Local Hiking Trails
Moultonborough and our surrounding towns contain a wealth of nature trails for the enjoyment of walkers, hikers, birders, and all who appreciate the beauty of our outdoor environment. Below you will find links to many local conservation lands with trails that may not be listed elsewhere. Castle in the Clouds and Squam Lakes Association trails are not included below, (with the exception of Chamberlain-Reynolds, which is owned by the New England Forestry Foundation and managed by SLA). The Hiking Trails Guidebook for the Castle in the Clouds Conservation Area and the Squam Trail Guide may be borrowed from the library for trails maintained by those organizations. For those who are planning for a more strenuous mountain hike, the library also has the AMC White Mountain Guide available. We are grateful to all the conservation groups that have made their trail maps available online.
Wildlife Management Areas - NH Fish and Game - List of Trail Maps throughout NH
Goose Pond Trails-views of Newfound Lake
Visit Inspiration Point (Little Round Top) on the Slim Baker Trails
Enjoy view of Lakes Winnipesaukee and Wentworth, Mount Major and the Ossipee and Sandwich ranges from the summit of Copple Crown.Copple Crown Mountain Trails
Center Harbor Hiking Trails
Conway Hiking Trails
Excellent views of the Presidential Range can be enjoyed from the bald granite summit of Black Cap in the Green Hills Preserve of the Nature Conservancy.
Freedom Hiking Trails
Excellent birdwatching as well as hiking can be enjoyed on the trails of the Freedom Town Forest, on Ossipee Lake Road in Freedom.
Gilford Hiking Trails
One of the best views of Lake Winnipesaukee can be enjoyed from the easily reached summit of Locke's Hill, on Rt. 11 in Gilford.
A network of woodland trails awaits on Ramblin' Vewe Farm.
Many miles of trails and the summits of the Belknap Range from Belknap and Gunstock all the way to Mount Major can be found on the Belknap Range Trails Map. Detail maps of Mount Major and Mount Belknap trails are here.
Near the Gilford town offices on Rt. 11 can be found the Weeks Woods property, including two pleasant woodland walks.
Off Watson Road in Gilford is the Avis P. Smart Woods Trail, a .6 mile loop trail.
Holderness Hiking Trails
One of the most popular trails in the Lakes Region, with fantastic views for not too much effort, is the Rattlesnake Trail in Holderness, maintained by the Squam Lakes Association.
Lakes Region Water Trails
Looking for a spot to launch your canoe or kayak? Check out some of the cartop boat launch areas below.
New Hampton-Lake Pemigewasset
Madison Hiking Trails
Eight different trails, ranging from the Madison Boulder to the Ossipee Pine Barrens can all be accessed using the map of Madison Hiking Trails.
For greater detail, check the individual maps of the Madison Boulder, Hoyt Wildlife Sanctuary, and the West Branch Pine Barrens here and also here.
Meredith Hiking Trails
Meredith Community Forest
Hamlin-Eames-Smyth Recreation and Conservation Area
Laverack Trail/Hawkins Brook Boardwalk
Page Pond and Forest
Stonedam Island Conservation Area
Waukewan Highlands Community Park
Page Pond Addition 2019
Moultonborough Hiking Trails
Sandwich Hiking Trails
Tamworth Hiking Trails
Wolfeboro Hiking Trails