The Piscataquog Trail is the western most rail trail proposed/existing recreational trail. It provides a link from the Heritage Trail and Riverwalk to the west side of the Merrimack River leading into the Town of Goffstown. This trail will utilize the abandoned Boston and Maine Railroad corridor.
The Heritage Trail is envisioned as a “Rail plus Trail” option, where the active freight railroad corridor and envisioned rail trail would share the corridor ROW. The Heritage Trail consists of two legs of the former Boston and Maine Railroad hub. It travels in the north/south direction following the Merrimack River.
The South Manchester Rail Trail is a proposed bike/pedestrian path that would connect the downtown “Millyard” area of Manchester to the Town on Londonderry. The South Manchester Rail Trail will utilize the existing Right-of-Way (ROW) of the abandoned Boston and Maine Rail.
The Rockingham Trail is a proposed paved trail that would connect the center of the City of Manchester to the Town of Auburn. The Rockingham Trail will utilize the existing Right-of-Way (ROW) of the abandoned Boston and Maine Railroad corridor. The Rockingham Trail will originate at it’s intersection with the South Manchester Trail on its west end and to the Rockingham Trail - Portsmouth Branch, an existing gravel trail in the Massabesic Lake region, on its east end.