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Distance:
0.9 Miles / 1.4 km
Type:
One-Way
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~27 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Town:
Amherst, Massachusetts
Directions:
42.357819, -72.517811
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Added:
April 24, 2019
Updated:
October 10, 2020

The Emily Dickinson Trail is an easy 0.9-mile one-way trail located off of Mill Lane in Amherst, Massachusetts. There are 2 trail heads, one located by the parking lot at the east end of Mill Lane by South East St, this is also a rail trail entrance as well. The other trail head is located within Groff Park in the northeast corner beyond the playground.

This trail follows along Fort River by farm fields and over small foot bridges. The trail is well maintain and each bridge is named. There are several places to stop and take a dip in the water or sit in the tall grass by a field. Sections of this trail are known to be very active locations for snakes, one bridge is even name Snake Point. There are also many turkey that frequent the area along with plenty of other bird species.

While there are sections with many roots, this trail should be considered easy. 

It should be noted that there is a direction sign at roughly the 0.7-mile mark from the Groff Park trailhead. This sign appears to point you into a field, there are however, no additional trail markers once you enter the field. This sign should be ignored.

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  1. Parking

    42.357819, -72.517811
  2. Main Trailhead

    42.358904, -72.516632
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28 '

Total Change
49 '

Ascent
26 '

Descent

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0.9 miles / 1.4 km
Trail added
April 24, 2019
Hiked on
April 22, 2019
Updated on
October 10, 2020

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