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Rockingham Recreational Rail Trail, Portsmouth Branch


This 25 mile trail runs from Manchester to Newfields.  It begins at Page Street in Manchester and ends at Ash Swamp Road in Newfields.  This trail traverses through scenic small towns, forest lands and diverse wetlands.  Lake Massabesic, the renovated Raymond Depot and historic Rockingham Depot at Rockingham Junction are the jewels of this trail.

Permitted Uses

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

Parking Areas

Manchester: Massabesic Lake parking lot at the South side of traffic circle, parking is on the right.
Candia: Depot Road.  Take Route 27 south on Langford Road, take right onto Depot Road.  Parking will be on the right.
Newfields:  Parking is available at the old depot.  Take Rt. 108 to Ash Swamp Road, and the depot will be on your right.  Please DO NOT park by the active railroad track!

Organizations working with the Bureau of Trails to help maintain this trail:

Rockingham Recreational Trail Association
Friends Of Massabesic Bicycling Association (FOMBA)
Southern NH Snow Slickers
Newfields Sno-Raiders
NH Mushers Association
Epping Trail Dusters