Let's Finish Up the Conover-Phelps Trail!
Don't let snow slow things down! Help keep things on track to build the last 2 miles of trail this summer.
We thank all those who responded so generously to the recent appeal and have helped us reach the $420,000 mark, close to full funding for the last section.
An updated Yard & Mile Club list will be posted later this spring. Click here for the membership list as of last fall.
The Yard & Mile Club is still open to new members!
Family fun on the Conover-Phelps Trail - July 20, 2019
This year's Don Gillum Memorial Bike and Hike features a scavenger hunt, geocaching, and a chance to win an adult bike or a youth bike. And more!
Check out NewsChannel 12's report on last year's ride - click here!
SepTimber Ride 2018 was record-breaking!
With 238 riders, this year's Eagle River-based brewery-to-winery ride was the best ever!
SAVE THE DATE: SepTimber Ride V will be on Sept. 14, 2019.
Building family-friendly biking and walking trails
near the source of a Great River
The Great Headwaters Trails foundation’s goal is to build 40 miles of biking and walking trails in eastern Vilas County, the headwaters of the Wisconsin River. The Great Headwaters Trails system will connect the towns of Land O’ Lakes, Conover, Phelps and Eagle River and beyond to the Three Eagles Trail, Heart of Vilas Trail and Wilderness Lakes Trail.
A grand vision – a connecting system of over 110 miles of trails.
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