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New Hampshire

Currently the Greenway follows the scenic New Hampshire Seacoast Greenway, hugging the Atlantic coast with continuous views of the Atlantic Ocean. Eventually the route will travel the former Boston and Maine Railroad corridor.

Total Miles, Spine Route

16

Miles of Protected Greenway

.15

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Current Progress

The section of the East Coast Greenway that runs through New Hampshire is also known as the New Hampshire Seacoast Greenway. Travelers enter New Hampshire from the north along a road-separated walkway over the Memorial Bridge. From there, the interim 20-mile route stays on the road, hugging closely to the coast and offering continuous views of the Atlantic Ocean.

When complete, the New Hampshire spine route will total 16 miles, virtually all of it using the corridor of the Boston and Maine Railroad from Seabrook to Portsmouth. The railroad right-of-way crosses into Massachusetts, where advocates are working to turn it into a greenway. The southernmost portion of this right-of-way (4.5 miles) was acquired by New Hampshire’s Department of Transportation. The northern section (11.5 miles) is owned by Guilford Industries/Pan Am Railways, which is negotiating the sale of the land to the state of New Hampshire for conversion to trail.

New Hampshire Contacts

Partners in New Hampshire

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News and features of interest

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August 14, 2019

Greenway poised for record New Hampshire growth following rail corridor acquisition

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February 28, 2019

N.H. Governor Sununu proposes $3M trails investment

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July 2, 2019

Massachusetts awards more than $1.5 million to support East Coast Greenway segments

2018 New England Bike-Walk Summit

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April 30, 2018

Bringing new voices to the table: Strong partnerships featured at New England Bike-Walk Summit

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February 20, 2018

Leaders to transform New England communities through safe biking, walking, and greenways

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April 2, 2018

From our executive director: Taking stock of our progress, focusing on New England this spring

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