Quequechan River Rail Trail

December 16, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

First snow of the season during late autumn.

The Alfred J. Lima Quequechan River Rail Trail, (I called it the "Q-Trail") is a trail on the bed of former railroad tracks along the Quequechan River. The river name is a Native American word for "Falling Water" or "Leaping Waters" in Wamponoag, the tribe that once settled in the region.
In its original form, the river had eight waterfalls as it traveled to Mount Hope Bay.
However, during the 1800s the river was dammed for the textile industry which, sadly, destroyed the waterfalls which now is buried, piped underground emptying into the bay.
Part of the river exists along the former railroad tracks which now serve a trail to walk or bicycle. It is a favorite place of mine to go to. If one looks closely, there is an abundance of wildlife during different seasons.
 


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