are ...
#5 Norwottuck Rail Trail (Francis P. Ryan Section)
Norwottuck Rail Trail (Francis P. Ryan Section) is a hiking and biking trail in Northampton, Massachusetts. It is 2.6 miles ...
#6 Southwest Corridor
This urban rail-trail takes you from downtown Boston to Jamaica Plain. It is used by bicyclists commuting to and from downtown ...
#7 Northampton Bikeway
The town of Northampton is the home to prestigious Smith College and is known for its active community government. This short ...
#8 Ashuwillticook Rail Trail
Berkshire County, MA
Ashuwillticook Rail Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. It is 5.5 miles long and begins ...
#9 Nashua River Rail Trail
Massachusetts’s Nashua River Rail Trail is just south of the New Hampshire border. This pretty trail is only an hour’s drive ...
#10 Ashuwillticook Rail Trail
Ashuwillticook Rail Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. It is 5.3 miles long and begins ...
#11 Marblehead Rail Trail
#12 Minuteman Bikeway
Named after the patriotic colonists who would be ready at a minute’s notice to face off against the British during the American ...
#13 Northampton Bikeway
#14 Minuteman Bikeway
#15 Falmouth Shining Sea Path
Falmouth , MA
Enjoy the brilliant views of the Nantucket and Vineyard Sounds on this short trail connecting Falmouth and Woods Hole.
#16 Southwest Corridor
This urban rail trail takes you from downtown Boston to Jamaica Plain. It is used by bicyclists commuting to and from downtown ...
This is a great trail that combines cool scenery with some interesting history See More
I enjoy bird watching so visiting a bird conservation area like this is a real treat See More