Paved Hiking / Biking Trail
The Manitowish Waters Bike Trail starts at the Community Center at Hwy 51 and Airport Road. There is ample parking to leave your vehicle as you begin an enjoyable ride on our scenic trail. It meanders west on Hwy, 51 and crosses into the woods just past Marathon Road. It travels north alongside Hwy. W through Downtown Manitowish Waters, passing Koller Park, and then to Rest Lake Park. Here you will find our brand new Pavilion as well as additional parking. The North Lakeland Discovery Center is located just across the entrance from Rest Lake Park.
The trail then continues north to Hwy K where it turns east and continues to Serbin Park at Red Feather Road. The trail then enters it’s most scenic segment as goes about 4 miles to the North Lakeland Elementary School. A portion of this segment and the rest of the trail continue to Boulder Junction over Rice Creek and past a small park at the junction of Hwy K and H and then into the downtown area of Boulder Junction.
The latest trail continues north at the intersection of Highway 51 and County W, leading you into the woods along a scenic path where it eventually crosses the Manitowish River. Just beyond the river, you can continue north along Highway 51 to the Mercer Trails, or cross Highway 51 into another pretty wooded area along the Manitowish River and Tower Road. You can connect to the original trail near Angler's Restaurant in Manitowish Waters where you can get to the WinMan Trails by turning left at Smokey's Restaurant, or continue right or east to connect to Boulder Junction. Alternatively at Angler's, head into downtown Manitowish Waters and loop back to the Highway 51 section of the trail near the Community Church.
For the ambitious rider you can continue on the trail to Sayner and St. Germain. The whole system is known as the “Heart of Vilas County Trail” and is over 45 miles in length. It is truly one of the premier trails in Wisconsin.
Learn more about the Trail Expansion Plan and make a donation at MWBikeTrail.org