2018/19 – Fundraising for Phase 5 underway! This segment will add another 1 mile onto the existing 3.4 miles that is already completed. We have raised about half the needed funds so far. Thank you for all the support!
2018 – Phase 4 Completed! Trailways received a $75,000 grant from the Samuel P Hunt Foundation and the Town citizens voted to provide $144,000. These two along with other business donations allowed for the safe crossing signal to be added across Rt 28.
2016 – Phase 3 Completed! A $300,000 donation from Kinder Morgan and $100,000 contribution from Londonderry’s Conservation Commission allows another 1.4 miles of trail to be completed, bringing the total length to 3.2 miles.
2014 – Phase 2 Completed! Donations from local businesses and individuals including Derry Medical Center, Verani Realty and the Fitzgibbons Family allow another 0.7 miles of trail to be completed, bringing to total length to 1.7 miles.
2013 – Phase 1 Completed! Voters pass Warrant article in March to fund the the first Londonderry mile, which opened Nov, 2013!
2012 – A formal “Rail Trail Use Agreement” is signed between the Town of Londonderry and the State of New Hampshire. The document allows Trailways to develop this state owned property as a Rail Trail, allows LT to apply for grants and to execute on the preliminary engineering study.
2011 – Londonderry Town Council voted to support the Rail Trail concept and authorizes Trailways to apply for grants and to pursue the required “use agreement” between the State and the Town of Londonderry.
Meanwhile our neighbors in Derry complete their “Phase 2″, and link to Windham! Eight miles of Rail Trail is now open from southern Windham to downtown Derry!!
2010 – Londonderry Trailways forms their Rail Trail subcommittee. Town Council authorizes LT to study all aspects of the abandoned rail corridor.
2009 – The our neighbors in Derry completes their “Phase 1″ of Rail Trail south of the Rt 102 Depot.
2006 – Windham takes a lead role and opens a beautiful 3.5 mile section of paved rail trail for all to enjoy.
2003 – a feasibility study was conducted by the NHDOT & the Southern NH Planning Comm and was attended by member representatives from each Town. The conclusion of this study supported converting this abandon rail corridor into a paved Rail Trail. Immediately the Town of Windham took the lead in developing its portion of the rail trail.