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Thoreau and the Squannacook River Rail Trail

On Sep. 6,1852, two years after the railroad that will become our rail trail opened, Henry David Thoreau rode it on his way to Mount Monadnock. Watch a 5 minute video about what that trip was like for Thoreau based on his description in his journal.

Video of riding the rail trail

Click on the image above to watch the video
Local businesses supporting at the Granite Pillar level ($1000) or above

The following local companies have supported the Squannacook River Rail Trail at the Granite Pillar level ($1000) or above. We ask you to thank them the next time you patronize their business!

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Sebring Design logo

John Barrett logo

Evans logo

Arrow Septic logo

Nashoba Paddler logo

Workers Credit Union logo

Dunkin Donuts logo

The Catalano Companies - Dunkin' Donuts

North End Subaru logo

Deluxe logo

Rollstone logo

Townsend Center Realty logo

Baileys logo

Baileys logo

For the full list of Granite Pillar donors, see our donation page.
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Who is building the Squannacook River Rail Trail?

In a word, you! The Squannacook River Rail Trail is being built by a local non-profit, Squannacook Greenways, with money from grants and donations only. No town money is being used for construction or maintenance. The trail will be maintained by local volunteers.

Volunteers will maintain this rail trail.

The next Board of Directors meeting of the non-profit Squannacook Greenways will be on Wednesday, May. 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the American Legion building in Groton.  Anyone interested in this project is more than welcome to attend.