The Bermuda Railway route through HamiltonApproximate distances:
- the old railway route, 3.75 miles
- Hamilton bypass, 2 miles
In the 60 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 (I have shown this as "Hamilton bypass" on the Google map) that lets you bypass Hamilton to the east, passing close to the Arboretum and the Botanical Gardens. This is a nice walk in itself.