Northern Rail Trail Update – Summer & Fall 2017

Local volunteers and contractors are working to keep the Trail in good condition for its users. To keep the vegetation at bay the entire 35 miles of Trail in Merrimack County was mowed in August by Andover resident Jim Shaw as contracted.  Our plan is to do this...

May 2017 Meeting Minutes

Friends of Northern Rail Trail in Merrimack County – Draft of Minutes of FNRT-MC’s Board of Directors Meeting on May 17, 2017. Meeting of FNRT-MC’s Board of Directors was convened at 7:00 p.m. by co-president Lindy Heim. Others in attendance were Nita...

Bob Ward Steps Down as President of FNRT-MC

Eleven years building the Northern Rail Trail By Lindy Heim, FNRT-MC   Friends of the Northern Rail Trail in Merrimack County (FNRT-MC) President Bob Ward reminisces about his eleven year stint leading the rail trail group from its initial vision to trail...

Northern Rail Trail Completion Celebration

About 50 to 60 family members, rail trail fans, dignitaries and at least 5 well behaved dogs attended the FNRT’s Finish Line Celebration at Jamie Welch Park in Boscawen on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Thank you, FNRT President Bob Ward for organizing this wonderful event...

Future amenities on the rail trail planned

Friends of the Northern Rail Trail in Merrimack County (FNRT-MC) announce plans for new amenities on the rail trail thanks to commendable work by eager beaver Steve Rayno of Franklin.  Not only did he take charge of clearing a large area around the old railroad engine...