Explore more than 50 top rail-trails and multiuse pathways across three states--Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island--with this official guide. All across the country, unused railroad corridors have been converted to public multiuse trails. Here, the experts from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy present more than 50 destination rail-trails, as well as other multiuse pathways, in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.
Within these pages, you can explore two Hall of Fame Rail-Trails: the Minuteman Bikeway with its rich historical connections to the American Revolution and the East Bay Bike Path with its quintessential New England waterfront views. You'll discover trails that traverse the quiet woodlands of Connecticut and the charming communities of Rhode Island, and you'll learn about ambitious trail projects spanning multiple counties across Massachusetts, like the Mass Central Rail Trail and the Border to Boston Trail. These adventures and more await you on the many multiuse trails of the region.
In this book, you'll find:
Detailed maps for each trail, plus driving directions to trailheads
Icons indicating the activities each trail can accommodate
Succinct descriptions written by rail-trail experts Rails-to-Trails Conservancy serves as the national voice for more than 160,000 members and supporters, more than 22,000 miles of open rail-trail across the country, and more than 8,000 miles of potential trails waiting to be built--with a goal of ensuring a better future for America made possible by trails and the connections they inspire.
The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to converting former railroad corridors to public, multiuse recreational trails that offer easy access to runners, hikers, bicyclists, skaters, wheelchair users, and equestrians.
The official Rails-Trails guidebook series is published by Wilderness Press. Find out all the ways Wilderness Press and the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy are working together over on the blog.
If you want to find out more about Rail-Trails, check out the Conservancy's official website, or give them a follow over on Twitter. Hope you get the chance to make your way to a Rail-Trail near you. They are so fun!