River Trail Copmmission meets via Zoom

Despite COVID-19, progress on a biking and walking trail between Eagle River and St. Germain is moving forward. The River Trail Commission continues to meet, and the Friends of the River Trail (FoRT) has also been meeting and getting ready to swing into action. Zoom provided one way for the public to be present at…

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Park plans posted in Phelps

Despite all the dark news, the current status of completing the Conover-Phelps Trail is bright: • Expensive special engineering needed due to the 2018 trail reroute has been completed. • To complement the last 2 miles of the trail, a multi-use trailhead is being planned north of Military Creek and the Lakefront Pines Park in…

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Logo for the Conover-Phelps Trail

Here’s where things stand as the summer of 2019 comes to an end. All the key pieces are in place to provide a complete biking and walking trail between downtown Conover and downtown Phelps. That includes the funding we believe will be needed to build the last 2 miles of trail, and the route for…

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Tim Wright

After its ninth annual meeting on August 7, GHT has a new president, 2 new board members and an executive director – a stronger leadership team than ever. Taking on the role of president, Tim Wright brings a love for active living in the Northwoods, an appreciation for the importance of families sharing in the…

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The New Year opens with lots of promise! One trail is near completion and an even more high profile trail is in the works! • Hard work on final trail building details and a generous response to the “Finish Up the Trail” appeal point to completing the Conover-Phelps Trail this summer. That means adding the…

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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 potluck offerings, and reports on…

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GHT summer booth 2018

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 register for two great events,…

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“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 be enjoyed this spring. The…

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Don Gillum (above) was a valued GHT volunteer and a respected and well-known member of the eastern Vilas County community. The Don Gillum Memorial Bike and Hike coming up next summer will honor his memory and celebrate the developing Conover-Phelps Trail. The July 21 family-oriented event will start in Conover’s Community Park and give all participants a…

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The Conover-Phelps Trail is now almost 9 miles long. Behind that great news are these key people: Carlton Schroeder, PE, designed the newest 5.5 mile section working with Gary Meister to do the groundwork and take the project from the conceptual stage to a Certified for Construction design package, with the help of Tiffiney Kleczewski…

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