January 22, 2012
Trail Terrain: Paved, completely flat
Stroller Friendly: Yes
Dog Friendly: Yes
The Old Railway Trail follows the rail bed of the old Monadnock Branch Railroad. This portion of the trail is about 3-4 miles long and is frequented by runners, bikers and other just enjoying the outdoors.
The trail hugs the Contoocook River, then the nearby swampland. There are several portions of the trail where you must cross small roads, but the trail then leads you again into more secluded woods. The trail is peppered with benches, offering a chance to sit and rest or take in the surroundings.
The main entrance is within the town of Peterborough, NH, offering a afternoon gaunt for a walk and lunch. It’s a quite nice New Hampshire town, and with many nearby hiking and biking opportunities, is worth several visits.
Address: 174 Summer Street (approx), Peterborough NH
Coordinates: 42.888983, -71.947532 (Directions)