Friends of the Goffstown Rail Trail
You are invited to the Friends of the Goffstown Rail Trail meetings on the Fourth Tuesday each month, 7:00 pm (January - November) at the Parks & Rec Center on Mast Road (Google map link).
News and Events
Donation - November 2018
Gary Girolimon, Glen Lake Swim Race Director (and GSHFF board member) presents a generous donation to the Friends of the Goffstown Rail Trail board members Bob Merrill, Warren Denby and Sarah Merrill from the 2018 swim event proceeds. Funds will help provide matching funds for grants to include improvements of the Goffstown Rail Trail that are scheduled to commence in spring 2019,
East Union Street to Shirley Park
The 2018 - New Hampshire Recreational Trail Program (RTP) Grant 18 – 25 (East Union St. to Shirley Park) project has been completed. The 1,800 feet of trail has now been improved to meet town specifications and an additional 17 feet of split rail fence have been added by volunteers. Funds from the RTP award, FGRT donations (including those from the Manchester Marathon Association), membership fees and donations from trail users were used to complete this project.
Check out the Trail Information Kiosk that is fully operational at the Mast Road Parking Area. It was constructed by two Girl Scouts, Victoria and Jillian from Goffstown Troop 20841, as their Silver Award Project.
Built to meet the Friends of the Goffstown Rail Trail specifications; the Girl Scouts created a comprehensive business plan that included the funding, purchase of material, construction and final on-site assembly. First, the plan was presented for review and endorsement by the Goffstown Parks and Recreation Commission, after which the donation of the kiosk as an improvement to town property was approved by the Board of Selectman.
It's that time of year to renew your membership or join the 2018 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.