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.

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.

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.

Near the Gilford town offices on Rt. 11 can be found the Weeks Woods property, including two pleasant woodland walks. 

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.

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.

Lakes Region Water Trails

Looking for a spot to launch your canoe or kayak? Check out some of the cartop boat launch areas below.

Grafton Pond

Meredith-Lake Wicwas

Moultonborough-Garland Pond

New Hampton-Lake Pemigewasset

Squam Lake

Lake Winnipesaukee


Holderness Hiking Trails

Oneof 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.

Moultonborough Hiking Trails

Loon Center/Markus Sanctuary Trails

Red Hill Trails

Kona Wildlife Area

Center Harbor Hiking Trails

Center Harbor Woods

Chamberlain-Reynolds Memorial Forest


Meredith Hiking Trails

Meredith Community Forest

Hamlin-Eames-Smyth Recreation and Conservation Area

Page Pond and Forest

Stonedam Island Conservation Area

Waukewan Highlands Community Park


Sandwich Hiking Trails

Alice Bemis Thompson Bird Sanctuary and Wildlife Refuge

Bearcamp River Trail 

Red Hill River Conservation Area

Leonard Boyd Chapman Wildbird Sanctuary


Tamworth Hiking Trails

Big Pines Natural Area & Great Hill Fire Tower in Hemenway State Forest

Chocorua Conservation Lands


Wolfeboro Hiking Trails

Ellie's Woodland Walk

Knight's Pond Trail Map

Sewall Woods Trail Map