Monthly Archives: September 2010

Trail Users

When the ARRT was first imagined back in the 1990’s, it was assumed that it would primarily be for the benefit of bicyclists.  That’s what was observed when the state’s first rail trail opened on Cape Cod in 1979. But … Continue reading

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ARRT Caboose

Past the High Bridge, the trail starts bending eastward, running down the length of Vila do Porto park. The name reflects the large Portuguese influence back when Hudson was a big mill town.  The community is still big to this … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Patch

Walking another 100 yards down the trail brings me to a place that’s well-known to Hudson regulars. It’s a duplex on Broad Street that backs up on the trail, with a large “Beware of Dog” sign facing the trail and … Continue reading

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High Fashion

Next up is the ARRT High Bridge. It’s one of the most popular sites on the trail, an iron trestle bridge 40 feet above the Assabet River. There are views up and down the river. It’s also the site of … Continue reading

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“The Birds” and zip-lines

Walking north down the ARRT from the Rt-85 crossing, the first thing I saw was a very large number of birds in the trees above and besides the trail. They seem to be a 50/50 mix of black crows and … Continue reading

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5th Anniversary

This month was the 5th anniversary of the first 5 miles of the trail being completed, on a perfect September day in 2005. Today is Saturday 9/18/2010 and I’m back on the trail, participating in the bi-annual state trail census.  … Continue reading

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Hello world!

This blog is intended to document interesting stories and observations about the Assabet River Rail Trail, especially its impact on our trail neighbors, both business and residential. Tom Kelleher is the president of the Assabet River Rail Trail 501(3)(c) non-profit … Continue reading

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