Seacoast New Hampshire Rail Trails
Rail Trails Around Portsmouth, NH
Rail trails offer a great safe area to travel via bike and see parts of the state you might not see from the road. The more bike and pedestrian trails the better.
Here is a collection of some of the better rail trails in the Portsmouth / seacoast new Hampshire area.
- (under construction) The New Hampshire Seacoast Greenway (facebook link) will run from Seabrook to Portsmouth. The route will total 17.2 miles. At each end, the NHSG will connect with existing or planned trails: Maine’s Eastern Trail runs from Kittery to South Portland, while the Border-to-Boston Trail in Massachusetts is being developed in segments that will ultimately link Salisbury to Boston. In a much larger context, the NHSG is a link in the East Coast Greenway, a nearly 3,000-mile network of connected trails from Calais, Maine to Key West, Florida.
- The Eastern Trail can be picked up right after the Memorial Bridge downtown Portsmouth. Currently the sections between Portsmouth and Kennebunk are a mix of road and trail. After that the Eastern Trail is mostly dedicated trail with crushed gravel all the way to South Portland.
- The Rockingham Rail Trail is a local favorite and runs from Newfield's to Manchester.
- The Granite State Rail Trail will run from Lebanon to Salem and is still under construction with some sections not complete.
- The Coastal Trails Coalition is connecting Newburyport, Amesbury, Salisbury and Seabrook together, along with many other trail projects.
- Cross New Hampshire Adventure trail, 83 miles of rail trails, dirt roads, bike paths and quiet paved backroads have been linked together to produce a route across the state of New Hampshire. The route travels along river valleys and through the northern White Mountains Region of the state.
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