Category Archives: Support the Trail

Please help support the WOW Trail! There are a number of ways that you can support the Trail. Volunteer your time. Make a donation. Become a corporate sponsor for an upcoming fundraising event. For more information, please click on the appropriate link(s) below, or e-mail us at


Thank you for your interest in supporting the WOW Trail through a charitable donation!


(Please check your local tax laws or consultant with your accountant.)

All donations support the ongoing expansion and maintenance of the WOW Trail.

There are several ways that you can make donations to the WOW Trail:

Online using PayPal – PayPal is the safest and most secure way of making online donations, and you can use this method even if you don’t have a PayPal account. Its simple and easy to use (it takes about 30 seconds) – simply click on the “Donate” button at the top of the right column of the site and then follow the instructions. Your donation will be deposited directly into the WOW Trail account that is used for the creation and up-keep of the WOW Trail. You will have the ability to immediately print a receipt and you will receive an email confirmation of your donation.

Send A Check – If you’d prefer to send a check, make your check out to “WOW Trail” and send it to:

PO Box 6832
Laconia, NH 03247

Does you employer offer contribution matching? – If your company matches charitable contributions by employees, please let them know about your donation to the WOW Trail. This could result in a doubling or tripling of the value of your contribution!

Thanks again for your support! See you on the trail….


Volunteers Needed!

The WOW Trail currently has many volunteer opportunities available. We are always looking for people to help with general trail upkeep and beautification and people interested in helping at one of our fun WOW Trail fundraising events. As well, below are two unique volunteer opportunities:

Adopt-A-Trail Program:

Are you a business owner, community organization, group of friends/neighbors, or individual who would like to commit to helping maintain a section of trail? If so, we’d love to hear from you.  In return for your help, we’ll happily recognize your group with signage along the trail and you’ll be helping us keep the trail well maintained for all to enjoy.   
If you’d like to learn more about adopting a section of trail, please contact us at or 520-8952. Thank you! 
WOW Trail Ambassador Program:

As use of the WOW Trail continues to grow, a new group of WOW Trail volunteers will help promote safety and trail etiquette out on the trail. “We’re looking to encourage safe use of the trail” explains WOW Trail President Allan Beetle. “Being a WOW Trail Ambassador will be a great way to contribute to this project.”

WOW Trail Ambassadors will report to volunteer Ambassador Coordinator Scott Davis and LPD Chief Matt Canfield. “We’re looking for Ambassadors to average at least one trip on the trail each week during the spring thru fall season” explains Davis. “It’s a fun and healthy way for someone to promote good trail etiquette and answer any questions trail users may have. Ambassadors will wear a WOW Trail Ambassador shirt identifying themselves.”
LPD Chief Canfield sees this program as a helpful way to maintain safety. “We’re really pleased that these WOW Trail volunteers will be promoting safety out on the trail and we’re happy to work with them in support of this effort”.

For more information on the Ambassador program, email Scott Davis at 

Help Grow The WOW Trail – Buy a Brick!

brick sales

Buy a brick, engraved with your message, to support the WOW Trail.

In 2011, the Lakeport entrance to the WOW Trail had several new enhancements installed, including a granite stairway from the Lake Opechee Inn & Spa parking area, plantings, granite benches and brick walkways.  The first round of brick sales helped fund these enhancements.

Bricks, engraved with your name or personalized message, are still being sold to fund the continued expansion of the WOW Trail. Bricks are $75 each.

Buy a brick today, help beautify the WOW Trail and leave your legacy forever!

Click Here to order an engraved brick now!

  • Purchase one for yourself, your family, friends and/or company.
  • A personalized brick is a great gift idea!

Note: All Bricks are 4″ x 8″

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is my brick tax deductible?

  • Yes. Your purchase is tax deductible, and a receipt will be mailed to you once your order is processed.

What can I put on the brick?

  • Engravings are limited to text and punctuation only. The WOW Trail Brick Committee reserves the right to approve all content.

Where will the bricks be located?

  • Your commemorative brick will be located at the Elm Street entrance to the WOW Trail in Lakeport.

Who can I contact for more information?

Memorials, Planned Giving, and other opportunities

Memorials – There are a number of opportunities to support the WOW Trail through trailside memorials such as engraved granite benches, information kiosks, gazebos, etc. If you would like to make a memorial donation, please contact us at 603-344-0339 or email us at and someone will contact you to discuss your ideas.

Planned Giving – By making a bequest (a gift in your will), you can help support the WOW Trail for years to come. Please consult your attorney and financial advisors as appropriate. You might consider giving specific property (such as real estate) or a specific dollar amount or a percent of your estate.

Recommended bequest language:

“I give, devise and bequeath to the WOW Trail, a New Hamshire non-profit organization located in Laconia, New Hampshire the sum of ($___) or (percent of the residue of my estate) or (other personal or real property appropriately described) to be used as its Board of Directors shall deem advisable to best promote the organization’s objectives and mission.”

Other Ideas? – Do you have other ideas of ways you can support the trail?  Please contact us at 603-344-0339 or email us at and someone will contact you.

Naming Rights and Trail Sponsorship

The WOW Trail is willing to entertain perpetual naming rights and sponsorships for sections of the trail in return for donations that cover the full cost of creating the section and maintaining it in perpetuity. Options are available for 1/4, 1/2 and full miles, and even for the entire trail (once we accept donations for smaller sections, the rights for the entire trail will no longer be available).

If this is something that you or your organization are interested in, please contact us at 603-344-0339 or email us at and someone will contact you.