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Mass Central Rail Trail

An autumn stroll on one of the Mass Central Rail Trail’s fifty-one miles of linear park.

Mass Central Rail Trail, Rutland MA
Partners in twenty-six communities are working to reopen a disused railroad line that spanned 104 miles from Northampton to Boston, MA. The line is being converted to a linear park for hiking, biking, jogging and relaxing. So far, fifty-one miles have been repurposed.

About the author jmankowsky

This photo blog features the seasonal changes in nature observed in my own backyard and a variety of local environments. The Wachusett Meadow Audubon Sanctuary in Princeton, MA is often highlighted as a model for the positive effects a small nature preserve can have on the larger environment and the local community. Local sites of historical, cultural and recreational interest are spotlighted as well. All photographs were taken by me. Thank you so much for visiting.

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  1. Perfect fall trail. Good photos!

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  2. H.J. for avian101 November 2, 2021 at 5:03 PM

    The fabulous foliage of Autumn! Thank you, Julie. 🙂

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    1. You are so welcome, H.J.!

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  3. Love those inviting trails and beautiful fall colors!

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  4. Fantastic! And so beautiful.

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    1. Love it that have quite a few local choices for walking around here.

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  5. Looks like fall is in full bloom in Vermont. Hasn’t quite happened here yet.

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    1. It has not been the best color this year, but I love the cooler days!

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  6. What a great idea to repurpose the old line in this way. Sounds like a labour of love?

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    1. Lots of community effort in these miles. There are four different entrances within a few miles of where I live, which makes it great for a quick walk in the (mostly) woods.

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      1. I was wondering about access points. What a wonderful community-based project.

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