Category Archives: Hopkinton

Information specific to the Hopkinton sections of the trail.

$50,000 Matching Grant Challenge

It’s time for a challenge.

You have an amazing opportunity in the coming weeks to double or triple the impact of your donation to the rail trail and help us unlock critical funding for years to come.

You Have Our Trust Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation has offered us a challenge grant where they will donate $50,000 to CLSRT if we can raise $50,000 from other sources by December 31, 2019.

We have $47,647 in donations so far and need $2,353 to meet the challenge.
Donate before the end of the year to double your impact to the trail.

For alternative ways to donate, visit our Contact & Donate Page.

Thank you!

Adjust your bike on the trail with CLSRT’s new bike fixit stations

Bike repair stations are springing up along the Concord-Lake Sunapee Rail Trail. CLSRT nearly doubled the number of repair stations in the state of NH by aquiring 5 of the self-contained fixit stands. Each solid bike stand has a variety of built in tools and QR code stamp to access instructions on fixing the most common issues with bicycles.

Today we installed 4 stands along the trail. One in Bradford by the Appleseed Restaurant and Catering,one at Schoodacs and another at Bagley Field in Warner. The fourth fix station is at the Contoocook Riverway Association in Contoocook.

Thank you to our sponsors: Central New Hampshire Bicycling CoalitionWarner Fall Foliage FestivalKearsarge Area Chamber of CommerceHopkinton Rotary, Lake Sunapee Snowmobile Club, Rural Heritage Connection of Bradford, Inc. And Northeast Delta Dental, who is helping sponsor a location in Concord that will be installed later this summer.

For a map of bike fix stations across NH and the United States, see Dero’s public bike fixit map.

Hopkinton connector open for Winter use

The improved trail from exit 7 in Davisville now connects to the end of the Stevens Rail Trail, providing 2 miles of uninterrupted winter riding or skiing. Due to early snows, the trail is set for winter use, but the surface will need to be modified and final hard pack applied after the spring thaw.