Our Mission

To develop, and promote a continuous, off-street paved trail in Concord, NH, following the Merrimack River from Pembroke to Boscawen.


The trail is intended to be a 4-season paved “shared use” facility that will serve bicyclists, pedestrians, skiers, snowshoers and other non-motorized users.  To the extent practicable, it will be universally accessible to people of all mobility abilities.


The trail will-

  • Serve transportation and recreation purposes,

  • Connect villages,

  • Provide access to the Merrimack River and adjacent open space,

  • Provide safe and inviting health and fitness opportunities

What They're Saying About Us

January 03, 2023

The Merrimack River Greenway Trail is destined to become one of Concord’s, and the Capital Region's, premier recreational landmarks.  I envision responsible residents, families and visitors walking, running and riding bikes along the trail.

Jim Bouley

Mayor, Concord, NH

February 23, 2023

HOW COOL WOULD IT BE...  Imagine if the state of NH had rail trails that you could bike, walk, or run from the VT border all the way to Mass.

Amanda Grappone

Owner, Grappone Auto Group, NH (via FaceBook)

February 23, 2023

This would be such an amazing improvement for Concord! Connecting residents to the River via a safe and beautiful walkway would give people a sense of place and investment in improving our city.

Sarah KB Grosvenor

Mom, NH (via FaceBook)

February 23, 2023

Outdoor recreation creates economic opportunity, attracts the young and their families, allows those with mobility issues to enjoy the outdoors and improves community health.

The rest of the community, from school kids with a spare dime to major employers, should join in.

It’s a smart investment.


Concord Monitor

February 23, 2023

This project will be one of the crown jewels of Concord when it’s completed.

Brent Todd

City Councilor, Ward 1, Concord, NH

March 30, 2017

I am currently serving in the United States Army, stationed in Texas. While I may be away from my hometown of Penacook for longer than I would like, I would be eternally grateful to someday move back to the area and have a public space like this available.


Penacook, NH

February 23, 2023

It is organizations like FMRGT that help make New Hampshire the best state in which to live work and recreate.  The Merrimack River Greenway Trail is an important part of the future.

Kelly Ayotte

United States Senator, NH

February 23, 2023

People are going to get out every day to something like this (enjoying the trail).

Jeanne Shaheen

United States Senator, NH

February 23, 2023

This trail is perfect!

Karen Borgstrom

Director, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Partners for Community Wellness

February 23, 2023

I just spent a day with parents with young kids all from Concord who are buzzing about how Concord is becoming 'cool'.  They all seemed to know about the MRGT and asked me if I knew about it (they asked the right person!).  They consider the MRGT to be another 'cool' thing that is making Concord a great place to live.

Craig Tufts

Trustee, Friends of the Merrimack River Greenway Trail

February 23, 2023

Our goal is to support every community in conserving lands for a network of trails, parks and forests where people can connect with the natural world. We share a desire to make Concord a livable community that encourages human-powered transportation to places of both work and recreation.

Jane A. Difley

President, Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests

February 23, 2023

The Merrimack River Greenway Trail is a wonderful, far-reaching concept.

Althea Barton

Mom, Penacook, NH

May 28, 2023

When people say, ‘Where am I going to live, where am I going to put my business?," (they) look at projects like this.

Sally Jewell

U. S. Secretary of the Interior

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