Southwest of Concord and south of Hillsborough, the 8 mile Hillsborough Recreation Trail is a multi-use trail running from the southside of Hillsborough in the north to the town of Bennington in the south. The trail is open to cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter.
To reach the trailhead from Concord, head north on US89 to Exit #5. Head west on US202/SR9 for 11.8 miles to the Henniker Street Exit. Head southwest on Henniker Street for 1.7 miles. In downtown Hillsborough, turn left heading south on SR149 for 0.2 miles to Union Street. Turn right heading southwest on Union Street for 0.6 miles. Union Street becomes Longwoods Road. Continue southwest on Longwood Road (it becomes dirt) for 1.0 miles. Turn right on Fish And Game Road and park immediately on the right in the unsigned parking area provided by the Deering Fish & Game Club.
Overall, Hillsborough Recreation Trail is the 24th most popular cross country ski area of all 26 Nordic ski destinations in New Hampshire.