Derry Rail Trail Reviews Return to the Derry Rail Trail page Submit a Review Derry Rail-Trail By Diluvat7510 in October, 2012 Since this is near my home I can do an early morning ride which I enjoy. Asphalt pleases me-again! Pretty local trail By gl314159 in April, 2012 My wife and I love to walk, and sometimes bike and cross-country ski, on our local trail. It doesn't have the wildest or most scenic vistas, but it has pretty views of the local woods and wetlands...and now it brings you into downtown Derry. Part of the new trail brings you close to I-93, and that's a bit louder than we'd like, but that's only for a mile or so. Destination trails, to which one travels and visit for specific sites or vistas are wonderful, but having a gem of a local trail which we can use everyday is just as wonderful in its own way. Appreciate and use it for what it is and you'll be happy. NEW TRAIL SECTION OPEN!! By connorsfam in November, 2011 Derry Rail Trail Alliance is happy to announce that construction is complete on the section of trail between Bowers Road and Windham Depot! This is the long awaited connection between the Derry Rail Trail and the Windham Rail Trail! Check out our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/railstotrails#!/DerryRailTrailAlliance and our website www.derryrailtrail.og for all the details!!! Construction has begun on Phase 2 By connorsfam in September, 2011 Construction began teh week of Sept 19th on the final 2 miles of trail connecting the existing sections of Derry Rail Trail to the Windham Rail Trail. By Spring there will be 8 miles of paved Rail Trail to enjoy - from Hood Park in Downtown Derry all the way to Roulston Road in Windham! Additionally, the Derry Rail Trail connects to the 4 mile "Derry Bike Loop Path" at Hood Park. This trail connects many of the major schools and parks around Derry. Also, an additional mile or so of unpaved Rail Trail - including the "Rail Tail Overpass" is available to the South of Roulston Road in Windham and down to the Salem NH Town line. This section is due to be paved in the coming year or so. Plans are also underway to continue trail construction from Derry's Hood Park North to Londonderry and on to Manchester where the trial will connect with the many hub and spoke trials being developed by Manchester Moves. For more info checkout Derry Rail Trail Alliance website - www.derryrailtrail.org New Interactive Google Map with Descriptions of Derry/Windham Rail Trail Available By connorsfam in September, 2009 Check out this link to view an interactive Google Map with descriptions of the Derry& Windham Rail Trails. http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=105179405663854662451.000440283af1c4148cde9&ll=42.881562,-71.314745&spn=0.049183,0.07699&t=h&z=14 Additional Trail Paved In Derry By connorsfam in August, 2009 The Derry Rail Trail Alliance is pleased to announce that more of the Derry Rail Trail (part of the proposed Salem-Concord Bikeway) has been paved this summer! An additional 6/10ths of a mile of trail has been paved between Kendall Pond Road and Bowers Road in Derry as we work to link the existing Derry Rail Trail and Derry Bike Path to the completed Windham Rail Trail. This leaves approximately 1.5 miles of unpaved (but rideable) trail between Bowers Road and Windham's Rail Trail. The Derry Rail Trail Alliance hopes to have this section paved in 2010. Please visit our website www.derryrailtrail.org for more info - and consider making an online donation to help us complete the trail! Mark Connors VP - DRTA New Trail Construction By connorsfam in April, 2009 The Derry Rail Trail Alliance is now only $35k shy of our $425,000 Goal to begin construction on the 2.1 mile section of trail between the Windham Rail Trail and the Derry Bike Path. Construction bids are going out in April 2009 and construction should begin in June 2009. Check out our website at www.derryrailtrail.org for updates - and to donate towards the project! See you on the Windham and Derry Rail Trails! Derry Rail Trail Improvement Project 2008 By connorsfam in April, 2008 Great news - The Derry Rail Trail Alliance, a nonprofit group focused on improving the Rail Trail in Derry NH was recently formed and is actively pursuing improvement of the unpaved section of rail trail from the Windham Rail Trail to the south up to Downtown Derry. It should be noted that the Derry Rail trail while only 3 miles long actually connects to the 4+ mile Windham Rail Trail to the South and also to the Derry Bike Loop Path - a 4.7 mile bike trail that circles the town of Derry. This provides a continuos trail of over 10 miles for multi-use recreation. The non-rail trail portion of the Derry Bike Path uses a variety of paths, sidewalks and sidestreets - along with a section of the rail trail to circle the town. Future plans for the Derry Rail Trail Alliance include improving the rail trail from its current endpoint in Hood Park north to the town border with Londonderry NH. Our ultimate goal is to see the completion of the Salem to Concord Bikeway completed!!! Please visit our website - www.derryrailtrail.org fro more info on the trail in Derry - including maps and other important details.