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Rail Trail
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Location
Intersection of Sanborn Rd and Rockingham Rd easterly to Symmes Dr
Overview
With over 1-mile completed, the Londonderry Rail Trail provides a safe recreational outlet for pedestrians and cyclists. The trail is a former railroad line that has potential to connect to a larger system in neighboring communities.
Permitted Uses
Walking, biking
Prohibited Uses
Motorized vehicles
 
Directions
Maps
Download a location map of the Rail Trail here.
Wayfinding
Trail access points are identified with signage.  Parking is available at either end of the trail.
Points of Interest
Construction Status
The first completed mile of the Londonderry Rail Trail, which runs from the Londonderry North School parking lot to the Park and Ride at Exit 5, officially opened on November 20, 2013. Construction is now under way on Phase 2 to extend the Londonderry Rail Trail by three-quarters of a mile. Phase 2 will run from the Exit 5 Park and Ride parking lot to the Irving gas station on Route 28. The trail will pass beneath Interstate 93 and run behind the Poor Boy’s restaurant.
'Big Picture'
With over 1-mile completed, the Londonderry Rail Trail will eventually link with rail trails in Manchester and Derry forming a crucial link of the Salem to Concord Bikeway Project. This corridor will link with the Northern Rail Trail in Franklin, providing an uninterrupted bikeway from the Massachusetts border to the Vermont border in Lebanon New Hampshire. When the entire system is completed it will pass through nineteen (19) towns and is envisioned as a recreational and commuting asset for the towns along the route
Historical Facts
The Railroad Right-of-Way through Londonderry was once the Manchester and Lawrence Railroad. The line opened in 1849 and later became part of the Boston & Maine (B&M) Railroad. Passenger trains used the line with two stops in Londonderry - ’Wilson’s Crossing’ on Auburn Road and 'Londonderry’ in the North Londonderry Village. Freight trains provided local and long distance service to numerous businesses along the line. In 1953, regular passenger service ended though regular freight service continued through the early 1980’s.