Exploring on a bicycle is an unexpected and fun way to see Massachusetts. And our rail trails, which are former railway lines that have been converted to paths, are ideal for taking in all the sites and scenes.

Check out the New Balance Hubway, the Boston bike sharing system. Pedal through salt marshes and pine woods on the 25-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail, formerly the Old Colony Railroad right-of-way. Check out Revolutionary War sites on the Minuteman Bikeway that starts in Cambridge and rolls right by Lexington Green. Cycle across the Connecticut River on an old Boston Maine bridge on the Norwottuck Rail Trail. And be sure to take your bikes to the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, and enjoy the great views of Mt. Greylock and the Hoosac Mountain range.

Visit these great bike paths in the Pioneer Valley from easygoing to challenging:

  • Sankaty Light, Nantucket

  • Cape Cod Bike Path

  • Gibbet Hill, Groton

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    63 saves

    Cape Cod Rail Trail

    South Dennis

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    World's End

    Hingham

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    Emerald Necklace and Fall Foliage tour

    Boston

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    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield

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    Cape Cod Canal Centennial

    Buzzards Bay

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    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Athol

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    Natural Resources Trust of Easton-Sheep Pasture

    Easton

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    Peak Paddlesports Boathouse

    Orange

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    Canterbury Farm Nordic Center

    Becket

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    Arcadian Shop

    Lenox

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    Nantasket Beach Bikes - Rentals

    Hull

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    Free Bike Tours of Boston

    Boston

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    Wendell State Forest

    Wendell

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    Fisher Museum and Trails at the Harvard Forest

    Petersham

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    Berkshire East Ski Area

    Charlemont

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    Cyrus Dallin Art Museum

    Arlington

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    Great Freedom Adventures Bike Tours

    Ipswich

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    Laurel Lake Recreation Area

    Erving

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    Ride Noho, Inc.

    Florence

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
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    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Athol

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