The 14-mile Hitchcock Creek Blue Trail starts in Rockingham and offers paddlers an opportunity to learn about the area's unique natural places and history. Diverse floodplain forests, remnants of historic mills, and rare plants and animals all call the creek home.

As part of this effort to create the Trail, the City of Rockingham protected 100 acres of bottomland forest along the Blue Trail, purchased two river access areas, and acquired a boat launch.