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Beautiful, easy trail

I've spent a lot of time running on the rail trail but it's great for walkers and bikers, too. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hanover, New Hampshire
Run, bike, walk, swim!

I run on this trail every week. Take off from downtown Lebanon and head out to Mascoma Lake or... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Lebanon, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've spent a lot of time running on the rail trail but it's great for walkers and bikers, too. The rail cut about 5.5 miles from the Carter Community Building is one of my favorite spots as well as lots of views of Mascoma Lake.

Thank RookerVT
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I run on this trail every week. Take off from downtown Lebanon and head out to Mascoma Lake or keep going to Mickey's Café in Enfield! Safe, easy, flat trail that is great for biking or running

Thank barbaraparker2016
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

What a joy to ride my bike 6 miles and swim at lake Highland and ride back. We parked in Andover, NH near Potters Place and rode our bikes south east and found a lovely lake with changing area, bathrooms, and picnic tables. There were...More

1  Thank leahkashouty
Reviewed 21 July 2018

My son and I enjoyed to level hiking trail. Perfect for reflections on how it might have been when the railroad was huffing and puffing steadily along the rails.

Thank jahlers1000
Reviewed 18 April 2018

While the trail is still a bit sloppy this Spring (assuming it ever happens), transitioning from snow mobiles and skis to walking and joggers, it's still a beautiful hike out of Lebanon, along the Mascoma River, up past Mascoma Lake, and on to Canaan. So...More

1  Thank AndyV2011
Reviewed 29 March 2018

I have walked and biked this trail by my self as well as with friends, it is beautiful and I feel fortunate to have it accessible.

Thank Renee M
Reviewed 23 November 2017

For biking, walking, or running, the rail trail is amazing. Start at CCB and head toward Enfield. It is a slight uphill on the way, but nothing. very steep. It is well maintained and family/dog friendly.

1  Thank TeddyDove
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Easy bicycling on the false flat. We found out that going "up" first contributes to the fun day if you want to go for longer rides. East Andover is a great place to start your trip. ample free parking. Also a stop at the renovated...More

1  Thank Bertha B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We did this trail in two days. We started at Lebanon and biked to Grafton, then made a return trip. The second day we biked from Grafton to just about the end and then back to Grafton. We had beautiful weather and the ride was...More

Thank miamiswimmer
Reviewed 1 October 2017

As a flat-land biker, I appreciate this nicely maintained trail. It's also good for walkers, joggers, etc. In addition, there are some B&B's along the way if you want to plan a multi-day adventure.

Thank Nancy C
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Response from Biff S | Reviewed this property |
I can vouch that there are stores in Lebanon (the beginning), Enfield, Canaan, Grafton and Danville. I can't say past that.