NH §9: Lyme-Dorchester Road (Dartmouth Skiway) to Connecticut River

New Hampshire §9 spans 18.1 miles. Parking is available for eight mileposts.

Mp 0.0/18.1: Grafton Turnpike at Dartmouth Skiway

Locate: {43.79082, -72.10135}

Orient: Coming from the northwest in Lyme, paved Dorchester road forks at the AT crossing into gravel Dorchester Road (continuing east-northeast) and paved Grafton Turnpike (bending south-southeast). Signs prohibit parking at this intersection.

Park: Large, roadside lot at the north end of Dartmouth skiway's parking lot, a short hop south of trail crossing at the intersection of Dorchester Road and Grafton Turnpike; signed for hikers, no gate, no fee.

Connect: Follow the road north-northwest about 0.1 mi to crossing.

Mp 3.4/14.7: Goose Pond Road

Locate: {43.75343, -72.12455}

Orient: Gravel Goose Pond Road is 3.3 mi east of NH-10.

Park: Medium-sized lot at crossing, on north side of road.

Mp 9.2/8.9: Three-Mile Road

Locate: {43.71809, -72.17590}

Orient: From the intersection of Etna-Hanover Center Road and Ruddsboro Road, follow Ruddsboro Road east 1.5 mi to left onto gravel Three-Mile Road. Follow Three-Mile Road 1.3 mi to crossing.

Park: Small parking area, on west side of road.

Mp 11.7/6.4: Etna-Hanover Center Road

Locate: {43.70387, -72.21204}

Orient: The crossing is 0.3 mi north of Ruddsboro Road and 0.2 mi south of Dogford Road.

Park: There is roadside parking at the crossing for a few cars in the shoulder the west side of the road.

Mp 13.1/5.0: Trescott Road

Locate: {43.70536, -72.22979}

Orient: The trail crossing is south of the Montessori Children's School and north of Partridge Road. It is 1 mi northwest of Etna-Hanover Center Road.

Park: The medium-sized lot sits behind trees. Look for a small and sandy driveway on the east side of road.

Connect: There is a short path to the AT from the south end of the lot, through a plantation, and parallel to the road.

Mp 16.9/1.2: via NH-120 [Park Street] from Thomson Arena

Locate: {43.69688, -72.28051}

Orient: This is the New Hampshire boundary of the three-mile roadside walk between Hanover and Norwich (VT). The trail follows multiple sidewalks in Hanover for the southernmost 1.2 miles of this section.

Park: Visitor parking may be possible in the huge lot for Dartmouth's Thomson Arena, and other Dartmouth lots may be open to visitors on weekends; call Dartmouth's Transportation Services at 603-646-2204. No parking on Park Street. Perhaps find on-street parking in vicinity of trail-way through town; metered, 2-3 hour limit.

Connect: On exiting lot, turn left (south) onto Park Street and walk about 0.2 mi to crossing at south end of Mobil gas station.

Mp 17.5/0.6: 7 Lebanon Street

Locate: {43.70087, -72.28805}

Orient: The trail passes this garage, which is near the corner of Lebanon Street and Main Street.

Park: Town of Hanover parking garage; fee, long-term OK.

Mp 18.0/0.1: NH-10A [Wheelock Street] at Thayer Road

Locate: {43.70278, -72.29506}

Orient: The trail follows multiple sidewalks in Hanover for the southernmost 1.2 miles of this section.

Park: Visitor parking may be possible on weekends in Dartmouth's lots at Thayer Drive; call Dartmouth's Transportation Services at 603-646-2204.