Sugar River Trail

 Bureau of Trails
Division of Parks & Recreation

NH Dept. of Resources & Econ. Dev.
PO Box 1856, Concord, NH 03302-1856
Phone 603-271-3254 - FAX 603-271-2629

Claremont to Newport, NH

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Mileage Chart & Links to Detailed Information





43.10 Newport Newport Newport
--?-- [East end] Newport Newport
45.81 Northville N Newport Newport
48.15 Kellyville Kellyville Newport
49.73 Chandler Chandler's Mill Newport
--?-- [West end] Claremont Claremont
54.81 Claremont Claremont Claremont

* = Railroad miles from Concord.
Dark face = telegraph station in 1923
Italic face = beyond limits of current trail

Mileage and Station Names from the Official List of Officers, Agents and Stations of the Boston & Maine Railroad, July 1,1923

The current Sugar River Trail is 8 miles long, and is open for public use under the administration of the NH Bureau of Trails. Trail bikes and All Terrain Vehicles are permitted on this trail along with a wide variety of other uses.

Trail map for Sugar River Trail
Click on map for oversized image!

This map was scanned on June 17, 1997 from the New Hampshire ATV and Trail Bike Guide (undated).

Books about the Trail:

A 21 mile section of the Rail-trail from Newport (Belknap Ave) to Claremont (end of Washington Street Shopping Malls) is described in section 21 of  the Official Rails-to-Trails Conservancy New England Guidebook by Cynthia Mascott published in 2000 by Globe Pequot Press. This trail listing contains a photograph, historical description, trail head directions and parking, a trail map, trail details, a local trail manager contact, and much more. 

This trail is described in Great Rail Trails of the Northeast by Craig Della Penna. The information includes a historical background of the trail as well as a detailed description keyed to bicycle odometer readings from the author's in person trip down the trail. This book is out of print, but copies can sometimes be found in bookstores.

Railroad Abandonment Summary

Item From To Year RR Miles
316 Claremont (Washington St.) Newport 1977 C&C 11

C&C = Claremont & Concord Railroad

From the Directory of Rail Abandonments 1848-1994 in the book Lost Railroads of New England, 2nd Ed. by Ronald Dale Karr, published by Branch Line Press in 1996

1895 County Atlas - showing railroads [very slow loading]:

Sign images are from the Manual of Traffic Signs by Richard C. Moeur.

Updated on August 07, 2001 by Kenyon F. Karl <>.
  Unintentional errors are likely!

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