Category Archives: Trails

Bay State Bike Week 2016

Bay State Bike Week is happening so go out and find some new friends to cycle with! Continue reading

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Tweed Ride Comes to Northampton

Tune up your 3 speed; #TweedRide is coming to #WesternMA, Sat 5/14 Continue reading

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Bike Path Spur Dispute Resolved

One of the goals of the Open Space Recreation, & Multi-Use plan in Northampton, MA, has been to create little rail trail spurs throughout the city so that more residents have easy access to existing Manhan Rail Trail and Mass … Continue reading

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New Northampton Rail Trail Spurs

[This is a post I put together some time ago but failed to actually publish.] Those Norwottuck Rail Trail sections in Northampton, MA are really coming togehter! Via Nick Horton of Friends of  Northampton Trails and Greenways and the MassBike … Continue reading

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A Little Help Up The Stairs

A few weeks ago, I was downtown in Northampton with my bike. On my way home, I decided to take a detour from my usual roundabout route home, and go more directly. This meant not going away from the main … Continue reading

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Manhan Rail Trails Signs Coming

The Manhan Rail Trail (Mass Central Trail) in Northampton an Easthampton is getting something which has been a long time coming – beautiful and informational signage.  An article in The Daily Hampshire Gazette (subscription) announced that the signs had been … Continue reading

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Northampton Announces Public Hearing on Boathouse Project

Northampton, MA is holding a hearing on the waterfront park along the Connecticut River. The plan for the park is to build a rail trail extension to it, and on into Hatfield. Wayne Feiden, Director of Planning and Development, has given … Continue reading

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Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways Photo Contest

Know how you’re riding along the rail trail thinking how lovely it is, how perfect that moment it and how you wish you could keep it forever?  Took a photo, didn’t you? So share it. Let the world see what … Continue reading

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Norwottuck Rail Trail Resurfacing Hearing Set

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know the section of the Norwottuck Rail Trail between Hadley, MA and Amherst, MA has been in dire need of resurfacing for years now. The original surface included broken glass … Continue reading

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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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