Sunday, April 19, 2009

MUP Extension

The town of Mattapoisett Ma. has been trying to convert a rail trail for more than five years. So many roadblocks, many of which were very silly have caused this project and it's proponents so many headaches.

Phase one has been completed. The state and federal money has been approved with the stipulation that the town provide the money for the planning process. It's not really that much, but these economic times have forced the people to go to private fund raising. All is going pretty well and I'll spare the details.

However one thing worth mentioning is the walk/bike fundraiser on the 26th of May. For us who are really into biking, the committee has offered a 10/15/40 mile supported ride. The cost is $20 and the details are HERE.

There is a Web Page will all the details of the MUP and it's planning HERE

The extended forecast is for a beautiful weekend, providing a sunny 65-70 degree day for the ride.

Below are a few photos from taken along the MUP in Mattapoisett.
MUP Volunteers

Marshes along the trail

Mattapoisett/Fairhaven boundary

Riders taking advantage of a warm sunny April morning

The remnants of the original railroad bed


  1. That's a beautiful trail! What a great project, so nice to see more bike paths opened up.

    Did you get to the Village ride today? I took a day off, but some yard things got done.

  2. I use to fish for Stripers at the first shoreline heading east on Phase 1 of the MUP. I'm guessing your last photo is showing the old RR bed that heads down to that shoreline from Matt Neck Road?

    I'd like to do the 40 mile ride on 4/26 but not sure I can swing it this time of year with all the required yardwork piling up. We'll see.