Windham Rail Trail Alliance
The Windham Rail Trail
Located in Windham New Hampshire, the Windham Rail Trail Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is dedicated to the development and promotion of this scenic trail.
This organization was formed by a group of Windham citizens who have the vision and the help of tremendous supporters dedicated to the rehabilitation and development of the 4.1 mile section of the Rockingham Recreational Trail in Windham as a paved rail trail.
The Windham Rail Trail is the benchmark and anchor segment of the "Salem to Concord Bike-Ped" (Granite State Rail Trail) path as recommended by the State of New Hampshire, Department of Transportation, with engineering and development consistent with the resulting Feasibility Study document.
Together with the Derry Rail Trail, there is currently 8 miles of a paved passive use rail trail, the longest paved abandoned rail bed in New Hampshire!
Windham Flat 'n Fast 5K - 2013
Sunday June 9, 2013
We are pleased to announce our 6th Annual Windham Flat 'n Fast 5K is scheduled for Sunday June 9!
Now in our 6th year, we have grown to a popular race event held on the picturesque, benchmark paved rail trail in New Hampshire. The trail is primarily shaded passing though ledges, wetlands and pasture, ending at the historic Windham Depot where plenty of food and refreshments are served.
$50 Cash Top Male and Female; Cash award for course records (Male- 16:40, Female - 19:01) Age Group awards, free raffle for participants. This event is hosted in conjunction with the Town of Windham Recreation Department.
This is a USATF (NH10032RF) certified point to point race. The Original NH Flat n Fast. Click here for Active.com on line race registration,
Here for race detail and manual registration form.
Please contact the Webmaster for sponsorship information.
ConvenientMD 10K - 2013
Sunday September 29, 2013
Yes! After many requests to host a 10K race on the rail trail, we are thrilled and excited that ConvenientMD has partnered with WRTA to sponsor this inaugural 10K event in 2013!
The race will take place on our picturesque rail trail. The trail is paved, flat, primarily shaded, and passes though ledges, wetlands and pasture. The race will start and end at the historic Windham Depot, where plenty of food and refreshments will be served.
Prizes include $100 cash to the top male and female, and age group awards. This event is sponsored by ConvenientMD Urgent Care in conjunction with the Town of Windham Recreation Department, and managed by the Windham Rail Trail Alliance. All proceeds go to benefit the WRTA, which has lead the development and maintains the trail..
This is a USATF (NH10032RF) certified course. Click here for Active.com on line race registration,
Here for race detail and manual registration form.
NOTE: Parking is Prohibited at the Windham Depot from 30 minutes after sunset and 30 minutes before sunrise. This ordinance is Strictly Enforced.
We ask snowmobile users to take care if unloading in the parking lot as to not damage the asphalt. Recommended parking is provided by the Derry Pathfinders on Route 28 on Ryans Hill. Please check their website for directions and trail conditions.
Donate On Line
We are pleased to offer secure on-line donation capability. The WRTA has provided maintenance since its inception through grants, private donations, and volunteers. This year we are starting a maintenance fund to help pay for material required to keep the Windham Rail Trail the benchmark for paved rail trails in New Hampshire.
If you like what you see and experienced, please consider a donation.
We are a 501c3 organization.
Windham Depot Renovation Project
Click HERE to see project details.
Eagle Project Status
We are happy to have sponsored 8 Eagle Scout projects that have been completed since 2007. The scouts were from Troops 266 and 263 in Windham. We have several projects that remain for interested scouts. Pictures are here.
C16 at Windham Depot !!!
On Friday June 8 and Saturday June 9, the C16 former B&M caboose moved from Lawrence and was set up at the Windham Depot safe and sound. There are not formal hours of operation at this time, however if you see members of the Depot Advisory Committee or WRTA working on the caboose, please stop in! For more pictures click here.
After many volunteer hours over the summer, the C-16 received a new coat of paint, had a few windows replaced, and outfitted with original window grates. Below is the result!
Opening Day Events (we still like showing these pictures!)
September 16, 2006
With the construction in progress, the Windham Rail Trail Alliance is looking for volunteers to join us. If you have interest in becoming part of an effort that will result in a tremendous recreational opportunity for many, please contact the webmaster or call our contact number.
We are currently presenting our plan to project sponsors. If you or your company, or organization would like to learn more about this project and play a part in this exciting effort and take advantage of several marketing initiatives, please contact us.
We are a 501(c)(3) organization.
Buy a Foot of Trail !!!
For $100 you can sponsor a foot of trail. We will recognize you as a "Trail Holder" of a piece of trail. Trail Holder names will be placed in a prominent fashion along the trail. Multiple "feet" are encouraged!
See the Contact Us page for more information.
Here you will find our 2012 Annual Report. At this time we continue soliciting for sponsors, partners and members as to help with the funding of the development efforts. Our Contact Us page provides information as how you can help. As partners on the Depot Advisory Committee, we support the project to rehabilitate the Historic Windham Depot district and application for T/E funding.
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