Great Bay Services Trail Tale


At Dover Community Trail

Great Bay Services Trail Tale


Dover, NH – With more than 65 years of history, the story of Great Bay Services is the story of disability rights and services in New Hampshire.


Founded as a small family school for children with disabilities, GBS has expanded to supporting more than 150 adults with disabilities in Strafford, Rockingham and York Counties with community participation services, employment supports, case management and independent living assistance.


Learn more about Great Bay Services and all they offer at the Trail Tale.  Walk the Dover Community Trail beginning at the Dover Rotary Trailhead, 33 Chestnut Street, Dover, NH.  Along the route read signs and scan QR codes to learn more about the story of GBS and how our clients are a valuable and integrated part of our communities. The QR codes link to interviews with GBS guardians, clients and staff who talk about the many aspects of Great Bay Services.


The event takes place from November 1-7, to allow supporters to do the walk at a time that is convenient to them. This also removes all concerns of large groups.


The Trail Tale is sponsored by Bottomline, with support from CGI Business Solutions, Coastal Copier, DF Richard, Dover Paint & Varnish, Dupont's Service Center, Kennebunk Savings, Market Square Group at Morgan Stanley, Martel Plumbing, and Mr. Electric.  Thanks to the City of Dover.


Great Bay Services is asking walkers to donate $20 each to support its programs.  Donations can be made to the nonprofit at or by mailed check to 23 Cataract Avenue, Suite 1, Dover, NH 03820.


Great Bay Services was founded in 1954 by a group of parents who refused to send their children with disabilities to the state institutions. Today, GBS is still on the forefront of innovative and progressive programs for adults with disabilities.


Any families with loved ones searching for adult services in New Hampshire or Maine are welcome to contact Great Bay Services at 603-842-5344.