Rail Trails in Massachusetts and New York
Finding Rail Trails
We have spent two months exploring Massachusetts and New York. While staying in Sturbridge Massachusetts we found the Grand Trunk (Titanic) Rail Trail with sections through Southbridge and Brimfield Massachusetts. In searching for a place to walk our dogs we came across a website on Rail Trails run by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Using that we found a number of Rail and Canal trails.
Our Rail Trails in Ma. and N.Y.
Here’s some pictures and a video on the old Railroad lines that are now walking, hiking and biking trails. For the Catskills Scenic trail the paths are also used for snowmobiling during the winter.
We already did a post on the Grand Trunk (GT) Railway trail that goes by Westfield Dam that you can read here and our Sturbridge Ma. post here. After staying in Sturbridge, we drove to Accord New York where we found the Catskills Scenic Trail.
Rail Trails are perfect for our older dogs because of the gradual climbs and descents. Many have historical markers along with the trail guides that make it fun to learn about our country.