Trails: Walking & Biking

Hike up your activity level. More than 100 miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails will take you places—even if it’s just away from it all.

The region’s Fox Cities Paper Trail is a 50-mile circle route connecting 20 parks throughout the region. Plan a trek to see Neenah, Menasha, and Fox Crossing and the mighty Fox River when you walk, run, or bike the new Loop the Lake Trail, a 3.2-mile trek including a reformulated railroad trestle and pedestrian bridges. The lighted Trestle Trail pedestrian bridge is the longest in Wisconsin at 1,600 feet, complete with fishing platforms. It’s easy to blend The Loop with kayaking, as put-ins dot the route; plus, it’s completely pet-friendly. There’s also easy access to a delicious latte, burger, or brew when you’re finished.

A lesser known type of trail offered in the Fox Cities is for those that choose to explore High Cliff State Park on horseback. Riding trails are open May through November. A state park sticker is needed for access to the horse trails.

When snow has us covered, the area’s well-maintained cross-country ski and snowshoe trails are open. Three area nature centers and High Cliff State Park offer the quietude of nature with the swish of skis and snowshoes. If you want to stay in the city, try any of the trails available at a few area golf courses or nature centers.

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