2019 – Phase 5 & 6 Fundraising completed! Thank you to Klueber for a major donation, and to the Samuel P. Hunt Foundation, the McIninch Foundation and voters of Londonderry! Phase 5 construction to begin late summer 2019 This segment will add another 1 mile onto the existing 3.4 miles completed.
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. This 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 – The required “Rail Trail Use Agreement” is signed between the Town of Londonderry and the State of New Hampshire. The document allows LT to develop this state owned property as a Rail Trail, to apply for grants, and to execute on the preliminary engineering study.
2011 – Londonderry Town Council votes 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.
2011 – Derry completes another section and links 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 – Derry completes their first section of Rail Trail south of the Rt 102 Depot (@ Sabatinos Restaurant)
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. The conclusion of this study supported converting this abandon rail corridor into a paved Rail Trail.