Redstone Trailway

The Redstone Trailway follows the route of the old Boston and Main railroad corridor near the center of East Longmeadow. Redevelopment of this abandoned railbed provided space for recreation, opportunity to showcase the historic train depot, and incorporation of native red sandstone boulders.

The multi-use path accommodates a wide array of users as it includes multiple access point and rest areas. Fuss & O’Neill provided permitting and design services for construction through MassDOT. Design issues included coordination with utilities in the right-of-way, adjustments for abutting properties, and minimizing impacts. This trail is an integral component of the Pioneer Valley bikeway system.

This project featured the re-use of a local brownstone for benches along the trail and interpretive signage. The bike path also integrated an historic train depot, and was aligned to consider adjacent business owners’ concerns as a result of an informational meeting.