The Canalside Rail Trail follows the former rail bed for an easy-riding 3.7 miles. Follow the trail over the Connecticut River and along scenic views. The trail is also great for walking or even a picnic.
Explore the great outdoors along this 11 mile bike trail. During the fall months, enjoy the bright colors as the leaves change. Don't want to bike? The trail is also open to walking, rollerblading and horseback riding.
Natural Bridge State Park is home to the only natural white marble arch in North America. According to geologists, the park's namesake natural bridge, made of 550 million year-old bedrock marble, was carved into its iconic arch by the forces of glacial melt water over 13,000 years ago. Today, the bridge spans the bubbling Hudson Brook as it twists and tumbles through a steep 60-foot gorge--one of the best demonstrations of glacial erosion in New England.
Inside the park, visitors can also tour an abandoned marble quarry and check out a man-made white marble dam--also the only one in North America.
Visitors to this former railroad yard in North Adams, MA will learn about the controversial and dangerous construction of the Hoosac Tunnel, which spanned 1851-1875. 200 people were killed while building this 4.75-mile tunnel. Visitors can see historical artifacts and exhibits to better understand this historic engineering feat.