Kiosk on Depot Rd, Mason NH

This depicts only a small portion of the trail. Hopefully some day it will connect further into the Townsend state forest. One can access the MA section, but it is not cleared of rails yet. In the other direction it goes to Rte 31 in Greenville NH. The quarry loop trail and others bleed off the rail trail. Note map. Further information may be found on my Pratt Pond blogs.

The generosity of the Prestons has greatly improved this section of the trail.
Unfortunately the station is no longer there.
Plenty of parking. Great for horse trailers or mushers in the winter.
An easy walk. No motorized vehicles. Snowmobiles are allowed when gates are opened in winter.
remains of days gone by
a bit of rail?
Bridge was restored with help from Mason residents and the local snowmobile club.
Wish people would stop defacing it.
It is amazing to see how tenacious these trees are growing in the rock ledges.
View headed North toward quarry loop trail. So much history there.

Be sure and look for the memorial to two of the quarry workers who died close by. It is fading, and this is the best I picture I have been able to get. It is on your right, if you are heading toward the quarry. On the rail trail, just after the cut off to the quarry itself. I am digging for more information.

The beavers are getting active near here.

Be sure and check out the sheep tunnels along the way.

Mason Rail trail off Starch Mill

Enjoy your visit.

My friend Marjorie Turner Hollman recently added her thoughts while biking on the rail trail. You can find it here:

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