LACONIA — With less than two weeks until the election, the time is now to get to know the candidates for mayor of Laconia. On Saturday, the WOW Trail will host a "Walk with the Candidates" event on the trail. Beginning at 10a.m. at the Lakeport Square trail entrance, candidates Ed Engler and Kaileif Mitchell will be walking the trail and fielding questions from voters.
"We're thrilled that the candidates chose to take a walk on the trail," said WOW Trail Executive Director Gretchen Gandini. "It's a great, informal way for folks to meet the future mayor of Laconia and at the same time get a little fresh air and exercise with their friends, families, and neighbors."
Presently 1.3 miles long, the WOW Trail spans from Elm Street in Lakeport to North Main Street near Downtown Laconia. Design and fundraising is currently underway to extend the trail another 1.1 miles from North Main Street to the Belmont town line. After the second section of trail is completed, the plan is to expand the trail in the other direction, from Elm Street in Lakeport to Weirs Beach — connecting Weirs Beach and Lakeport with Downtown Laconia via a safe and convenient passageway.
The WOW Trail is a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to the promoting, designing, building and maintaining a nine-mile recreational path through the City of Laconia as a part of the regional trail network that will connect Meredith to Franklin.