Category Archives: Destinations

Westfield’s Columbia Greenway Rail Trail Progresses

  Westfield is serious about getting their Columbia Greenway Trail ready to ride. Just a couple of weeks ago I rode part of the trail from Shaker Farms Road, south to the Connecticut line. Beautiful, smooth riding. But the trail … Continue reading

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Report on Trains Returning to Northampton

Hey, Western Mass, the trains are coming back! Beginning late 2014, train service will return to Northampton, MA and Greenfield, MA, when trains heading north from New Haven, CT and Springfield, MA will follow the route of the Connecticut River … Continue reading

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Westfield MA Columbia Greenway Moves Closer to Downtown

Continuing the Westfield, MA, Columbia Greenway Rail Trail theme, we move on to what’s coming next in the trail’s development. During Winter, 2011-2012, Westfield has begun to see the final stages of the rebuilding  with the completion of the Great … Continue reading

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Biking Westfield and Southwick’s Rail Trails

So now that we know how to find the Columbia Greenway Rail Trail bike path in Westfield, MA, and The Jog in Southwick, MA, what can we expect to find there? Lots of goodies for those wanting a quiet, leisurely … Continue reading

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Directions to Westfield, MA’s Rail Trail

Yes, Western Massachusetts, there is a rail trail in Westfield and Southwick, and I can tell you how to get there. One of the most consistent visits to Pedal Paradise is via web search by bike riders for directions to … Continue reading

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Those Lovely Manhan Rail Trail Bridges

Oh those beautiful bridges! I got to ride the Manhan Rail Trail (part of the Mass Central Rail Trail) from Northampton, MA through Easthampton to the current end at the Southampton town line recently. Cycling this bike path is so … Continue reading

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Westfield Columbia Greenway Rail Trail Moves Forward

Bit by bit, the Columbia Greenway Trail is coming together. This  interstate rail trail runs from New Haven, Connecticut, north to Northampton, Massachusetts, along the defunct New Haven & Northampton Canal. Fragments of the trail have been completed over the … Continue reading

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Easthampton Manhan Rail Trail Extention Open

Today’s Daily Hampshire Gazette [subscription required], has a big article today on the completion of the 3/4 mile stretch of the Manhan Rail Trail which brings the trail through Easthampton, MA to the doorstep of Southampton, MA. I cycled the … Continue reading

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Manhan Rail Trail Expansion Update

This past Monday, Columbus Day, was a gift in many ways. Following several days of gloom and rain, Western Massachusetts was treated to three full days of warm sunshine. I took advantage of Monday’s loveliness to ride the Manhan Rail … Continue reading

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Southwick, MA Completes Columbia River Greenway

Congratulations Southwick, MA! Your portion of the Columbia Greenway Trail is now complete! The Springfield Republican has a story and photos from the ribbon cutting of the Southwick Columbia Greenway rail trail on Friday, September 23, 2011. Six more miles … Continue reading

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