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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.

93 Miles: Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

From the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail website:

When completed, the new LVRT will be an unparalleled experience, spanning the breadth of Vermont from St. Johnsbury to Swanton, and crossing eighteen communities along the route. Nearly 100 miles long, the LVRT will be the longest rail trail in New England, offering spectacular vistas and local hospitality and services for hikers, bikers, equestrians, snowmobilers, snowshoers, dog mushers and cross-country skiers and a host of other users and organizations.

Only two short sections have been completed to date. The larger project is in a legal limbo.

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.

Salisbury, Georgetown, Boxford and Newbury Trail extension design gets green light

 

Selectmen recently took the next step in completing the town's recreation trail network and connecting the existing rail trail system from Mudnock Road and the Salisbury Point Ghost Trail at Lions Park to the New Hampshire border.

Selectmen voted to allow Town Manager Neil Harrington to sign a memorandum of understanding with the state Department of Transportation, which would start the design process for the project.

The new project would bring the trail across Route 1 via a new pedestrian bridge and link it to Salisbury Elementary School and Route 286, Selectman Jerry Klima said.

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

Hudson River Park

Hudson River Park trail in NYC On a hot June weekend I had a few hours to spend with my kids in New York City. When our boat returned from the Liberty Tour to the Circle Line pier, we decided to rent bikes and ride the Hudson Park trail. The kids had noticed the very busy bike trail earlier in the day when we visted the river front a few blocks further South in Chelsey, and they really wanted to try it out. So I rented two bikes at the place right in front of the Circle Line, one for myself and one for my son, and a trailer attachment for my daughter. She can ride a two-wheeler, but the trail is so busy that I did not want her to be on her own.

9 miles: Albany County Rail Trail

Length

approximately 9 miles

Acreage

approximately 117 acres

Municipalities

City of Albany, Town of Bethlehem, Town of New Scotland, and Village of Voorheesville

East Terminus

just east of South Pearl Street in the City of Albany

West Terminus

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.

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