Rail-Trails: New England
The official Rails-to-Trails Conservancy guidebook for Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Looking for a level trail where you can enjoy a brisk fitness walk, bike ride, or stroll with the family? All across the country, unused railroad corridors have been converted to public, multiuse trails. Here the experts from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy present the best of these rail-trails in the New England.
Many rail-trails are paved and run through the most scenic parts of town, such as Vermont's 12-mile Island Line Trail, which skirts Burlingon's waterfront. Others take you on historical tours, such as Massachusetts' Phoenix Rail Trail, which visits the site of a 1775 naval battle. And others, such as those in Maine's Aroostook County wilderness, let you get away from it all. Tour the rugged White Mountains, bike along Cape Cod's coastline, and visit the quaint towns along New England's many rail-trails.
In this book, you'll find:
Detailed maps for every rail-trail
Driving directions to trailheads
Icons indicating each trail's use
Succinct descriptions written by the rail-trail experts