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Length
Surfaces
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Champlain Canalway Trail: Schuylerville

2 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Mascoma River Greenway

2.78 mi
State: NH
Asphalt, Gravel

Millstone Hill West Bike Path

2.4 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Ballast

Northern Rail Trail

57.8 mi
State: NH
Cinder, Crushed Stone

West River Trail (Windham County)

16.1 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Bobby Woodman Rail Trail

1.7 mi
State: NH
Dirt, Gravel

Champlain Canalway Trail: Fort Ann

1.68 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Cheshire Rail Trail (Cheshire Branch Rail Trail)

32.9 mi
State: NH
Asphalt, Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail

25.8 mi
State: NY, VT
Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Lye Brook Falls Trail

2.2 mi
State: VT
Gravel

Sugar River Trail

9.5 mi
State: NH
Ballast, Gravel, Sand

Toonerville Rail-Trail

3.2 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Warren County Bikeway

10 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Cross Vermont Trail

87.4 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

South Barre Bike Path

1 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Valley Trail

9.1 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

Battell Woods Trail

5 mi
State: VT
Dirt, Gravel

East Branch Trail (VT)

0.5 mi
State: VT
Gravel
Accordion

Means Woods Trail

0.5 mi
State: VT
Dirt, Gravel

Wright Park Trail

3.8 mi
State: VT
Dirt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Schuylerville segment of the 71-mile Champlain Canalway Trail rail runs between Schuyler House, past Lock 5 of the canal and does a loop around the island (Hudson Crossing Park). As of 2011, only...
NY 2 mi Crushed Stone
The Mascoma River Greenway is a planned 4-mile rail-trail through the heart of Lebanon. The paved, multiuse trail is currently 2.78 miles, offering a pleasant opportunity for both recreation and...
NH 2.78 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The Millstone Hill West Bike Path connects the charming communities of Graniteville and Websterville in central Vermont. The trail is part of the Central Vermont Path, a proposed trail network to...
VT 2.4 mi Asphalt, Ballast
The Montpelier Recreation Path, which follows the Winooski River in downtown Montpelier, is currently divided into two paved pathways: Winooski West and Winooski East on either side of Main Street....
VT 1.94 mi Asphalt
Overview Spanning nearly 58 miles from Lebanon to Boscawen, the Northern Rail Trail is New Hampshire’s longest rail-trail conversion. It weaves through Grafton and Merrimack counties and is less...
NH 57.8 mi Cinder, Crushed Stone
The West River Railroad, which once followed its namesake river for 36 miles, began passenger service in the late 1800s as a way to trim the two-day voyage between Brattleboro and South Londonderry to...
VT 16.1 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel, Sand
The Bobby Woodman Rail Trail, a hard-packed dirt and gravel pathway, begins off a quiet street at the southern end of Claremont and quickly dives under pleasant tree cover. After about a half mile,...
NH 1.7 mi Dirt, Gravel
Known for its picturesque beauty and rich history, the Town of Fort Ann is part of the Champlain Valley National Heritage Area, a federally designated area stretching between the Hudson Valley and...
NY 1.68 mi Asphalt
The Glens Falls Feeder Canal Trail begins at the Feeder Dam in Glens Falls and follows the Hudson River through town to the Champlain Canal, then turns south toward Fort Edward. The 9-mile trail...
NY 9 mi Crushed Stone
Formerly comprising two separate segments—one running northward from Keene to Walpole, and the other running southward from Keene to Fitzwilliam—the Cheshire Rail Trail now runs a continuous 32.9...
NH 32.9 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Gravel, Sand
Overview The Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail follows the flowing contours of the western Vermont countryside, rambling in and out of New York state, where there is a 4-mile gap. This border area is...
NY, VT 25.8 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The heavily wooded Lye Brook Falls Trail runs for 2 miles through the Lye Brook Wilderness of the Green Mountain National Forest near Manchester. The blue-blazed hiking trail follows the bed of a...
VT 2.2 mi Gravel
Overview  The Sugar River Trail runs for 9.5 miles between Claremont and Newport along the old Sugar River Railroad corridor. The 9.5-mile trail crosses its namesake river seven times—twice on...
NH 9.5 mi Ballast, Gravel, Sand
The Toonerville Rail-Trail shadows the Black River for most of its 3.2-mile length in eastern Springfield to the border with New Hampshire across the Connecticut River. The route originally carried an...
VT 3.2 mi Asphalt
Visitors can expect a couple of easy climbs as they travel on the Warren County Bikeway through the southern Adirondacks for 10 miles between Glens Falls and Lake George. It’s well worth the effort,...
NY 10 mi Asphalt
The Cross Vermont Trail (CVT) is a statewide route that links a number of Vermont trails and includes on-road sections. As of January 2016, 87 miles of trail are built and scattered across the state....
VT 87.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The South Barre Bike Path is a paved trail approximately 1 mile long, running from Bridge Street in south Barre to Fairview Street in Barre City. The path passes the Barre City Elementary and Middle...
VT 1 mi Asphalt
The scenic Valley Trail spans 9 miles connecting Dover and Wilmington in southern Vermont along the Green Mountain National Forest. It provides a critical off-road pathway for bypassing State Route...
VT 9.1 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel
The Battell Woods Trail is a network of loops through the forest preserve, between US 7/SR 125 at the south end and Seminary Street Extension on the north end. The eastern-most segment of the trail...
VT 5 mi Dirt, Gravel
The East Branch Trail is a 0.5-mile ungroomed, backcountry pathway built on a former logging railroad bed in southern Vermont's Windham County. The remote, heavily wooded trail lies just north of the...
VT 0.5 mi Gravel
Accordion
The Means Woods Trail is a segment of the Trail Around Middlebury (TAM) and runs between Seminary Street Extension into Means Woods and the Aurora School off Peterson Terrace, east of the downtown...
VT 0.5 mi Dirt, Gravel
Wright Park Trail forms a loop over nearly 4 miles (not all shown on the map) throughout the heavily wooded Wright Park. The White Circle Trail follows Otter Creek River, and along here you'll pass...
VT 3.8 mi Dirt

Recent Trail Reviews

Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail

We biked the entire northern half of the D&H Rail Trail to the NY state line. Was pleasantly surprised to find no ruts. Trail was mostly made up of crushed stone. It's mostly a scenic ride, I would recommend this Rail Trail.

June, 2024 by mdnkcn

We biked the entire northern half of the D&H Rail Trail to the NY state line. Was pleasantly surprised to find no ruts. Trail was mostly made up of crushed stone. It's mostly a scenic ride, I would recommend this Rail Trail.

Northern Rail Trail

Rode from Lebanon to Grafton, beautiful trail, especially for a gravel bike. There some single track sections, but that added to experience. Loved the fact that it crossed the river many times thus many bridges and several tunnels.

June, 2024 by klracicot

Rode from Lebanon to Grafton, beautiful trail, especially for a gravel bike. There some single track sections, but that added to experience. Loved the fact that it crossed the river many times thus many bridges and several tunnels.

Sugar River Trail

amazing Trail

April, 2024 by nariipr

We had a great time on this trail, which was easy to navigate. It was our first outing this season since we acquired an ATV for my wife and we enjoyed spending time together while exploring nature. We encountered people walking their dogs and bikers along the way. The trail was well-maintained and clean. We made sure to slow down and say hello to everyone we met. We will definitely be back on this trail again!

Accordion

Cheshire Rail Trail (Cheshire Branch Rail Trail)

We found the Trail notTrail not as described

October, 2023 by luvaneezer

Cheshire Trail South. Rode north from State Line Circle toward Kenne. We are experienced road cyclists, now riding gravel bikes. We are looking for reasonably surfaced longer trails and hoped this would be one of them. Sadly, we found this trail to be rocky, rutted, with lots of roots, and uncleared blowdown. The vigilance required to remain upright made it difficult to enjoy the beauty all around. The suddenly occurring steep inclines to roads seemed borderline dangerous. If we lived closer it would be a great trail to walk with the dogs

Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail

dog warning

September, 2023 by guamlee7

just walked the D & H trail from granville center to middle granville. really enjoyed the walk out toward middle granville but on the way back while walking through the farm (which was a delightful experience on the first trip through, seeing calves and cows) but then were charged by two pitties which attacked my dog and knocked me down. Luckily I had an umbrella and was able to get up and get away and down the trail. the dogs followed for a while but then returned to the farm. Too bad because was a very enjoyable walk until this. I just hope these two dogs dont really hurt someone....

Northern Rail Trail

Danbury Country Store to Tewksbury Pond, Grafton

September, 2023 by chriscarney

Parked across from the Danbury County Store. Headed west towards Grafton. Only saw a coupe peopling using the trail this late Friday afternoon. Trail was smooth and dry even with rain the prior day.

Sugar River Trail

Sugar River

September, 2023 by neerod11

September 2,2023. Trail is in sad shape in some areas. Sandy and rough. My fat tire bike handled it well but I can see where it could be issue for skinny tires. The scenery outweighs the bad trail. Most problem areas are caused by ATV’s and dirt bikes. Everyone on the trail is courteous and that helps.

Cheshire Rail Trail (Cheshire Branch Rail Trail)

Great trail even after a bad weather summer

August, 2023 by twelch11

Wonderful! the section north of Keene is just great. I admit there are a very few spots that are a little rough or a little wet but for 99% of it, anyone with even limited experience will enjoy it. I would not recommend this trail for a road bike although there are sections that are smooth enough for one. The only part that was a little concerning was near the landfill just north of Keene but that was only 2 tenths of a mile long and if concerned, you could easily walk your bike through that area. But honestly, the entire trail was great with several spots offering spectacular views. The surface is mixed depending on the area, some areas had grass while others were course sand. There were a couple rocky areas but those spots are few and very short.

Cheshire Rail Trail (Cheshire Branch Rail Trail)

Good trail in a challenging year

July, 2023 by twelch11

Went from the southern end at State Line Circle to Rockwood pond. Once you go past the Fitzwilliam Fire Department/Fitzwilliam Station it starts to get a little rough through and past Royalston Road and Richmond Road with steep hills at each road crossing and pretty much unmaintained trail. Then it smooths out up to Rockwood Pond. Rockwood pond is a very nice stretch with great views of Monadnock to the east. Great trail that needs a little work. Very manageable with a mountain/fat tire bike. Wouldn't try it with a street bike. Most enjoyable trail.

West River Trail (Windham County)

Trail is well maintained, and an easy ride. We started out at the south end by the Marina. A couple of beautiful waterfalls along the way.

July, 2023 by bplatt1

Trail is well maintained, and an easy ride. We started out at the south end by the Marina. A couple of beautiful waterfalls along the way.

Valley Trail

Absolutely not a rail trail at all

July, 2023 by mjfish

This trail starts as double track, then is closed due to mud, and washouts. Several single track trails off Valley Trail. “Maid Marion” takes you to Mt Snow.

Battell Woods Trail

mountain Bike trail

July, 2023 by shelliott50

This is not your typical rail trail but a hilly narrow mountain bike trail. Lots of roots, ruts and mosquitos

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