ABOUT THE TRAILS
Discover the peaks, natural features, and trails that cover this awe-inspiring White Mountains terrain. Trails in and around Waterville Valley vary from easy strolls to steep, challenging climbs. For a full day in the woods, hikers can tackle one of Waterville's five official 4,000-foot mountains. For those who would prefer shorter hikes, trails like Goodrich Rock and the Welch & Dickey loop offer massive views.
Want to learn more? Check out Steven Smith's, The Waterville Valley Guidebook. This comprehensive guidebook allows hikers of all levels to explore the well-maintained footpaths of America’s first network of trails, and to learn about the fascinating human and natural history of the area.
The Town of Waterville Valley Recreation Department seeks to build community through programs and facilities that promote healthy, active lifestyles.
Pickleball, paddleboards, paths, or patches — we have something for everyone -- families, couples, locals, and tourists. Check out our upcoming events and programs.
The Recreation Department has a climbing wall, a gymnasium, and a multi-purpose room that is located adjacent to the Curious George Cottage. We offer summer camp programs for ages 5-16. Our outdoor facilities include courts, Packard Field, Town Square for shopping and dining; and the waterfront of Corcoran Pond that features boating and a beach where visitors can enjoy picnics and volleyball.
Does your family love our award-winning Recreation Department? Membership to the Rec. Dept. allows users to enjoy free admission to Open Gym, Tot Open Gym, Open Basketball, Adult Pickleball and select adult fitness classes. It also includes discounted rates on summer camps, our 30 ft. indoor rock climbing wall, and kids night out! For more information, feel free to call, email, or click here.