Welcome to New Hampshire’s Cotton Valley Rail Trail

Enjoying a beautiful day on the Cotton Valley Rail Trail!

Welcome to the Cotton Valley Rail Trail

Where you can  Walk – Run – Ride – Get healthy &  More

Wolfeboro – Brookfield – Wakefield, New Hampshire

The Cotton Valley Rail Trail is located in Wolfeboro, Brookfield and Wakefield, New Hampshire. This 12 mile hard packed Trail offers recreational opportunities to people of all ages and interests – walking, biking (please use caution on platforms when transitioning from trail to inside the rails), running,  wildlife viewing, fishing and railway motor cars. And in winter cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

The Cotton Valley Trail Committee (CVTC) and all its partners and volunteers hope that you enjoy the opportunity to get outside and experience nature in a safe and beautiful environment. The CVTC suggests starting in downtown Wolfeboro or Turntable Park, Wakefield or anywhere in between to enjoy views of lakes, woods, open spaces, wetlands and wildlife. Take a moment to rest on one of our many benches or picnic tables and enjoy the silence and sounds of nature without traffic!

Please see our Trail Overview Page and Map Page for additional details.

Rail Trail cleanup set for Saturday, November 11

It’s been a challenging year, with major storms causing trail damage, and constant rain cancelling many scheduled workdays. The rain has encouraged weed growth that needs to be trimmed and cleared back. Also, there are bridges, culverts and drainage areas with sticks and branches that need to be removed. 

With this in mind, the Cotton Valley Rail Committee is planning a cleanup effort on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Volunteers are invited and much appreciated.

Here are the specifics:

  • Meet at Fernald Station barn, 64 Governor Wentworth Highway, Wolfeboro
  • Tools needed: rakes, loppers, small tree saws, weed whackers, gloves
  • Snacks and lunch provided; bring water

To help with planning, if you are able to join us please let us know at info@cottonvalleyrailtrail.org.