• MA - Stoneham Branch - Tri-Community Greenway

  • General discussion related to Rail Trails nationwide, including proposed rail trail routes. The official site of the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy can be found here: www.railstotrails.org.
General discussion related to Rail Trails nationwide, including proposed rail trail routes. The official site of the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy can be found here: www.railstotrails.org.

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  by BostonUrbEx
 
The Stoneham Branch was converted to rail trail last year as part of the Tri-Community Greenway. The three communities referenced by the name would be Stoneham, Woburn, and Winchester. The rail-trail itself is in Stoneham and Woburn, and just reaching the active New Hampshire Main Line at Montvale Jct, the Greenway follows a series of roads and multi-use paths to meander down to Winchester Center.

I only rode the trail one-way as part of a larger loop I was making, but it must be a healthy grade down into Woburn from Stoneham because I was flying without much effort at all. Also, near Winchester Center you can follow the Horn Pond Greenway up to Horn Pond. I believe it follows the route of an old ice house railway, today it is residential roads and rail trail.