Friday, April 26, 2013

Riding Mattapoisett's Phase II Bike Path.

The Mattapoisett, Ma Rail Trail Phase 1B is still in limbo.  It wasn't funded in 2011 or 2012 but this year looks good with funding from the Massachusetts Transportation bill that is being worked on in Boston.   This second section will take the trail past the YMCA camp and Reservation Golf Course to the center of Mattapoisett.

I took the beater bike for a short mid afternoon ride to get some photos and a look at the 1B section of the trail.  When all my ducks are in order I will submit an article with photos to the national rail to trail group.   I wrote a review in 2004 and again in 2007 HERE and sadly there is not much to add since 07.  A short section of trail from the Fairhaven town line to Mattapoisett Neck Rd has been completed but things have stalled since then.

For now one has to ride a dirt section from Mattapoisett Neck Rd. to Reservation Golf Course, then a short ride on RT6 before getting on the quiet roads in the center of Mattapoisett. 

Reservation golf

The sixth hole at Ressy
A half mile ride on RT 6 will get you to the center of town.

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