Two trails, two rides – 2022 was a very good year!
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…Read More
Make a virtual visit to the Conover-Phelps Trail or join Ride with Leinie on July 30!
The Conover-Phelps Trail connects the park in Conover to Lakefront Pines Park in downtown Phelps. This video lets you take a virtual ride from end to end of trail. On a rainy May 28, a hardy crowd of Conover and Phelps supporters turned out for the trail’s official ribbon cutting. Special invitees included the family…Read More
Ride with Leinie continues in 2022
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…Read More
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…Read More
GHT named May Business of the Month!
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Virus hasn’t slowed up GHT’s progress
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…Read More
Coming down to the wire – 66% of the way to our goal, donate now and double your impact
This is crunch time! We’re about $70,000 away from our goal with about $35,000 of the Flanagan Challenge Fund remaining to be matched. The math works to gets us to success, but you only have until Sept. 30 to make sure we get there. Double the impact of your donation now and make sure this…Read More
40% of the way to the Goal! An $80,000 Challenge Fund still doubling the impact of all donations! Let’s get this trail completed!
This virus is not going to keep Phelps and Conover from having a completed biking and walking trail! Over 50 people and organizations have contributed to the Homestretch Campaign so far. Donations are matched dollar for dollar, and the campaign has brought in over $80,000 so far, almost halfway to our $200,000 goal. Add your…Read More