ACT TO GET ALL 11 MILES BUILT ASAP! –Get a brochure to donate by check or click the DONATE button to use a credit card. Contact us to see about arrangements for stock gifting and other ways to donate. Click here to find out more about our Vehicle Donation Program, or call 844-500-BIKE (2453).
The first section of trail is almost complete!
The first 3.2 miles, it starts right in Conover’s Community Park, goes through downtown, and heads east toward Phelps along railroad grade through wetland and woodlands north of Hwy K.
DONATE TO SPEED CONSTRUCTION OF THE REST OF THE TRAIL – CLICK HERE!
Half the funds are available to build the shovel-ready next 5.5 miles, the Song Hill Lane section.
CLICK HERE for details about trail plans, costs and funding for the Conover – Phelps area.
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WHAT IS THE GHT SYSTEM?
It’s a grand vision for eastern Vilas County – a vision in the making: More than 40 miles of 10-foot-wide hard surface biking and walking trails connecting all the town centers in eastern Vilas County. Click here to see a map of the entire system and its four trail corridors.
The just completed Eagle River Connector provides a bike path from the Three Eagle Trail trailhead to Eagle River’s Historic Train Depot, right on the doorstep of the city’s business district. It also sets the stage for community bike-ped trail connections north to Conover and west to St. Germain and the Heart of Vilas Trail System.
DO BUSINE$$ES BENEFIT FROM BIKE TRAIL$$?
Click here for some local examples and scientific studies that show the potential Return on Investment.
A 40-MILE GHT SYSTEM WILL REALLY BE LONGER THAN 40 MILES!
Since it connects to three popular existing trail systems, the GHT System will create a network of community biking and walking trails OVER 100 MILES LONG.
The GHT System will connect all the town centers in eastern Vilas County – Eagle River, Conover, Phelps, and Land O’ Lakes. It will also connect to the Wilderness Lakes Trails around Land O’ Lakes, the Three Eagle Trail running from Eagle River to Three Lakes, and the Heart of Vilas System extending from St. Germain through to Manitowish Waters via Sayner and Boulder Junction.
A portion of the GHT System, including the new Eagle River Connector, will also be used for snowmobiling in winter.
GHT’s trails and the entire countywide trail system will be useful to everyone – local school kids, people doing errands, and folks from near and far who will have additional reasons to come up to enjoy the Northwoods. And additional reasons to partake of the goods and services offered by businesses here.