This project involved resurfacing of the entire 34 miles of the Northern Rail Trail in Merrimack County.
The previous surface of railroad ballast rock made a trail that could only be used in the winter by snowmobilers and cross-country skiers, because it was so difficult to walk, ride a bike or use wheelchairs on the rocks.
A citizens' action group, The Friends of the Northern Rail Trail in Merrimack County, worked from 2005 to change the trail surface to become a hardpack treadway. This work was accomplished using one Transportation Enhancement grant and nine RTP grants between 2005 through 2013. A final RTP project in 2014 will finish the remaining three miles. The new surface is sufficiently smooth and hard for use by individuals in wheelchairs.
2021: Chautauqua Bottoms Accessibility Upgrades
2020: Boardwalks and Observation Deck Rehab/Replacement
2019: Sassafras Mountain – South Carolina
2018: Camp Creek Greenway - Georgia
2017: Talisi Riverwalk Trail Extension - Alabama
2016: Graber Pond Accessible Trail - Wisconsin
2015: Rotary Park Accessible Trail (Phase 2) - Tennessee
2013: Beaman Park Accessible and Interpretive Trail - Tennessee
2012: The Children’s Center’s Life Trails and Therapeutic Park - Oklahoma
2011: Potts Memorial Park Trail Project - Missouri
2010: Laurel Fork Trail at Holly River State Park - West Virginia
2009: Southwest Key Trail - Texas
2008: Johnny Henderson Park Trail - Alabama
2008: Trails Accessibility Program - Florida
2007: Penny Lake Trail/Boothbay Harbor - Maine
2006: Springs Valley Trail - Indiana
2005: Trail Access Information for Northern Nevada
2004: Camp ASCCA Environmental Trail - Alabama
2003: Upper Roaring Brook Accessible Walkway and Fishing Pier - Rhode Island