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!
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