South Down Shores and Long Bay

South Down Shores and Long Bay are private communities comprised of approximately 600 condominiums and homes. The communities were established over 30 years ago. They account for approximately $5M in taxes and approximately 10% of the Laconia budget. Laconia provides few services to the communities and they are responsible for their roads, trash pickup and security.

The proposed route of the WOW trail will place a public thoroughfare directly through a private community. There will be no reasonable way to separate the public from the association's beaches, green space or private events.