2023: Two great trails! Two great bike events!

Leinie leads the ride

For the second year, GHT is proud to be putting on two great organized rides: Ride with Leinie and SepTimber Ride. Both will help us do more to develop and enhance trails in eastern Vilas County. Our mid-summer ride, Ride with Leinie on July 29, features special trail ride and road ride options through some…

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Two trails, two rides – 2022 was a very good year!

First side of 2022 Annual Report

Rainy events bracketed a very productive and mostly sunny summer. At the May Ribbon Cutting in Phelps’ Lakefront Pines Park and at the autumn SepTimber Ride in Eagle River, rain soaked everyone. But it didn’t dampen the spirit shown by all who gathered to celebrate the completed Conover-Phelps Trail or who signed up for the…

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Ride with Leinie continues in 2022

Ride with Leinie 2022 logo

Registration is now open for Ride with Leinie with Dick Leinenkugel, happening this summer on and around the newly completed Conover-Phelps Trail! Ride with Leinie has been a popular summer event for the past ten years hosted by the Wilderness Lakes Trails (WLT) group in Land O’Lakes. When WLT decided to discontinue the ride, Dick…

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Experience the New 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 and walk a bit of…

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GHT named May Business of the Month!

VCEDC exec director presents GHT president award plaque

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, and play. You are indeed…

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Hastening towards a complete Conover-Phelps Trail!

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 Contractors. When their work is…

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A year for riding right out of the pandemic

In 2021, Northwoods biking opportunities of all sorts for people of all ages continue to grow all over the Vilas County area. A new trail between Conover and Phelps will be completed by mid-summer. Essential groundwork is in place for the River Trail between Eagle River and St. Germain. A paved trail, it will add…

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Virus hasn’t slowed up GHT’s progress

Most of GHT board

Great Headwaters Trails ends this challenging summer without being slowed down by COVID-19. Fundraising to complete the Conover-Phelps Trail is close to being a total success, great progress has been made on routing the River Trail between Eagle River and St. Germain, and the annual SepTimber Ride biking event drew over 170 participants, despite its…

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