Expanding Horizons – NH Recreational Rail Trail Journey

As the state completes the installation of gates along the stretch of the recreational rail trail through Littleton, it is preparing for its next project in the area— pulling the rails that remain on the discontinued railbed and extending the recreational trail into Bethlehem. That extension of more than two miles is expected to be complete in 2024. Beyond that, the New Hampshire Bureau of Trails is putting in motion a process that will take several years to extend the trail into Whitefield further and eventually take it to the Vermont state line in Gilman. Last week in Littleton, the bureau completed the installation of 13 gates from Industrial Park Road to Oxbow Drive at the Bethlehem town line.