Trail Info

Trail Name:  Northern Rail Trail - Danbury to Potter Place

Town:  Danbury

County:  Merrimack

Trail Type:   Railbed, Main Snowmobile Corridor

Motorized Training Vehicle Permissable?:   No

General Terrain:  Mostly Flat

Round Trip Mileage:  Entire trail system is 46 miles one way

Recommended Maximum Team Size:  Any

Seasonal Usage:  All Seasons

Other Trail Usage (besides dogsledding):

Snowmobile Club:  Andover Snowmobile Club

Trail Map Link:  http://www.nhmushersassoc.org/trails/maps/NRT-Danbury.jpg


Directions to Trailhead:

Parking Instructions:
In Danbury on Route 4 there is a parking lot beside the trail at the road crossing in town. In Andover there is parking at Potter Place beside the trail, below the Rt 4 overpass.

General Description, Safety Concerns, or other notes:
The trail is usually very well groomed by the Andover and Cardigan Mtn Snowmobile clubs. Mostly flat with great visibility but this also means that the snowmobilers like to drive fast here.

There is a significant road crossing in Danbury at the parking area but visibility is very good. The Lebanon end of the trail has quite a few road crossings but none are main, high speed roads. However, visibility is not always great so use caution.

In addition, there are places where local folks walk their dogs daily in both fall and winter. Watch for them just north and south of the Grafton Store. Also pretty much anywhere along the Lebanon end of the trail. PLEASE use caution and always have your team under control.

Trail Conditions History
Date posted Conditions Posted By
01-30-2016 Somewhat Icy, Snow 1-3 Gail Guertin
01-24-2016 Snow 3-6 Gail Guertin
02-22-2015 Snow 12-24 Gail Guertin
03-23-2014 Snow 3-6 Gail Guertin

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