- Wolfeboro / Sanbornville Recreational Trail – Cotton Valley Trail
- The Laconia Daily Sun
- Lakes Region Planning Commission
- NH Division of Parks and Recreation’s Bureau of Trails
- Friends of the Northern Rail Trail – Grafton
- Friends of the Northern Rail Trail – Merrimack
- Belmont Recreational Alternative Trail Team (B.R.A.T.T.)
- Lakes Region Bicycling
- Laconia Citizen Newspaper
- City of Laconia, NH
- Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce
- Local Weather
- Winnipesaukee River Trail – Franklin
This 12 mile rail corridor stretches from the eastern shores of Lake Winnepesaukee at Wolfeboro to a restored railroad turntable at Sanbornville.
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The Friends of the Northern Rail Trial in Merrimack County has the goal of extending the Northern Rail Trail from Danbury, NH to Boscawen in Merrimack County, NH. Currently the trail has been completed as a four-season trail from Lebanon, NH through Grafton, NH and from Potter Place to the fire station in E. Andover NH, but not yet into the Merrimack County towns of Danbury, Wilmot, Franklin, and Boscawen, NH.
Volunteers working as the Friends of the Northern Rail Trail in Grafton County developed 23 miles of track into four-season trail use starting in 1996.
The trail is open to hiking, snowmobiling, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and bicycling, but motorized wheeled vehicles are prohibited.
The New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation’s Bureau of Trails administers multiple-use trails on state, federal, and private lands. The Bureau of Trails assists organizations, municipalities, and trail clubs with the development of trails on both public and private lands. Included in the bureau’s management are 250 miles of wheeled off-highway recreational vehicle trails, over 300 miles of state owned rail-trails, and 6,830 miles of snowmobile trails.
The Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) is a nonprofit association serving the people of the Lakes Region. Our mission is to provide a quality environment, to increase economic opportunity and to encourage cultural development by supporting local efforts with education, technical assistance, information, advocacy and responsive representation.
The Town of Belmont has been notified that it will receive $282,720.00 federal dollars for the construction of the first phase of the Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail.
The Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail, approximately 5 miles long, will be a multi-use trail from Court Street at the Laconia/Belmont Town line to Jamestown Road at the Belmont/Tilton Town line. The trail runs along the State of New Hampshire owned Railroad lines. This runs along the shore of Lake Winnisquam and through some of the most beautiful areas of Belmont. There are many opportunities to see wildlife such as deer, fox, beavers, birds, and even an Osprey nest at Ephram’s Cove and bald eagles in the winter.
The planning of this trail system is current and ongoing. The Belmont Recreational Alternative Transportation Team (B.R.A.T.T.) needs your help. They need volunteers to assist with this and the implementation of the plan as soon as possible.
For more information, contact them at (603) 528-4345 or (603) 387-7056.
Lakes Region Bicycling is dedicated to providing information about bicycling in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire and acting as an advocate for improving conditions for bicycle riders througout the region.
In addition to providing the best directories and listings for bicycle riders in the region, we will also be encouraging local and state governments to create wider shoulders in the region to promote safe bicycling. We believe that wide shoulders all the away around Lake Winnipesaukee and the other lakes in the region will increase the number of bicycle riders, help make the Lakes Region a favorite destination for bicycling – and as an added benefit, we believe it will help the economy of the region.
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