The Currier and Ives Scenic Byway is a state designated scenic byway that passes through the towns of Salisbury, Webster, Hopkinton, and Henniker in central New Hampshire. It was originally identified by the state Office of Travel and Tourism in 1976 as part of a marketing program to celebrate the Bicentennial with “Yankee Trails” for tourism and promotion purposes. The Currier and Ives Scenic Byway was rolled into the state’s Scenic and Cultural Byways Program in 1994 when the state established a network of State Byways.Under the National Scenic Byways Discretionary Grants program, a Corridor Management Plan was developed in 2009-2010. In keeping with the Federal Highways Administration’s definition, this plan is “a written document that specifies the actions, procedures, controls, operational practices, and strategies to maintain the archaeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities that support the byway’s designation.” The plan was developed with community involvement, and provides for the conservation and enhancement of the byway’s intrinsic qualities as well as the promotion of tourism and other economic development. The plan outlines a management strategy to balance these concerns while providing for the users’ enjoyment of the byway. The Towns of Salisbury, Hopkinton, and Henniker have issued Resolutions of Support for the Plan. A Scenic Byway Council formed in 2010 with formally appointed representatives from each participating town. The Byway Council is tasked with implementing and updating the Corridor Management Plan.
Find meeting materials, bylaw information, and various maps on http://currierandivesbyway.org/.
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