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Rail Trails

railtrails_dad_sonRail trails are shared-use paths recycled from abandoned railway corridors.  Usually managed by local councils for the enjoyment of the general public, rail trails can be used for a range of purposes including walking, cycling and horse riding.

There are usually cafe’s for lunch or snacks at each township along the way but packing a picnic lunch in your backpack is cheaper and easier.  Follow the link and check out the trail to note distances and townships.

Rail Trails have been created when they close train lines but remnants of the past such as railway cuttings and bridges still remain.  They are great fun and best of all – FREE!  Depending on the age of your kids, you can ride the wholes trail or just parts of? The website below will give you distances so you can plan.

Rail Trails are located in each state, click here to visit the rail trail website and find a rail trail for you.