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Recreational Rail Trails

All recreational rail trails are multi-use trails. Users of multi-use trails may include hikers, bikers, equestrians, OHRVs, snowshoers, cross-country skiers, and sled dogs.

Active Railroads MAY allow recreational use ONLY during the WINTER months on some lines. Dates for winter use are determined by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.

Winter Use Only = when there is contiguous snow cover on the trails.

Please note: Different types of motorized usage are allowed at different times of the year on some multi-use trails. Please check to be sure your particular activity is allowed before using the trails.

Recreational Rail Trails with rails in place may have service-type equipment such as putt-putts or speeders using the rails when not snow covered.

If there is no designated parking, some parking may be available at road crossings. Please do not park in front of gates and pull safely off the road.

Recreational Rail Trails Map
Recreational Rail Trail Pamphlet

Rockingham Recreational Rail Trail, Portsmouth Branch (Manchester-Newfields) -25.3 miles
Conway Branch Recreational Rail Trail (Ossipee-Conway) 21 miles, the trail has active trains on it from Silver Lake to Boulder Road in Madison. 
Northern Recreational Rail Trail (Boscawen-Lebanon) 59.3 miles
Farmington Recreational Rail Trail (Farmington-Rochester) 6 miles
Cheshire Recreational Rail Trail (North Walpole-Fitzwilliam) 42 miles
Ashuelot Recreational Rail Trail (Keene-Winchester) 21 miles
Fort Hill Recreational Rail Trail (Hinsdale) 8.9 miles
Monadnock Recreational Rail Trail (Mass line-Jaffrey) 7.2 miles
Upper Coos Recreational Rail Trail (Colebrook-Beecher Falls) 10.5 miles
Presidential Recreational Rail Trail (Jefferson-Gorham) 18.3 miles
Profile Recreational Rail Trail (Bethlehem) 1.5 miles
Cotton Valley Rail Trail (Wolfeboro-Wakefield) 12 miles
Ammonoosuc Recreational Rail Trail (Woodsville-Littleton)19.2 miles
Warren Recreational Rail Trail (Warren) 4 miles
Sugar River Recreational Rail Trail (Newport-Claremont) 9.5 miles
Hillsborough Recreational Rail Trail (Hillsborough-Bennington) 7.7 miles
Rockingham Recreational Rail Trail, Fremont Branch (Route 107 Fremont-Route 28 Derry) 18 miles
Greenville Recreational Rail Trail (Greenville) 2.2 miles
Concord to Lincoln Line (Canterbury-Lincoln) 53 miles * Winter Use Only
Wilton/Lyndeborough Branch (Wilton-Bennington) 17 Miles * Winter Use Only 

OHRV use is prohibited on all active rail lines. Public use of Rail Rights-of-Way is prohibited.

Additional Information/Resources

NH DOT Rails Trails Plan
2021 House Bill 311: Committee to Study Rail Trail Management Practices
Seal of the State of New Hampshire © NH Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
172 Pembroke Road Concord, NH 03301