DONATE TO SPEED TRAIL CONSTRUCTION ALONG - CLICK HERE!
NEW VEHICLE DONATION PROGRAM IN PLACE TOO! CLICK HERE!
BIDDING HELD THIS SPRING ON THE CONOVER-PHELPS TRAIL
The first 3.2 miles in Conover will be constructed this summer.
For the next 5.5 miles, over $90,000 is in hand to start work then too.
CLICK HERE for details about trail plans, costs and funding for the Conover - Phelps area.
EASTERN VILAS COUNTY NEEDS FAMILY-FRIENDLY BIKE TRAILS! SPEED THE PROJECT ALONG - Get a brochure to donate by check or click the DONATE button below to use a credit card. Contact us to see about arrangments for stock gifting and other ways to donate. Click here to find out more about our Vehicle Donation Program, or call 844-500-BIKE (2453).
WHAT IS THE GHT SYSTEM?
It's a grand vision for eastern Vilas County - a vision in the making: More than 40 miles of 10-foot-wide hard surface biking and walking trails connecting all the town centers in eastern Vilas County. Click here to see a map of the entire system and its four trail corridors.
The just completed Eagle River Connector provides a bike path from the Three Eagle Trail trailhead to Eagle River's Historic Train Depot, right on the doorstep of the city's business district. It also sets the stage for community bike-ped trail connections north to Conover and west to St. Germain and the Heart of Vilas Trail System.
DO BUSINE$$ES BENEFIT FROM BIKE TRAIL$$?
Click here for some local examples and scientific studies that show the potential Return on Investment.
WHO ALL IS SUPPORTING A TRAIL SYSTEM FOR EASTERN VILAS COUNTY?
Since 2010 GHT has pulled together over $1,000,000 of funding to start building the GHT System. Well over 100 individuals, foundations, businesses and organizations are sources for those funds and for important in-kind donations. Click here to download a list of all of last year's Contributors. Or click on the logos at left of some of GHT's Supporters!
A 40-MILE GHT SYSTEM WILL REALLY BE LONGER THAN 40 MILES!
Since it connects to three popular existing trail systems, the GHT System will create a network of community biking and walking trails OVER 100 MILES LONG. (CLICK HERE FOR A VIEW OF THAT!)
The GHT System will connect all the town centers in eastern Vilas County – Eagle River, Conover, Phelps, and Land O' Lakes. It will also connect to the Wilderness Lakes Trails around Land O' Lakes, the Three Eagle Trail running from Eagle River to Three Lakes, and the Heart of Vilas System extending from St. Germain through to Manitowish Waters via Sayner and Boulder Junction.
A portion of the GHT System, including the new Eagle River Connector, will also be used for snowmobiling in winter.
GHT's trails and the entire countywide trail system will be useful to everyone - local school kids, people doing errands, and folks from near and far who will have additional reasons to come up to enjoy the Northwoods. And additional reasons to partake of the goods and services offered by businesses here.