The Seacoast Rail Trail is moving forward with the goal to create a biking and walking trail that would connect eight communities from Portsmouth to Seabrook. The New Hampshire Executive Council approved a proposal for $5 million in federal funds to purchase 9.6 miles of abandoned railroad on Wednesday. The Department of Transportation, which is overseeing the plan, already owns the southern section of the corridor. The total trail is expected to be 14.29 miles. Juliet Walker, the Portsmouth Planning Director, said the project would boost the city’s tourism industry and increase the quality of life for residents. “It’s another reason for people to want to visit our community,” said Walker. “[The trail] supports our ongoing tourism industry, but...
READ MORE >
Seacoast Rail Trail Project Secures Funding For $5M Land Purchase