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Explore the natural beauty of the Fox Cities on a variety of easy to navigate trails.
Following the Fox River in downtown Appleton, this urban trail features views of trestle bridges, active rail lines and navigational locks. The nature lover will appreciate bird watching opportunities including eagles, pelicans, ducks and geese.
Length: 2.4 miles
Parking: Available at Telulah Park on E. Newberry Street, Appleton.
Reviews: a nicely maintained, well lit and easy to navigate trail.
This waterfront trail in Little Chute will take you through wetlands and wooded landscapes. Connecting two parks, the trail overlooks a rare combined lock system. The best time to visit is May through September. Make sure to check for closures during hunting season.
Length: 2.9 miles
Parking: Available at Island Park at 100 Monroe Street, Little Chute.
Reviews: a clean, relaxing trail with beautiful scenery.
Mosquito Hill is home to the All People’s Trail. Enjoy pond, forest and prairie views on this paved trail. A push and electric wheelchair as well as binoculars can be checked out at the center. Call ahead to verify availability.
Length: 0.6 mile
Parking: Available at the Mosquito Hill Interpretive Building at N3880 Rogers Road, New London.
Reviews: peaceful, plenty of wildlife and amazing vegetation.
Named for its resemblance to butterfly wings, the Butterfly Pond Trail offers three wildlife viewing platforms as well as an accessible fishing pier and a gazebo. Experience wetland, prairie and forest ecosystems. Make sure to visit the ADA accessible playground in the Upper Park area. Newly opened in May 2021, the playground includes soft flooring, accessible swings, pavement to all facilities, accessible park benches, and wheelchair access next to benches.
Length: 0.4 mile and 0.7 mile options
Parking: available at the parking lot off of Lower Cliff Road, High Cliff State Park.
Reviews: great for spotting wildlife, scenic views of the ponds, trail is easy to follow.
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.John Burroughs