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“Badly needs paving”

Norwottuck Rail Trail
Ranked #3 of 30 things to do in Northampton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Ten-mile bike path on the old tracks of the Boston and Maine railroad.
Reviewed July 6, 2013

This used to be an amazingly awesome trail. It's still beautiful and conveniently cuts through Amherst and Hadley but the asphalt has deteriorated badly. Lots of tree roots have developed into "speed bumps" and there are dangerous trenches along the line of travel that are just waiting to grab the wheels of the skinny tire set.

From some articles I read online the repaving has been an eight year battle with various agencies and neighbors. I truly hope it gets fixed soon since it is an invaluable resource to the community.

Thank Idgie13
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

I went to the Norwottuck Rail Trail on Memorial Day with my sister and my nieces age 7 and 9 years old. We had so much fun and enjoyed the beautiful countryside around the trail. There is a long bridge which crosses the Connecticut River and it is right in the beginning of the ride near the parking area. The trail does not loop around so we just turned back and rode the same way that we came and it was fine. It is pretty flat so riding is easy which is great when there are kids along. There is a small picnic area near the parking lot where we ate lunch and there is an ice cream stand across the street, where we got chocolate and peanut butter covered frozen bananas...so delicious.

Thank Goodsoup
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

The paths keeps getting longer and loner. You can bike all day. From Haydenville to Belchertown. Connect with the path that goes to Easthampton!

Thank PFandtheFlyers
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

We rode the eastern most 4 miles of the trail yesterday. It is a very well maintained trail. We hope to return to ride the full length at some time in the future. The first two miles are along wetlands and we stopped to see a variety of birds and water fowl.

Thank John R
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Great ride, cool and shady in the summer. Nice length to it with some interesting sights to see. Nice riding without having to watch out for traffic.

1  Thank Patsy35_10
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