The town lies at the center of the Winnipesaukee River Trail, a 5 mile wheelchair accessible hike/bike path winding along the Winnipesaukee River. Trail access and parking is available on Gibson Mill Road off of Park Street and on Cross Mill Road.

Hikers can also enjoy the natural beauty Northfield offers on trails located at the Knowles Pond Conservation Area on Knowles Pond Road and at the Richard Smart Conservation Area, located off of Cofran Avenue Extension.

Learn more about Northfield and Tilton by taking the Historical Walking Tour. This scenic walk will take you to landmarks and buildings along Tilton Main St, Tilton School, Northfield Elm Street and Summer St. Stop and enjoy a picnic along the way at Arch Park or Island Park.