Support your local economy! Check out our new Trailside Services business portal. Learn how to add your business here!

Rockingham Recreational Rail Trail - Fremont Branch

This trail offers pedestrians and motorists scenic views of woods and wetlands and passes by remnants of the historical industrial age in southern New Hampshire.
Trail Activity
25.8 miles, One Way
Derry (NH), Fremont (NH), Hampstead (NH), Sandown (NH), Windham (NH)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Gravel/Crushed Stone/Cinder, Sand


The Fremont Branch of the Rockingham Recreational Rail Trail follows a diagonal path from Windham to Fremont. The trail has segments of soft sand that can make biking difficult. Users are rewarded with scenic views of woods, wetlands, ponds, and spruce swamps.

History buffs will enjoy seeing the Windham Depot, on the trail’s southern end, which dates back to 1849. It once was a busy station serving two crossing lines of the Boston & Maine Railroad; a restored B&M caboose sits just across from the depot. In Windham, travelers can also connect to the 4-mile Windham Rail Trail, which in turn connects to the Derry Rail Trail for another 3 miles of riding.

About midway along the Fremont Branch Trail, another restored depot can be visited in Sandown. Dating back to 1873, the charming wooden building houses a museum with exhibits on the railroad and the town.


Other Information

ATV Use: ATVs are allowed on the trail from NH-28 to NH-107, but are not allowed to use the trail from Fremont to Epping or from NH-28 to the Windham Depot. Snowmobiles can use the full trail.

Trail Manager

For more information about the trail, check out New Hampshire's Recreational Rail Trails online, or contact:

NH Bureau of Trails

NH Bureau of Trails
172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-3254
View website

Trail Tips

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Make a small campsite, preferably where there is no vegetation.
Hide All

Trailhead Information

Derry trailhead: Take NH-28 to Island Pond Road, left onto Warner Hill Road; parking is on the north side of the trail.

Fremont trailhead: Parking is also available in Fremont, at the ballpark, off NH-107 (near intersection of NH-107 & NH-111A) across from the old Depot & Library.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
Please Log In or Create Account to add comments.
These awesome businesses support our goal of connecting people to outdoor adventures!
Hang Tight!
Nearby services are loading
No Results
No Services Found

Add Trail Log

Please wait…
Join In on the Fun!
Log in or create an account below to unlock all the great features of Trail Finder: keep track of trails you want to do, preserve memories of trails you’ve done, earn badges, and more!
Your log in attempt was not successful. Please try again.
    Lost your password? Reset your password
    Don't yet have an account?
    There was an issue with your submission. Please try again.
      * Indicates required field
      Please check the box below before submitting.
      Already have an account? Login here
      Enter your username, and we will send you a new, randomly generated password to your email account.
      There was an issue with your submission. Please try again.

        Success! A new password has been emailed to you.

        Log in now

        Please wait…