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CONSTRUCTION ALERT: At long last, the 2010 Transportation Enhancement (TE) project has reached the construction phase, and work will be starting soon! New crossings with signals will be installed 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.
The Goffstown Police and Lions Club will be sponsoring a kids bicycle rodeo (for kids up to 10 years old) at Shaw's plaza on Sunday July 12th, 10am to noon. KIDS: bring your bicycles and helmets. In addition to bike and helmet safety checks, there will be a bike obstacle course, bounce house, free bike registrations, free pizza and refreshments, and the first 50 kids will receive free t-shirts. Get prepared for riding on the rail trail!
A trail work session is planned for Saturday July 18th. FGRT has arranged for the town's Park & Rec Department to dump several loads of mulch near a landscaping berm separating the rail trail from Mast Road. We need volunteers to spread these mulch piles along the berm. Work gloves are recommended. If you have a wheelbarrow, pitch fork, garden rake, or shovel, that would be helpful. Meet at the Parks & Rec building on Mast Road at 9:00am.
The next Friends of the Goffstown Rail Trail will be Tuesday July 28th, 7:00 pm at the Parks & Rec Center on Mast Road (map).
A Goffstown Rail Trail video is now available that provides some brief history and trail feature descriptions. Watch it here.
For your reading pleasure, the Fall 2014 FGRT Newsletter is available here.
It has been a hard winter. 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.
Manchester's trestle over the Piscataquog River has been removed and forms for concrete bridge seats to hold the new bridge are being built on top of the existing stone abutments.
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.