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Manhan Rail Trail/Norwottuck RT (aka Northampton Bikeway)

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Had to cancel the eastern part of the Norwottuck RT due to rehabilitation. Most of the trail at different parts is closed and that does not make a fun ride.

This is another trail west of the NRT and across the CT River (called the Manhan RT), it's shorter but just as scenic. It runs from Southampton through Easthampton and Northampton. Most of this is paved and flat but there maybe a time to hit streets esp if we go in town Northampton and if not, some other town but I think the trail goes behind the center of Northampton as the map indicates. We will start on the Northampton side and work our way to Southampton (Coleman Rd). This trail has a few names because it splits off, the first part is Norwottuck (where we start, some people know this as the Norwottuck Bikeway), then the Manhan RT going into Easthampton/Southampton.

DIRECTIONS:
Take your best route to I-90 Mass Pike, drive WEST on I-90, heading towards I-91. Take I-91 North, take exit 19 Damon Rd, go to next light and str8 thru, this is Bridge RD (NOT Bridge ST) and this takes you to Look Mem Park (about 2 mls away). A restaurant is near there so I will use that for gps address.

MAP:
http://fntg.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/bigmap2011-06.pdf

http://www.traillink.com/trail/manhan-rail-trail.aspx

I have no idea how many miles this is, I am hoping a good 10-11 mls one way. Just in the town of Easthampton alone is 6 miles.

**Helmets required and bring plenty of water and a snack, restaurant tbd.

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