Bedford Heritage Trail

This one-mile trail on the banks of the Merrimack is great for walking, running and mountain biking, and has a nice picnic area with table. The trail is closed Dec 1 - Apr 1 due to winter nesting of American Bald Eagles.
Trail Activity
Hiking Walking Bicycling
1.0 mile, One Way
Bedford (NH)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Gravel/Crushed Stone/Cinder
Permitted on leash


The Bedford Heritage Trail is a walking trail that travels along the Merrimack River. The trail, part of the statewide Heritage Trail system, starts at the end of Moore's Crossing Road and heads north along the river for one mile to the Bedford Pumping Station, just south of the I-293 bridge. Heading north on the trail, you cross a 12' bridge built by the Bedford Rotary Club. Following the trail on the right, there is a picnic area overlooking the river. After the picnic area, you cross another foot bridge, and Eagle Park is on the left. This small wooded area is a winter roosting area for American Bald Eagles. The trail continues along the river crossing several small brooks and ends at the Bedford Pumping Station. The trail is open for walking and mountain bikes only. The trail is closed from December 1st until April 1st due to winter nesting of bald eagles.

Other Information

Only passive recreation is allowed. Dogs must be on-leash.

Trail Manager

This trail is managed by the Bedford, NH Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, please contact Jane O'Brien at:

Bedford Parks & Recreation

Bedford Parks & Recreation
Parks and Recreation Department
24 N. Amherst Rd
Bedford, NH 03110
Phone: 603-472-5242
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Trail Tips

Respect Wildlife
Keep wildlife wild: do not feed, follow, approach, or otherwise harass wild animals. Doing so may alter their natural behaviors.
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Trailhead Information

From Bedford: Follow Daniel Webster Highway south and take a left onto Moore's Crossing Road. Follow to the end of the road before the railroad tracks. Parking will be on the right, the trailhead is on your left.

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