This video shows the Rail Corridor for the most part BEFORE development of the Salem and Methuen Sections with some glimpses of the completed northern sections. This video is about the Lawrence and Manchester Railroad. The Manchester and Lawrence Railroad was a railroad company that was chartered in New Hampshire by businessmen from Manchester, to…


This is the surface of the Danvers Rail Trail..it is one of the possible surfaces the Methuen Rail Trail will have when it reaches first phase this summer.


I was reminded recently of the best resource for a project such as ours. The Rails To Trails Conservancy has provided nearly every thing one needs to get a Rail Trail off the ground, so to speak. The Rails to Trails Technical Assistance Toolbox covers everything from research and acquisition to construction and liability. Please…


” . . . is a woody vine that is well known for its ability to produce urushiol, a skin irritant that causes an itching rash for most people, technically known as urushiol-induced contact dermatitis.” wp . . . and Methuen’s got plenty of it. I got some of it now, just a smidgen on…


Mud season is here in New England . . . that means spring can’t be far away! Time to roll out your bike, old new, expensive or cheap, if they can be ridden they should be ready to be ridden. Here are some tips to get your bike ready for another year of cycling. If…


The Federal Highway Administration funds this marvelous site called www.walkinginfo.org which provides encouragement to get out and walk. Aside from basics about personal walking and its benefits, it provides terrific resources for improving walkability of one’s own community. Walking Solutions: Implement Solutions Develop Plans and Policies Engineer Pedestrian Facilities Educate Drivers and Pedestrians Enforce Laws…


In my quest to check out all the local rail-rail trails, I did pick up a few books on the subject. New England Biking (2005) by Melissa Kim is your general travel guide. It lists some bike rides in all the states that incorporate road biking and trail biking, but obviously doesn’t focus on rail…