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Northampton Rail Trail

Northampton Rail Trail System

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. The trail is also open to walking and rollerblading.

The west end of the Norwottuck Rail Trail connects with the Northampton Bikeway and the Manhan Rail Trail to Easthampton. 

The bike path also passes through Connecticut River Greenway State Park on Damon Road in Northampton.

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 own 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.

Manhan Rail Trail

Northampton Rail Trail System

Nestled in the heart of the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, Easthampton’s Manhan Rail Trail offers unique recreational opportunities to people of all ages and interests.

The Manhan Rail Trail has a total length of 6 miles within the City of Easthampton. The trail continues for several miles into Northampton where it connects with a system of trails in the city.   The entire length of the Manhan Rail Trail is paved.

Connecticut River Greenway

Northampton Rail Trail System, Connecticut River Greenway

The Connecticut River Greenway connects parks and other areas along the Connecticut River.   Up to 8 parks are accessible from the greenway as you follow it across the state. You’ll find river access with public boat ramps all along the river.

Activities:

  • Boating (motorized)
  • Boating (non-motorized)
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Educational programs
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Hunting

Facilities:

  • Boat ramp
  • Picnic area
  • Restrooms
  • Scenic viewing area