Historic Sites & Tours
Located in Washington, New Hampshire, the Sabbath Trail, a beautiful trail through the woods of New Hampshire that traces the history of the Sabbath, has been more than 20 years in the making. In 1994, Pastor Merlin Knowles was praying over what could be done with the property adjacent to the Washington Church. While praying, he was struck with a crystal-clear idea for building a walking trail through the woods that traced the history of the Sabbath from creation to the new earth. The idea came so forcefully and in such detail that tracing out the trail and the stops on the trail took him only a few minutes.
With characteristic vigor, pastor Knowles set about making the vision a reality. Work soon started and help with the project increased as the vision was shared. Eventually hundreds of people helped construct the trail. In 1998, the trail was dedicated, complete with 40 granite markers and benches scattered along the trail. Since the trail was dedicated, work has continued not only on the trail, but on the facilities at the trailhead. Today a pavilion has been erected and picnic tables provided so that families will have a place to rest and eat. Strikingly nice off-grid bathrooms have been installed.
The trail is open from May through October. All are welcome to join the thousands who have walked the trail and been blessed by not only an increased knowledge of the Sabbath, but by a deeply spiritual walk through the woods. The trail is located immediately adjacent to the historic Washington Adventist Church in Washington, New Hampshire.