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SOUTHWICK RAILS-TO-TRAILS PROJECT
The Southwick Rails-to-Trails project began in 1994 as a vision of five middle school students who looked to improve the approximate six miles of abandoned Conrail railbed and use it as a hike/bike trail. Their additional goal was to preserve approximately 48 acres of land as "open space" for recreational use.
The students have all moved on to higher education, but their vision lives on. The project is currently overseen by three local entities: the Board of Selectmen, the Park and Recreation Commission, and the Rails-to-Trails Committee. The Rails-to-Trails Committee communicates with the students informing them of the current status of the project, and realizing that it was their vision, continues to welcome their input.