Local Hiking TrailsMoultonborough 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.
BristolGoose Pond Trails-views of Newfound Lake
Visit Inspiration Point (Little Round Top) on the Slim Baker Trails
BrookfieldEnjoy 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 TrailsCenter Harbor Woods
Chamberlain-Reynolds Memorial Forest
Fogg Hill Conservation Area
Conway Hiking TrailsExcellent 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 TrailsExcellent birdwatching as well as hiking can be enjoyed on the trails of the Freedom Town Forest, on Ossipee Lake Road in Freedom.
Gilford Hiking TrailsOne 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 TrailsOneof 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 TrailsLooking 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 TrailsEight 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 TrailsMeredith Community Forest
Hamlin-Eames-Smyth Recreation and Conservation Area
Page Pond and Forest
Stonedam Island Conservation Area
Waukewan Highlands Community Park
Moultonborough Hiking TrailsLoon Center/Markus Sanctuary Trails
Red Hill Trails
Kona Wildlife Area
TuftonboroWild Park/Chandler Pedestrian Trail
Mount Shaw Trail
Sandwich Hiking TrailsAlice Bemis Thompson Wildlife Sanctuary
Bearcamp River Trail
Red Hill River Conservation Area
Leonard Boyd Chapman Wildbird Sanctuary
Tamworth Hiking TrailsBig Pines Natural Area & Great Hill Fire Tower in Hemenway State Forest
Chocorua Conservation Lands
Wolfeboro Hiking TrailsEllie's Woodland Walk
Knight's Pond Trail Map
Sewall Woods Trail Map