Mill City Park’s “Winni River Days”

June 27, 2022

The City of Franklin celebrated its 4th annual Winni River Days celebration from June 17 through June 19. Winni River Days is a weekend-long event that brings the community together with food, live music, vendors, and kayak races. The celebration kicked off with an opening ribbon-cutting ceremony for Mill City Park’s first water feature and an outdoor amphitheater – a moment six years in the making. The water feature is a stationary wave allowing kayakers to practice their skills in one spot while the amphitheater provides a space for spectators. Several partners of Franklin’s revitalization effort spoke at the event including representatives from the City, Mill City Park, Franklin Savings Bank, and Lakes Region Conservation Trust’s Don Berry who offered his congratulations and said he looks forward to enjoying it in the years ahead. 

In the spring of 2021, the Lakes Region Conservation Trust completed a conservation easement and management plan to conserve 17 acres of land along the Winnipesaukee River upstream from downtown Franklin. The conserved land is part of the 28 acres of Mill City Park. Once complete, the park will offer hiking, camping, kayaking, and more for the people of the Lakes Region and beyond. 
You can read more about Mill City Park’s Winni River Day Celebration in the Laconia Daily Sun!