CHICOPEE RIVER CANAL PATH:
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Last Updated: March 18, 2012
Length: Chicopee River Canal Path; 0.2 miles
Difficulty: Easy. Paved trail.
From I-391 take exit 3 to Route 116 south. Cross over the Chicopee River and come to Front St. The trail is on your right, but it is a one-way street, so turn right on Front St, left on Cabot St, left on Exchange St and left again on Center St. Bear right on Route 116 N and you'll see a parking area across Front St.
The Chicopee River Canal Path follows the Cabotville Canal that fed off the Chicopee River. Built by the Springfield Canal Company in 1832.
Starting from the Front Street parking area; The paved trail is currently only 0.2 miles long, travels and ends at Grape St. It follows the Cabotville Canal east and has informational signs describing the canals history. Old brick mills all along the canal. Future plans call for continuing the trail along the canal past Grape St. As of March, 2012, all the old RR tracks have been removed and the trail cleared. The second phase will link to the library, the elderly housing on Front St and the entrance to Szot Park. The third phase of the path would bring it past the former Uniroyal site and to the Deady Bridge.
Note; Check out the Chicopee River from the Route 116 bridge and the large historic Sycamore trees next to the trailhead.
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