Proposed Salem Bike-Ped Corridor (Computer rendition)
Location: Intersection of Rte. 28 and Old Rockingham Rd.


Early Summer 2020 Update

Covid-19 = Heavy Trail Usage. With cycling and walking allowed during the pandemic shut-down, our rail trail has seen a surge in users while they try to maintain recommended "physical distancing" and wear masks if within 6-feet of each other. Trail-side parking at the Route 28 Salem/Windham town line has been impacted by the major water line project. And for June, a section of the Windham trail north of Roulston Road will be closed for resurfacing. Even so, get out there and enjoy the trail!

Check out our winter e-newsletter

A lot happened "On the Trail" in 2018 and a lot more is planned for 2019 and beyond. Check out our 2018-2019 winter issue of our e-newsletter for many articles and photos. Click this link to have a look:

Fall Update

Have you checked-out the "Phase 2" section that was completed on November 15? You can now bike, walk, run, or blade from downtown Salem to downtown Derry, 9.3 miles of nicely paved rail trail. Parking is available at four locations: the Salem municipal lot across Main Street from Salem Depot; trail-side parking at the Salem-Windham town line (enter from Route 28); the Windham Depot, and Hood Park in Derry. Our "Friends" group has already installed four granite benches along Phase 2 with more amenities planned for the spring. Meanwhile, get out there and enjoy the trail!

Mid-summer update

Have you used the trail this season? The "Friends" have been working hard to improve the landscaping and on July 27 installed a bicycle service station at the Route 28 Salem-Windham trail-side parking lot. Progress is being made to continue the paved trail to the Depot and beyond. Our July 2018 newsletter covers all the details. If you are not on our distribution list, just send your name and email address to [email protected] and a copy of "On the Trail" will be sent to you. Of course, our volunteer group appreciates donations of cash, labor, and materials -- we can't do it all alone! Please contact us at [email protected] or call 603.898.9926 if you can help. Donations are tax deductible as we are affiliated with the Bike-Walk Alliance of NH, a 501c3 corporation.


Thank you for visiting the Friends of the Salem Bike-Ped Corridor homepage!

Provided below are links to additional information about the project that you might find interesting. Be sure to check back often, as the website is still in development and we will be posting more information as the project progresses.


10/1/12 Friends-Iron Horse presentation (1.6 MB)
2010 SNHRTA Grant Award Press Release
2010 SNHRTA Brochure
2009 SNHRTA TE Grant Application
2009 Salem North Segment TE Application
2009 Salem TE Application Figures


Southern NH Rail Trail Alliance
Town of Salem project web site

If you are interested in helping us move this project forward, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone at (603) 898-9926 or by email at [email protected].

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