Finishing Up the Conover-Phelps Trail
Patience and commitment are keeping things on track to build the last 2 miles of trail.
We thank all those who have helped us reach the $430,000 mark, close to full funding for the last section.
The Yard & Mile Club has grown to over 500 members! An updated Yard & Mile Club list will be posted later this fall. Click here for the membership list as of last summer.
Family fun on the Conover-Phelps Trail - July 20, 2019
The second Don Gillum Memorial Bike and Hike on July 20 was a great success due to our participants, our volunteers, and our great sponsors! Over $2,000 was raised for the Conover-Phelps Trail and for Relay for Life of the Northwoods, and more than $600 will go to the chambers of commerce in Conover and Phelps.
Click here for a complete list of our sponsors!
SepTimber Ride - 2018 was record-breaking, 2019 to be better yet!
With 238 riders, the 2018 Eagle River-based brewery-to-winery ride was the best ever!
This year you can win an electric bike or a kayak or other great prizes, and choose from a 100K or 60K road ride or enjoy the 26 mile trail ride. All three start and end at Tribute's taproom and pass the Three Lakes Winery at the halfway point. SepTimber Ride V will be on Sept. 14, 2019. Click here to register!
Next up: The River Trail
This 10-mile trail will connect Eagle River to St. Germain. In doing that it will connect the 55-mile Heart of Vilas Trail System to the 13-mile ThreeEagle Trail.
GHT is working on the project as a partner to the River Trail Commission made up of the municipalities of St Germain, Cloverland and Eagle River. Watch for new developments.
Building family-friendly biking and walking trails
near the source of a Great River
Since its founding in 2010, the Great Headwaters Trails foundation’s goal has been to build 40 miles of biking and walking trails in eastern Vilas County, the headwaters of the Wisconsin River. The system we envision will connect the towns of Land O’ Lakes, Conover, Phelps and Eagle River to the Three Eagle Trail, the Heart of Vilas Trail System and the Wilderness Lakes Trails.
A grand vision, it will result in a connected family-friendly trail system over 110 miles long.
The first leg of the Great Headwaters Trails system is the Conover-Phelps Trail.
The Conover-Phelps Trail
Help finish the last 2 miles of this 11-mile trail!
in place and in use
5.5 more miles
were completed last fall.
The final 2 miles
can be added by 2019.
“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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More