• Andrea Davis

Recreational Rail Trails In New Hampshire

Presidential Range Rail Trail

Location: Whitefield to Gorham

Length: 18 miles

The Presidential Range Rail Trail begins at Cherry Pond in Whitefield, passing through the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, Israel River, and Moose River in New Hampshire’s North Country.

Ammonoosuc Rail Trail

Location: Woodsville to Littleton

Length: 19.2 miles

The Ammonoosuc Rail Trail traces the Ammonoosuc River, making it a fishing destination, kayaking, and canoeing. The trail passes through various landscapes and small historic towns that are great for sightseeing, shopping, or vacationing. ATVing, hiking, dog sledding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling are permitted.

Ashuelot Rail Trail

Location: Keene to Hinsdale

Length: 21.5 miles

The Ashuelot Rail Trail offers many scenic views along the route as it skirts along the Ashuelot Railroad corridor.

Northern Rail Trail

Location: Franklin to Lebanon

Length: 57.6 miles

The Northern Recreational Rail Trail permits walking, biking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, dogsledding, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. The trail skirts the shore of Mascoma Lake, where you can enjoy a swim on a hot summer afternoon.

Cheshire Rail Trail

Location: Walpole to Fitzwilliam

Length: 32.9 miles

The Cheshire Rail Trail passes through Fitzwilliam, Troy, Keene, Westmoreland, and North Walpole. The trail provides various uses, including mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.

Rockingham Rail Trail

Location: Manchester to Epping

Length: 21.8 miles

The Rockingham Recreational Rail Trail is one of the most popular rail-trails in all of Southern New Hampshire. In winter, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and dogsledding are permitted.

Cotton Valley Rail Trail

Location: Wolfeboro to Wakefield

Length: 12 miles

The Cotton Valley Rail Trail is a four-season trail that is not only excellent for walking and biking, but it is one of the only remaining trails that has rails intact.

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