Ride with Leinie 2024 Returns to Conover!

On Saturday, July 27, 2024, GHT will once again host the Ride with Leinie fundraiser bicycle event. This year, participants may choose from five different ride options. Dick Leinenkugel will lead off the 20.4-mile ride on the Conover-Phelps Trail and Dick’s Daughter Katie Leinenkugel will lead off the 10.4-mile trail ride. For those that prefer…

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Great Headwaters Trails Donates to Towns of Conover and Phelps

On September 7, 2023, the Towns of Conover and Phelps received a donation from Great Headwaters Trails. The monies were part of the proceeds from the Ride with Leinie event held on the Conover-Phelps Bike Trail also known as the C-P Trail. $17,000 was raised from the event and $5,000 was given to each town.…

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River Trail Executive Summary Findings

GHT’s retired engineers did a study of several routing options to provide clarity to questions raised early in the summer of 2023 about the best route for the River Trail. Their findings confirmed that the route that had been proposed in 2018 was the best in all categories of study: providing safety to bike riders…

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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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