Tag Archives: Scenic

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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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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BikeFest Returns for Fifth Year

Northampton Cycling Club‘s BikeFest, celebrating all things cycling in Western Massachusetts, returns for the 5th year, bigger and better. BikeFest is on Saturday, September 22, at Look Park in Northampton, MA. Check out their new website, Bike Fest & Tour … Continue reading

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Southampton Rail Trail Group Approaches Milestone

Northampton, check. Easthampton, check. Ummmm…ah,Westfield, check. Southwick, check. Hang on, something’s missing. Southampton. Southampton is the missing link in the New Haven & Northampton Canal Rail Trail. But the Southampton Greenway Committee is working to connect Southampton to the trail … Continue reading

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Will Bike 4 Food Ride Benefits Food Bank of Western Mass

Last year’s “Will Bike 4 Food” was such a good time and success, the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts decided to do it again! The fundraising ride returns on September 30, 2012. There are rides of 25, 50 and 100 … 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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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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Sunny Day Breakaway

I knew the rain was coming. I needed to ride. My before-work window of time for yesterday’s ride was quickly closing. But I had to ride. Morning is my reliable, best, get-out-the-door and do it time. The other big benefit? I … Continue reading

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Hotel Bridge Ride, Take Two

Gotta give it to volunteers in Western Massachusetts. People all across the Pioneer Valley are working hard to preserve and enhance local treasures. Case in point, the Hotel Bridge in the Leeds village of Northampton, MA. Volunteers have organized another … Continue reading

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