Canalside Rail Trail


2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 01376

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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.


Sunrise to sunset


Parking is available at the Unity Park and McClelland Farm Rd. trailheads.


  • Paved bike paths
  • Picnic area
  • Restrooms
  • Scenic viewing area


  • Biking
  • Grilling
  • Inline skating
  • Rollerblading
  • Running
  • Walking


  • Accessible restrooms


  • No alcohol
  • 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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