Trails Near Belmont, Massachusetts

Air Line State Park Trail pic

Air Line State Park Trail
Image: americasstateparks.org

Stephen C. McEvoy is a business executive and attorney based in Belmont, Massachusetts, where he serves as vice president and general counsel for Abiomed, Inc. In his free time, Stephen C. McEvoy enjoys running and skiing.

Residents in Belmont, Massachusetts, have access to a variety of lovely trails, ideal for biking, running, or walking. Here are some of the top-rated trails, according to http://www.traillink.com.

1) Air Line State Park Trail: At 53 miles, this trail runs from the northeast corner of Connecticut to East Hampton, Massachusetts. It is a gravel pathway that brings explorers behind the Air Line Railroad and past the Rapello and Lyman viaducts as well as by several small waterfalls.

2) Mass Central Rail Trail: This train railway originally ran 104 miles until it was destroyed by a hurricane. Now the community is coming together to connect the various parts. Currently there are 32 miles complete and ready for runners, cyclists, and skiers. The trail is beautiful and peaceful, running alongside a river. There is free parking at Route 140 and Thomas Street in West Boylston.

3) Alewife Linear Park: A short path at only 2 miles, this paved pathway runs from the Alewife T-station in Cambridge to Cedar Street in Somerville and is popular with commuters. Future plans include expanding the trail further into Cambridge and Boston.

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