The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail is a former railroad corridor, developed by the Pittsfield & North Adams Railroad in 1845, converted into a 10-foot-wide, 11.2-mile recreation path. The trail parallels State Route 8 from Adams through Cheshire into Lanesborough, at the Berkshire Mall.
Nestled in the Hoosic River Valley, between Mount Greylock and the Hoosac Mountains in Berkshire County, the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail takes its name from a Native American word meaning “the pleasant river between the hills.” Gorgeous views of the mountains, lakes, and river, plus ample rest areas, make for a perfect day trip and contribute to this trail’s popularity with locals and visitors to the scenic Berkshires.
The trail is completely paved, easy and safe for kids and families to ride and there are plenty of places to stop along the way. Pack a picnic lunch from any of the local restaurants or supermarkets in Adams and off you go!