This Epic Massachusetts Railroad Bridge Hike Is Truly Spectacular
On this hike, you’ll cross paths with some of the most beautiful architecture in Massachusetts.
The Keystone Arches Bridges trail is an easy hike with amazing views of several 19th-century bridges. Located between Chester and Middlefield, this trail is full of gorgeous natural scenery, as well as plenty of photo-worthy vistas and stunning fall foliage. Now is the perfect time to pull your boots on and explore this hidden hiking gem.
Please note: most of these bridges are still in use and railroad property, so climbing across them is strongly discouraged. The views from beside the bridges are just as spectacular.
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To find the trail, take Route 20 into Chester. From the town center, turn onto Middlefield Street and continue about 2.5 miles until you begin to see informational signs on the left about the trail. Park at the entrance to Hebert Cross Road.