---- — LONDONDERRY — Those who love to walk the town’s trails helped celebrate the first paved mile in a ceremony Saturday.
Londonderry Trailways members cut the ribbon on the new trail near North Elementary School on Sanborn Road in front of town and state officials, board and committee officials, and community members.
Rail trail manager Bob Rimol cut the ribbon and thanked the town for its support, including approving a warrant article in March to help pay for the trail work.
The first official trail walk was led by North Elementary School fourth-grader Adam Palmer. Adams is a trail regular and walks with his father.
Town Councilor Jim Butler drove Reed Clark in a golf cart that was provided for anyone needing a lift along the trail.
Special guests included Town Manager Kevin Smith, Sen. Sharon Carson, R-Londonderry, and Chris Gamache, chief of the New Hampshire Bureau of Trails.
Trailways board member Dr. John Daley thanked all the donors and supporters for making the trail a reality. He said trails benefit a community physically, economically, socially and spiritually.
After Rimol cut the ribbon, Cullen Maher blew on his antique train whistle to signal the start of the walk.