Old Railroad Trail

The trailhead and parking are just beyond the town Recycling Center on Scott Mitchell Road, off Route 202N. The trail follows the old B&M Railroad bed along the Contoocook River corridor well into Hancock (2.7 miles to Forest Road). It offers flat terrain for jogging and cross-country skiing, as well as a scenic riverside ramble.

Conservation of the trail was a project of the Peterborough and Hancock Conservation Commissions, the Harris Center, and New Hampshire Fish & Game, and land was donated by the Walcott family.