Lodging, Restaurants and Shops near the trail

Bike the Northern Rail Trail
603-735-6426 or inquiry at bikethenorthernrailtrail@gmail.com

Whether you are a bicycle enthusiast, a casual biker, a locavore, nature lover or history buff, you will love our inn to inn bike tours. New Hampshire is a cyclist’s paradise, and our bike tours combine biking on the Northern Rail Trail with the luxury and convenience of being able to relax nightly in gracious inns, followed in the mornings by a gourmet breakfast before you hit the rail trail again. Seven historic inns throughout the Lakes and Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee regions of New Hampshire are connected by the Northern Rail Trail and are  offering inn to inn packages. Come stay with us and enjoy breakfast and dinner and relax at sunset after a fulfilling day bicycling.




 Danbury Country Store
705 US Route 4 Danbury, NH 03230
 If you stop on the rail trail at the Danbury Country Store, you will be offered a smile and a full Boar’s Head Deli selection, pizza, grass fed cheeseburgers, hot drinks, cool drinks,  homemade soups, dinner entrees and desserts. While waiting for your lunch you can browse through the local items, the old fashioned candy counter,Melissa and Doug toys, tshirts, or full grocery offerings. After you are done filling up your belly, your bicycle tires or your vehicle, you can relax on our open porch, during the warmer months or the enclosed sun porch during the cooler months.





Highland Lake Inn Bed & Breakfast
32 Maple Street, Andover, NH 03216

This gentleman’s farmhouse originally built in 1767 is located in Andover, NH, a stone’s throw from Highland Lake, a pristine, spring-fed mountain lake with beach. The Highland Lake Inn is conveniently situated in the center of northern New England, 4 miles from renowned Proctor Academy, 10 miles from Ragged Mountain Ski Resort, and 20 miles from New Hampshire’s capital, Concord.  New Hampshire’s White Mountains , Vermont’s Green Mountains, the Maine Coast, and the city of Boston are all within a 2 hour car ride. The inn’s ten guest rooms feature private full bathrooms with distinctive amenities by Molton Brown of London and L’OCCITANE; the most king-size beds and most spacious rooms available in the area, furnished with luxurious Italian linens by Mascioni; flat screen cable TV and Wi Fi access. In the morning guests are served a full breakfast featuring freshly brewed, micro-roaster’s coffee, Harney & Sons Fine Teas, fresh fruit, farm fresh eggs, artisan breads and croissants. Kayak and bicycle rental is available on premises. Innkeepers are fluent in French, German, and some Spanish.




 Grevior Furniture
440 Central Street, Franklin NH
 “Over 80 Years Of Dare To Compare Value”

Grevior Furniture has become a landmark, family-owned and operated business in Franklin NH for over 80 years. Started in 1932 by Nate Grevior in the basement of the old Baptist Church on the corner of Church and Franklin Streets, Grevior is fortunate to have grown and expanded to their present location of 440-448 Central Street, offering 30,000 square feet of bedroom, living room, dining room and occasional home furnishings. Owners Robert and Andrea Grevior, along with son, Jason, are proud to represent three generations of unparalleled no-pressure sales as well as on-site after-the-sale service if needed.




JJ’s Wood-Fired Pizza Restaurant & Tavern
1 Hill Road, Franklin, NH
JJ’s Wood-Fired Pizza specializes in real deal Italian thin crust pizza, made in our wood-fired oven from Italy.  We have quality ingredients, boars head cold cuts and house made Italian food.

Come see what all the talk is about!


For a compilation of several inns and visitor resources in the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee region see www.nhcountryinns.com.
NRT provides this list of lodging choices as a convenience to rail trail users.  It is not all inclusive, more a suggestion of the kinds of lodging available.  FNRT encourages readers to visit websites such as those offered by local chambers of commerce when making overnight arrangements.