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Rail Trails

Rail Trails are trails that are located on former railroad right of ways. Most trails are located on abandoned lines, however occasionally trails will be adjacent to an active railway. Trail use often includes hiking, biking and horseback riding.

There are 68 links in this category

Illinois - Illinois Prairie Path
Illinois Prairie Path is a 55-mile-long biking, hiking, jogging, equestrian, and nature trail in Cook, DuPage and Kane Counties. The trail follows the right-of-way of the former Chicago, Aurora and Elgin Railway, an electric line which carried commuters and freight between Chicago and the western suburbs as far as the towns along the Fox River from Elgin to Aurora. The CA&E suspended commuter operations in 1957 and freight operations in 1959. The right-of-way was finally abandoned in 1961.
Info: URL: http://www.ipp.org/ (Added: 12-Aug-2000)
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Indiana - Hoosier Rails-to-Trails Council
The Hoosier Rails-to-Trails Council is a state-wide, non-profit, citizens rail-trail advocacy and assistance group. Over 3,000 miles of abandoned rail corridors traverse Indiana’s picturesque farms, fields, forests, rivers, and towns, each still carrying a piece of our heritage wherever they lead. The HRTC seeks to preserve these priceless links to history, nature, recreation, local identity, and to each other by educating communities about the benefits of trails, advocating public policies which promote trails, providing technical assistance for specific projects, and enjoying the trails with whatever time is left over!
Info: URL: http://www.indianatrails.org/ (Added: 7-Sep-2001)
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Kansas - Prairie Spirit Rail-Trail
The "Friends of the Prairie Spirit" welcome you to the first major rail-trail development in the state of Kansas. The Prairie Spirit Rail Trail offers biking and hiking enthusiasts, runners, bird watchers and nature lovers a new Kansas outdoor adventure. From Ottawa to Welda, the Prairie Spirit Trail is currently more than 33 miles. Kansas' first rail-trail meanders through golden prairies, quiet woodlands, beautiful lakeside scenery, and travels through charmingly inviting communities. Upon completion the Prairie Spirit Rail Trail will span from Ottawa to Iola and total more than 50 miles. The trail is operated under the management of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.
Info: URL: http://bikeprairiespirit.com/ (Added: 12-Aug-2000)
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Kettle Valley Railroad - Touring the
A photographic tour of the Historic Kettle Valley Railroad in Beautiful British Columbia Canada. Includes a map showing photo locations.
Info: URL: http://www.thekvr.com (Added: 6-Jan-2002)
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Maryland - Allegheny Highlands Trail
The Allegheny Highlands Trail in Maryland (AHTM), when completed, will link the C&O Canal Trail from Washington, D.C. to Cumberland, MD, to a series of hiking/biking trails in Pennsylvania, resulting in a continuous trail of almost 400 miles from Washington, D.C. to Pittsburgh. The Cumberland to Pittsburgh project is under the general coordination of the Allegheny Trail Alliance. "Ride On" this unusual trail and share the road with "Mountain Thunder," a working steam locomotive.
Info: URL: http://www.ahtmtrail.org/ (Added: 22-Sep-2000)
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Massachusetts - Assabet River Rail Trail, Inc.
The Assabet River Rail Trail, Inc. (ARRT) is a non-profit organization formed for the purpose of promoting the creation of a multi-use recreational rail trail that will pass through the communities of Marlborough, Hudson, Stow, Maynard and Acton. The trail will be built along the abandoned rail bed of the former Marlborough Branch RR, which was active between 1850 and 1980.
Info: URL: http://www.arrtinc.org/ (Added: 13-Jan-2002)
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Massachusetts - Bruce Freeman Rail Trail
The Bruce Freeman Trail is a proposed rail trail through the communities of Lowell, Chelmsford, Westford, Carlisle, Acton, Concord, Sudbury, and Framingham in Massachusetts — following the 25-mile route of the old New Haven Railroad Framingham & Lowell line.

Phase 1 (6.8 miles in Lowell, Chelmsford, and Westford) is now open.

Phase 2 in Westford, Carlisle, Acton, Concord, and Sudbury (13.1 miles) and Phase 3 in Sudbury and Framingham (4.6 miles) are proposed extensions.

Info: URL: http://brucefreemanrailtrail.org/ (Added: 19-Feb-2004)
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Massachusetts - Cochituate Rail Trail
Natick, MA - The 4.0-mile Cochituate Rail Trail will connect Natick, Massachusetts with Saxonville on the Sudbury River. This short trail has a lovely lake and a state park in the middle, plus large shopping malls and office buildings. It's an alternate link to the Boston commuter rail, slices through major traffic obstacles, connects many historic areas, and is just plain beautiful. Branch trails to follow.
Info: URL: http://www.millermicro.com/crt.html (Added: 28-Aug-2000)
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Massachusetts - Mass Central Rail Trail
An intrepid adventure traveler can still find traces of it in the wilderness. A 104 mile railroad line was shattered by hurricane in 1938. The line once stretched from downtown Boston to Northampton, MA. Now, over 60 years later, dedicated volunteers and property owners in 33 communities are working dig it out and open it up.
Info: URL: http://www.masscentralrailtrail.org/ (Added: 19-Feb-2004)
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Massachusetts - Minuteman Commuter Bikeway
Arlington, Lexington, Bedford, MA - The Minuteman Commuter Bikeway extends from just north of Alewife Red Line MTBA station through Arlington, Lexington, and Bedford. Its length is nearly 10 miles, of which 3.3 are in Arlington, 5.2 are in Lexington, and 1.1 are in Bedford. It was the 500th of the rails-to-trails conversions in the United States. Within its first year it was reportedly the busiest of these trails. It serves as a successful prototype for other efforts in Massachusetts to provide additional trails.
Info: URL: http://minutemanbikeway.org/ (Added: 28-Aug-2000)
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