For this month’s We Are the World Blogfest, I’m going to share the Fox Cities trail system in the Appleton, Wisconsin area. These are some of the biking/walking trails that I utilize throughout the year, but most often in spring, summer and autumn.
I may have gushed about our trails before, but the community that also includes Neenah, Menasha, Fox Crossing, Kimberly, Kaukauna, Combined Locks and other surrounding townships, provide many miles of natural landscape, rivers, lakes and farmland. From home, I can access two trails, a few city streets and a local park that allows for a 20 mile round trip bike ride. Perfect!
To check out information on some of the trails and a map of the trails, click HERE and HERE. Between the two links, you will have an idea of the plethora of routes that are available to outdoor enthusiasts like me in the Fox Cities. Ten thousand kudos to the planners, route designers and workers who create and keep up these well-traveled trails. It’s a positive part of a growing and health-minded community.
I’ve included photos from some of my adventures, so you can enjoy the scenery.
Fox Trot Trail, along the Fox River in an area known as “The Flats.”
CB, Friendship and Loop-the-Lake trails.
Wiouwash State Trail
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This month’s post falls on Friday, February 25, 2022. Sylvia McGrath (https://www.professorowlsbookcorner.com ) and Belinda Witzenhausen (https://www.BelindaWitzenhausen.com/) will be co-hosting.
19 responses to #WATWB: Fox Cities Trail System
I recognize some of those photos from posts in warmer times. I love the bridges and the scenes you share from along the water. Pretty soon.
Yes, Dan, pretty soon. Hopefully by April, I’ll be back on the local trails.
Are you looking at any new gear? New helmet, gloves, water bottle?
I have a lot of what I need other than I want to get together a bike repair kit and learn how to change a tube and tire. My friend and I are planning a bike trip to Missouri in June and I’d like to be prepared…just in case.
Over the years I’ve enjoyed your posts with photos about your bike rides on these trails. They are beautiful and obviously well-maintained. Not to mention the trails call for photo opts… or as a slug like me would say, a well-timed break.
Ha! I can be a bit of a slug rider too, Ally. So many bicyclists focus on biking miles or climbing hills, while I prefer to enjoy the scenery while not killing myself. I can still do a 20-25 mile ride, but I love the well-timed breaks, which usually means water, snacks and a photo or two. 🙂
I love your pictures! I live vicariously through images like this. And I remember when I used to do it. Thank you so much!
You’re welcome, Pam. There will be many more photos to share once winter ends and I can get back on the trails. 🙂
Sparky is itching to ride too! He just scored a new reflective vest at Goodwill. His old one barely survived a fall and had some rips that I fixed but it didn’t look “pretty”. He’s ready to ride… If we had trails like that I’d join him but he rides on city streets that the traffic scares me near to death!
Oh, I hear you on the city streets issue. I avoid them as much as possible. When my brother lived in the D.C. area, they had bike lanes on extremely busy streets and I often thought, “No way in hell.” I’ll stick to the safer trails, thankyouverymuch.
Thank you for the info. I love the pictures.
Thank you, I’m happy to share.
Beautiful trails, Mary. This is much like the Nebraska trail systems.
Oh boy, maybe I’ll have to check out Nebraska biking one of these years.
May and October are really nice! I hiked all Summer long though.
It won’t be long now before you can hit the trails again. 🚴♀️
I hope so, Judy. As soon as the temps get in the high 40’s and the trails are clear, I’ll be out there.
Simply beautiful! Makes me long for the better weather! Thanks so much for sharing a bit of sunshine! Thanks so much for being a part of #WATWB. Hope you have a wonderful week!
You’re welcome, Belinda. I was really angsting this afternoon after a few purchases at the bike shop…that I need warmer weather and a ride. Soon! It’s cabin fever time. 😉