Welcome to the WOW Trail

12th Annual WOW Sweepstakes Ball

The 12th Annual WOW Sweepstakes Ball to be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Conference Center at Lake Opechee Inn & Spa.  Don’t miss this fun event and the chance to win the $10,000 grand prize! Buy your tickets online today at www.meadowbrook.net.

Special thanks to our awesome 2015 event sponsors listed below!

2015 WOW Ball poster


BOW WOW Fest 2015!

Saturday May 2, 2015

Laconia’s 5th Annual Pooch Parade

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Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015
Location: WOW Trail – Elm Street Entrance – Lakeport Square

  • 8:45 – 10:00 a.m. Registration – Vendors – Surprise K-9 Guests
  • 10:05 a.m. Pet Blessing
  • 10:15 Parade/Costume Judging
  • 11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Talent Judging – Prizes Awarded
  • 11:45 a.m. Wrap Up

Pre-registration for dog walkers only (deadline: April 28): $10 with free tee-shirt; thereafter, $10 & $5 tee-shirt. Add’l tee-shirts, $10 to benefit WOW Trail.

All registration monies to benefit Laconia, Gilford and Belmont PD K-9 Units.


  • Registration forms found at www.wowtrail.org
  • Mail completed forms to: WOW Trail, PO Box 6832, Laconia, NH 03247. Checks made out to: WOW Trail – BOW WOW Fest 2015.

Additional questions/forms contact Claire Hebert-Dow at Melcher & Prescott Insurance, 524-4535, or email chebert@melcher-prescott.com

Use the links below to download the official  event registration form:

About the Trail

The WOW Trail is a paved, 10 feet wide, rail-with-trail in the City of Laconia.  Currently 1.3 miles long, the trail spans from Elm Street in Lakeport to North Main Street near downtown Laconia. A portion of the trail, located between Bisson Avenue and Lyford Street, is adjacent to Messer Street on a widened sidewalk.

Well loved and well-used by walkers, runners and bikers, Phase 1 of the WOW Trail has fast become a unifying landmark and point of pride for the CIty of Laconia.

Final design and fundraising is currently underway for Phase 2 – which will extend the Trail another 1.1 miles from North Main Street to the Belmont town line.

Please make a donation to the WOW Trail today and help build Phase 2 in 2015!

For more information about our fundraising efforts, please contact us at info@wowtrail.org or (603) 520-8952.  

WOW Trail’s mission is to promote, design, build and maintain a nine mile recreation path through the CIty of Laconia as a part of the regional rail trail network that will one day connect Meredith to Franklin.