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LSS240: 2018 Student Guide

Created by students in LSS240 - Spring 2018

Rails to Trails Facts!

In Massachusetts, there are:

  • 69 open rail-trails
  • 69 rail-trail projects underway
  • 346 miles of available trails
  • 341 miles of potential rail-trails
  • $14,856,532 toward funding rail-trail projects in Massachusetts


There is a movement to try to get a rail-trail running from Northampton to Boston, connecting various bike trails and rail trails, such as the Norwottuck Rail Trail.


The longest rail-trail in the US is located in Katy Trail State Park in Missouri - it's bike trail is 240 miles long!


There is a total of 2,080 open rail-trails for a total of 23,410 miles in the US sponsored by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.


Norwottuck Trail Map