Ahern State Park

An extensive network of hiking and mountain biking trails next to Lake Winnisquam
Trail Activity
Accessible Experience Walking Hiking Mountain biking
Length
7.1 miles, Network
Difficulty
Easy, Moderate
Town
Laconia (NH)
Surface
Packed Earth/Dirt, Gravel/Crushed Stone/Cinder
Pets
Permitted on leash
Fees
No

Description

Ahern State Park offers a wide range of trail experiences, with gentle lakeside trails, accessible forest roads, fitness stations, and beginner to advanced mountain bike trails. The majority of trails at Ahern State Park are built and maintained for mountain biking by the Central NH New England Mountain Bike Association (CNH NEMBA).

Accessible Trails: The Fire Road Trail is a 0.9 mile woods road that is approximately 8 feet wide with a well graded crushed stone surface. The trail is gated to motor vehicles and is accessible from both the eastern and western ends via the designated parking areas along Ahern Park Road.

Note: The current trail map posted at Park kiosks and online is no longer up-to-date; the Sunset and Connector Trails have been rerouted.

Other Information

Hours: Park gates close daily at 6:30pm

Trail Manager

For more information, visit the New Hampshire State Parks website, or contact:

New Hampshire State Parks

New Hampshire State Parks
New Hampshire State Parks
172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-3556
nhparks@dncr.nh.gov
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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Make a Plan B before you head out the door. If the parking lot is full when you arrive at the trailhead, go to your second destination.
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Trailhead Information

From downtown Laconia, head 2.4 miles north on NH-106 and turn left onto Right Way Path, then immediately turn left again at the State Park sign onto Ahern Park Road. Continue 0.7 miles on the dirt road until it ends in a parking area at the shore of Lake Winnisquam. Numerous trails leave from the parking lot in all directions.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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