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


$10K grant awarded for Hampshire Road Connector

With thanks to the national Rails to Trails Conservancy and JP Pest Services of Milford NH, FSBPC has received a $10,000 grant to improve the trail connection to the nicely-paved Methuen Rail Trail. Plans call for eleven trailside parking spaces, guardrails, and a recycled asphalt surface for the area. This will allow users access to Hampshire Road and the passable but unfinished trail heading north. As a joint effort between FSBPC, the Town of Salem, and other donors, the project should be completed in August. Check our Facebook page for the latest status: .

Your donations are tax deductible!

Just a reminder as posted many times earlier: Your donations to FSBPC are tax deductible under 501c3 guidelines since we are an affiliate of the Bike-Walk Alliance of NH. Please consider helping us financially in addition to assisting on clean-up days, etc. Donations should be mailed to Dave Topham, FSBPC Treasurer, 2 Townsend Ave, Salem NH 03079-2332. Thank you!

New Observation Deck, October 2020

If you haven't already seen the new Scenic Overlook / Observation Deck on Phase 2, please go check it out! Thanks to a donation from David & Michelle Olson, project planning and design by Larry Belair, help of his family members, FSBPC volunteers, and cooperation by the Town of Salem, the whole project was completed in just one month. Stop to take in the view of the wetlands and wildlife -- you won't believe this scenic spot is so close to Route 28! You will find it between Dunkin Donuts and Sanel Auto Parts.

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!


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.


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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