Ashuwillticook Rail Trail – Lanesborough, Cheshire, Adams, No. Adams, Mass

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    The  11-mile Ashuwillticook Rail Trail wends its’ way through the back woods history and natural beauty of 4 Berkshire County communities, tracing roughly the same travel route Native Americans and later early settlers used centuries ago.  It was an abandoned railway corridor that was then transformed into a paved trail for walkers, bikers, rollerbladers and xc skiers. Conversion of the Boston and Maine railway between North Adams and Lanesborough is a superb, low-impact way to reconnect residents and visitors to local history and the natural environment.

    Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Access and Parking Locations:

    Lanesborough, MA         (50 spaces)    picture
    southern trailhead at Berkshire Mall Road and MA Rte. 8
    (N 42⁰ 29’ 20”   W 73⁰ 12’ 13”)
    (N 42.4888⁰       W 73.2036⁰)

    Cheshire, MA                    (45 spaces)    picture
    Farnams Road 
    (N 42⁰ 32’ 19.10”  W 73⁰ 10’ 58.40”)
    (N 42.5386⁰           W 73.1829⁰)

    Cheshire, MA                    (15 spaces)    picture
    Railroad Street 
    (N 42⁰ 33’ 40.60”  W 73⁰ 9’ 27.90”)
    (N 42.5613⁰           W 73.1578⁰)

    Adams, MA                       (35 spaces)    picture
    Russell Field on Harmony Street 
    (N 42⁰ 37’ 1.50”  W 73⁰ 7’ 31.60”)
    (N 42.6171⁰         W 73.1254⁰)

    Adams, MA                      (approx. 100 spaces)          picture
    northern trailhead at the Discover the Berkshires Visitor Center
    3 Hoosac Street
    (N 42⁰ 37’ 28.2”   W 73⁰ 7’ 6”)
    (N 42.6245⁰          W 73.1183⁰)

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    Ashuwillticook Rail Trail – Lanesborough, Cheshire, Adams, No. Adams, Mass
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    Ashuwillticook Rail Trail – Lanesborough, Cheshire, Adams, No. Adams, Mass
    • By Diane Cote
    • Email: programs@housatonicheritage.org

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