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June 4, 2018
Badger Realty donates $10,000 to rec path effort

The staff of Badger Realty recently showed their support for the North Conway multi-use rec path when they came together and raised $10,000.

According to Brenda Leavitt, managing partner of Badger Realty, “Our team at Badger Realty could not be more proud to be able to be part of the inception of the rec path, and we are 100 percent on board with not only support but utilizing our resources to ensure that all vacationers who are interested in visiting our community are well-versed on what wonderful things we have to offer.
Read the entire story in the Conway Daily Sun.

May 24, 2018
Wheel Fun: It takes a valley to make a rec path a reality
by Sally McMurdo

The Mount Washington Valley is a great place to live and visit. There are beautiful mountains, lakes and rivers to explore by foot, ski, wheel or boat. Many people come or live here to take advantage of all the recreational opportunities the valley provides. They’re drawn to this area to experience a healthy, outdoor life. Our ski centers, trails and waterways offer them that.

What the valley is missing is a safer transportation and recreational amenity for everyone, young and old, active or with mobility challenges, visitor or resident. We’re missing a multi-use recreational path. The recent master plan of the Town of Conway stated that “the only significant recreation deficiency in Conway is the absence of an integrated greenway and multipurpose trail system.” Click here to read the entire story.

May 1, 2018
White Mountain Oil and Propane donates $10,000 to rec path 

The Mt. Washington Valley Trails Association recently received a $10,000 doantion from White Mountain Oil and Propane to help the association reach its goal of $2.3 million to complete a mult-use recreation path in North Conway. Read the entire story in the Conway Daily Sun. 


April 27, 2018
MWV Bicycling Club raises over $24,000 to support North Conway rec path project
On April 5th the Mount Washington Valley Bicycling Club help their spring meeting at the Red Fox Bar and Grille in Jackson, NH to kick off the season. It was well attended with more than 80 members who came out for a fun evening that also included some short presentation about the past years events, new rides planned and projects that are in the works. One of the presentations focused on the proposed North Conway rec path... click here to read entire story. 

April 12, 2018
Valley Originals gives $25,000 to MWV Trails

The Mt. Washington Valley Trails Association is extremely grateful to receive a $25,000 donation from Valley Originals. The Valley Originals is a group of locally owned and operated restaurants that have joined to share their thoughts and ideas on what the true experience of local eatery should be like. Read the entire story in the Conway Daily Sun. 

March 27, 2018

White Mountain Hotel gives $15,000 to rec path

The White Mountain Hote and Resort has donated $15,000 to support the North Conway alternative transportation and recreation path project. Read the entire story in the Conway Daily Sun.

 

February 24, 2018
Cooper Cargill Chant donates $10,000 to rec path

Cooper Cargill Chant has donated $10,000 to support North Conway alternative transportation and recreation path project.

Read the entire story in the Conway Daily Sun.

 

February 15, 2018
Rec path receives $32,400 from MWV Trails Association

The MWV Rec Path Capital Campaign provides full support to the North Conway Rec Path project to help get closer to their goal of $2.3 million.

Read the entire article  in the Conway Daily Sun.

February 7, 2018

Why the rec path matters
by: Tim Scott

A young family arrives in the valley, bikes fixed to the back of their car, looking for something to do.

High school kids from North Conway make their way south to Kennett without the aid of a bus or a car.

A group from the Gibson Center disembarks from their van and heads north on the smooth paved path, some in wheelchairs and some with walkers, but everyone safely enjoying simply being out of doors.

Read the entire article in the Conway Daily Sun.

 

February 1, 2018

Rec Path Recieves $100,000 Donation


The Mt. Washington Valley Rec Path has announced that the local non-profit not only has received $1.2 million in federal funding but it also recently received additional support totaling $100,000 from Eastern Slope Inn and Attitash Mountain Resorts.

Read the entire article in the Conway Daily Sun.

January 22, 2018

MWV Trails Association Hosts Game Night at Tuckerman Brewing Company

On Thursday, January 25th, from 5- 7 pm, the MWV Trails Association Community Outreach Committee will be hosting an event at Tuckerman Brewery on Hobbs Street in Conway. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and enthusiasm for the North Conway Multi-Use and Alternative Transportation Path project. Six local organizations have been invited to participate in a board game called “Connect the Rec.” 

Thanks to Tuckerman Brewing Co. and Brothers Original Pizzeria for supporting this event.

 Article in Conway Daily Sun

 

December 21, 2017

Rec Path Project Gets $1.2m Federal Grant

"This week marked a milestone for proponents of a 2.8-mile paved recreation path between Cranmore Mountain Resort and Hemlock Lane near Walmart.

District 1 Executive Councilor Joe Kenney (R-Wakefield) appeared before Conway selectmen Tuesday, with representatives of the non-profit Mount Washington Valley Trails Association, to give an important update on the project.

Kenney said the group’s request had been approved for a $1.2 million matching Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program grant. It is administered by the Federal Highway Administration and disseminated through state highway departments.

Kenney, who first championed the project in July, said the rec path came in at No. 12 out of the 16 New Hampshire projects that were chosen from 22 applications."

Read the entire article in the Conway Daily Sun. 

October 16, 2017

Rec Path Group Kicks Off Capital Campaign

 

"About 60 people attended a kick-off reception at Zip's Pub at Cranmore Mountain Resort on Monday to launch a $2.3 million capital campaign for the proposed Conway Recreation Path.

This meeting was hosted by capital campaign chairs Sharon and Ted Wroblewski of Kearsarge, with assistance from Chris Meier of Conway, head of the Mount Washington Valley Trails Association and an attorney with Cooper Cargill Chant of North Conway, and Larry Garland of Jackson, chair of the MWV Rec Path Committee and a cartographer for the Appalachian Mountain Club.

Lending organizational support were Janice Crawford and Michelle Cruz of the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, and capital campaign consultant Tim Scott of Country Consulting Group of Jackson."

Read the entire article in the Conway Daily Sun.

 

October 20, 2016

Article in the Conway Daily Sun:

Rec Path Committee Raffling Off Kid's Bike

"The Mt. Washington Valley Trails Association Recreation Committee kicks off its first annual "Santa Brings a Bike" raffle on Monday, Oct. 21.

The MWVTA, alongside Stan & Dan Sports, will be raffling off a complete beginner bike package for a child around the ages of 4-6.

The package includes a new 20-inch pink bike, training wheels, helmet, water bottle and a free tune-up for next season.

Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce for a chance to win the prize valued at over $200. Raffle ticket costs are $10 per ticket or $25 for three tickets. Participants must be 18 and purchase a ticket in order to be eligible for the drawing...."

Read the entire article in the Conway Daily Sun.

 

August 29, 2016

Article in the Conway Daily Sun:

Trails Association, Chamber Sign Agreement

"At the Mt. Washington Valley Recreation Path Committee's Aug. 17 meeting, Chris Meier, president of the Mt. Washington Valley Trails Association, and Janice Crawford, executive director of the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, signed an agreement of collaboration to propel the planned recreation path toward completion....." 

Read the entire article in the Conway Daily Sun

 

July 16, 12016

"Wanderings in Whitaker Woods" by Sally McMurdo, published in the Conway Daily Sun

Sally McMurdo is a Mount Washington Valley resident, an avid cyclist and cross country skier, and is a member of the Board of the Mount Washington Valley Trails Association and The Recreation Path Committee. Sally writes articles on cycling and skiing which are published regularly in the Conway Daily Sun. Her regular column is called "Wheel Family Fun" where she focuses on cycling with kids.

In the Saturday, July 16th, 2016 edition of the Conway Daily Sun, Sally's article "Wanderings in Whitaker Woods" is an excellent resource for how to access and enjoy The Whitaker Woods of North Conway. In the article, Sally mentions the route of the MWV Rec Path which will traverse a portion of Whitaker Woods.

Read Sally's article

  

July 4th, 2016

Bikers Ride in the Bartlett 4th of July Parade

 

The MWV Rec Path Committee and the MWV Bicycling Club teamed up to ride in the "Bicycles Division" of the Town of Bartlett Helen Hayes Annual 4th of July Parade. There were 16 participants dressed in red, white and blue with some embellishments consisting of bike decorations, helmet decorations, flags, banners and colorful streamers. Bikes of all sorts and colors were present including a fat tire bike, road bikes and a restored 1964 Schwinn Traveller. Hot dogs and strawberry shortcake was enjoyed by many afterwards at the town party in the park.

This was the 2nd annual appearance of the MWV Bicycling Club and Rec Path Committee in this parade. Congratulations to the group for yet again winning 5th place in their division (out of 5 entries...). We received a ribbon for participation, a grand rosette ribbon for 5th place and a $5 cash prize!  Come join in on the fun with us next year as we try to work our way up the winning ladder!

 

June 2, 2016

The 2nd Annual Lupine Ride

 

The 2nd Annual Lupine Ride was held on June 2nd, 2016 on the Mountain Divison Trail in Fryeburg. It was a beautiful evening for a ride, and the lupine were lining the pathway for our viewing pleasure! It was a casual ride, plenty of opportunities to "Ride and Chat" with new friends. We took as short loop off of the rec path for a cruise around Fryeburg Village.

We had 14 participants enjoy this 10 mile ride!

One of the many advantages of a rec path is that it allows for an easy access to village amenities such as the post office, coffee shop, bakery, school, library, etc. without the need for riding on busy roads (such as Route 302)! This rec path also allows bikers and walkers to access some bike and pedestrian friendly side roads for more miles of enjoyment.

 

June 1, 2016

MWV Rec Path Makes the Cover of The Conway Daily Sun!!

 

A great photo by Jamie Gemmiti made the FRONT PAGE of the Conway Daily Sun on Wednesday, June 1st! The photo was taken on the Mountain Division Trail in Fryeburg with the blooming trailside lupine and 4 happy cyclists! The photo was used to invite all to join the MWV Rec Path Committee on its 2nd Annual Lupine Ride. The ride celebrates the beautiful lupine blooming alongside the beautiful recreation path in Fryeburg.