Norwottuck Rail Trail

Address
446 Damon Rd., Northampton, MA 01060

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Overview

Ride down the Norwottuck Rail Trail and enjoy the scenic views along the way. Level paths allow you to enjoy the trail no matter your abilities.

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Parking

Free parking is available for trail users at:

  • Elwell Recreation Area in Northampton
  • Railroad Street in Hadley
  • Station Road in South Amherst

Facilities

  • Paved bike path
  • Picnic area
  • Restrooms

Services

  • Biking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Educational programs
  • Inline skating
  • Rollerblading
  • Running
  • Walking

Accessibility

  • Accessible biking

Restrictions

  • No alcohol
  • No motorized vehicles
  • No horses
  • No littering

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Trail etiquette
  • Be courteous of other path users.
  • Keep right unless passing.
  • Stop at all stop signs.
  • Trail is open dawn to dusk. If you have appropriate lights, ride at your on risk.
  • Give a clear and audible signal before passing and pass only when it's safe to.
  • Travel at a reasonable speed.
  • Wear protective headgear. This is required by law for children 16 years and younger, but recommended for all.
  • Respect private property next to the trail. 
  • Carry in, carry out all trash and belongings.

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