|Explore 60 of the best rail-trails and multiuse pathways across three states—Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont—with this official guide.
All across the country, unused railroad corridors have been converted to public multiuse trails. Here, the experts from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy present the best of these rail-trails—as well as other multiuse pathways—in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
Bucket-listers won’t want to miss Vermont’s 13.4-mile Island Rail Trail, which boasts a spectacular 2.7-mile marble causeway crossing Lake Champlain. Those who like short and sweet might check out the 2.1-Eastern Promenade Trail showcasing Portland’s Casco Bay and Portland Harbor, or for lengthier adventures, New Hampshire’s 58-mile Northern Rail Trail—the longest rail-trail in the state—offers a variety of wooded landscapes, waterside enjoyment, and welcoming small towns. Whether you’re on your feet, wheels, or cross-country skis, there’s something for everyone in this collection of multiuse trails in Northern New England.
In this book, you’ll find: Detailed maps for each trail, plus driving directions to trailheads Icons indicating the activities each trail can accommodate Succinct descriptions written by rail-trail experts
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy serves as the national voice for more than 160,000 members and supporters, more than 22,000 miles of open rail-trail across the country, and more than 8,000 miles of potential trails waiting to be built—with a goal of ensuring a better future for America made possible by trails and the connections they inspire.
About Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nationwide non-profit dedicated to converting former railroad corridors to public, multi-use recreational trails that offer easy access to runners, hikers, bicyclists, skates, wheelchair users, and equestrians.
The official Rails-Trails guidebook series is published by Wilderness Press and you can find out all the ways Wilderness Press and the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy are working together over on the blog.
If you want to find out more about Rail-Trails, check out the Conservancy's official website or give them a follow over on Twitter. Hope you get the chance to make your way to a Rail-Trail near you. They are so fun!