About the Merrimack River Greenway Trail
The Merrimack River Greenway Trail is intended to be a 4-season, 10-12 foot wide, paved trail from the Pembroke city line to the Boscawen city line.
The Trail will be about 12.7 miles long. The northerly 6.8 miles will be a rail trail and the southerly 5.9 miles will be a riverside greenway trail.
The Trail will allow and encourage use by walkers, runners, bicyclists, roller bladers and, when conditions permit, cross country skiers and snowshoers. It will be inviting for youth and elderly and, to the extent practicable, it will be universally accessible to people with mobility challenges.
The first phase of construction, a 0.3-mile long section in Terrill Park, was completed in the fall of 2020.
Construction of the first phase cost $125,000 and was made possible by a grant to the City from the National Park Service's Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and a matching contribution from the Friends of the Merrimack River Greenway Trail. Our contribution was made possible by large and small donations from generous businesses and individuals, in and around Concord.
Phase 2 is expected to begin in the spring of 2024.
Efforts are underway to raise the necessary funding to continue constructing the trail north and south from there.