Friends of the Northern Rail Trail in Merrimack County extended the trail in two directions this past October
Two more miles of smooth surfaced trail were added to eastern end of the rail trail in Franklin in October. In addition, the Friends of the Northern Rail Trail just completed work along the ballast covered rail bed of the old Northern Railroad between Potter Place and the town shed in Danbury. With that work completed, the Northern Rail Trail now follows Rte. 4, essentially, up to Enfield then on to West Lebanon going north from its Potter Place trailhead in Andover and follows Rte 11 east to Depot Street in Franklin. As always, no motorized vehicles are allowed on the Northern Rail Trail, except for snow mobiles in winter. Now the rail trail is continuous through two counties for about 45 miles from South Franklin to West Lebanon.
Combine your biking trip with a Bike and Stay Package at the Inn for a wonderful weekend getaway!
(source: Friends of the Northern Rail Trail, http://www.fnrt.org)