Hike, Bike, Walk: Rails-to-Trails Turns Railways Into Family-Friendly Excursions! by Tiffany Zook

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Hike, Bike, Walk: Rails-to-Trails Turns Railways Into Family-Friendly Excursions!

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to find some new adventures for the family that won’t break the bank. One of our favorite activities is to find Rails-to-Trails and get rolling on our bikes. Over the years, over 1,200 trails nationwide have opened using former railways. Whether you are a mountain biker, hiker, dog walker, runner or riding horseback, Rails-to-Trails are fairly flat terrain and very scenic.

Our favorite is in Northampton, Mass., which offers beautiful bridges and a local 50’s diner on route. While visiting Western Mass., stop at Stony Brook trail, winding along a stream at Mount Holyoke, the oldest women’s college in the world. In the winter you can cross-country ski or ride snowmobile on many of the trails.

Head over to TrailLink.com and you’ll learn about hundreds of family and wheelchair-friendly trails to cycle. Several even have picnic areas, ice cream stands and nearby campgrounds to stay at.

Where is your favorite trail to explore?

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How fun is that? Thanks for sharing, Tiffany Zook !

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