Regional Trails and Recreation Work Session for the Foothills Region


This session is designed specifically for members and representatives from trail and recreation organizations and businesses in the Franklin-Northfield/Tilton-Laconia corridor region of Central NH (broadly defined). All types of trail users are welcomed! If space is available, we will open up registration to interested individuals from other regions, but please note that the discussion will focus on the Foothills region. This event is co-hosted by the Foothills Foundation.

The goals of this session are to make headway on the following tasks, which have been identified by different groups in the region as shared interests:

  • Establishing a regional map showing all public trails and outdoor recreation areas
  • Creating a webpage with information about the region’s trails, addressing different abilities and types of recreational use
  • Utilizing various information and promotion channels to reach and engage residents and visitors
  • Articulating a regional “brand” and public image

Amy Landers (Lakes Region Tourism Association) and Emma Tutein (UNH Extension - Natural Resources/Trail Finder) will provide ideas and guidance. There will be ample time for discussion, group planning, and networking. There is no cost to participate. Light breakfast, coffee, and snacks will be provided.

This event is part of the Developing Interconnections for Regional Trails (DIRT) project, a collaboration between UNH Extension staff, UNH faculty, and external nonprofit and agency partners, supported by the UNH Collaborative Research Excellence (CoRE) Initiative. For more information about DIRT, please visit

Please register by February 15th.