This project started in 2018 and will conclude in early 2019. Special thanks to:
- The Town of Hopkinton for permission to work on the Stevens Rail Trail section.
- The owners of Knoxland Equipment for permission to cross their property.
- The owners of Nicom Coatings for permission to cross their property.
- NH Forests and Lands for permission to use the edge of the Davisville State Forest.
Funding for this project comes from a combination of individual donations and a Recreational Trails Program grant from the NH Bureau of Trails.
The Davisville sections of this project have been an active snowmobile trail for years. But that portion was not suitable for pedestrian and cycling in the summer months. This project will create a smooth trail with a stone dust surface so users of the Stevens Rail Trail will have a way to reach Route 103 and destinations like Knoxland, Cyr Lumber, the Schoolhouse Cafe, Madgetch, the Davisville Flea Market, RR Charlebois and more.
Project status (as of early December 2018). The Davisville section of the trail has been staked and most brush has been cut. Silt fencing has been installed over the Nicom Coatings property where required. We expect our contractor, Hopkinton Forestry and Land Clearing, to box out the trail through to the end of the Stevens Rail Trail, do grading work, install larger aggregate and compact during this month.
In the spring we will address the wet areas of the Stevens Rail Trail and put down the final walking surface for the entire project. We are still accepting donations for this trail segment.