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.
Nine years in, get GHT's 2019 Annual Report here!
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.
Raffles tickets are now on sale for the SepTimber Ride bicycling event. Tickets are 2/$5 or 5/$10 and are available at Eagle River Chamber of Commerce, The Hiker’s Box, Great Headwaters Trails information booth appearances, and at Tribute Brewing Co. the day of the event. Get your tickets today. Winning…Read More
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