Map of regional recreational trails in Massachusetts

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Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in Massachusetts

Regional Recreational Trails, Massachusetts map area

Regional Recreational Trails, Massachusetts

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The State of Massachusetts has numerous regional recreational trails for bike riding, running and walking that are located throughout the state. These are paved and unpaved trails that connect communities, neighborhoods, parks, natural areas and commercial districts. The trails are used for getting exercise, sight-seeing, commuting to work or to school and enjoying the great outdoors.

Below is a list of the more prominent recreational trails in Massachusetts. Trail names in red will link to a map and description for that specific trail.

The surfaces may be paved with asphalt or concrete or unpaved with an improved surface of crushed stone. Distances are approximate as some trails have many branches and/or multiple overlapping sections. Trail names in red are links to a map and description for that specific trail. Additonal trails are displayed on our maps for individual cities.

TRAIL NAMESECTORLENGTH
(MI.)
SURFACECOMMUNITIES
Alewife Linear Park Trail E 2.5 paved Cambridge, Somerville
Ashuwillticook Rail Trail NW 11 paved Adams, Cheshire, Lanesborough, Pittsfield
Assabet River Rail Trail E 8 paved / unpaved Hudson, Marlborough, Stow, Maynard
Boston HarborWalk E 10 paved Boston
Bruce Freeman Rail Trail NE 6.8 paved Westford, Chelmsford, Lowell
Canalside Rail Trail C 2.2 paved Greenfield
Cape Cod Rail Trail & Old Colony Rail Trail SE 22 paved Wellfleet, Eastham, Orleans, South Dennis
Charles River Greenway E 5 paved Waltham, Watertown
Connecticut River Walk C 3.7 paved Springfield
Danvers Rail Trail NE 5 unpaved Peabody, Danvers
Dr. Paul Dudley White Bike Path E 18 paved Watertown, Cambridge, Boston
Emerald Necklace E 10+ paved Boston
Hanover Branch Rail Trail E 2.7 unpaved Rockland
Independence Greenway NE 4.6 paved Peabody
Manhan Rail Trail W 9.3 paved Northampton, Easthampton
Martha's Vinyard Bike Trails SE 30.7 paved Martha's Vineyard
Methuen Rail Trail NE 2.4 paved Methuen, Lawrence
MCR - Nothhampton Bikeway W 5.4 paved Northampton
MCRT - Norwottuck Branch W 11 paved Northampton, Amherst
Minuteman Commuter Bikeway E 10 paved Bedford, Lexington, Arlington
Nanatucket Island Trails SE 33 paved Nantucket Island
Narrow Gauge Rail Trail Bedford to Billerica E 3 paved Bedford, Billerica
Nashua River Rail Trail NE 11 paved Ayer, Groton, Pepperell, Nashua
Neoponset River Greenway E 5.2 paved Hyde Park, Boston, Dorchester Center, Dorchester
New Bedford Harborwalk SE 4.5 paved New Bedford
North Central Pathway C 3.2 paved Worcester County
Northern Strand Community Trail NE 8 paved Everett, Malden, Saugus
Phoenix Rail Trail SE 4.5 paved Fairhaven, Mattapoisett
Province Lands Bike Trail SE 7 paved Cape Cod
Reformatory Branch Trail E 3.9 paved / unpaved Concord, Bedford
Revere Beach Boardwalk E  2.8 paved Revere,
Shining Sea Rail Bikeway SE 11 paved North Falmouth, Falmouth
South Bay Harbor Trail E 2.3 paved Boston
Southwest Corridor Park E 2.9 paved Boston
Southwick Rail Trail &
Columbia Greenway Rail Trail
SW 8.9 paved Southwick, Westfield
Spicket River Greenway NE 1.6 paved Lawrence
Topsfield Linear Common NE 6 unpaved Danvers, Topsfield
Quincy Riverwalk E  1.9 paved Quincy
Quincy Shore Trail E  3 paved Quincy
Upper Charles Rail Trail SE 25 paved Milford, Braggville, Holliston
Western Greenway E  3.8 unpaved Waltham, Lexington
Western Aqueduct Trail E 6 unpaved Farmingham, Wayland

Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails located in Massachusetts.


Individual Maps for Recreational Trails in Massachusetts

Here is a list of links to the individual maps for specific recreational trails in the State of Massachusetts.