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“The smallest city in Massachusetts,” and home of MASS MoCA, North Adams has the charm of a small town with the art, culture, and appeal of a hip college city. At the northern end of the Berkshires and the western end of the Mohawk Trail, it’s a fabulous home base for outdoor recreation of any kind. We’ve put together a fun, 4-mile North Adams run incorporating the center of town. Check out the murals of DownStreet Art, run along the in-development Hoosic River Walk, and explore the historic railroad artifacts outside Western Heritage Gateway State Park.

Start out at the State Park (free parking) and take Main Street to American Legion Drive. Take a right on Ashland and follow it along the river until it intersects with Church Street. Then, double back on Church Street and cross the river on Eagle Street. From there, you can take River Street or any combination of side streets to make your way west, then across the river back to the State Park.

Essentials
  • 3.8 miles
  • 129 feet
  • Western Heritage Gateway State Park
  • Park at the State Park or anywhere nearby Main Street