Explore 52 of the best rail-trails and multiuse pathways across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island
All across the country, unused railroad corridors have been converted to public multiuse trails. In this official guide, the experts from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy present the best of these rail-trails, as well as other multiuse pathways, in Southern New England.
Explore two Hall of Fame Rail-Trails: the Minuteman Bikeway, with its historical connections to the American Revolution, and the East Bay Bike Path, with its quintessential New England waterfront views. Discover paths that traverse the quiet woodlands of Connecticut and the charming communities of Rhode Island. Learn about ambitious trail projects across Massachusetts, like the Border to Boston Trail. Whether you’re on feet, wheels, or skis, you’ll love the variety in this collection of multiuse trails, from beautiful waterways and scenic areas to the hustle and bustle of the states’ urban centers!
In this book, you’ll find:
- Detailed maps for every rail-trail, plus driving directions to trailheads
- Icons indicating the activities each trail can accommodate
- Succinct descriptions written by rail-trail experts
“You can now throw away all your self-help books on fighting depression, losing weight, toning muscles, finding something to do with your kids, and learning American history. Just use this guide, find a great trail, and enjoy!”
-Peter Harnik, Director, Center for City Park Excellence, Trust for Public Land