Conover-Phelps Trail completion underway!
This year we're completing a very special trail!
Groundbreaking was on May 2 and trail construction is underway.
So is the Trail Opening Campaign to handle any wrap-up costs and to establish a Trail Support and Enhancement Fund.
The aim is to connect two great towns by mid-summer with an extraordinary trail that gets better year after year.
In the works, the River Trail
We're laying the groundwork for this 10-mile extension of the 55-mile Heart of Vilas Trail System, connecting it to Eagle River and the 13-mile Three Eagle Trail.
Our boss is the River Trail Commission which is made up of the municipalities of St Germain, Cloverland and Eagle River.
Watch for new developments here!
SepTimber Ride coming again in 2020!
Almost 300 participants enjoyed SepTimber Ride's trail ride or road ride options last fall. The Ride is based at Eagle River's Tribute Brewing Co. and all options take you past a special rest stop at Three Lakes Winery.
The Ride brings in funds for area bike trail development and includes a raffle to win a Specialized electric bike or a Wilderness kayak and paddle Over $20,000 have been raised in the Ride's first 5 years!
Ensure a very successful opening for this special trail!
MATCH THE $25,000 TRAIL OPENING CHALLENGE FUND!
By 2017, 8.7 miles of trail was in place and paid for!
$200,000+ donated in 2020 - Work on the last section has already begun!
2021 - Aiming to raise $50,000 to ensure the trail's excellence!
Great Headwaters Trails
Building family-friendly biking and walking trails near the source of a Great River
HELP US GET THE WORD OUT about GHT and Vilas-area bike trails. SIGN UP to help staff the GHT booth this summer.
Since its founding in 2010, the Great Headwaters Trails Foundation has been closing in on its goal to build 40 miles of biking and walking trails in eastern Vilas County. The system we envision will expand the Heart of Vilas Trail System and connect the towns of Eagle River, Conover, Phelps and Land O’ Lakes, resulting in a connected, family-friendly, hard surface trail system over 110 miles long.
The first leg of the Great Headwaters Trails system is the Conover-Phelps Trail being completed this summer. The next leg, the River Trail, will connect St. Germain to Eagle River. DONATE to help us build more 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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More