Rail-Trails New England
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With 60 rural, suburban, and urban trails threading through 622 miles, Rail-Trails New England covers Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Many rail-trails are paved and run through the most scenic parts of town, such as the 12-mile Island Line Trail in Burlington, Vt., skirting the city's waterfront before jutting three miles out onto a lake. Some delve into the particular history of an area, like the Massachusetts' Phoenix Rail-Trail, where the first naval battle of the American Revolution was fought offshore in 1775. Others offer an escape from city life, such as the East Bay Bicycle Path, Rhode Island's first rail-trail, which runs 14 miles from Providence to Bristol and provides stunning views of Narragansett Bay. This two-color book includes succinct descriptions of each trail from start to finish, plus at-a-glance summary information indicating permitted uses, surface type, length, and directions to trailheads for each trail.