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The next Friends of the Goffstown Rail Trail meeting will be Tuesday September 27th, 7:00 pm at the Parks & Rec Center on Mast Road (map).
This month "Walking with Awareness" is a new community event on the Trail, every Monday evening 6:30PM - 7:00PM and every Wednesday morning 8:15AM – 8:45AM. (Download a flyer or find details here. Organized by MaryAnne Baines, a volunteer from Goffstown Parks and Recreation Department, the walk is a slow, but steady paced 30-minute adventure, which covers approximately 1.5 miles of the rail trail. Silence is observed for the first 15 minutes of the walk to enjoy nature, quiet the mind and reconnect with the body. The return walk includes light discussion and sharing of positive experiences. Contact MaryAnne by email at email@example.com, or on Facebook.
New crossing signals are now operational! Part of the 2010 Transportation Enhancement (TE) project, Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons (PHB) now make the two Mast Road crossings safer, and a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) improves trail crossing visibility at Henry Bridge Road. Please be alert as you drive through these areas, and while using the crossings, take extra care as drivers get become familiar with their operation. See our TE project page for more project information. Our Frequently Asked Questions and Parking pages have been updated to reflect changes due to this project.
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 will be 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 will be installed to enable easy passage of bicycles and pedestrians.
Please use caution while traveling in this area. The plan is to complete the project with a compacted surface by early September. You are encouraged to become a member and donate to this and other improvement projects. See our membership page for details.
May 21st, 2016: FGRT volunteer Sarah waits at a water station for approaching runners during the TI 10 mile/10k event on the rail trail. This race raised funds for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Thank you to everyone who participated.
Final adjustments and testing of a PHB crossing of Mast Road, part of the TE Grant Project.
You can donate to support this effort here.
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.