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Trail entrance Belmont-Laconia town line
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Phase 2 Crossing North Main Street

Welcome to the WOW Trail

The WOW Trail is a paved, 10 foot wide, multi-use rail trail in the City of Laconia enjoyed by bikers, walkers and runners of all ages.


Built within the State of New Hampshire owned railroad right-of-way, alongside the active tracks currently leased to the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, the trail currently spans from Elm Street in Lakeport to downtown Laconia and then on to the Belmont town line where it meets with Belmont’s Winnisquam Scenic Trail, creating 4.25 miles of continuous trail between Lakeport and Belmont’s Osborne’s Agway. 

A portion of the WOW Trail veers out of the railroad right-of-way, from Bisson Avenue to Lyford Street, and again over the bridge on Fair Street, in order to avoid the RR trestles over the Winnipesaukee River. Users will note a widened sidewalk with a dashed line down the middle of these sections.  

The WOW Trail has become a unifying landmark and point of pride for the City of Laconia.

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Our Mission

To promote, design, build and maintain a nine mile recreational path through the City of Laconia as a part of the regional rail trail network that will one day connect Meredith to Franklin.

The WOW Trail  is a 501-C3 non-profit organization that raises the funds needed to build and maintain the trail. 

The organization meets regularly at the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce at 383 South Main Street, Laconia at 4:30 pm. 

Our meetings are open to the public.  Please call (603) 344-0339 or e-mail to confirm our meeting date/time.

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Address: PO Box 6832, Laconia, NH 03247

Phone: 603-344-0339

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