This four mile trail stretches from the Hillsborough County Youth Center Foundation in New Boston to the Goffstown town line.
The trail is part of the original bed for the Boston and Maine Railroad, which was abandoned in the mid 1970's. The land was later acquired by the Town of New Boston and the New Hampshire Land Conservation Investment Program.
The trail parallels the South Branch of the Piscataquog River. The trail offers hikers, bicyclists, cross country skiers, snow-shoers, equestrians, fishermen, bird watchers and others the opportunity to observe the river and wildlife. This trail also connects with footpaths and horsetrails in Lang Station State Forest.
Two points of interest on the trail are the Lang Station built by the railroad to shelter waiting passengers and the footbridge that connects the trail segments.
Due to recent rehab of the Trail between the Fairgounds and Lang Station, this segment provides access for everyone, including younger children, bicylists and those using wheelchairs.
Parking is at the Lang Station on Gregg Mill Road. Visitors may access the trail at Lang Station, Parker Station or the Youth Center Foundation fairgrounds. Be aware that if there is an event at the Youth Center Foundation, you may need be asked to pay an admission fee to gain access to the trail head. Parking at Gregg Mill Road is always open and always free.
For much more information on the Rail Trail Conservation Area, please visit the Rail Trail website at: http://www.nbrailtrail.com/
The Conservation Areas require seasonal maintenance. The Commission Commission invites New Boston residents and others to join us in this work. Please contact the Conservation Commission if you are interested.