The Trailside Family of Companies
My real-estate practice. Our Bed & Breakfast. And my trail development, and land acquistion companies.
My RE Practice
whats my home worth?
Historic Houses I sold
On the Radio
Sugar Maple Trailside Inn
N.E. Greenway Solutions
Central Highlands Conserv
In the News
A short video
Books By and Books About
My Bio and CV
RE Sales Data
Hemispheres Mag Article
Tours for Wistariahurst
RR Corridor Sales in Mass
B&B Essay for the Gazette
In the Top Agent Magazine
interesting life journey
Mass Rec-Use Statutes
David Burwell Essays
District 2 update
NAR Green Award
Newsletter #11 September 20, 2017
Input wanted on new Weston rail trail
Northampton Underpass update
THE RAIL TRAIL IS COMING TO WESTON
North Adams, MA Bike Path Plans Draw Complaints, Praise
Swampscott, MA Advances Its Rail Trail Plans
A love affair, on two wheels
Forgotten River Will Get a Walkway
Greenways attract Nashville home buyers and developers
Great TED Talk on the Walkable City
If You Build It, the Dutch Will Pedal
ATLANTA BELTLINE RESTORES ECONOMY, NATURE & CONNECTIVITY: IS AFFORDABLE HOUSING NEXT?
Bicyclists celebrate East Coast Greenway in NH
Abandoned Railroads Become Vibrant Paths But Some Communities in EMass Voice Concerns
Here's NY's REALLY, REALLY, BIG PLAN
Turn over a new leaf: Chase that autumn foliage on foot
How the Malden River can rise from a polluted past
Newsletter #10 September 7, 2017
How One Massachusetts Downtown Bounced Back From The Crippling Shadow Of A Mall And Walmart
[pssst, the Rail Trail passes through the downtown--CDP]
Unused bridges, and former rail corridors find new life as urban trails
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS Recently Gave Me an Award for My Work on Rail Trails
Seven Stunning Sights From RTC’s New England Mapping Trips
National Grid Owned Former Trolley Corridor In Eastern NY Is Now Becoming A Rail Trail
The Plan For The State To Pay For Long-Term Maintenance Of The "Electric Trail"; Gets Positive Review From Locals
Eagle Scout Project Brings Stories to the Rail Trail in Holliston
Rail Trail Planners Urge NH DOT To Buy Newly Abandoned Line at Concord, NH
Swampscott Puts Out a RFQ for Engineering Firms Interested in Moving the Rail Trail Project Forward
Newsletter #9 August 10, 2017
Mass DOT's Bike-Ped Advisory Board recently met in Northampton at DOT District 2 HQ
Did you know that AMC now has an experienced trail building crew available for hire?
Proposed Tiverton Bike Path
Editorial: Railing about the trail in Plainville and Southington, CT
Biking across Lake Champlain on an old railroad causeway
Therapy on Wheels: Biking in Western Mass
The ARRT Now Sees Kayaks, Too
More New Yorkers Opting for Life in the Bike Lane
TWO NH Communities Appeal for Federal Leeway on Trails. They Want to Allow ATVS on Their Rail Trails.
Newsletter #8 July 15, 2017
Interesting Op-Ed by Larry Tucker
Eversource makes case for Sudbury-Hudson power line
The Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways have hired a part-time staffer!
A couple of videos from Edison, NJ that talk about the rail trail there. A part of the East Coast Greenway.
Bridge Rehab starts on future Columbia Greenway river crossing
Residents voice opposition to Plainville-Southington, CT trail alignment
In other news in CT along the Farmington corridor
Looking for some great INFOGRAPHICS to help get the trail built in your town?
Ground Breaking for Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Extension in Concord, MA
Governor Attends Event Celebrating Opening of New Cape Cod Rail Trail Bridge
Taxes on Bikes?
The biggest infrastructure project in the US is a 3,000-mile bike path
Newsletter #7 June 24, 2017
STATUS UPDATE: MCRT route through Somerville is not fully locked-down
Mass Central Rail Trail tunnel project on schedule
My Memories of David Burwell, his Mother and the Inspiring House in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
Assabet River Rail Trail progress report
Neponset Greenway Trail Open for Use
Canadian tourism officials would like the East Coast Greenway to connect into the Canadian Maritime provinces.
Ashuwillticook Rail Trail is now 12.2 miles
Clashing Visions for Old Rail Bed (Just Don’t Call It the High Line of Queens)
40 Rail Trails on YouTube
STATE OF NH SUED BY ADJACENTS OVER TRAIL PLAN
How the Cape Cod Rail Trail Came To Be.
Rail-Trails Celebrated as ‘Vibrant Sign of Renewal’
New York Resident Makes His Mark In PBS Show
Trail Loved by the Economic Development Corporation in Putnam County in eastern New York
Adirondacks are Anomaly in ‘Rails-to-Trails’ Doc
The plan to Connect Two Major Bike Paths at the Albany Waterfront
A Guide To CT's Trails, Long And Short
Newsletter #6 May 2, 2017
Things are moving ahead on Waltham's section of the MCRT
MCRT Route Alternatives through Belmont
Update on the MCRT's Northampton tunnel
Rail trail will be ‘an asset’ for Concord
Lake Placid Officials Hold Informational Meeting On Draft Adirondack Rail Trail Conceptual Plan
Rail Trails in NY on PBS
LETTER: Time for Swampscott rail trail has come, writes Select Board
Rail trail reality: 'It's perception'
IFS, ANDS, AND ABUTTERS MAY FORCE TRAIL OFF GRID
SWAMPSCOTT RAIL TRAIL ON TRACK
And then there was this from Attorney Michael Pill
Dover citizens approve lease for rail trail at Dover Town Meeting.
Connecticut NEWS: Movement to complete state’s trails gaining momentum
Please come to the
Public Information Meeting
on May 22, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Plainville, CT Public Library Auditorium
An archive of these newsletters is now set up
Newsletter #5 May 17, 2017
To Advance the MCRT, Massachusetts DCR endorses Sudbury-Hudson Power Line Project
Three Routes Presented As Finalists for Belmont’s Community Path on the MCRT
MASS DCR --An Agency in Need of a Vision.
Lamoille Valley Rail Trail in VT Launches a $3M Capital Campaign
LETTER: Yes to rail trail (in Dover, MA)
Bike or Run Along These 3 Former Railroad Routes (in New England.)
Bridges, rail corridors find new life as urban trails
Rail Trail Article Approved By One Vote! Town Meeting says YES! by 342-341 vote.
Harlem Valley Rail Trail extension planned for 2018
Newsletter #4 April 28, 2017
Titles of articles:
MCRT in the news
Was There an Earlier Bike Lane, than Davis, CA?
Swampscott is still debating the worthiness of a trail that connects several schools
Clipper City Rail Trail seeking mural artists
Trail Extensions being planned in Manchester, NH
Voices from the Valley,
Interviews Gary Briere
Plainville, CT the primary gap in the longest interstate trail in New England. Here's an update.
News from Dover, MA
Study on Naugatuck Greenway notes potential economic impact
New Option Floated for Rail Trail Extension on Cape Cod
Newsletter #3 April 14, 2017
Titles of articles:
Go West, Young Rider!
Mass Central Rail Trail's Westward Progress
Do Homebuyers Value Recreational Trails?
The Burke-Gilman Trail
The Back Story for the Shining Sea Trail that is Still Reverberating Today
50 Years Ago the First Bike Lane in U.S. Opened
On the Success of the Minuteman and Other Bike Paths
In the Last Newsletter, the Story of Schell Bridge in Northfield, MA was the Most Popular One.
But Here is the Bigger Story!
Construction on Greenway Trail in Seymour, Connecticut - Due to Begin on April 1
Building More Bike Paths Right Into Downtown
Newsletter #2 March 24, 2017
Titles of articles:
Wayland section will be under construction in 2017
NY, a State
"Hungry for Trails"
and Savors Gov. Cuomo's 750 Mile Plan!
Farmington Canal as a Green Space
New Book about the Farmington Canal is Now Available!
First came transit-oriented communities, now it’s ‘trail-oriented’ development.
MassDOT plans network of bike paths to keep pace with demand
The Quick Story of Schell Bridge in Northfield, MA and How it is Spawning Copy-Cat Bike-Path Bridges in Keene, NH.
TOURING THE NEIGHBORHOODS NEAR THE RAIL TRAILS IN THE CONN. RIVER VALLEY NEAR NORTHAMPTON, MA
Newsletter #1 February 15, 2017
Titles of articles:
Mass Central Rail Trail Tunnel Takes Shape
Greater Walkway Experience
Railways and Trailways Co-exist
Leominister-to-Fitchburg Rail Trail Nearly Underway
Seabrook to Request Funding for Section of Rail Trail
Travel by Train and Bring Your Bike Along!
Feasibility Study for Dedham Heritage Rail Trail Released
Video #8 Northampton/Hadley on the Mass Central Rail Trail. Largely about the Bridge and environs.
Craig Della Penna, CRS, GRI, Green Realtor ι 413-575-2277 ι
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