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West Springfield Public Hearing Scheduled

The town of West Springfield has posted a notice of hearing on their plans to develop a trail along the Connecticut River. The kidsConnecticut Riverwalk and Bikeway trail would be for biking and walking. Hearing details: A Public Informational Meeting … 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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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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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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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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Southampton Greenway Commttee Working Hard on Rail Trail Project

Ok, envision this – one sunny day you pull out the bike, & decide to go for a jaunt. Not having any particular destination in mind, you pop onto the bike path, the western section of the Mass Central Rail … 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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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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Manhan River Bridge Goes In

Last Friday’s Daily Hampshire Gazette, [subscription required] included a small notice that due to the installation of the rail trail bridge over the Manhan River in Easthampton there would be traffic delays. This bridge is the final piece in a … Continue reading

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