Grand Trunk Trail Westville Dam

Grand Trunk Trail at Westville Dam

Southbridge Massachusetts

A hidden gem in the Sturbridge/Southbridge area of south central Massachusetts is a stretch of old railway that is converted to a trail.  It is dubbed the Titanic Trail as Charles Hayes started the rail line and went down with the Titanic steamship before any rail was laid.  Construction on the trail began in 2000 according to the Opacum Land Trust website.

The Westville Dam is a flood control dam built in 1960 on the Quinebaug River that runs between Southbridge and Sturbridge Massachusetts.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages the preserve that includes the Grand Trunk Trail.

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It’s a great place to take the dogs for a morning walk between coffee and breakfast.  There are wildflowers, ducks, geese, egrets, butterflies, squirrels, robins and other wildlife.  We usually see a few walkers and joggers out otherwise it’s a nice quiet walk before it gets hot and muggy in Massachusetts.

Here’s a few wildflower pictures.

Happy Trails from the Trippin’ Engles


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