The Manhan Rail Trail is a rails-to-trails paved recreational trail and non-motorized commuter route located in the lower Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts in the town of Easthampton. The 6mi trail, completed in 2003, is part of a larger rails-to-trails project that would extend from New Haven, Connecticut to Northampton, Massachusetts. The trail, named after the Manhan River which it parallels, utilizes the bed of the former Pioneer Valley Railroad, which served the industrial towns of the lower Pioneer Valley from the mid-19th century until 1992. It begins at the Northampton/Easthampton line near the confluence of the Manhan and Connecticut Rivers and ends near the Southampton line. There are plans to extend the route south and north into the neighboring communities.Manhan Rail Trail is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Easthampton Edition.
The Manhan Rail Trail, universally accessible, is open to walking, running, bicycling, inline skating and, in the winter, cross country skiing. The trail also provides a non-motorized commuter transportation route linking Easthampton, Northampton, and Southampton, Massachusetts. The trail is part of the Commonwealth Connections greenway initiative which links it to the adjacent trails of the Mount Tom Range and the Arcadia Audubon Sanctuary.
Manhan Rail Trail Reviews
Great trail. Goes through wooded areas and into town. Don't miss Tandem Bagel or Small Oven for lunch more »
We started our ride in Northampton (parking at Veterans Park). This area of the trail is not very appealing as there is s lot of graffiti . The trail itself is completely paved and a nice smooth ride ... more »
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