About Ashuwillticook Rail Trail - Crane Ave
This trailhead is the starting/ending point for the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail. The parking lot has a bike repair station, ensuring visitors can quickly make simple repairs. There are also bathroom facilities on the north side of the lot.
Going northward on the trail, visitors will travel alongside the edges of a strip mall. Overall, this is a perfect spot to grab lunch or dinner after a long run or ride.
Beyond the commercial area, the trail enters a dense forest. Plenty of local Western Massachusetts wildlife species, including songbirds and squirrels, are easily seen on this trail throughout the spring and summer. Then, after passing through this forest, visitors will travel along wetlands and lakes on their way to Cheshire.
The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail is a family-friendly paved path from North Adams to Pittsfield. The trail was converted in the early 2000s from an old railroad line. Visitors will find the pathway ideal for biking, walking, wildlife viewing, or rollerblading in the Berkshires. The name "Ashuwillticook" translates to "river between the hills."
There is a small parking lot for the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail off eastbound Crane Avenue, just before reaching the strip mall. There are numerous additional trailheads further north along the pathway.