About Ashuwillticook Rail Trail - Route 7/Route 8 Connector
This trailhead will bring visitors to the Lanesborough section of the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail. Overall, the trail is perfect for an enjoyable day of outdoor recreation in Western Massachusetts.
Heading northward on the trail, visitors travel through a wetland ecosystem. Plenty of local wildlife species, including songbirds and amphibians, will be audible on this section of the path throughout spring and summer. Then, after passing through these wetlands, the trail will travel along the Cheshire Reservoir and its excellent views of the surrounding mountains.
Going southward on the pathway, visitors will immediately access a scenic view of a nearby mountain. As the trail continues, it will enter a retail area in Pittsfield. With its restaurants and shops, this area is excellent for a lunchtime pitstop on the pathway.
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."
This trailhead has two parking lots, one on each side of US 7 Rte 8 Connector Road. Visitors will find bathroom facilities at the northern parking lot.