Goffstown's 23rd Annual
Ski & Skate
Saturday, November 14th
New Equipment & Consignments
Bring in your used downhill or XC skis, snowboards, boots, hockey or figure skates, snowshoes, helmets, goggles, bags, hockey equipment, or other outdoor winter gear and apparel, and get some cash!
For more information, or to volunteer to help,
please visit our Ski & Skate Sale page.
Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Goffstown Rail Trail
Join the Friends of the Goffstown Rail Trail or renew online!
Your contribution is tax deductible. See our membership page for details.
CONSTRUCTION ALERT: The 2010 Transportation Enhancement (TE) project is in progress! New crossings with signals are being constructed on Mast and Henry Bridge Roads, among other things. There are trail closures associated with this work. See our TE project page for more information.
Also much delayed, Manchester is working on connecting their Piscataquog Trail to the Goffstown Rail Trail. A three section trail bridge was assembled and placed on the former railroad trestle abutments (see photo below). Finishing work is being done on the new trail surface connecting the bridge to Goffstown. A formal ribbon cutting ceremony has been scheduled for Monday October 26 at 12:30pm.
The next Friends of the Goffstown Rail Trail will be Tuesday October 27th, 7:00 pm at the Parks & Rec Center on Mast Road (map).
The Goffstown Main Street Program and Goffstown Parks & Rec will be holding the first Pumpkin Regatta 10K Run on Sunday October 18th. The route will begin and end in the village area, and include a portion of the Goffstown Rail Trail. More information and registration is available here.
A Goffstown Rail Trail video is now available that provides some brief history and trail feature descriptions. Watch it here.
Have you been out on the trail and seen a tree down, trail damage, or some other issue? Submit a Trail Report . We also welcome your photos along the trail, and occasionally post them to this site.
Filling the gully at the former Henry Bridge Road as part of the TE Grant Project.
You can donate to support this effort here.
FGRT officers Lowell Von Ruden and David Pierce present a check for $11,850 to the Goffstown Board of Selectmen. These funds, raised by FGRT members and volunteers, will be used to help complete the 2010 TE Grant Project.
Cranes and crew work to connect the last of three Piscataquog bridge sections before raising the entire bridge into position. The project engineering firm has made a time lapse video of the bridge raising available on YouTube.
The Friends of The Goffstown Rail Trail is an organization of energetic, dedicated citizens volunteering to participate in the promotion, design, development, and maintenance of this resource. Everyone is welcome to contribute to this project.