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Ashuelot Recreational Rail Trail


This 21 mile trail runs from Keene to Winchester.

Permitted Uses

Hike, Bike, Horse, Snowshoe, Nordic, Snowmobile, Mushing

Parking Areas

Hinsdale: Parking is off Route 63.
Swanzey: Krif Road off Route 10.

The New Hampshire State Park Experience Blog

Over the River was written one stormy April day around 1860 by Nancy Priest Wakefield who was a young woman who worked in a factory along the Ashuelot River in Southern New Hampshire. As I took my family on this journey to explore a portion of the river, I thought about Nancy’s experiences as a mill worker and how timeless this pristine part of New Hampshire continues to be. To read more about my experience on our blog: Ashuelot River Inspiration.


For more photos and posts, follow The New Hampshire State Park Experience Blog.

Organizations that work in with the Bureau of Trails to help maintain this trail are:

Pathways for Keene
Winchester Trail Riders
Keene Sno-Riders