ASHUWILLTICOOK RAIL TRAIL

(413) 449-7003 ASHUWILLTICOOK RAIL TRAIL, Lanesborough, MA 01224 https://www.mass.gov/locations/ashuwillticook-rail-trail

The trail passes through the Hoosic River Valley between the Mount Greylock and the Hoosac Mountain Ranges. Cheshire Reservoir, the Hoosic River, and associated wetlands flank much of the trail offering outstanding views of the scenery and abundant wildlife. The name Ashuwillticook (ash-oo-will-ti-cook) derives from the Native American word for the south branch of the Hoosic River and literally means “at the in-between pleasant river,” or in common tongue, “the pleasant river in between the hills.” The name was adopted for the trail as a way to reconnect people to local history and the natural environment.