Jaffrey Rindge Rail Trail

Our family are not big bike riders. For my daughters birthday she asked for a mountain bike. She has been riding around our house and the school parking lot, but has been asking to go on a family bike ride. Last weekend my husband and I dusted off our bikes and wanted to hit up a local trail, unknown how far she could actually go. We have walked the Jaffrey Rindge Rail Trail a few times mostly when our daughter was still in a stroller. Since this was close by and we know the trail we thought we would see how our daughter did on longer distance rides.

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The trail starts in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. We parked in a small parking lot behind Jaffrey Pizza Barn on Blake Street in Jaffrey. The trail is 7.5 miles one way to Winchendon, MA, a total of 15 miles if you do a roundtrip ride. There are various parking lots along the way if you do not want to park in Jaffrey. I like this trail because it is flat, well maintained and has some pretty views. If you are walking, I did see some benches along the way if you want to stop and take a break. I also saw some walking trails that veered of the bike path, I’m not sure if they go to peoples homes or other lookout areas.

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We did a seven mile roundtrip ride for our first longer distance ride, which I felt was pretty good. We saw other people running, walking and bike riding so I suspect it can be a busy trail.

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If you and your family live or are visiting the Monadnock Region and have your bikes, make sure you check out this trail. I know we will be back.