Welcome to the WOW Trail

The Runaway Pumpkin – A Great Success!

The first Runaway Pumpkin 10K & 5K Run/Walk took place on Saturday, October 24th kicking off Pumpkin Festival 2015 in style.  Over 530 participants came out in support of the WOW Trail and the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction.   A big thank you to the Laconia Clinic for putting on this new annual event and to the Laconia Athletic & Swim Club for hosting it.  We will keep you posted for next year’s event date – you won’t want to miss it!

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.