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CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Over the next few weeks, there will be construction work performed in several locations. Be alert when traveling in the vicinity of the road crossings at Moose Club Park, Lynchville Park, Danis Park, and Shirley Park. These projects are funded under the 2011 and 2012 Recreations Trails Program, with additional funding for the Moose Club Park trailhead provided by Anagnost Realty & Development.
The first monthly trail work session of the year will be on Saturday May 18th, beginning at 9:00 am. We will be doing brush cutting and stacking, to prepare for a chipper that will come through the following week. Meet at the trail's Moose Club Park Road crossing (map). Bring work gloves and brush cutting tools if you have them.
The next Friends of the Goffstown Rail Trail meeting will be Tuesday May 28th, 7:00 pm at the Parks & Rec Center on Mast Road (map).
For your reading pleasure, the Spring 2013 FGRT Newsletter is now available here.
The NH Bureau of Trails has announced the recipients of the 2013 Recreational Trails Program grants. Unfortunately the Goffstown Rail Trail will not be awarded a grant this year. This is the first year we have not received an RTP grant since our first award in 2007 (six years in a row). We will try again next year.
The Regional Trails Coordinating Council (RTCC) has released its Regional Trails Plan 2012 (download here). The purpose of this plan is to develop a common vision for a network of regional trails that serve transportation, recreation, and health purposes. The RTCC is made up of trail groups, agencies, non-profits, and individuals who share a common goal of developing a regional trails network.
New vehicle barriers (bollards) have been selected for use near many rail trail road crossings. The first of these have been installed as part of the 2011 Recreational Trail Program grant project between Danis Park and Lynchville Park roads (see below). More will be installed at other locations as part of future construction projects.
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.