Strengthening Connections: Downtowns & Trails - Hopkinton-Contoocook, 2023

Report cover with picture of the Contoocook River from the bridge

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Over a series of months, we worked with the Hopkinton, New Hampshire community on how to better connect its trails with its business center, the Village of Contoocook.

A Steering Committee of dedicated volunteers were trained on how to collect spatial data using ArcGIS Field Maps mobile application, interview and survey local residents and visitors on their uses and impressions of Contoocook Village, local trails, and the 22 characteristics that are critical to assess and understand when connecting downtowns and trails. The final report details the unique relationship between the community's local trails and its downtown, outlines the assessment process, provides an analysis of the data collected, recommendations and next steps for the community.

Also available is a 2-page report summary outlinine the Hopkinton-Contoocook and UNH Extension partnership, the Downtowns & Trails program process, and the resulting key findings and recommended action items to the community.




Associate Extension Professor
Affiliated Faculty
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Extension State Specialist/Professor
Phone: (603) 862-5171
Office: Cooperative Extension, Nesmith Hall, Durham, NH 03824

Merrimack County
Extension Field Specialist, Community & Economic Development
Phone: (603) 255-3556 ext. 814
Office: UNH Cooperative Extension Community & Economic Development, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824