From the eastern border of Berlin at the Hudson town line to the western border at the Clinton town line, there lays an abandoned railroad bed crossing Sawyer Hill Road, Highland Street, Coburn Road, and West Street. A long forgotten railroad station was at the Highland Street crossing where there are two side-tracks.
It’s being proposed that the stretch of track between the Hudson town line to Highland Street be developed into what is known as a rail trail. This rail trail in Berlin would eventually become part of the Massachusetts Central Rail Trail (MCRT). Similar local rail trails exist including the Assabet River Rail Trail, the Nashua River Rail Trail and many other locations in Massachusetts (click on the Rail Trails of Massachusetts link) as well as in many states.
The purpose of the Berlin rail trail would be to provide passage for walkers, joggers, bicyclists, hikers, bicyclist, horseback riders, and cross-country skiers to name a few. All users would enjoy the scenic beauty of Berlin’s woodlands and pastures for over 3 miles.
It is being planned by the Massachusetts DCR that the Berlin rail trail will become part of the 104 mile long MCRT now under development from Boston to Northampton MA.
Review the other links on this page to learn more about this proposed rail trail which will serve the Berlin community well.