DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

May 1, 2014

Londonderry trail supporters celebrate spring

By Julie Huss
jhuss@derrynews.com

---- — LONDONDERRY — The town celebrates spring with a walk on the trails.

Londonderry Trailways hosts a rail trail celebration Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Elementary School parking lot off Sanborn Road.

The family event includes hot dogs, music and other activities set up in the parking lot near the beginning of the trail, the town’s first completed paved section of trail.

This trail includes the first mile of paved trail in town, officially opened last November.

Volunteers worked hard to clear that section to prepare it for paving after Londonderry voters approved a warrant article in 2013 to support financing the paving work.

The trail leads from the North school area up to Symmes Drive near the Coca-Cola facility.

Another Londonderry Trailways goal is to pave another section of trail near Liberty Drive. Fundraising, private donations and other grant sources may help support that project.

The town’s trail system is being built on the abandoned Manchester-Lawrence railway corridor. Upon completion, it will be a 6.4-mile, multi-use, all-season trail for walking, biking, skiing and other activities.