Scenic USA - Massachusetts
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Over the Connecticut
|Photos by Maria Gonzalez
Images of Nature
Even a trade for the confines of a car for a much tighter wicker basket never dampened the spirits of these sightseers during their marvelous experience of flight. Catching unseen air currents, the hot air balloon sailed over Northampton and the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. Unafraid of heights, this dauntless photographer was treated to superb views along the Connecticut River Greenway. Below, between a layer of morning mist, lies the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Bridge, designed as a memorial to President Calvin Coolidge. The Art Deco style bridge, a major crossing of the Connecticut River, salutes the long time resident and former mayor of Northampton.
Running parallel to the Calvin Coolidge Bridge is the rusty Norwottuck Rail Trail bridge, part of the Connecticut River Greenway State Park. Once a railway for the Massachusetts Central Railroad, 11 miles of paved surface lures cyclists, skaters, walkers, and runners of all ages.
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