Let's Finish Up the Conover-Phelps Trail!
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 winter appeal and have helped us reach the $420,000 mark, close to full funding for the last section.
The Yard & Mile Club is still open to new members! An updated Yard & Mile Club list will be posted later this summer. Click here for the membership list as of last fall.
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, 2019 to be better yet!
With 238 riders, the 2018 Eagle River-based brewery-to-winery ride was the best ever!
But this year you can win an electric bike and 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.
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
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.
In May the Phelps Town Board approved the bid presented by Pitlik & Wick. It was to build the middle section of the Conover-Phelps Trail. It came in under the estimated $500,000 cost of the project. Still to be dealt with – wet weather and upcoming USFS logging sales. Check…Read More
Great Headwaters Trails is now one of REI’s grant partners after the national recreational gear coop awarded GHT $4,000 to help complete the Song Hill Lane project. As part of their support for the project, REI will help promote trails built by GHT and the biking and walking trails of…Read More
Thanks to Forever Young Bike and Ski Shop and WalkAbout Sports, participants in this year’s SepTimber Ride raffle can win a premium play thing for land and water. A Specialized Fat Boy SE fat tire bike is the raffle’s top prize, and second prize is a Perception Prodigy 12 kayak…Read More