Emily Dickinson Trail

0.9 Miles
Amherst, Massachusetts

Dogs (leashed)

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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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42.357819, -72.517811

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0.9 miles
Trail added
April 24, 2019
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October 10, 2020

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