Merrimack County Savings Bank (The Merrimack) is helping to pave the way for Phase 2 of The Merrimack River Greenway Trail. The $10,000 contribution to the Friends of The Merrimack River Greenway Trail (FMRGT) will go towards the development of the recreation trail, which is slated to be constructed by the City of Concord this year as part of The Merrimack River Recreation and Open Space Corridor.
“We thank The Merrimack for their generous donation and for being one of our first supporters,” said Dick Lemieux, President, Friends of The Merrimack River Greenway Trail. “We’re excited to get to work on the next section of trail, which will be located along the river in the field behind the Post Office.”
Once complete, the section of trail will extend from the northern end of the wetland in Terrill Park to the cornfields off Loudon Road, with plans in the works to turn that land into a sunflower farm.
“We’re pleased to be able to support the Friends of The Merrimack River Greenway Trail in connecting our communities,” said Linda Lorden, President of The Merrimack. “The trail provides a year-round recreational outlet that’s accessible to everyone who wants to enjoy the outdoors.”
Friends of The Merrimack River Greenway Trail is a non-profit organization established to develop and promote a continuous, off-street paved trail following The Merrimack River from Pembroke to Boscawen. Altogether, the trail will stretch nearly 13 miles and is designed to be universally accessible to people with mobility challenges. For more information visit, merrimackrivergreenwaytrail.org.