Hiking and Nature Trails

New Hampshire’s Lakes Region offers a wealth of nature paths and hiking trails. The links below include local conservation lands that may not be listed elsewhere.  See also Nature Walks in the NH Lakes Region by Julia Older, 25 Walks in the Lakes Region of NH by Paul Blaisdell, and The AMC White Mountain Guide.

Center Harbor and the immediate vicinity

Center Harbor Woods
Chamberlain-Reynolds Memorial Forest

Meredith trails include the  Meredith Community Forest,
Hamlin-Eames-Smyth Recreation and Conservation Area,
Page Pond and Forest, Stonedam Island Conservation Area, and
Waukewan Highlands Community Park

Trails in Moultonborough include the Loon Center/Markus Sanctuary Trails, 
Red Hill Conservation Area, and the Kona Wildlife Area.

Sandwich has many trails, among them the Alice Bemis Thompson Bird Sanctuary and Wildlife Refuge, Bearcamp River Trail , Red Hill Conservation Area
and the Leonard Boyd Chapman Wildbird Sanctuary

In Tuftonboro, enjoy a nature walk on the Wild Park/Chandler Pedestrian Trail
Bald Knob and Mount Shaw/Black Snout are more strenuous hikes but have great views.

To the West

To the North

To the East and South

Lakes Region Water Trails (spots to launch your canoe or kayak)
Grafton-Grafton Pond
Moultonborough-Garland Pond
Meredith-Lake Wicwas
Lake Winnipesaukee
Squam Lake
Tuftonboro-Copp’s Pond
New Hampton-Lake Pemigewasset

Links compiled by Jane Rice of the Moultonborough Public Library (used with permission). Some of these maps are also posted by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust.