A beautiful piece of New Hampshire history is the Northern Rail Trail. Once an active railroad line, the abandoned tracks were removed and converted to a 59 mile scenic trail. A fitting tribute to an era gone by, the trail now provides hikers, bicyclists, and snowmobile enthusiasts the chance to immerse themselves in nature while preserving a piece of history.
Be sure to take advantage of the many side trails along the way. Most are short diversions into picturesque settings perfect for picnics and photography opportunities. Autumn and Spring are absolutely breathtaking, but be sure to pack the bug spray. May and June are dubbed “black fly” season here in New Hampshire and the little insects can be quite pesky.