At the southern end of the trail a large parking lot at Dole Junction is maintained by the New Hampshire Bureau of Trails. This parking lot also serves as the southern terminus of the Ashuelot Rail Trail that proceeds 21 miles north to Keene. The trail parallels the east bank of the Connecticut River to a railroad bridge across to Brattleboro, Vermont. The bridge is not decked and there are large gaps between the ties which make it unsafe to cross, even on foot. There is no summer maintennace on the trail and it maybe overgrown with weeds and brush and difficult to travel.
Parking and Trail Access
To reach the Dole Junction trailhead in Hinsdale, follow State Route 63 for 2.1 miles south out of Hinsdale. The trailhead is on the right.
Nice Riverside Trail in Cheshire County, NH
This trail is a great ride along the river and through the woods and makes for a wonderful 18 miles round trip from Dole Junction to the derelict iron bridge that used to cross the Connecticut river between Hinsdale, NH and Brattleboro, VT where you turn ...