Norwottuck Rail Trail


446 Damon Rd., Northampton, MA 01060
Dogs Allowed

Details of Norwottuck Rail Trail

Overview of Norwottuck Rail Trail

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.

Hours for Norwottuck Rail Trail

Sunrise to sunset

Parking at Norwottuck Rail Trail

Free parking is available for trail users at:

  • Elwell Recreation Area in Northampton
  • Railroad Street in Hadley
  • Station Road in South Amherst

Activities at Norwottuck Rail Trail

  • Biking

    Ride the 11-mile paved trail along the former Boston & Maine Railroad.

All Activities at Norwottuck Rail Trail

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Running and walking
  • Educational programs

Facilities at Norwottuck Rail Trail

  • Paved bike path
  • Picnic area
  • Restrooms

Accessibility at Norwottuck Rail Trail

  • Accessible biking

Restrictions at Norwottuck Rail Trail

  • No alcohol
  • No motorized vehicles
  • No horses
  • No littering

More info for Norwottuck Rail Trail

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 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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