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Danvers Rail Trail Management Plan

The Danvers Rail Trail Advisory Committee has created an excellent 57 page Development / Maintenance / Management document for their new rail trail:

 

PDF file is 6.8 mb, link is HERE  or HERE

Danvers Rail Trail website is http://danversra

Video interview about future plans of the Mass Central Rail Trail

 

Link to video interview

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (Mass Appeal) - It will provide recreational activities, and the ability to see some of the notive wildlife this area has to offer. The Mass Central Rail Trail will reach to Boston and New Haven when it's complete.

Townsend and Groton Rail-trail committees create two-town plan

http://www.nashobapublishing.com/groton_news/ci_17422032

Rail-trail committees create two-town plan

TOWNSEND -- After five years of hard work, members of the rail-trail funding study committees from Townsend and Groton have come up with a plan to build a nearly 4-mile recreational trail for a minimal cost to the towns.

The proposed trail runs between Townsend center and the Bertozzi Conservation Area in Groton.

State lags in distributing federal funds for paths

By Katheleen Conti, Globe Staff  |  August 1, 2010

Link to article

Massachusetts ranks last in the nation in allocating federal funds for alternative transportation projects, according to a recent study that tracks how states have spent billions of federal dollars for projects such as bike and pedestrian paths.

The study, rele

Iron Horse Preservation Society is quickly creating low cost rail trails

On the fast track

A nonprofit works with several communities to quickly and cheaply transform old rail beds into recreational paths, while similar projects elsewhere are taking years to complete

 Rex Koepnick (right) of the Iron Horse Preservation Society and Ryan Devaney help remove railroad ties to create a rail trail off Prince Street in Danvers.Rex Koepnick (right) of the Iron Horse Preservation Society and Ryan Devaney

Phase II of the Milford Upper Charles Trail now under construction

With Phase II of the Milford Upper Charles Trail now under construction, the trail's committee has come up with another option to complete a missing one-mile piece

 

Committee Chairman Reno DeLuzio presented a new interim trail link last week that would connect Veterans Memorial Drive to the trail head across from Sacred Heart Church.

184 miles: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal (Washington, DC to Cumberland, MD)

The 184.5 mile long Chesapeake & Ohio Canal is located along the north bank of the Potomac River, starting in Washington, DC and ending in Cumberland, MD. The canal was built between 1828 and 1850, and it operated sporadically between floods until 1924. In 1954, US Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas organized an eight day hike up the canal's towpath in an effort to save it from being converted to a parkway. His efforts succeeded, and in 1971 the canal became a National Historic Park.

Web site HERE

 

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal trail Map

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