In the 19th century, the railroad boom in New England connected communities like never before. Goods and people could be moved much easier and further than previously thought. The later rise of air and auto travel negated some of the use for passenger rail services and many rail lines went extinct. But they didn’t die out completely. Many have been repurposed into multi-use recreational trails that once again tie communities together. There are a wide variety of New Hampshire rail trails, and one of the newest is restoring a connection between the Capital City and the Lake Sunapee region.

Cyclists, walkers, runners, and skiers will want to keep an eye on the progress of this newest New Hampshire rail trail. For the latest updates and news as construction continues, visit the Concord – Lake Sunapee Rail Trail website and follow Concord – Lake Sunapee Rail Trail on Facebook. Need gear before you head out for a trail ride? REI can set you up right.

Converting former railroads to multi-use outdoor corridors is nothing new in New Hampshire. A stunning example is this 83-mile trail corridor that connects ten northern towns.

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