Rail-Trails Southern New England: The Definitive Guide to Multiuse Trails in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island (Paperback)
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
--Peter Harnik, Director, Center for City Park Excellence, Trust for Public Land.
About the Author
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. It serves as the national voice for more than 160,000 members and supporters, more than 23,000 miles of open rail-trails 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. To find out more about Rail-Trails, check out the Conservancy's official website at railstotrails.org.