LONDONDERRY RAIL TRAIL:
LONDONDERRY, NEW HAMPSHIRE
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Last Updated: July 21, 2016
Length: Londonderry Rail Trail; 3 miles
Difficulty: Easy. Flat paved rail trail.
To Start from the Sanborn Road parking lot; Take exit 5 off of I-93 to Route 28 north. Routes 28 & 128 combine. Take your second right onto Sanborn Rd. Across from the North Londonderry Elementary School is a parking lot.
The Londonderry Rail Trail travels along the railroad bed of the old Manchester and Lawrence Branch of the Boston and Maine Railroad. It's part of the regional Manchester-Lawrence Recreational Rail Trail which includes: The South Manchester Rail Trail to the north and the Derry Rail Trail , Windham Rail Trail , Salem Bike-Ped Corridor and Methuen Rail Trail (MA) to the south. The Lawrence Rail Trail (MA) has not been developed. The Londonderry Rail Trail is part of the state wide GRANITE STATE RAIL TRAIL, a proposed 120-mile trail extending from Methuen MA to Lebanon NH. For more information visit; LONDONDERRY RAIL TRAIL .
Starting from the Sanborn Road parking lot; Right, the trail quickly terminates at Sanborn Rd after 0.1 miles. Head left along the paved trail as it travels along a berm through the woods. Cross a stream a couple of times before Clark Rd at 0.4 miles followed by Enterprise Dr. Just past a marsh on your left spot an old RR mileage marker L20/M7 (Lawrence 20 miles/Manchester 7 miles). Cross Symmes Dr at 0.9 miles and travel past a commuter lot, then underneath I-93 at 1.2 miles before coming to Verani Way next to a scenic pond. Here you can follow Verani Way out to Auburn Rd at 1.6 miles. The trail now travels alongside Independence Dr before crossing Liberty Dr where it heads into the woods. A spur on your left leads to the Independence Drive parking lot. Travel past a marsh on your right before passing another old RR mileage marker L18/M9 at 2.6 miles on your left. Travel underneath 2 large power lines before emerging at Route 28 after 3 miles where the trail currently ends. Future plans call for continuing the trail south along the undeveloped rail bed where it will eventually connect into the Derry Rail Trail .
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