The Master bike trail site – https://www.traillink.com/city/boston-ma-trails/
This comprehensive site is the bomb. It has Massachusetts trail maps and connects you to most states in America.
Northern Strand Trail – https://www.solomonfoundation.org/projects/northern-strand/
route from Everett to Lynn, Ma. approx 11 miles. Frederick Douglas lives in Lynn. Today, the town of Lynn may just be the most art mural decorated city in Massachusetts. Designated a “gateway city,” a huge GE factory once employees thousands in the town before it cut back, leaving Lynn with a rusty industrial run down look for years. Not anymore. Parts of Lynn are beautiful! The apartment and condo housing offer better and lesser expensive deals than Boston. Its a 20 minute commute by measurement but the traffic going up North I-95 is very slow going north and south both ways during rush hour. You do not want to be on the interstate or Route 1 stuck in traffic for hours. Beverly, Town Ipswich, Rockport, and other seaside towns are just above Lynn. Lynn has great facing exposure to the ocean. .
Minuteman Commuter Bikeway – http://minutemanbikeway.org/
route from Cambridge Alewife T Station to through Arlington and Lexington to Bedford MA. The starting line is near Fresh Pond Cambridge and crosses over the route Paul Revere rode the horse to warn that the British were coming. Use the link to get maps of any of these trails. When you see the map of this one, you will see even more trails spinning off from its Bedford end point.
Massachusetts Central Rail Trail – https://www.masscentralrailtrail.org/
51 working miles today, 104 miles long when finished — the line once stretched from downtown Boston at North Station to Union Station in Northampton, Mass of Western Massachusetts where the W.E.B duBois homestread is. Bill and Camille Cosby were noted to be the largest owners of preservation green space in Western Massachusetts a while back. President Calvin Coolidge used to ride this train to the State House each day when he was the Governor right after WWI.
The Cape Cod Rail Trail – https://www.mass.gov/locations/cape-cod-rail-trail – ide, walk or run through 6 Cape Cod towns as you follow the Cape Cod Rail Trail. There’s plenty to see along the 25-mile trail and state and national parks to visit as you please. Parking fees: $5 resident, $20 non-resident.
Spots along the Cape Cod Rail trail are::
- Trailhead at Stations Avenue, South Yarmouth
- Trailhead at Route 134 in South Dennis
- Headwaters Drive in Harwich
- Route 137 in Brewster
- Orleans Center
- Cape Cod National Seashore at the Salt Pond Visitors Center in Eastham (1/2 mile from the Locust Road intersection with the trail)
- National Seashore at Marconi Area
- Trailhead at LeCount Hollow Road in South Wellfleet
All Activities at Cape Cod Rail Trail
- Running and walking
- Horseback riding
- Cross-country skiing
Facilities at Cape Cod Rail Trail
- Bike rentals
- Scenic viewing area
- Accessible bike paths
- Available hand-cycles
Restrictions at Cape Cod Rail Trail
- No alcohol
- No littering