Fox Cities Paper Trail

Fox Cities Paper Trail Opens

For a map of the Paper Trail: Click Here

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On Saturday, June 2, 2017, in honor of the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day, Fox Cities Greenways (parent organization of Fox Cities Cycling Association) will officially open the Fox Cities Paper Trail.  The Paper Trail is an approximately 50-mile circle route through 11 communities in the Fox Valley connecting 20 parks.  Greenways Board of Directors came up with the concept in 1995 following the organization’s first annual meeting after hearing a presentation by Dr. Dan Trainor, one of the developers of the Green Circle Trail in Stevens Point.

The purpose of the Paper Trail is to:

  • Link parks in the area to create an “emerald necklace” of our special green spaces
  • Circle the Fox Cities and provide communities with a frame in which to construct and link trails
  • Provide a unique recreational opportunity for residents and visitors
  • Add to the “Fox Cities Brand”

The initial research and trail design was the master’s thesis of Linda Stoll, one of Greenway’s board members.

Over the years, Fox Cities Greenways has worked with communities to expand what was only two local trails into a regional network that finally makes it possible to connect the dots. Several intersections, streets and a pathway still need to be redone to make them safer for bikes.  Reconstruction are in municipal plans; however, caution is urged in those areas until this happens.  See the Fox Cities Greenways website for current information.

Greenways would like to thank all the communities and people that have helped them over the years to make this happen. It is hoped that this trail will become the “Emerald Necklace” that makes the Fox Cities a special place to live and visit.