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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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Grabbing the opportunity to make River Trail a reality

A good place to learn more about the River Trail project will be the Eagle River Council meeting at 6 p.m. on June 13.

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2023: Two great trails! Two great bike events!

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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Torch Lake Bike Trail Study

At Torch Lake the county has a park with playground, a beach, and a campground. It’s all about 2 miles south of Conover on the west side of STH 45. Last year, GHT enlisted a team of senior engineering students from UW-Platteville to study a possible bike trail down to Torch Lake from the west…

First side of 2022 Annual Report

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…

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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…

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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…

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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!

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…