Family fun, live music, great food!
Over 100 people took part in the Don Gillum Memorial Bike and Hike on the Conover-Phelps Trail on July 21. Midway through the event they gathered on the trail to dedicate a bench to honor the memory of a volunteer who helped make trails happen for communities in eastern Vilas County.From News Channel 12
Mark Your Calendar SepTimber Ride 2018!
Make plans to join us for the 2018 SepTimber Ride - September 8th in Eagle River. Proceeds from the Ride help raise funds for biking and walking trail development.
Trail less than $100,000 away from full-funding
Ride or walk some of the completed 9 miles of the Conover-Phelps Trail. Final plans are being made to complete the last 2 miles right into Phelps this summer or in early summer 2019.
Building family-friendly biking and walking trails
near the source of a Great River
The Great Headwaters Trails foundation’s goal is to build 40 miles of biking and walking trails in eastern Vilas County, the headwaters of the Wisconsin River. The Great Headwaters Trails system will connect the towns of Land O’ Lakes, Conover, Phelps and Eagle River and beyond to the Three Eagles Trail, Heart of Vilas Trail and Wilderness Lakes Trail.
A grand vision – a connecting system of over 110 miles of trails.
The first leg of the Great Headwaters Trails system is the Conover-Phelps Trail.
The Conover-Phelps Trail
Help support developing the first 11-mile leg of the 40-mile eastern Vilas trail system.
in place and in use
5.5 more miles
were completed last fall.
The final 2.2 miles
can be added by 2019.
This year our annual meeting on Aug. 8 started with a cook out to let our volunteers and members of the public get to know each other a bit. It also helped us realize how much our combined efforts accomplish. The meeting featured some drawing prizes, great picnic basics and…Read More
When you spot our booth, come by and see us! Buy tickets to win a Specialized fat bike, a Perception 12′ kayak, a mountain bike or other bike related items. Get information about all the great biking in Vilas County, including on the new Conover-Phelps Trail. Find out about and…Read More
“The news about bike trails in eastern Vilas County is good, very good and to be determined,” says Jeff Currie, president of Great Headwaters Trails (GHT). The good news, says Currie, is that 9 miles of the 11 mile Conover-Phelps Biking and Walking Trail are now complete and ready to…Read More