Topia Inn is the only bed and breakfast located directly on the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, a former railroad corridor converted into a 10-foot wide paved universally accessible path. The southern end of the Trail begins at the entrance to the Berkshire Mall off Rte. 8 in Lanesborough and travels 11 miles north to the center of Adams. It is a great convenience for cyclists who have the pleasure of riding directly to the inn.
Parking lots and restrooms are available along the way. The Trail passes through the Hoosac River Valley, between Mt. Greylock and the Hoosac Mountains. Cheshire Reservoir, the Hoosac River, and associated wetland communities flank much of the trail offering outstanding views and abundant wildlife. The word Ashuwillticook (ash-oo-will-ti-cook) is from the Native American name for the south branch of the Hoosic River and literally means “at the in-between pleasant river,” or in common tongue, “the pleasant river in between the hills.” The name was adopted for the trail as a way to reconnect people to local history and the natural environment.