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Norwottuck Rail Trail - Belchertown Section

Distance:
2.8 Miles / 4.5 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
1 hour, ~24 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Universal Access
Park:
Connecticut River Greenway State Park
Town:
Belchertown, Massachusetts
Directions:
42.329654, -72.463901
Added:
June 19, 2017
Updated:
September 20, 2023
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50 '

Total Change
173 '

Ascent
173 '

Descent

The Norwottuck Rail Trail is a 11 mile (one-way) flat paved trail that runs point-to-point from Belchertown MA on Warren Wright rd to Northampton MA. This section of the rail trail is 2.8-miles out-and-back and runs through Belchertown connecting Warren Wright Rd to Station Rd in Amherst.

Trail Closure: 2023 - Spring 2024
Note that this trail is being repaved and is completely closed until sometime in the Spring, 2024.

The trail passes through Amherst College which allows easy access to Amherst center. It also passed directly behind the Hadley mall and various shops along route 9 on the way to Northampton.

There are plenty of trails that lead to/from the rail trail, so it makes getting on and off of it easy.

Pets
Dogs are allowed, but must be leashed.

Explore 206 trails near Belchertown, MA
  1. Parking

    42.329654, -72.463901
  2. Main Trailhead

    42.330079, -72.464548
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Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)

Season

Spring

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1 Trip Report

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2.8 miles / 4.5 km
Trail added
June 19, 2017
Hiked on
June 19, 2017
Updated on
September 20, 2023

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