Beautiful trail. Nice paved surface. Lots of great views and plenty of places to stop and get a bite to eat. Bike ride it all the time.

9 months ago

road biking
10 months ago

A beautiful, well-maintained bike path and trail that takes you point-to-point from Amherst to Northampton through woods and farmland.

road biking
11 months ago

This trail was great. I rode from Northampton (Damon Road trail head) to Amherst's town center--about 14 miles round-trip. (The trail connects to an on road bike lane that gets you the final 1/3 mile to town, where there were great places to grab dinner.) lots of friendly people on the trail. I really enjoyed the mile markers and signage with distances. The real stunner is the old rail bridge over the Connecticut River! :) i look forward to coming back.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

We are visiting Amherst, so I was looking for unpaved trail to run and found plenty of well marked trials. Most were flat and wide enabling the runner to get to pace, although some were deer paths most were 6-8feet wide. I ran blue, red / white trail onto red. I also ran a linear trail that reminded me of an old carriage road, it was quite wide and flat with gentle slope that led to pond, it was not marketed separately and tan about 1 mile . All in all I had good experience.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Great Trail! Has two places to stop and get food. One food stop has an old video arcade. The trail also has paths to the Hadley Mall, Umass, Amherst College; and goes through Northampton, Hadley, Amherst, and Belchertown.

trail running
Friday, May 27, 2016

Sunday, September 20, 2015

It is very nice reminds me of walking the wonder ways of Switzerland

road biking
Monday, August 24, 2015

Awesome trail. Excellent scenery and nice to not have to worry about automobiles.

Belchertown start is a little rough on road bikes, but the new pavement that starts in Amherst is beautiful.

Have yet to go further than Northampton but will very soon.

road biking
Monday, June 22, 2015

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Norwottuck Rail Trail is just full of awesome! You can start in Belchertown and ride uninterrupted all the way to Easthampton. The ride is fairly easy, the only hill is at West Street in Amherst (Rt. 116). The trail goes through wetlands, swamps, sweeping fields, wonderful farm lands. There are excellent vistas at many points.

The eventual plan is to incorporate the Norwottuck Rail Trail into the Massachusetts Central Rail Trail, which eventually will stretch all the way to Boston.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Trail is under reconstruction until end of 2014. Various section closed including bridge over CT river.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Really a straight forward walk very nice sights of the river going across the bridges do have to be careful with all the ppl bikeong

Thursday, August 01, 2013

on Norwottuck Rail Trail

Monday, May 27, 2013

Monday, May 27, 2013

Thursday, June 28, 2012