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CONSTRUCTION ALERT: At long last, the 2010 Transportation Enhancement (TE) project has reached the construction phase, and work is underway! New crossings with signals are being constructed on Mast and Henry Bridge Roads, among other things. There will be 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). Approaches to the new bridge and a new trail surface must still be completed before trail users can traverse this final link.
The next monthly trail work session will be on Saturday September 19th, beginning at 9:00 am. We will meet at the trail crossing on Danis Park Road. (Park along the road shoulder or in the small parking area there.) We will be spreading some previously delivered loam and seeding nearby. Bring work gloves, shovels, and garden rakes if you have them. If you have a wheelbarrow, that would be helpful too.
The next Friends of the Goffstown Rail Trail will be Tuesday September 22nd, 7:00 pm at the Parks & Rec Center on Mast Road (map).
It's back from the dead - Our New Boston neighbors are again holding the Rails to Entrails 5K Zombie Run to support the New Boston Rail Trail. For the Sunday September 27th event, you can be a runner, or a zombie chasing the runners. More information and registration is available here. You can also learn more about the New Boston trail on their website.
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.