2017 – We are now “shovel ready” for Phase 4 which is a $219,000 section heading from North School across Rt 28 to the “North Village” area. Trailways received a $75,000 grant from the Samuel P Hunt Foundation which covers 35% of this phase. There will be a Warrant Article on the March 14 Town Ballot asking to raise the remaining $144,000. Please mark your calendar and VOTE YES on ARTICLE #26
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.
2015 – Londonderry’s Conservation Commission made a $100,000 contribution to Phase 3, really kicking off the fundraising for this important 1.4 mile segment! Later Kinder Morgan made a $300,000 donation, allowing the Phase 3 fundraising goal to be reached. Construction began in the fall of 2015.
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 subcomittee. Town Council authorizes LT to study all apsects of the abandonded 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 fesability 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.