Enjoying the new Phelps section!
This rider is headed downhill on the new trail north of CTH K. Lots of walkers and riders have sampled the new section since its completion in mid-August.
At the trail's official opening event on Sept. 4 more than 90 people came out to Experience the New Trail!
A trailhead at the waterfront in Phelps
The new section heads right up to the shores of North Twin Lake in Phelps' Lakefront Pines Park.
That's where the trail's official opening event was held on Sept. 4 and over 90 people turned out, including these folks!
SepTimber Ride back and in-person in 2021
Almost 300 participants enjoyed SepTimber Ride's trail ride or road ride options in 2019. The Ride is based at Eagle River's Tribute Brewing Co. and all options take you past a special rest stop at Three Lakes Winery.
The Ride brings in funds for area bike trail development and includes a raffle to win a Trek electric bike or an SUP and paddle Over $25,000 have been raised since the Ride was first held in 2015!
Ensure the ongoing quality of the Conover-Phelps Trail!
By 2017, 8.7 miles of trail was in place and paid for!
$300,000+ donated in 2020 and 2021 so the last section could be built
2021 - 1.9 miles of specially engineered trail built
Great Headwaters Trails
Building family-friendly biking and walking trails near the source of a Great River
HELP US GET THE WORD OUT about GHT and Vilas-area bike trails. SIGN UP to help staff the GHT booth this summer.
Since its founding in 2010, the Great Headwaters Trails Foundation has been closing in on its goal to build 40 miles of biking and walking trails in eastern Vilas County. The system we envision will expand the Heart of Vilas Trail System and connect the towns of Eagle River, Conover, Phelps and Land O’ Lakes, resulting in a connected, family-friendly, hard surface trail system over 110 miles long.
The first leg of the Great Headwaters Trails system is the Conover-Phelps Trail being completed this summer. The next leg, the River Trail, will connect St. Germain to Eagle River. DONATE to help us build more trail!
GHT and the Friends of the Conover-Phelps Trail are happy to be collaborating with the Phelps Chamber of Commerce and Eric Eismueller at Old World Charm Bed and Breakfast to be hosting an open house for the newly completed trail on Saturday, Sept. 4. We invite everyone to come out…Read More
The Vilas County Economic Development Corporation (VCEDC) has named the Great Headwaters Trails Foundation as their Business of the Month for May. The inscription on the award plaque reads, “In recognition of your tremendous commitment to help ensure a fabulous trail system for individuals choosing Vilas County to live, work,…Read More
Work to complete the Conover-Phelps Biking and Walking Trail is well underway, and the $50,000 Trail Opening Campaign is underway too. Trail construction on the steep banks north of CTH K and the area above and below Military Creek along CTH E is being handled by crews from Janke General…Read More