WOW Trail Launches Trail Usage Assessment

LACONIA — The WOW Trail organization has announced its spring 2012 Trail User Count Program.

In an effort to collect data of usage on the WOW Trail, a volunteer effort to manually record trail users is being launched and will start on Tuesday April 17 and end on Saturday, May 12.

The data collected will provide valuable information for the WOW Trail Organization to continue development and fundraising for Phase 2 WOW Trail extension.

WOW will be hosting a training seminar ...

LACONIA — The WOW Trail organization has announced its spring 2012 Trail User Count Program.

In an effort to collect data of usage on the WOW Trail, a volunteer effort to manually record trail users is being launched and will start on Tuesday April 17 and end on Saturday, May 12.

The data collected will provide valuable information for the WOW Trail Organization to continue development and fundraising for Phase 2 WOW Trail extension.

WOW will be hosting a training seminar during the week of April 9, as a brief training will be required to become an Official WOW Trail Counter.

In support of this volunteer effort, Annie’s Café and Catering on Union Ave. has graciously partnered with the WOW trail. Owner Annie Verville has donated a free Ice Tea/Lemonade and a free cookie certificate for each of the supporting volunteers.

With the first 1.3 miles of the WOW Trail available for use coming up on its second birthday; the WOW Trail organization continues to emerge with focus on the development of Phase 2. Phase 2 of the WOW Trail will run from Downtown Laconia at North Main Street to the Belmont town line.

A short section of bike trail already exists at the Belmont town line and Route 3. The city of Laconia built this short section of trail in anticipation of connecting the Laconia WOW Trail and the Town of Belmont's own BRATT trail.

Those interested in becoming an Official WOW Trail Counter can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today, or call 737-6720. WOW is offering 48 different time slots and they are filling up fast.