List of rail trails in Massachusetts

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This list of rail trails in Massachusetts details former railroad right-of-ways in Massachusetts that have been converted to trails for public use and proposed rail trails where trails exist but have not been fully established.

Massachusetts has at least "69 rail-trails, covering 347 miles. A massive new project proposed by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, called the Landline, seeks to connect these trails, creating a 1,400-mile network of greenways and foot trails within the Boston region. When finished (currently 45 percent of the greenway network and 60 percent of the foot trail network is complete), the network would bring trail access within a half mile of three-quarters of the region's residents, and 92 percent of residents would be within one mile of the nearest trail or path."[1]

Established rail trails[edit]

In planning/under construction[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "How to make the most of New England's rail-trail system" https://www.boston.com/travel/travel/2018/08/15/how-to-make-the-most-of-new-englands-rail-trail-system
  2. ^ "Amesbury Riverwalk Trail". Amesbury Trails.
  3. ^ "Guide to the Narrow-Gauge Rail-Trail" (PDF). Friends of Bedford Depot Park. October 5, 2001.
  4. ^ "Clipper City Rail Trail, Newburyport". Coastal Trails Coalition.
  5. ^ "Danvers Rail Trail". Friends of Danvers Recreation.
  6. ^ "Eastern Marsh Trail, Salisbury". Coastal Trails Coalition.
  7. ^ "Ghost Trail, Salisbury". Coastal Trails Coalition.
  8. ^ "Methuen Rail Trail".
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2011-03-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-04. Retrieved 2011-03-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-04. Retrieved 2011-03-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "East Longmeadow Rail Trail Celebrated". Mass.gov. Massachusetts Department of Transportation. September 9, 2010.
  13. ^ "Work begins on new Southwick bicycle trail".
  14. ^ "Home - Friends of the Milford Upper Charles Trail". www.milfordtrail.org.
  15. ^ "Holliston Rail Trail". Friends of Holliston Trails.
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-04. Retrieved 2011-03-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  17. ^ "World War II Veterans Memorial Trail". TrailLink.
  18. ^ "The Bay Colony Rail Trail | Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. - Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr". baycolonyrailtrail.org.
  19. ^ "Cochituate Rail Trail".
  20. ^ "Mattapoisett Rail Trail". TrailLink.
  21. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-04. Retrieved 2011-03-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  22. ^ Ray, Danielle (January 25, 2021). "Progress made on Twin Cities Rail Trail project". Sentinel & Enterprise.
  23. ^ "MassDOT Blog - The Official Blog of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation".