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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.
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.
By Katheleen Conti, Globe Staff | August 1, 2010
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
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
Surprise extra funding of $930,000 awarded to Bruce Freeman Rail Trail for design in Westford, Carlisle, Acton and Concord
Surprise boost for Freeman
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.
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.
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