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One section of the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail is set to reopen while another one will close.

Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Southern Section to Reopen; Northern Section to Close

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LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The southern section of the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail will be re-opened to the public beginning on Saturday, June 27, which includes access to the Berkshire Mall Connector Road parking lots.  

Meanwhile, on Monday, June 29, the northern section of the trail will temporary close to the public in order to facilitate Phase II of the resurfacing project that is upgrading an 11-mile section of the trail. The closure of the northern section is anticipated to be in place through October 2020. During the closure, there will be no public access to the northern section or travel allowed from Church Street in Cheshire north to the Visitors Center in Adams.  

The contractor for the project to resurface this northern section of the trail is J.H..Maxymillian of Pittsfield. The project has an estimated cost of $3,241,235.

All scheduled work is weather dependent and may be impacted due to an emergency situation.

The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail is an old railroad track converted into a 10-foot-wide trail.  The trail runs 12.7 miles through the towns of Cheshire, Lanesborough and Adams. Cheshire Reservoir and the Hoosic River are some of the scenic areas along the trail corridor.  

Because of the state of emergency declared at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Massachusetts, the trail's visitor center, restrooms and picnic areas are currently closed.


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