Welcome to the Winnipesaukee River Trail

Welcome to the Winnipesaukee River Trail! This site provides information about the trail, maps, parking locations, photos and videos, and information about how you can get involved and support the trail.

Trail Clean-Up

Please save May 16, 2015 from 9:00 am-Noon for the annual Spring Clean-Up of the Winnipesaukee River Trail. Winter has been tough on the trail and it needs some sprucing up. Please consider joining us for any part of the morning.




Taste of the Trail and Auction – October 9, 2014

The Winnipesaukee River Trail Association will be hosting our annual Taste of the Trails with an auction on Thursday October 9, 2014 at the Mojalaki Country Club in Franklin, NH from 5 PM to 8 PM. This is the fifth year we are doing this. These events have always been a great success due to the caring and generous citizens and businesses that have supported our efforts to raise monies to maintain the Winni River Trail, a five-mile pedestrian/biking trail linking Tilton, Northfield and Franklin along the Winnipesaukee River. Many restaurants from the surrounding area will hand out samples of their specialties and beer and wine will be available for sale. Activities include a silent auction and live auction with products and services donated by our supporters.

Current event sponsors include:

  • Pike
  • Beck and Belucci
  • Highlands Mtn. Bike Park
  • Rowell’s Sewer and Drain
  • Tilton-Northfield Rotary
  • Franklin Savings Bank
  • Eurasian
  • Quantum Construction
  • Tilton Trailer


Let us know if we can count on your participation. Ideas for auction items include, gift certificates for products or services; articles for all season outdoor activities; household items or appliances; arts, crafts or gift baskets; homemade/specialty food or candy; clothing, sporting goods, collectibles or event tickets; tools or automotive services; boating or fishing items; or use your creativity and donate out of the ordinary items. Businesses that sponsor our Taste of the Trails event for $250 or higher will receive special recognition in our Event Program, our Facebook page, and on our website. Checks made out to the Winnipesaukee River Trail Association are tax deductible and can be made out to WRTA, PO Box 464, Franklin, NH 03235. Please contact tasteofthetrail@gmail.com if you have questions or need information.

Buy your tickets online NOW!:

Tickets are on sale now! We invite you to attend with your friends, family and business associates and to participate in the entertaining evening.

If you’d like to make a donation for Taste of the Trails on October 9, please email tasteofthetrail@gmail.com.

More sponsor information:

Bid on tickets to the Highland Mountain Bike Park!

Highland Park

The Tilton Hampton Inn is donating this pool party to the Taste of the Trail auction.

Hampton Inn

Support the trail when you buy from Amazon!

The Winnipesaukee River Trail Association can now receive a donation every time you make a purchase on Amazon. com. Login to your Amazon account and click on “Your Account” and look for the menu for Amazon Smile or “Change your charity”. That’s all there is to it. Next time you access Amazon go to smile.Amazon.com and Amazon will make a donation to the association each time you make a purchase. Thank you and Happy Shopping!

Amazon Smile for WRTA


The Central New Hampshire Bicycling Coalition Grant to Support the Trail

The Central New Hampshire Bicycling Coalition has selected The Winnipesaukee River Trail Association as a 2014 Community BicycleGrant Program recipient. This grant will help to encourage safe and responsible bicycling as a form of transportation in the Lakes Region. The Winnipesaukee River Trail Association will receive funding in the amount of $2,500.

Commemorative Bricks for Trestle View Park

Thank you to everyone who purchased bricks for Trestle View Park. There are more than 600 engraved bricks around the wheel and along the paths in the park. It’s an amazing show of support from the people of Franklin and all who love the park.