World War II Veterans Memorial Trail – Mansfield, MA
My husband and I have always loved biking. We are big fans of the Co-Pilot Taxi/Limo Bicycle seats which allow us to take our children along with us. We loaded up the bikes on the back of the car and set out to find a new, safe,
flat place for us to take a leisurely ride. We didn’t want to go too far from home and found out about this paved bike trail which ran along an old railway corridor. We found easy parking at the munical lot, covered our heads and headed on out to the trail.
It was a great find. A nice path lined with trees that was well maintained. It seemed to be quite a popular destination as well. We saw lots of dog walkers, runners, parents with strollers and other bikers young and old using the route. The best surprise was that at the end of one side is the municipal airport. The kids thought it was neat to watch the airplanes take off up close.
Along the way, we also passed a new housing development being built. Being that my son is obsessed with trucks we took a small detour to go look at the dump truck, front loaded, and bulldozer. It was hard to pull him away but we headed back onto the trail. The other end of the trail actually leads to the Mansfield MBTA train station. Planes and trains! Oh boy!
We parked our bikes back at town center, checked out the little gazebo and then headed across the street to the Cafe on the Common for a nice brunch
and air conditioning.
How to get there:
Union Street, Mansfield, MA (park in municipal lot)
(pass over S. Main St to Webb Place to find the trail)