All trails lead to Manchester, but none through it, we’re going to fix that.
The Manchester Central Artery Trail (MCAT) is a system of multi-purpose trails that, when completed, will run approximately 21 miles (34 km) connecting all adjoining pedestrian trails in the Greater Manchester Region to all of New Hampshire and the East Coast of the United States. The route can be described as from the Lilac Pedestrian Bridge in Hooksett to the north to the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport to the south to Bedford to the southwest and the Elliot Hospital to the east and to Goffstown via the Piscataquog Trail to the west. It serves to extend the Londonderry, Piscataquog and Rockingham Rail Trails.
Approximately 13 miles will be Rail-with-Trail, 5 miles will be Rail Trail and 3 miles will be designated pedestrian trails. The Rail-with-Trail active corridor is currently owned by Pan Am (pending sale to CSX), the Right of Way of the Rail Trail is partially owned by the State of New Hampshire and the roads are maintained by the City of Manchester and New Hampshire Department of Transportation.