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The next Friends of the Goffstown Rail Trail meeting will be Tuesday April 25th, 7:00 pm at the Parks & Rec Center on Mast Road (map).
It's that time of year to renew your membership or join the 2017 Friends of the Goffstown Rail Trail. In 2016 funds went to the upgrading of the trail surface at the Manchester / Goffstown line, the improvement of the trail with compact gravel under the power lines near the intersection of Greer Road and Route 114 and much, much more. Please go to our membership page.
Second Annual T.I. Event Services 10k /10 mile race – April 30th, 2017. Mark your calendars. This 10 mile race on the trail is to raise awareness about mental health this year. T.I. Event Services has pledged to raise funds for a campaign called Change Direction NH. (More information and registration here.) There will be +100 runners on the rail trail from Manchester to Danis Park Road. Please respect the runners who will be on the trail from 9:30 AM to noon.
The Board of Directors of the Manchester Marathon Association identified the Friends of the Goffstown Rail Trail (FGRT) as a recipient of their charitable giving program. They recognize the health and fitness benefits that FGRT provides to the Goffstown community. At the February 28th trail meeting, Larry Gagnon - Chair of the Manchester Marathon Association presented a donation of $2,500 to Warren Denby – President of FGRT and David Pierce -Treasurer of FGRT. The donation will help FGRT develop the trail and match funds raised from various federal, state and other grants.
Friends of the Goffstown Rail Trail (FGRT) received a donation from Hannaford Supermarket at the Grand Re-opening of their Pinardville store on Saturday February 4th, 2017. FGRT and the supermarket both reflect the pursuit of a healthy life style in the neighborhood. Photo (Left to Right): Carl Provencher - Hannaford Store Manager, Warren Denby - President, FGRT, David Pierce - Treasurer, FGRT, John Fifield, Director of Operations, Hannaford Manchester Region.
Thank you for your care and caution during the reshaping and compacting of the trail on the Goffstown Rail Trail near the end of the Piscataquog Trail. The next step will be to add the 'nitpack' gravel to meet the town trail specifications.
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.
The Goffstown Board of Selectmen have accepted the donation of material and labor from the Friends of Goffstown Rail Trail. Our Volunteer Work Crew has been replacing the soft sand on the trail under the power lines near Route 114 and the intersection of Greer Road. A 4 ft. wide path of hard nitpack gravel has been installed to enable easy passage of bicycles and pedestrians.
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.