The Manhan Bike Trails

 

I love that we live close to the bike trail. They finished it at the end of last summer and this year we are really putting it to good use! I’ve been learning how to run on it every night and this weekend we dusted off all the bikes and hit our Manhan Bike Trails.

Schwinn Toddler Bike Trailer

Sawyer was not thrilled with his helmet but it’s a must. Isn’t he the cutest little thing?

The Manhan Bike Trail Massachusetts

I love that all the trees are starting to grow. It’s a long strip and the different views all along the way are so nice and different.

The Manhan Bike Trail Massachusetts

We invited Johnny’s friend and hit the trail. I took off with them and went really far.

The Manhan Bike Trail Massachusetts New England

We start out with a far off view of the mountain.

The Easthampton Mountain The Manhan Bike Trail Massachusetts

And we went as far as being able to see the Connecticut River down by the Oxbow. I wanted to g farther but Johnny’s friend had to be back home.

The Manhan Bike Trail Massachusetts The Oxbox Connecticut River

We found Daddy, Gavin, & Sawyer down by Sawyer Field. Nice name, huh?

The Manhan Bike Trail Massachusetts Sawyer Field Williston School

Of course Johnny sat down and started watching too.

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Later that night we used the trails for another bike ride to head down and get some Mt. Tom’s Ice Cream and sit by the pond. It total I did 14.5 miles that day!

 

About Jennifer

Jennifer, the mom behind the Mom Spotted blog, is located in Western Massachusetts. She has three boys, Johnny (15), Gavin (9), & Sawyer (3). She is married to her high school sweetheart. On Mom Spotted you’ll find a fun selection of recipes, family fun, product reviews, and more! You can also find her on twitter @MomSpotted and Facebook.



Comments

  1. Erin says:

    Sounds like a great day! I’ve been taking advantage of the awesome weather we’ve had lately and have been hitting the local trails here too. So thankful for spring and the opportunity to spend more time outdoors with the kids!

  2. Tamara says:

    SO pretty! I would love to have a trail like that near me. We used to when I lived in IL, but I haven’t found anything like it here so far. I love all the big shady trees!

  3. Sarah L says:

    What a nice trail – love the trees and the water.

  4. That is really pretty! We have a few trails here to. They are close, but not right by my house though.

  5. That looks like a lovely trail.

  6. What beautiful pics!

  7. Absolutely beautiful!!

  8. Dee says:

    Such a nice ride!!

  9. carolyn G says:

    Wow, that place is beautiful!

  10. Gorgeous! We have a trail (not exclusively bike) right by our house, but I only take C when I walk. We really need to make it a family thing sometime.

    • Jennifer says:

      This isn’t just for bikes either. This is the same trail I run on every night too!

  11. You live in such a beautiful area, that trail sounds awesome! I wish we lived near one, it’s hard to bike ride on our road because the cars fly by and bathe you in a dust storm!

  12. Rosey says:

    We have a trail close to our house too, but to get to it you have to drive pretty far for parking, or be dropped off and picked up.

    Looks like a lot of fun is going on over at your place right now. πŸ™‚

  13. I love getting out and walking trails with family. Thanks.

  14. Ida says:

    I wish we had trails like that around here! Gorgeous!

  15. Love that you have a trail so close. It’s really pretty. For us here in NYC we have to drive out of state to catch a good trail. Central Park trails dont count πŸ™‚

  16. Beautiful pictures! I LOVE the bike trails, I’ve lived biking distance from them my whole life and our main trail follows a main river out there. Love it so much. And over 14 miles – wow! Great job! I bet the kids were worn out!

  17. Stephanie says:

    How awesome that you live so close to a park like that! My kids would love a bike trail with a view like that!

  18. Your trail is awesome! We have a small lake around here that we walk around every other night. I wish I could get more time without the younger kids to actually be out there and walking and running but not the case. Good luck on your journey!! πŸ™‚

  19. That is SUCH a beautiful trail to bike along!! I can’t wait for us to start our family bike rides back up again now that the weather is nice.

  20. Aww, poor Sawyer! Did he eventually leave the helmet on and enjoy the ride? We really need to get our little ones to keep them on…they do not like helmets at all!! Great views though on that trail…every time you post pics here on on IG I always think how relaxing it looks and I’d love to exercise there. πŸ™‚

  21. I love rails-to-trails endeavors!
    I’m so glad you get to enjoy the trail and the beautiful scenery.
    Thanks for sharing the photos!

  22. Such a pretty place for a bike ride!

  23. Rachel says:

    Oh wow, what a great place to ride! 14 miles is awesome. We have so many great trails around here, your post reminds me that I need to take the kids out to them more often!

  24. What a pretty area! Nick would hate the helmet too. He goes nuts when you put stuff on his head. His doctor said that when we get him a tricycle he would need a helmet, and I already knew that wouldn’t go over well.

  25. 14.5 miles? You go girl!

  26. Christina says:

    You are doing awesome!!!! I can’t wait until my leg heals so I can get back to running – I was bad and pushed it a bit too much by walking the kids to school this morning (its swollen again and hurting like crazy). My kids have about 20 days left of school and we love to bike ride during the summer, but I wish we had a trail like this!

  27. Jenn L says:

    What a beautiful ride and an intense workout! You ROCK!!!

  28. Katy says:

    What a beautiful area. I’m glad it’s so close. I bet you and your family will enjoy it for years to come.

  29. That is a beautiful bike trail. Makes me want to go find one around here.
    Kas

  30. Katie says:

    I love all the photos I have seen you post on FB & IG – what a beautiful trail!

  31. Anne says:

    14.5 miles is great! I always seem to hit the wall around 12 miles.

  32. Beautiful photos!

  33. Mimi says:

    Looks like an amazing day. Love the name of the field. Cute!

  34. Jodi says:

    You make me miss Massachusetts! Thanks for bringing me home for a bit
    πŸ™‚

  35. That area is so pretty! I remember when my brother was little my mom used to ride her bike with him in a seat on the back- I like the kind you have better, seems safer.

  36. Janet W. says:

    My grandson doesn’t like putting a helmet on either, but once you get moving he forgets all about it. Great pictures!

  37. Easthampton is a bit of a hike for me, but that trail looks awesome. My kids would LOVE it. We are over by Plymouth, so we ride through the state forest sometimes.

  38. Vickie Couturier says:

    that is awesome over 14 miles on a bike! impressed,,you go girl,thats a g reat way to spend time with your family

  39. Maria Iemma says:

    What a beautiful place and biking all that way is awesome — poor little guy was not thrilled. Did he finally get used to the helmet?

  40. Sarah L says:

    We have great bike trails here in Denver. (not too many lakes/rivers)

  41. Sarah L says:

    It was a beautiful day for a bike ride.

  42. Courtney says:

    looks like a fun day!

  43. Sarah L says:

    Our trees haven’t leafed out yet like your beautiful ones.

  44. Tammy S says:

    What a beautiful bike trail. There is nothing better then just getting outside to take in the wonderful weather. I would love a trail like that close to my home. you are so lucky.

  45. That bike trail looks like heaven! Isn’t it great the municipalities are giving us these wonderful outdoorsy opportunities!?

  46. ooohhh i want to go on a bike riding with my boys. I love Sawyer’s expression in the first picture. too adorable!

  47. Nancy Bowers says:

    Great fresh air and exercise! Good example for your kids too πŸ™‚

  48. pat says:

    I would like to go here

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