Family fun, live music, great food!

Over 100 people took part in the Don Gillum Memorial Bike and Hike on the Conover-Phelps Trail on July 21. Midway through the event they gathered on the trail to dedicate a bench to honor the memory of a volunteer who helped make trails happen for communities in eastern Vilas County.

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Mark Your Calendar SepTimber Ride 2018!

Make plans to join us for the 2018 SepTimber Ride - September 8th in Eagle River. Proceeds from the Ride help raise funds for biking and walking trail development.

Trail less than $100,000 away from full-funding

Ride or walk some of the completed 9 miles of the Conover-Phelps Trail.  Final plans are being made to complete the last 2 miles right into Phelps this summer or in early summer 2019.

Next up: The River Trail

The next 10-mile leg of the trail system will connect Eagle River to St. Germain. Watch for new developments.

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 support developing the first 11-mile leg of the 40-mile eastern Vilas trail system.

3.2 miles
in place and in use

5.5 more miles
were completed last fall.

Check out the new trail!

The final 2.2 miles
can be added by 2019.

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NEWS

New board members added, good news shared in Phelps

October 25, 2017

Two new members were added to Great Headwaters Trails’ board of directors at the well-attended 7th Annual Meeting held Aug. 15 in Phelps’ Wavering Park. In addition everyone heard details about this summer’s extension of the Conover-Phelps Trail and the third annual SepTimber Ride. The new board members are Debbie Magee and…

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Extension of the Conover-Phelps Trail almost complete!

October 23, 2017

Before the snow flies, this beautiful, family-friendly trail will be almost 9 miles long. The smooth trail bond surface is being put down now, in mid-October. That leaves only 2 miles to go to connect into downtown Phelps. Want to help make that happen? Donate now!

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Construction on Song Hill section begins

August 10, 2017

Construction has begun on the 5.5 mile middle section of the Conover-Phelps Trail. Pitlik & Wick has been contracted to complete the trail section. When the section is done in six to eight weeks, the entire biking and hiking trail will be almost 9 miles long. “The family-friendly non-motorized trail…

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Be an active ingredient – all kinds of skills are needed to build top notch biking and walking trails. Add yours! <a href="https://ghtrails.org/volunteer-2/">VOLUNTEER</a>
Be an active ingredient – all kinds of skills are needed to build top notch biking and walking trails. Add yours! VOLUNTEER
Make the Northwoods even better – donate to help build the Great Headwaters Trail System <a href="https://ghtrails.org/donate">DONATE NOW</a>
Make the Northwoods even better – donate to help build the Great Headwaters Trail System DONATE NOW
When it comes to nonmotorized trails, here are the people – all volunteers - who are moving things forward in eastern Vilas County. <a href="https://ghtrails.org/about/">LEARN MORE</a>
When it comes to nonmotorized trails, here are the people – all volunteers - who are moving things forward in eastern Vilas County. LEARN MORE
Good trails pay off in fun, well-being, and dollars. Here’s what is in place and in the works right now! <a href="https://ghtrails.org/trail-system/plans-and-progress/">SEE THE PROGRESS</a>
Good trails pay off in fun, well-being, and dollars. Here’s what is in place and in the works right now! SEE THE PROGRESS