Bicycle paths in Massachusetts

Boston Bike Paths 
Arnold Arboretum 125-year-old Boston city park is no longer closed to bicycles map
Paul Dudley White Charles River Bike Paths A14-mile loop along both banks of the Charles River map
Forest Hills Cemetery Forest Hills Cemetery in Boston allows cycling
Franklin Park Cyclists may circle the park past barriers which prevent cars from getting through. map
Pierre Lallement Southwest Corridor Bikepath Running along the rapid transit Orange Line. map
Millenium Park Several miles of paved bike/pedestrian trails near the Charles River. map
Emerald Necklace Greenway.  Leverett Pond along the Jamaicaway toJamaica Pond. Link map
Neponset River Greenway From Dorchester harbor to Central Avenue in Milton, partially paved. map
Stony Brook Reservation Bikepaths West Roxbury to the Mother Brook, within Boston, paved bike trails,  non-paved walking trails.map
East Boston Greenway An abandoned railroad right-of-way, donated to Boston Natural Areas map
South Bay Harbor Trail 3.5 mile trail will access inner-city Boston to the Boston Harbor via Melnea Cass Boulevard and the southern Central Artery and Fort Point Channel corridors map

Bicycle paths throughout Massachusetts

Greater Boston

Assabet River Rail Trail 12.5 mile bike and pedestrian path paralleling the Assabet River through Hudson, Stow, and Maynard, with connections to Marlborough and the MBTA commuter rail. map
Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge Bicycle Trails A section of roads through the park is available to cyclists, connecting to the the Assabet River Rail Trail above. map
Battle Road Trail 6-mile interpretative, stone-dust surfaced trail is part of the Minute Man National Historical Park in Lincoln and Concord.
Bay Circuit Trail A200 mile “Emerald Necklace” of metropolitan Boston, linking Plum Island and Newburyport on the North Shore to Duxbury on the South Shore. map
Bedford Narrow-Gauge Rail-Trail Three-mile-long stone-dust right-of-way from the end of the Minuteman Bikeway in Bedford to Billerica.
Bruce Freeman Trail The 25-mile Framingham & Lowell Railroad right-of-way is being converted into a multipurpose rail trail. map
Fitchburg Cutoff Bikepath This crushed stone rail-trail conversion runs for a a mile west from the northwest corner of the Alewife MBTA station to Brighton St. near the Cambridge-Belmont line. map
Minuteman Bikeway. The bikeway passes through Bedford, Lexington, Arlington, and Cambridge.map
Lexington Bike Routes Fourteen bicycle routes, 82 miles total.
Mystic River Bikepaths The DCR system of bike paths along the Mystic River in Medford and Somerville. map map of Extension
Charles River Bikepaths from Watertown Square on both sides of the river to Bridge St. and on the Newton side of the river from Farwell to Spring St., almost to Moody St.
Wompatuck State Park Miles of paved paths crisscross this former ammunition depot in Hingham. map
Alewife Brook Bikepath Masterplan The DCR is repairing a bike path in the Alewife Reservation/a> along Alewife Brook, between Cambridge and Somerville and Arlington
Bike to the Sea Proposed rail-with-trail bike path from Malden through Everett to Revere Beach. map
Somerville Community Path Proposed linear park connecting to the Red Line Linear Park and to the Minuteman Bikeway map
Tri-Community Bikeway This path through Woburn, Winchester, and Stoneham would connect the Mystic River, the Middlesex Fells, and the Bike to the Sea path.  map
Upper Charles Trail The Town of Holliston section has a website .map
Wayside Rail Trail Unused Central Mass. Line right-of-way from the Belmont border of Waltham to Northampton.

North Shore


Danvers Rail Trail 4.3 miles through downtown Danvers.The town has a rail trail committee as well as the Danvers Bi-Peds map
Independence Greenway This 4.6 mile multi-use trail in Peabody was officially opened fall 2009. . The surface is a 10-foot wide bituminous path map
Marblehead The Marblehead section is stone dust. Marblehead Bike Paths (7 miles) map
Maudslay State Park In Newburyport, this former estate has crushed stone bikepaths along the Merrimack River.
Methuen Rail Trail Under construction from Derry, NH to the MA state line.
Wakefield-LynnfieldLink map
Clipper City Rail Trail Four-mile trail, art of the Newburyport/Newbury line commuter rail station project

South Shore

Phoenix Bike Trail This 3.3 mile trail runs from the ocean in Fairhaven to the Wareham town line following an old New Haven Railroad spur.map
Mattapoisett Multi-Use Trail Proposed multi-access trail is part of a three-town project, starting with Fairhaven’s completed 3.5-mile Phoenix Bike Trail map
Norwood to Attleborough Rail Trail This abandoned rail right-of-way is an important link in the future connection of Boston and Providence by the East Coast Greenway.
Old Old Colony Rail Trail The Town of Mansfield owns 6 miles of right-of-way, and is currently planning a paved rail trail.
Quequechan River Regional Bike Path Fall River recreational path, proposed. to be used for recreation and transportation purposes, crossing Watuppa Pond and the Quequechan and Taunton Rive

Central Massachusetts

Wachusett Greenways The first stone-dust-surfaced 1-1/3-mile segment runs westward from Oakdale to just short of I-190 and opened in October 1997.
Nashua River Rail Trail 11-mile-long trail along the Hollis Branch, a corridor running from Ayer to Dunstable through Groton and Pepperell. map
Blackstone River Heritage Park proposed recreational and commuting facility through the Blackstone River Valley. will connect with the Rhode Island Blackstone River Bikeway map
Fitchburg-Leominster Bikepath This proposed 4.2 mile rail trail would run along Route 12 between the cities of Fitchburg and Leominster.Hardwick Bike Path
Squannacook River Rail Trail will be a 9.4 mile long trail running through Townsend and Groton. Eventually, the trail system could continue south to connect to the existing Nashua River Rail Trail.

Western Massachusetts

Ashuwillticook River Trail 10.5 miles from Lanesborough to Adams along the Hoosic river.
Berkshire Bike Path Council web site map
Manhan Rail Trail 4.2 mile multi-use recreational path stretches from South Street in Easthampton, MA to Mt. Tom Junction at the Route 5 CT River boat launch
Northampton Bike Path 1.75 mile paved path is on a section of the same abandoned right-of-way as the
Norwottuck Trail Nine-mile-long bike path connects Amherst and Northampton, through Hadley.
Highland Division Rail-Trail map
City of Springfield The abandoned line runs a total of 12.5 miles to Hazardville, CT.map
Farmington Valley Greenway just south of Massachusetts.
Williamsburg Bike Path The path will connect to the Northampton Bike Path at Look Park

Cape Cod and the Islands

Cape Cod Canal Bikeway A pair of bike paths on both sides of the Cape Cod Canal that separates Cape Cod from the rest of Massachusetts.map
Cape Cod National Seashore Bikepaths
Province Lands map
Nauset and Truro maps
Cape Cod Rail Trail 25-mile-long trail runs up the center of Cape Cod, connecting to Nickerson State Park map
Shining Sea Trail 10 miles of paved bike path provide an alternate route down the coast to the Woods Hole Ferry Terminal from the center of Falmouth, where free parking is available. map
Harwich-Chatham Bike Path Branching off from the Cape Cod Rail Trail, paved all the way to the center of Chatham.
Martha’s Vineyard Bikepaths Bike paths run parallel to most of the major roads. map
Nantucket Bikepaths parallel most of the major roads. map
Nickerson State Park Brewster. The park bike paths include several loops off into the woods but do not connect directly to the Cape Cod Rail Trail.

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