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History

Northern Railway built in 1847

Acquired by Boston & Maine in 1887

Passenger service discontinued 1965; freight in early 1970s.

Right of way purchased by State of New Hampshire in 1996

Now operated by New Hampshire Trails Bureau

Grafton County section improved for all-season use with a stone dust and cinder ballast surface

Merrimack County section open for 8 years as a winter use only snowmobile trail

Friends of the Northern Rail Trail in Merrimack County founded in 2004 to make this section a four-season trail


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Friends of the Northern Rail
Trail in Merrimack County
P.O. Box 154
Andover, NH  03216
Email:  Info@FNRT.org
603-735-5061