Heritage Trail (Manchester)

New Hampshire

Heritage Trail (Manchester) Facts

States: New Hampshire
Counties: Hillsborough
Length: 0.9 miles
Trail end points: Arms Park and Sundial Avenue
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 7502517
Trail activities: Bike, Walking

With Unlimited:

  • Export to My Trail Guide
  • Create Guidebook
  • Download GPX
  • Download Offline Maps
  • Print Friendly Map
Upgrade Now

Get Your Guidebook!

Support Trails and Pick Your FREE Guidebook Today!

When you make your gift of $35 now just $30 or more to Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, we’ll be thrilled to send you your choice of one of our 11 great guidebooks—FREE!

Photos

This trail does not have any photos yet.
Be the first to add one!

Upload Photo

Heritage Trail (Manchester) Description

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 than 200 miles from Massachusetts to Canada, following the Merrimack, Pemigewasset, and Connecticut Rivers.

In Manchester, the rail-trail is open in these segments:

A 0.3-mile paved segment known as the Riverwalk offers lovely views of the Merrimack and runs through the Amoskeag Millyard District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as it was the site of the one of the world's largest textile manufacturing companies between 1831 and 1936. The promenade begins near Notre Dame Bridge, travels through Arms Park, and ends at Waumbec Mill (a historical and attractive brick building that houses commercial offices).

Farther south, a 0.6-mile section in downtown Manchester begins at the baseball stadium for New Hampshire's Fisher Cats and ends at Sundial Avenue. In Merrimack River Park, you can cross the waterway on a pedestrian bridge along the Piscataquog Trail, which parallels its namesake river for 2 miles.

Parking and Trail Access

Ample parking is available in Arms Park (between Commercial Street and the Merrimack River).

Heritage Trail (Manchester) Reviews

wondering how it is maintained? there is a giant bee nest? wasp didn't get close enough to know on the underside of wooden fencing. It is the size of a cantaloupe and very active. the fence has a black number beside it that says 202, don't know what refers to but if you see the mark stay to the left side of the trail.

This trail has been increased to approx 2 miles. It extends from behind Fisher Cat stadium to to just past the West Side Arena. All paved, nice scenery.

Trail Events

This trail does not have any events yet.
Be the first to add one!

Add an Event

Nearby Trails

New Boston Rail Trail

New Hampshire - 3.9 miles

The New Boston Rail Trail follows the old railroad line of the same name, running along the Piscataquog River between the Hillsborough County Youth...

Granite Town Rail-Trail

New Hampshire - 3 miles

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...

Mason Railroad Trail

New Hampshire - 6.7 miles

The Mason Railroad Trail runs for nearly 7 miles from near the New Hampshire–Massachusetts border (nr. Townsend, MA) to Greenville, NH. The trail...

Accordion

Goffstown Rail Trail

New Hampshire - 5.5 miles

The Goffstown Rail Trail is open, but still in development. About half of the Goffstown Rail Trail has hard packed gravel surface. Goffstown Rail...

Common Pathway

New Hampshire - 6.5 miles

Common Pathway runs for nearly 7 miles from the south end of Peterborough north to Hancock. The trail is a combination of asphalt and gravel and...

Piscataquog Trail

New Hampshire - 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...

Hillsborough Recreational Rail Trail

New Hampshire - 7.8 miles

Hillsborough Recreational Rail Trail connects three communities in south-central New Hampshire: Hillsborough, Deering, and Bennington. The unpaved...

South Manchester Rail Trail

New Hampshire - 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...

Nashua Canal Trail (Mine Falls Park)

New Hampshire - 6.05 miles

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...

Londonderry Rail Trail

New Hampshire - 3.1 miles

The Londonderry Rail Trail will one day stretch 6 miles across Londonderry from Derry to Manchester, New Hampshire's largest city, along the former...

Nashua Heritage Rail-Trail

New Hampshire - 1.3 miles

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...

Rockingham Recreational Rail Trail (Portsmouth Branch)

New Hampshire - 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...

Explore by City

Explore by City

Explore by Activity

Explore by Activity

Log in to your account to:

  • View trail paths on the map
  • Save trails to your account
  • Add trails, edit descriptions
  • Share photos
  • Add reviews
OR

Register for free!

Join TrailLink (a non-profit) to view more than 30,000 miles of trail maps and more!
OR