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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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Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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Montreal
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181 reviews 181 reviews
24 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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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Toronto
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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1,489 reviews 1,489 reviews
814 attraction reviews
1,386 helpful votes 1,386 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 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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185 reviews 185 reviews
52 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Adams, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is a beautiful trail for biking, rollerblading, walking. Easy. You can choose to do the whole trail or just pieces of it. Lakeside trail is popular and easily accessible for all ages. Handicap accessible and wheelchair friendly at the lake. Fun for kids too as there are geese, turtles, bunnies and other sightings of wildlife on other part of... More

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Lenox, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Excellent well maintained trail. The pedestrians tend to bunch up, but what can you do. Beautiful scenery along Cheshire Lake. Something of a headwind going south.

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Cheshire, Massachusetts
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

This is an easy trail to bike. The first 2 miles out from the Adams end it a slight incline but enough to get a bit of a workout. The trail runs through wooded areas and along ponds, a river and lake. We have ridden this trail many times and have seen much wildlife- rabbits, deer, beaver, muskrats, mink, bear... More

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