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Manchester Moves, Inc. founded as a non-profit organization by Bob Dastin and Dean Williams.


Rail Trail Master Plan

Manchester Moves commissions a Rail Trail Master Plan from Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. to assist the city with prioritizing projects.


Piscataqoug Trail and Bridge

Fundraising and design begins for our first major infrastructure project: the Piscataqoug trail and bridge.

Read More 2009

Bernice & Irving Singer Pedestrian Bridge

Assisted the City of Manchester & the Department of Transportation through design efforts and by securing the match funding for the construction of the bridge that links Manchester to Goffstown via the Piscataquog Trail at mile 2.0. 

Read More 2015

Northern Manchester Heritage Trail

Restored 1.5 miles of trail on the northernmost section of the Manchester Heritage Trail along the Merrimack River, funded by a private grant of $75,000, which is now fully accessible and open to the public. This land  is adjacent to Stark Park on the State of NH property behind SYDC that has been held for public recreational use into perpetuity.

Read More December, 2020

New Board of Directors, Research & Fundraising

We secured a private grant for $20,000 to assist with planning efforts & elected 8 new directors from various neighborhoods and businesses.

Read More January, 2021

Stark Park’s “Walk in the Woods” development and dedication

In partnership with The City of Manchester & The Friends of Stark Park, Manchester Moves raised funds to restore the lower section of Stark Park to its original “carriage road”.  This “spur trail” is a connector to the Heritage Trail and future rail with trail project adjacent to the Merrimack River.

Read More April, 2021

April 24th “Celebrate Trails Day”

In a community event to celebrate trails, we hosted an outdoor event at Stark Park featuring local leaders, a ribbon cutting of our new Stark Park and Heritage Trail system, and donated 20 bicycles to the Manchester Police Department for children in our community as part of a bike safety awareness contest.

Read More April 24, 2021

#1 Non-Profit in New Hampshire

As part of the NH Gives 24-hour fundraising event, Manchester Moves was the #1 fundraiser out of 584 organizations with over $57,000 raised.

Read More June 8, 2021

Closing the Gap with Rail-with-Trail

We are pursuing strategies to implement rail-with-trail along the Merrimack River to close the gap in the nearly contiguous 125-mile Granite State Rail Trail. This is the key North-South link through the City connecting Manchester to Bedford in the South and Hooksett in the North.

Read More March, 2021
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848 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101
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