Work on the first portion of the Quequechan River Rail Trail Project was completed the Spring of 2016, following a dedication last October at which the Trail was named for local historian and planner Alfred J. Lima. The project follows a plan for a Quequechan River Greenway, drawn up by Lima, that includes improvements to Britland Park as well. Plans were first presented in April, 2011 and reviewed in 2012 along with other efforts to make Fall River more bicycle-friendly. The project created a ten foot wide paved surface with three foot grass shoulders that runs over a former railroad bed and five timber bridges to connect with Britland Park and Rodman Street. The current path that begins at the Westport Town line along South Watuppa Pond. The project was funded by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and by the Gateway City Park Program of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Pedestrian-actuated crossing signals will be constructed on Brayton Avenue and Quequechan Streets to permit walkers and cyclists to cross traffic safely. Click here for a 90-second promotional video of the trail on . Click here for a kayak trip video and photos. Click here for an overhead view of the Trail via drone. Click here for a 19-minute video of the dedication ceremony. Click here for nature photos taken from the trail. For more information about the project, contact Fall River Mass In Motion coordinator Julianne Kelly, at 508-324-2405.

(Top row) Walkers enjoy over a half mile of the newly opened trail that links Britland Park and Rodman Street with Quequechan Street where the river runs under a bridge on its way to South Watuppa Pond. (Row two) Mayor Sam Sutter, center, dedicates the Trail to Alfred J. Lima, standing to his left, who envisioned the Trail in drawings that he produced in 2010. (Row three) Signs describe the history of the rail line, a portion of which has been preserved, and the flora and fauna that graces the trail. (Row four) Kayakers enjoy the beauty of the River that invites anyone to launch at Britland Park at the end of 17th Street. (Bottom row) walkers enjoy the path and the benches along the way that provide a respite and views of the River. 

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