Cheshire Rail Trail

A long and historic trail traveling through southwest New Hampshire

Cheshire Rail Trail, Keene, NH, USA

History of the Cheshire Rail Trail

May 16, 1848 was an important date for the residents of Keene as the first train to reach the town pulled into the station that day. The railroad closed in the early 1960s and is now known as the Cheshire Recreational Rail Trail. This historic trail has been a popular attraction in the southwest region of New Hampshire ever since.


Rail Trail Activities

  • biking
  • cross-country skiing
  • horseback riding
  • snowmobiling
  • pet friendly


Towns Connected to the Rail Trail 

The trail is a scenic route that measures a distance of 42 miles long! It runs through towns such as Westmoreland, Keene, and Troy, with the starting and ending points in Fitzwilliam and Northern Walpole.

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