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Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

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Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, Cheshire, MA 01225
Transit friendly
Accessible
Dogs Allowed

Details of Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

Overview of Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail is an old railroad track converted into a 10-foot wide paved trail. The trail runs 12.7 miles through the towns of Cheshire, Lanesborough and Adams. Cheshire Reservoir, and the Hoosic River offer outstanding views of the scenery and wildlife. Parking lots and restrooms are available at selected locations along the way.

Hours for Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

Hours for Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

Dawn to dusk

Parking at Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

Free parking is available at select public parking areas along the trail. 

Activities at Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

Kids racing across bridge on bikes and scooters

Rail Trail

Bring your bike, roller blades, or running shoes, this trail is perfect for all ages and abilities.

Facilities at Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

  • Picnic areas- CLOSED to aid in the prevention of spreading COVID-19
  • Restrooms- CLOSED to aid in the prevention of spreading COVID-19
  • Scenic views
  • Visitor center- CLOSED to aid in the prevention of spreading COVID-19

All Activities at Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

  • Biking
  • Running and walking
  • Roller blading
  • Wildlife and bird watching
  • Fishing
  • Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing

Accessibility at Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

Accessibility at Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

  • Paved, level surface
  • Picnic tables- CLOSED to aid in the prevention of spreading COVID-19
  • Restrooms- CLOSED to aid in the prevention of spreading COVID-19

Restrictions at Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

Trail etiquette and restrictions

  • Be courteous of other path users.
  • Keep right unless passing.
  • Give a clear and audible signal before passing and pass only when it's safe to.
  • Travel at a reasonable speed.
  • Stop at all stop signs.
  • 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.
  • Dogs on leash and clean up after your pet.
  • Motorized vehicles and horses prohibited.

More info for Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

Additional activities at Ashuwillticook Rail Trail include:

  • Rollerblading
  • Wildlife and bird watching
  • Snowshoeing
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