Ashuelot Recreational Rail Trail

Tracing the corridor of the Ashuelot Railroad ,which served the area from 1851 to 1983, this 21.5-mile trail passes scenic and historical landmarks like covered bridges, abandoned mills, and postcard-perfect towns.

Next to the trail you can see the Ashuelot Covered Bridge, built in 1864 to bring wood across the Ashuelot River to fuel the burners of the railroad’s steam engines. It was considered one of New England’s most sophisticated covered bridges in its day, with a span 169 feet long, decorated with intricate latticework.

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