Norwottuck Rail Trail

Norwottuck Rail Trail, Northampton: Address, Phone Number, Norwottuck Rail Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

Norwottuck Rail Trail
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Ten-mile bike path on the old tracks of the Boston and Maine railroad.
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TrainManDan10
Keene, NH1,799 contributions
Great Meal, Walk, and View but Bridge Too Much for 5 Month Golden Retriever Puppy
Sep 2021 • Couples
Today my wife and I had a Iovely meal at the public park near this rail trail with our new, 5 month old, Golden Retriever puppy, "Amber". We had great food, peaceful Connecticut River views, and a relaxed time.

We tried taking Amber on the rail trail bridge, but she got frightened by all the new noises (machinery, planes, bikes), and we had to return before getting to the other side of the river, even though we picked her up. Next time she will be older and be able to handle the sounds better.
Written September 21, 2021
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olivias33
Southampton, NY176 contributions
Fun Place
Jul 2021
This is a cute place to walk, bike, or jog. There is so much nature around you. Its nice and shady on hot days. You can walk as long or as short as you want.
Written July 30, 2021
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Adventure Diva
Manchester, CT1,596 contributions
A natural setting waiting to be explored
Aug 2020 • Friends
Whether you're a jogger, biker or walker, this trail is ready to be explored. The trail is in great condition and the day we were there, visitors were practicing social distancing and wearing masks that added to a perfect escape into nature.
Written August 23, 2020
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TrainManDan10
Keene, NH1,799 contributions
Great Picnic and Walking Area, No Bathrooms
Aug 2020 • Couples
We stopped for carryout and ice cream/sorbet in Downtown that we ate at a picnic table here with a shady view of the Connecticut River. We then took our Golden Retriever on a half mile walk on the rail trail that crosses the river.

The only thing to be mindful of is that, because of Covid-19, no bathrooms were open. People were friendly, and almost everyone was socially distanced at 6 feet or had masks.
Written August 12, 2020
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Robert S
Lawrence, KS2,663 contributions
Wonderful walking, biking, jogging trail
Jul 2019
We have never walked the entire trail, but we really enjoyed walking the dog in such a lovely natural setting. The many birds brightened our days
The trail is kept in tip top condition.
Written March 20, 2020
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WNA-MEA
Northampton, MA6 contributions
Very nice bike path.
Nov 2019 • Solo
This is a great trail, I use it frequently. A few roots here and there but generally very good pavement. It's all very scenic. The section over the Connecticut River in particular. Plus, there’s a nice section through wetlands in Amherst and Belchertown. I mostly use it as a connector for parts of my longer road rides. If I an out too late and it’s getting dark, it’s a nice way to get back without having to deal with cars. You can commute between Amherst and Northampton easily. If you couple it with the Manhan Rail Trail in Easthampton, a round-trip ride will get you almost 40 miles. Very nice trail.
Written November 6, 2019
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flagdaytwins
New York City, NY46 contributions
The Details.
Oct 2019
Obviously this is a well-loved trail, 100% paved, great for biking with hybrid tires.

Alot of reviews are missing the details that I crave.

The Belchertown parking area is at 345 Warren Wright Road. The lot is small. You're welcome.

Just a few minutes out of the lot you'll come across a port-a-potty at the Station Road, Amherst parking lot.

Shortly after you'll pass the back of Amherst College, which I'm sure has accessible bathrooms somewhere.

You'll then come upon Maple Farms market/deli/store and the beginning of the back of a mall - Walmart and such - public restrooms. Followed by a Whole Foods.

There was another port-a-potty after the mall. And more after the CT river bridge, they are set back in the parking lot.

Of course the highlight - the center of Northampton - tons of restaurants to enjoy.

Bring a bike lock.

And beware, the courtesy of notifying someone they are passing you no longer exists. Good luck with that.
Written October 7, 2019
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BlackBear1959
Ottawa, Canada88 contributions
Great for long or short excursions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Walk, run or cycle this trail, you won't be disappointed. We recently cycled from downtown Northampton to Belchertown - with a side detour to U. Mass - and back and then west to Westhampton and back. The eastern portion is certainly the more scenic route; however, there are a number of craft breweries to tempt you when heading southwest e.g, New City Brewery (Easthampton). Don't have a bike...no problem...you can rent one from Northampton Bicycle on Pleasant St. for $25 a day. A great full day or half day outing.
Written July 23, 2019
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George R
33 contributions
10+miles
Jun 2019 • Family
I usually go from Easthampton to Look Park in Northampton. Very scenic route with restaurants, games, and ice cream shops on the trail. One of my favorites to bike ride or walk.
Written June 27, 2019
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caroll
Northampton, MA110 contributions
Bike away!
Jun 2019 • Friends
Whether you live in the area or are simply visiting from out of town, you absolutely must give yourself time to bike ( or walk) this rail trail. One of the best! Definitely go across the Connecticut but if you can, give yourself time to do the whole stretch from Belchertown to Easthampton. Each section has something to offer. Meadows. Woods. Bridges. Rocks. Peak into backyards or pull off for an icecream. The path goes right through Amherst or Hadley...across farmland and into the neighborhoods of Northampton. You can either continue to Easthampton or go to Look Park and beyond. Worth every stop. Every mile.
Written June 23, 2019
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