Grab Your Bike and Hit These Southeastern Mass Paths [VIDEO]
In the mood for a nice bike ride? Good thing Southeastern Massachusetts is home to some great and scenic bike paths!
Here are some of the paths you might want to try out:
New Bedford Blue Lane
This bike path encompasses the CoveWalk and the HarborWalk paths to offer epic waterside views throughout the path. The lanes are clearly marked and some highlights of this lane include Fort Taber, West Beach, and the hurricane barrier. This path is lit at night to allow biking at all times. There are many parking lots in the area but free parking will be available at the Cove Road parking lot and the Kilburn Mills parking lot.
Get more information on the Blue Lane here.
Fairhaven Bike Path
Known as the Phoenix Bike Trail, this path runs from the center of Fairhaven to Mattapoisett. This trail is a relatively flat and paved 4.5 miles long and is open 24/7. Those who wish to ride this bike path can park at Stop & Shop in Fairhaven.
For more information on the Fairhaven Bike Path, visit FairhavenTours.com.
Quequechan River Trail
This 2.5-mile trail starts in Westport along Route 6 and then continues to South Watuppa Pond to the center of Fall River while following the Quequechan River. Trail entrances include Rodman Street and Wordell Street.
For more information on the Quequechan River Trail, check out the site for the SouthCoast Bikeway.
Freetown State Forest
The Freetown State Forest includes 50 miles of unpaved roads and trails for you to explore. This trail is perfect for both the more advanced biker looking for a challenge, as well as beginner bikers, depending on the trails you chose. There is parking available at the beginning of the trails. Their hours are sunrise to sunset.
Find out more about the Freetown State Forest here.
World War II Veterans Memorial Trail
Located on Union Street in Mansfield, this trail is a paved bike trail lined with trees and ends at the municipal airport. It is 1.5 miles long and relatively flat. Parking is available off of Union Street at the Mansfield Town Square.
For more information on the World War II Veterans Memorial Trail, visit TrailLink.com.