The Latest News

April 13, 2023
Ribbon-cutting formally opens Rec Path
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JULY 8, 2023

June 9, 2023
OVP Management gifts land to MWV Trails Association for Recreation Path
OVP Management Inc. recently gifted nearly one acre of commercial land on Hemlock Lane in North Conway to the Mt. Washington Valley Trails Association for it to be incorporated into the master project plan for the North Conway Recreation Path. 
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May 23, 2023
Paving begins on Rec Path
Paving began on the gravel-surfaced 2.9-mile Mount Washington Valley Recreation Path at 8 a.m. Monday, with a crew from Continental Paving Inc. of Londonderry laying down the asphalt, working with a six-man crew from A.J. Coleman and Son of Albany. Read the full story here >>

September 16, 2022
The MWV Trails Association recieved $2.2 million from the

U.S. Economic Development Administration to help build a 2.2-mile extention. The full story can be read by clicking here >>

May 21, 2022
Dream coming true: North Conway 'Bypath' takes shape
Read about the lastest progress on the construction of the North Conway Recreation Path. The full story can be read by click here>>

March 16, 2022
Clearing goes quickly for North Conway Rec Path

November 30, 2021
Thank you to Settlers Green for the donation of $2500 toward the MWV Rec Path during Giving Tuesday.

November 3, 2021
Winding road to MWV Rec Path finally ends in all smiles
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A letter from the MWVTA President, Chris Meier
To: Friends of the Mount Washington Valley Trails Association and the North Conway Recreation and Alternative Transportation Multi-Use Path –
I hope this correspondence finds you well. As major supporters of the Rec Path Project, the MWVTA Board and Town of Conway have asked me to reach out and give you an update on the status of the project and share some great news since my last correspondence.
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REI Co-op supports MWVTA 

The Mt. Washington Valley Trails Association has announced that it has been awarded a $5,000 grant from REI Co-op, which will support Phase 2 of the Conway Alternative Transportation and Recreation Multi-Use Path. Read full story>> 

NH DOT Approves Preliminary Design
One step closer to breaking ground. Read the full story >>

June 30, 2020
REI Co-op supports MWVTA Singletrack with donation
The Mt. Washington Valley Trails Association has announced that the Water Tower Trail, a singletrack mountain bike trail from Cranmore to Hurricane Mountain, has received a $4,300 REI Co-op donation as part of the REI Co-op Local Grant Program. Ready the full story >>

December 26, 2019
MWV Rec Path inches toward possible summer 2020 start
The planning and permitting process has taken a little longer than some proponents planned, but the 2.9-mile MWV Recreation Path project is progressing on schedule, says Chris Meier, Rec Path president, and Larry Garland, Rec Path Committee chair. READ MORE >

November 15, 2019
Local groups making the great outdoors greater

While the Mount Washington Valley has long been a mecca for skiers, hikers and more, a new collaborative approach is expanding our recreational offerings to outdoor enthusiasts like never before. READ MORE >

August 14, 2019
Mount Washington Valley Trails Association
awarded a $20,000 grant from the REI Co-op

Mount Washington Valley Trails Association has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the REI Co-op to help support the North Conway Recreation Path.  The grant money will be specifically earmarked for the Wetlands Bridge crossing up to Cranmore portion of the path and brings the MWV Rec Path closer to its $2.3 million fundraising goal. READ MORE >

November 28, 2018
PeopleForBikes awards MWV Trails Association

PeopleForBikes has chosen the Mt. Washington Valley Trails Association to receive $6,500 grant award for the North Conway Rec Path project. "We believe this project has great potential to improve the environment for bicycling in your community and we are pleased to be able to support it," Zoe Kircos, Director of Grants and Partnerships.

October 3, 2018
Cranmore donates $8,000 through Rock the Rec

Cranmore Mountain Resort recently donated $8,000 to the Mount Washington Valley Trails Association through its Rock the Rec event, proceeds from which will go toward the association's MWV Rec Path project.

Cranmore on Aug. 23 hosted the concert, which featured live music from local bands, JUNCO, Riley Parkhurst Project, Rek-lis and Shark Martin.

Click here for the enter story in the Conway Daily Sun.

September 12, 2018

Memorial Hospital and Medical Staff Pledge Support to Rec Path

Memorial Hospital and the Medical Staff of Memorial Hospital have together pledged $3,000 to the Mt. Washington Valley Rec Path to support construction of a North Conway 2.8-mile recreation and alternative transportation path. 

Click here for the entire story in the Conway Daily Sun. 

August 1, 2018
Northern Border Regional Commission awards grants to 15 NH projects

The Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) has awarded more than $2.8 million in federal funds to 15 projects that will boost community development projects in New Hampshire. 

“Today’s announced Northern Borders Regional Commission grants are great news for Granite State communities,” said Governor Chris Sununu in a press release. “These grants are an important tool for local communities to promote opportunity and further strengthen their economic and community development efforts.”

The 15 projects enhance the efforts communities and organizations are advancing to strengthen their local economies, said Taylor Caswell, commissioner of the Department of Business and Economic Affairs.

“Funding from the Northern Border Regional Commission is increasingly important for the towns and cities that are working hard to build communities where people want to live and work,” he said. 

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June 19, 2018
CDFA Awards $4 Million in Tax Credits to New Hampshire Nonprofits

The New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) announced today it has awarded $4 million in tax credits to nonprofits throughout New Hampshire. The funds will have a significant impact on initiatives that advance local community economic development goals, capacity building for the New Hampshire nonprofit ecosystem and technical assistance to support economic development across the state. 

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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.