Newmarket, New Hampshire (NH) Trails & Maps

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  • Alewife Linear Park/Somerville Community Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Alewife Linear Park is a beautiful paved trail stretching 2 miles east from the Alewife T-station in Cambridge to Cedar Street in Somerville. The park came about after the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (the "T") put its Red Line ...
  • Amesbury Riverwalk

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    A lovely, albeit short, rail-trail in northeastern Massachusetts, the 1.3-mile Amesbury Riverwalk (a.k.a. Powwow Riverwalk) is the first completed section of the Coastal Trails Network, linking the four communities of Amesbury, Salisbury, Newbury ...
  • Barker Road Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 0.9 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass

    Barker Road Trail begins on the town line between North Andover and Boxford in northern Massachusetts, not far from the New Hampshire border. From there, the pathway continues through dense woodlands and farm fields on a straight northeast course ...
  • Bedford Narrow Gauge Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 3.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Bedford Narrow-Gauge Rail-Trail shares its trailhead at Depot Park in Bedford with the Minuteman Bikeway and Reformatory Branch Trail. Serving mainly as a commuter route, this trail extends just over 3 miles north, past woods and residences ...
  • Bradford Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The newly open Bradford Rail Trail occupies the former Pan Am rail lines, beautifying an area that once lay strewn with garbage and weeds. The city and numerous dedicated volunteers created the mile-long path for pedestrians, cyclists, joggers ...
  • Bridge Street Bike Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Bridge Street Bike Trail begins near Curtis Park and travels south through downtown Salem, closely following the Bridge Street Bypass. The short trail runs through residential, retail and commercial areas, offering views of the North River ...
  • Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 6.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Begins in Chelmsford at the Lowell/Chelmsford line, near Cross Point, passes through Chelmsford Center, and ends at Rt. 225 in Westford. This part of the trail covers a stretch of 6.8 miles.
  • Clipper City Rail Trail & Harborwalk

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 1.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 1.1-mile, multi-use Clipper City Rail Trail and Harbor Walk connects the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail station and the Merrimack River near downtown Newburyport. Though short, the trail traverses a mix of ...
  • Cochituate Rail Trail (Natick to Framingham)

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface:

    The Cochituate Rail Trail (CRT) is a proposed multi-use trail which will extend from the Village of Saxonville in Framingham to Natick Center, a distance of 4 miles. The Framingham section of trail has gone through its design phase. Construction ...
  • Conway Branch

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 21 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Gravel

    The Conway Branch trail runs for 21 miles along an old rail corridor between State Route 113 in Conway and Polly's Crossing in Ossipee. The trail is popular with snowmobiles and rail car clubs; the tracks are active between Silver Lake and Boulder ...
  • Cotton Valley Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 7.3 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    On the banks of Lake Winnipesaukee in central New Hampshire, Wolfeboro bills itself as "America's Oldest Summer Resort." Vacationers have been escaping to this quaint village since passenger rail service began in 1872. By the early 1900s, seven ...
  • Danvers Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 5.1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Danvers Rail Trail follows the historic Newburyport Railroad that used to carry goods and passengers between Danvers and Boston in the late 1800s. The abandoned corridor extends just over 5 miles from Peabody north through the heart of Danvers ...
  • Derry Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Stretching 3 miles north from Windham through woodlands to Derry, the Derry Rail Trail runs on the same former rail bed network on which the Rockingham Recreational Trail is built. This section of trail, which extends from the Windham Rail Trail, ...
  • Dover Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 0.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Although the Dover Community Trail currently runs less than a mile, the newly opened section (as of summer 2012) is an important first step in a trail that has been discussed for more than a decade. The paved trail follows the former Newington ...
  • East Boston Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The East Boston Greenway, a linear park made possible by the donation of a disused rail corridor by Conrail in 1997 and the ‘Big Dig’ project in later years, links Boston Harbor with new parks created as a result of the I-90 extension to Logan ...
  • East Branch and Zealand Valley Railroad Hike

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 18 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand

    Are you looking for a multi-day hike on beautiful rail-trails through pristine wilderness of the White Mountains? Look no further. At midpoint, the nearest road is 7 miles in either direction. Because of its isolation, this hike offers a quiet, ...
  • Eastern Trail (Kennebunk - Biddeford)

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface:

    Maine's Eastern Trail will eventually extend from the Piscataqua River in Kittery to Casco Bay in Portland. For now, various sections along the route are being constructed, and an on-road bicycling route is available for those wishing to link ...
  • Eastern Trail (Scarborough - Saco)

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 8.4 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Maine's Eastern Trail will eventually extend from the Piscataqua River in Kittery to Casco Bay in Portland. For now, various sections along the route are being constructed, and an on-road bicycling route is available for those wishing to link ...
  • Emerald Necklace Greenway

    State: MA
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

    The jewels in Boston’s Emerald Necklace Greenway are its parks. The developing 7-mile greenway connects several cultural and recreational assets in the southwestern part of the city: Franklin Park Arnold Arboretum Jamaica Pond Olmsted ...
  • Farmington Recreational Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

    The Farmington Recreational Rail-Trail runs for 6 miles between the towns of Rochester and Farmington. The trail parallels the Cocheco River and State Route 11 through a wooded corridor. The trail is popular with snowmobiles in winter.
  • Goffstown Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 5.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand

    The Goffstown Rail Trail is in the early stages of development. There are some obstacles, such as missing bridges and potentially hazardous crossings of a state highway. Only a couple of small portions have been upgraded to the intended gravel ...
  • Granite Town Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand

    Mile 0.0 - DPW Garage  Cross the bridge in the parking area, the trail starts behind the fence, crossing over Great Brook on a old dam. Mile 0.53 - After crossing Union St. you will come to a concrete span over Great Brook. Mile 0.66 ...
  • Heritage Trail (Manchester)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 0.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Heritage Trail is managed by the state of New Hampshire to provide access to recreational and historical attractions across the state. Eventually, the north-south route along the former Boston and Maine Railroad corridor will stretch more ...
  • Hillsborough Recreational Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 7.8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    Hillsborough Recreational Rail Trail connects three communities in south-central New Hampshire: Hillsborough, Deering, and Bennington. The unpaved trail winds along the Contoocook River through rural and wooded landscapes for nearly 8 miles. ...
  • Hooksett Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 1.75 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    Hooksett Rail-Trail follows a portion of a right-of-way of the Portsmouth & Concord Railroad. This section of the railroad was abandoned in 1862, leaving behind an attractive corridor for the trail. The trail provides access to Heads Pond and ...
  • Independence Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 8.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Independence Greenway offers 8 miles of trail in three disconnected segments through western Peabody. The rail-trail follows the abandoned Salem and Lowell Railroad and offers nice views. It passes by wetlands and ponds that are home to herons, ...
  • Jay McLaren Memorial Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    Nestled in the woodlands on the northern end of Merrimac in the far northeastern corner of Massachusetts, lies the beautiful Jay McLaren Memorial Trail. The town, once known as West Amesbury, had a thriving industry of horse-drawn carriage shops. ...
  • Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 5.3 miles
    Surface:

    The Town of Belmont has been notified that it will receive $282,720 in federal dollars for the construction of the first phase of the Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail. The Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail will be approximately five miles in length from ...
  • Little River Bike Path

    State: MA
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Grass

    Although short, the scenic Little River Bike Path (also known as the Little River Nature Trail) travels through forests and pastures full of birds and wildlife. The asphalt pathway parallels the eastern side of the present-day Interstate 95 ...
  • Londonderry Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Londonderry Rail Trail will one day stretch 6 miles across Londonderry from Derry to Manchester, New Hampshire's largest city, along the former Manchester and Lawrence Railroad. Currently, one mile is paved and open, offering beautiful woodland ...
  • Lowell Canal System Trails

    State: MA
    Length: 1.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Lowell's Canal Sytem Trails are part of Lowell National Historical Park in Lowell, Massachusetts. The park preserves some of America's industrial past: its 19th-century textile mills formed the first large-scale planned industrial city in America. ...
  • Marblehead Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 4.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel, Sand

    Shaped like a Y, this 4.1-mile rail-trail connects Marblehead, Salem and Swampscott. From the trail junction in quaint Marblehead, one branch meanders through conservation areas and past harbor overlooks to Salem, notorious for its 1692 witch ...
  • Martin H. Burns Wildlife Management Area Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 3.4 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel, Sand

    The rail-trail through the Martin H. Burns Wildlife Management Area begins at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail station near downtown Newburyport, a coastal Massachusetts city northeast of Boston. On the other ...
  • Mason Railroad Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 6.7 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Gravel, Sand

    The Mason Railroad Trail runs for nearly 7 miles from near the New Hampshire–Massachusetts border (nr. Townsend, MA) to Greenville, NH. The trail follows a heavily wooded corridor through Russell State Forest and Coyne Wildlife Sanctuary. There's ...
  • Mass Central Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 31.9 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

    A 104 mile rail line was shattered by hurricane in 1938. Now, more than 60 years later, dedicated volunteers in 33 communities are working to reconnect it. Instead of trains there will be cross-country skiers, bicyclists, hikers, and joggers. It ...
  • Methuen Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 2.4 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Methuen Rail Trail connects three communities in northeastern Massachusetts as it follows the route of the former Manchester and Lawrence Branch of the Boston and Maine Railroad. The rail-trail's northern end begins in Salem at the state's ...
  • Minuteman Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 11 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    You won't get lonely on the Minuteman Bikeway. The 11-mile rail-trail through suburban Boston is one of New England's most popular trails. Warm summer weekends in particular bring folks of all ages and abilities elbow to elbow along the asphalt ...
  • Nanamocomuck Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 12 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    The Upper and Lower Nanamocomuck Trails in White Mountain National Forest are accessible from Kancamagus Highway (SR 112) west of Conway. The trails are open for hiking in summer and cross-country skiing (ungroomed) in winter. The lower trails ...
  • Nashua Canal Trail (Mine Falls Park)

    State: NH
    Length: 6.05 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    The Nashua Canal Trail is part of a series of loop trails in Mine Falls Park, Nashua. A total of 6 miles of trails wind along the canal and river in this beautiful, wooded park. Only 1.2 miles of trail are paved, while the rest are hard-packed ...
  • Nashua Heritage Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Nashua Heritage Rail Trail begins adjacent to City Hall on Main Street in downtown Nashua. It is a short trail that takes you through one of the first neighborhoods that was planned and built in conjunction with the creation of the textile ...
  • Nashua River Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA, NH
    Length: 12.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Nashua River Rail Trail is a beautiful and peaceful rural trail extending through the Massachusetts communities of Ayer, Groton, Pepperell and Dunstable. The trail continues into New Hampshire just south of the town of Nashua. In autumn ...
  • New Boston Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The 4 ½ mile New Boston Rail Trail is an enticingly beautiful former Boston & Maine rail line running from approximately route 114 at the New Boston/Goffstown border to the center of New Boston. There it culminates at the Hillsborough County ...
  • Northern Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 58 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Crushed Stone

    At 58 miles, the Northern Rail Trail spans Grafton and Merrimack counties and is the longest rail-trail in New Hampshire. The surface is cinder ballast in Grafton and 3/8” stone dust in Merrimack; both easily bike able on hybrids or mountain ...
  • Northern Strand Community Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 5.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    As of late 2013, nearly 6 miles of the Northern Strand Community Trail in Massachusetts are open to the public, although this includes two disjointed segments. The longer segment, which opened in 2012, runs west from the intersection of Beach ...
  • Old Eastern Marsh Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Old Eastern Marsh Trail (a.k.a the Salisbury Rail Trail) runs for 1.4 miles between the north bank of the Merrimack River and Mudnock Road in Salisbury. The beautifully landscaped trail was built in 2009 and adds to an already impressive ...
  • Piscataquog Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 2.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Piscataquog Trail runs for 2 miles between the east bank of the Merrimack River and Pinard Street at Electric Street. On the east end, the trail begins near the New Hampshire Fisher Cats baseball stadium along an abandoned right-of-way of ...
  • Ramblin Vewe Farm Trails

    State: NH
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass

    The Ramblin' Vewe Farm Trails are part of the Ramblin' Vewe Farm Trust property, a non-profit organization that protects and preserves the farm, while conserving the heritage of working farms and rural landscapes. Part of their mission is to ...
  • Reformatory Branch Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The rugged and beautiful Reformatory Branch Trail meanders more than 4 miles through three natural areas: Elm Brook Conservation Area, Mary Putnam Webber Wildlife Preserve, and Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. It is the perfect route ...
  • Rockingham Recreational Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 26.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand

    New Hampshire's largest city, Manchester, boasts relatively quick access to one of the state's longest rail-trails: the 26.5-mile Rockingham Recreational Trail (a.k.a. Portsmouth Branch). The rustic trail is rich in railroad structures left ...
  • Salem-Beverly Canal Path (Grand Wenham Canal Path)

    State: MA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass

    Although only a grassy, hard-packed dirt pathway, the route along the Salem-Beverly Canal (also known as the Grand Wenham Canal), is scenic and peaceful. The old canal, built in 1917, lies between two towns, Topsfield and Wenham, in northeastern ...
  • Salisbury Beach State Reservation Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 0.6 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Although less than a mile, the trail running through Salisbury Beach State Reservation offers lovely views of the beaches off the northeastern coast of Massachusetts, just a few miles south of the New Hampshire border. As the Merrimack River ...
  • Salisbury Point Ghost Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Currently 1.8 miles, the Salisbury Point Ghost Trail provides a peaceful walk or bike ride through the woods on a well-maintained stone-dust trail. The route is one part of the larger Coastal Trails Network of rail-trails linking the coastal ...
  • Salisbury Rail Trail Connector

    State: MA
    Length: 0.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Salisbury Rail Trail Connector, also known as the Gillis Rail Trail Connector, is a 0.3-mile link between two rail-trails: Salisbury's Old Eastern Marsh Trail and Newburyport's Clipper City Rail Trail and Harborwalk. The paved 10-foot-wide ...
  • Sanford Railroad Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 4.8 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Dirt, Gravel

    The Sanford Railroad Trail goes by two other names: the Deering Pond Trail or just plain "Railroad Trail." The trail runs for nearly 5 miles between the town of Lebanon and the University of Southern Maine in Sanford. The trail is popular with ...
  • South Manchester Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 0.89 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The South Manchester Rail Trail is a proposed bike/pedestrian path that would connect the downtown Millyard area of Manchester to the Town on Londonderry. The South Manchester Rail Trail will utilize the Right-of-Way (ROW) of the abandoned Boston ...
  • South Portland Pathway (Eastern Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: ME
    Length: 5.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    An exemplary urban transportation corridor, the 5.7-mile South Portland Parkway (2.1 miles of which are rail-trail) makes an excellent starting point for a bike tour of Portland. The trailhead at Bug Light Park offers easy access and plenty ...
  • Stevens Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    About a dozen miles west of Concord, the Stevens Rail Trail offers a quiet, wooded route along the former Concord-Claremont rail line in Contoocook Village. It starts off Krzyzaniak Road and continues for just over a mile, unpaved and scenic, ...
  • Topsfield Linear Common and Wenham Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 4.9 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Crushed Stone

    The trail begins in the small town of Boxford, about 25 miles north of Boston. For just shy of 5 miles, the hard-packed gravel and stone dust pathway follows an abandoned rail bed through Topsfield, meandering across Route 1, over the Ipswich ...
  • WOW Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The WOW Trail will one day stretch more than 9 miles in central New Hampshire along the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad. Its acronym comes from three regional lakes, which will be seen from the pathway: Winnisquam, Opechee, and Winnipesaukee. The ...
  • Watertown Multi-Use Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: MA
    Length: 0.85 miles
    Surface:

    This DCR project is under construction and follows a previous rail bed from School Street to Grove Street in Watertown. This portion should be completed in the spring of 2011. The DCR will extend this project to connect with the Alewife trail ...
  • Windham Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 4.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Windham Rail-Trail occupies a scenic stretch of abandoned rail ( Manchester and Lawrence) between Range Road (at Rockingham Rd.) in Salem and Windham Road, about 4 miles to the northwest. At Windham Road, the trail becomes the Derry Rail ...
  • Winnipesaukee River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NH
    Length: 5.1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Winnipesaukee River Trail courses along its namesake river, connecting the towns of Franklin and Tilton-Northfield. The trail passes through an unusual upside-down covered bridge—believed to be the nation's only one—listed on the National ...
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