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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

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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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…

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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…

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$80,000 matching fund boosts impact of donations to complete bike trail

A new Challenge Fund will provide a dollar for dollar match up to $80,000 for any donations made between now and the end of September to complete the Conover-Phelps Trail. Donate now! “It is a critical time for donors to help complete the trail, and donations received now will have twice the impact in getting…

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SepTimber Ride 2020 – It’s Happening and Important!

My wife, Ann, and I just registered for SepTimber Ride 2020. We rode part of it already, too – riding on STH 2 from Oregon to Byron and back! (We’re in Illinois for doctor appointments.) Most important, like every year, your Ride registration fee goes to help support GHT bike trail building. And this year…

River Trail Copmmission meets via Zoom

Helping build the River Trail in the Age of 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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Equipping 2 communities for economic recovery – Pt. 1

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…