Cheshire Recreational Rail Trail

Activities and Amenities

Cross-Country Skiing
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking
Hiking
Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding
Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking
* biking & mtn biking
Mushing
Mushing
Snowmobiling
Snowmobiling
Snowshoeing
Snowshoeing

This 42 miles of trail runs from Fitzwilliam, Troy, Keene, Westmoreland,North Walpole.This trail includes a beautiful arch bridge over the Ashuelot River.There is a break in the trail through the Town of Keene. It can be picked up again at Island Street.

Parking areas

Fitzwilliam: Head south on Route 12, right to Old Depot area. Parking is across from the State Line Store.

The New Hampshire State Park Experience Blog

“If you have a whole day and you love adventures, taking on the entirety of the Cheshire Recreational Rail Trail would be a perfect way to spend the day. Since we didn’t have the whole day, we decided to start at a trailhead off of Route 12 in northern Troy and ride through downtown Keene. It was all downhill from there (literally)! My favorite part of the trail was feeling the cool breeze between the massive cuts through granite in northern Troy. The air was calmer, less humid, and much cooler because the breezy wind current is consistent. Very nice for snack breaks. To read more about my experience on our blog: From Rail Road to Rail Trail

Organizations that work with the Bureau of Trails to help maintain this trail are:
Pathways for Keene
Monadnock Sno-Moles
Westmoreland Sno-Belters
Hooper Hill Hoppers