Bridge mending in Grafton

Last Friday (5/23/14) a work crew ( Dick and Ann Corr, Al Decato, Paul Marshall, Richard Lammert, and Ken Warren) replaced the aging side boards on a small rail trail bridge just west of Sargent Road in Grafton. Everyone had a good time including the black flies. Trail users can now lean on the bridge…

ditch cleaning Orange Pass

Dick Mackay and Ken Warren opened up clogged ditches in the Orange Rock Cut in Orange NH on Friday morning. Leaves and other debris from a long winter impaired drainage in the rock cut. We discussed possibly using machines to do a better job at some time in the future. We also discussed raising the…

removed the pile of soil

The City of Lebanon has removed the pile of soil that was deposited on the trail just west of Riverside Parking. A FNRT volunteer has opened the ditch with a shovel on the side where the soil was to allow water to drain from the area. If anyone sees a problem there please e-mail mrkdwarren@comcast.net.…

tree removed in Grafton

Alex from our sister rail trail organization in Merrimack County reported a tree down about a half mile east of Rt4 Bridge in Grafton. My wife Patti and I went to find this tree but thought the tunnel was in Canaan. We could not find the tree and wondered if it really existed. We got…

Tree removed at Height of Land road

A large spruce tree was removed from the trail on Tuesday the  16th of July just west of Height of Land Bridge Grafton/ Orange area.  From all reports our Grafton County section  of the Northern Rail trail is open for business.  Please let us know if you see other obstructions on the trail.  603-448-3576  …

Trail Recon and tree cutting

There were reports of downed trees between the high school and Potato Road in Canaan.  Dick Mackay and Ken Warren of FNRT travelled that section today . There were several trees down and cut up possibly by the trails bureau. We cleaned up some of the debris close to the trail and then found a…