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Amesbury Riverwalk

1.3 miles
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 ...
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Black Pond Trail

0.8 miles
The Black Pond Trail itself is short but it can be linked with other trails that run through the forest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, just northeast of Lincoln. Specifically, the Black Pond Trail makes a nice loop when combined with ...
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Conway Branch

21 miles
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 ...
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Cotton Valley Rail-Trail

8.1 miles
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 ...
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Derry Rail Trail

3 miles
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, ...
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Dover Community Trail

3.8 miles
Dover Community Trail, which will one day stretch 8 miles along the former Newington Branch Railway, is currently half-way complete. It begins at Fisher Street and heads north, connecting residents in Dover’s southern neighborhoods with the ...
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East Branch and Zealand Valley Railroad Hike

18 miles
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, ...
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Eastern Promenade Trail

2.1 miles
Portland is Maine's largest city, and the Eastern Promenade Trail along Casco Bay offers an ideal introduction to this coastal town and its trail network. The "East Prom" begins in Old Port, a charming waterfront district with cobblestone streets ...
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Eastern Trail

28.4 miles
Maine’s Eastern Trail will eventually extend from Casco Bay in South Portland to the Piscataqua River in Kittery, partially along the former Eastern Railroad. Three off-road segments of the trail are currently open with on-road bicycling routes ...
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Farmington Recreational Rail-Trail

6 miles
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.
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Franconia Brook Trail

7.2 miles
The Franconia Brook Trail runs from just north of the confluence of the east branch of the Pemigewasset River and Franconia Branch. Note that bicycling is not permitted along the route. You can combine the trail with other trails that run through ...
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Franconia Notch Recreation Path

8.8 miles
The Franconia Notch Recreation Path travels 8-miles south to north from the Franconia Notch State Park to Skookumchuck & Rt. US 3. The trail is located within the White Mountain National Forest and travelers will enjoy great mountain scenery. ...
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Goffstown Rail Trail

5.5 miles
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 ...
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Guinea Pond and Flat Mountain Trails

11.5 miles
These connecting trails follow the bed of the old Beebe River Railroad up to Flat Mountain Pond, a large, remote pool high in the Sandwich Range Wilderness. This is a great trip for advanced mountain bikers; novice/intermediate bikers should ...
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Heritage Trail (Manchester)

0.9 miles
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 ...
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Hooksett Rail Trail

1.75 miles
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 ...
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Jay McLaren Memorial Trail

2 miles
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. ...
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Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail

5.3 miles
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 ...

Lincoln Woods Trail

2.7 miles
The Lincoln Woods Trail runs for 2.6 miles along the east branch of the Pemigewasset River. You can combine the trail with other trails that run through the forest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, just northeast of Lincoln, including ...
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Londonderry Rail Trail

1 miles
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 ...
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Mountain Division Trail

10.3 miles
Named for the railroad line it parallels, the Mountain Division Trail will one day span 52 miles between Fryeburg and Portland. Two sections of the trail are currently open. A 6-mile segment between Standish and South Windham provides a gently ...
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Nanamocomuck Trail

12 miles
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 ...
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New Boston Rail Trail

4.5 miles
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 ...
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Northern Rail Trail

58 miles
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 bikeable on hybrids or mountain ...
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Oliverian Brook Trail

3.5 miles
The Oliverian Brook Trail follows the course of Oliverian Brook through the dense forest of White Mountain National Forest. The trail, open to cross-country skiing in winter, heads toward Passaconaway Cutoff, 1.9 miles, near the base of Mt. ...
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Peanut Trail

1.5 miles
The Peanut Trial is a distinct trail in the town of Newton that spans one-mile. This rail-trail runs on the same corridor as the Jay McLaren Memorial Trail. However, due to a controversial lawsuit by land owners, this segment is separate and ...
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Piscataquog Trail

2.1 miles
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 ...
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Ramblin Vewe Farm Trails

5 miles
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 ...
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Riverton Rail Trail

1.5 miles
The scenic Riverton Rail Trail—also known as “Sandy Road” by residents of Portland’s Riverton neighborhood—follows the former corridor of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban Railroad, which stopped carrying passengers in 1933. The trail connects ...
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Rob Brook Trail

2 miles
The Rob Brook Trail is mostly flat, following the bottomlands of its namesake creek through the White Mountains National Forest. The trail is open to mountain biking and hiking, with cross-country skiing in winter.
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Rockingham Recreational Trail

26.5 miles
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 ...
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Rocky Branch Trail (NH)

9 miles
From the National Forest Service: Rocky Branch Trail was severely damaged during Tropical Storm Irene. The trail is currently closed from the end of Rocky Branch Road (Jericho Road) to Rocky Branch Shelter #2. Repairs will be made to reopen ...
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Sanford Railroad Trail

4.8 miles
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 ...
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Sawyer River Trail

7.5 miles
The Sawyer River Trail offers a memorable 7.5-mile journey through a pristine mountain valley. Following the old Sawyer River Railroad logging line, the trail is popular with mountain bikers, and hikers for its combination of challenging single-track ...
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South Manchester Rail Trail

0.89 miles
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 ...
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Stevens Rail Trail

1.3 miles
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, ...
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WOW Trail

1.3 miles
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 ...
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Warren to East Haverhill Railroad Grade Trail

10.7 miles
The Warren to East Haverhill Railroad Grade Trail starts from an interesting landmark: a Redstone missile brought to Warren by a resident who served in the Army in Alabama in 1970. He found some obsolete missiles in a field and arranged with ...
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Wild River Trail

15 miles
Most of the Wild River Trail falls within the Wild River Wilderness and is off-limits to bikes. At it's southern end, the trail meets the Wildcat River Trail, near Bog Brook. From here, you can bike or hike about 2 to 3 miles before reaching ...
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Winnipesaukee River Trail

5.1 miles
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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