The Bermuda Railway route through Hamilton
- the old railway route, 3.75 miles
- Hamilton bypass, 2 miles
In the 70 years since the Bermuda Railway closed, almost all traces of the right of way through Hamilton have disappeared as Bermuda’s capital has expanded. But for the railway enthusiast there are still some things to notice when walking the route the railway took through the city. In any case, for railway obsessives like myself, the Railway Trail seems incomplete if you leave out Hamilton.
However, the Bermuda Tourism department’s Map and Guide to the Trail conveniently includes a section called Palmetto Park to Rural Hill (see at right) that lets you bypass Hamilton to the east, passing close to the Arboretum and the Botanical Gardens. This is a nice walk in itself.
(The Trail maps in this tour come from the Bermuda Tourism Railway Trail brochure. Please pick up a copy if you are in Bermuda.)
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Start your walk in Palmetto Park: