Norwottuck Rail Trail


446 Damon Rd., Northampton, MA 01060

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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.


Sunrise to sunset


Free parking is available for trail users at:

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


  • Paved bike path
  • Picnic area
  • Restrooms


  • Biking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Educational programs
  • Inline skating
  • Rollerblading
  • Running
  • Walking


  • Accessible biking


  • No alcohol
  • No motorized vehicles
  • No horses
  • 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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