Tag Archives: Transportation

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

Posted in Joy, Trails | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Development, Events, Trails | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Development, Events, Trails | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Destinations, Development, Tourism, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Cycling Classes Offered

Bike riding is fun, environmentally friendly and good for your health. Sometimes people are reluctant to really incorporate cycling into their everyday lives because they are intimidated about cycling on the road with cars. Well, just like driving a car, … Continue reading

Posted in Events | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Destinations, Development, Trails, Travel | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Winter Cycling Workshop Offered

Got the biking bug, and find the idea of winter biking in the Pioneer Valley intriguing? The scenery will still be beautiful, but whoo, will it be cold!! Not to worry. If you are committed, and can prepare, biking year-round … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Tips | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Destinations, Development, Joy, Touring, Tourism, Trails, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Cycling Safety From MassBike

MassBike, the cycling advocacy and education organization in Massachusetts does many things to promote cycling in the Bay State. I want to bring two recent things to your attention. The first thing is a proactive move by the Pioneer Valley … Continue reading

Posted in Tips | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Destinations, Development, Events, Joy, Tourism, Trails | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments