The Lakes Region Planning Commission is a unique association of local governments that provides comprehensive planning services to meet the diverse needs of New Hampshire's Lakes Region. Our mission is to provide effective planning, in order to achieve and sustain a quality environment, a dynamic economy, and local cultural values by supporting community efforts through leadership, education, technical assistance, information, advocacy, coordination and responsive representation.

  • We were recently introduced to the Headwaters Economics Toolset. Using these report generators you can download socioeconomic reports of communities, counties, & states, including aggregations and comparisons. The Economic Profile System (EPS) uses federal data sources, including the Bureaus of Economic Analysis, Census, & others. EPS is also known as the Human Dimensions Toolkit by the Forest Service.
    We'd like to thank UNH Cooperative  Extension for providing us reports for all of the towns in the Lakes Region. Click here to visit our Latest News page for a list of the reports. They will also be available on the towns' pages.

    Please note: This information changes frequently. These reports were generated on July 14th. For more up to date information please use the tool to generate your own reports.
  • Upcoming NH Municipal Association Webinar - Demystifying the MS4 Permit

    This event is part of an effort by NHARPC to enhance its role in education on planning-related topics and is one in a series of webinars as a partnership between NHARPC and NHMA.

    New Hampshire’s new federal MS4 permit, intended to address and reduce stormwater pollution at the local level, was released on January 2017 and goes into effect July 2018. This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the new permit, walk through some easy first steps toward compliance, provide examples of how other cities/towns and institutions are approaching the permit requirements, and share available resources.

    This webinar is open to members of the New Hampshire Municipal Association and the New Hampshire Association of Regional Planning Commissions. 

    Click here for more information and to register for the webinar

  • LRPC Commissioner Meeting. Monday October 23, 2017 6-8 PM. Squam Lakes Association in Holderness, NH

Newfound Pathways Celebratory Ride

Saturday, October 7th on West Shore Road

We celebrated West Shore Road repaving and re-striping.
An image of a road shoulder, showing the new cyclist markings on the road. Several people in cycling gear stand nearby.Newfound Pathways in conjunction with Bristol Economic Development Committee lead the effort with five planning meetings starting in October 2015, with the NHDOT, to ensure that the repaving included lane narrowing to 10 feet to provide a safer path for pedestrians and cyclists.
In summer of 2016, Newfound Pathways produced a video, (Bristol Roads and Pathways which can be viewed below), which was shown to the NHDOT, along with public viewings in the Bristol Library. This video featured the problems of riding a bicycle in Bristol, and West Shore Road and was part of the evidence to convince NHDOT into action on the 10-foot lanes.
The NHDOT was alerted to the dates of the Lakes Regional Triathlon and NH Marathon, so that the road resurfacing was completed in time for these events.
For the Celebratory Bike Ride cyclists met for coffee and fresh apples at 9.00 am by the Information booth then walked down to the bridge over the Newfound River for group photographs. NHDOT had approved Newfound Pathways to add road marking featuring a Cyclist with Chevrons to the roads around Newfound Lake which is State Bicycle Route 403. This road marking is the symbol for motorists and cyclists alike to “Share the Road” by showing courtesy to each other as they travel the roads.
The riders cycled to the turnaround point at Wellington State Park and returned to the bridge. This was a 6-mile ride. The route was on the newly resurfaced West Shore Road.