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Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

Adams, MA
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Adams
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking Trails, Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Cross-country Ski Areas, Biking Trails, Trails, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Traveler Description: This rail trail begins in Adams at the Berkshire Visitors center. After meandering through town, you head into a lovely wooded area which runs along... more »
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English first
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91 reviews 91 reviews
51 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This segment of 11 miles runs from Pittsfield to North Adams MA. A portion of it runs along a busy road, mostly obscured, but you can hear the traffic. Soon it veers away, running along a beautiful reservoir and through forested property. It runs fairly flat and has plenty of places to pull aside; there are plenty of benches as... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We biked just for a little under an hour on this trail. Very scenic and quiet. Well maintained, and very smooth. Especially great for individuals starting out on biking.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We have biked many rail trail but few compare to this one for natural beauty. There is good parking at either end a swell as rest rooms. The trail is still in good condition.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

You can begin the trail in Adams or Lanesborough or at various parking areas along the way. We begin the trail in Lanesborough at the access parking area right where you turn into the Berkshire mall off route 8. The round trip is about 22 miles. It is very flat except as you approach the last couple of miles near... More

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25 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

11 1/2 mile mostly flat trail past a reservoir from edge of Pittsfield to Adams. lots of birds, some wildlife

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a great paved trail along an old railway for seeing some beautiful lakes, marsh land and wildlife. And hey, something free to do is always welcome on a trip! I advise starting the trip at the second parking lot after the Berkshire Mall at Farnam's Crossing... then you can walk along a lake for more than a mile.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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818 attraction reviews
1,425 helpful votes 1,425 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This wonderful paved trail runs along Route 8 in the Berkshires in northwestern Massachusetts. Beautiful lakes and.mountains to see. Goes through or near Pittsfield, Cheshire and Adams. There are different access points and benches along the way. Good for biking and walking.

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Flat trail for 11 miles. Nice views throughout - a good portion of the trail is along themlakes. Lots of walkers, bikers, rollerblade, etc. multiple places along the trail to park your car and pick up the trail from there.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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55 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Finally - a place to just walk and walk and walk! Super trail and beautiful setting - my wife and I walked nearly 7 miles total and it was refreshing and a healthy thing to do - we are walkers and had never really tried a rail trail and we will certainly seek-out others!

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Windsor, Connecticut
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is a rail trail like many others here in New England, but the scenery is nicer than many. We parked at an access point near Pittsfield, and within minutes of riding we were along side of some beautiful lakes with hills surrounding. Very picturesque and a great ride for a relaxing vacation.

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