Ashuelot Rail-Trail

Keene, New Hampshire 03435

Ashuelot Rail-Trail

Ashuelot Rail-Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The Ashuelot Railroad opened this line in 1851, offering service between East Northfield in Massachusetts to Keene, New Hampshire. The line was owned by the Connecticut River Railroad until 1860 and then belonged to the Cheshire Railroad until 1877. It was sold back to the Connecticut River Railroad, and in 1893 became the property of the Boston and Maine Railroad. Passenger service was available until 1953.

This charming 21-mile trail is very pretty and well worth exploring. It passes by the Ashuelot River and through New Hampshire farm country. The surface is sandy at times until it reaches Keene State University, where the trail is much better maintained."

Ashuelot Rail-Trail Reviews

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Great ride for a regular hybrid bike, only comment is do not cross the Ashuelot covered bridge. The rail trail continues past the bridge and crosses the river further down. 21 mile round trip on a delightful fall day!

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Nov 2018