Intermittent rail trail closures expected in Amherst, Belchertown




Published: 04-18-2024 3:39 PM

AMHERST — Intermittent closures of the Norwottuck Rail Trail from Station Road in Amherst to Warren Wright Road in Belchertown are beginning Friday and will run through June 5.

The periodic closures, which will necessitate detours, were announced by the state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation to accommodate a state Department of Transportation trail improvement project.

When the trail is off limits, detours will be clearly marked, according to a DCR advisory.

In addition, on Friday, the Station Road parking area will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For those who need parking to access the Norwottuck Rail Trail, lots will remain open on Mill Lane in Amherst, on Railroad Street in Hadley and at Elwell Recreation Area in Northampton.

Yesterday's Most Read Articles

Hadley’s Hampshire Mall faces foreclosure
Cost divides town into camps over new Jabish Brook school project
Home sales in state, Hampshire County spring to life in April
Run for, by its employees: Paragus IT completes 8-year transition to being 100% employee-owned
GOP silences McGovern over Trump remarks
Area property deed transfers, May 23