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Description - Administered by Brown County Parks and following the abandoned railroad bed of the Chicago Milwaukee and St. Paul & Pacific, the Fox River State Trail explores 13.9-miles from downtown Green Bay to the small town of Greenleaf. A group of dedicated volunteers called the Friends of the Fox River trail, help promote and preservation the Fox River Trail.

Attractions - Fox River State Trail begins along the Green Bay waterfront on 5.4 miles of asphalt surface amid urban scenery including the 25-block Astor Historic District. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the district boasts impressive Victorian homes. Other sights include the home of Morgan Martin - a 19th century statesman, the Village of Allouez, and Heritage Hill State Park - a 40-acre outdoor living history museum offering year-round programming and exhibits. Passing through the City of De Pere, trail users bypass several parks and boat ramps. Heading out of De Pere, the landscape evolves into a more rural environment where views of the Niagara Escarpment may be seen in the distance. This escarpment extends northeast through Door County Peninsula up to Niagara Falls, New York. Trail users along the southern portion of Fox River State Trail (south of Heritage Road) include horseback riders.

Camping opportunities are available at the nearby High Cliff State Park (Lake Winnebago) offering 112 family campsites and eight group sites.

Fox River Trail is open to users from 5 AM to 9 PM. Dogs are permitted on 5' leashes. Waste pick-up is a must.

A trailhead is located downtown Green Bay at the junction of Porlier Street and Adams Street, (south of Mason Street Bridge). Parking available on Adams Street. Weekend parking available in lot under the Mason Street Bridge. Additional parking facilities available at Fox Point Boat Launch, Bomier Boat Launch, and Voyageur Park.

Recreation - Those using the Fox River State Trail include hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians.

Climate - Southeast Wisconsin has four distinct seasons with warm summers and long winters. January's average temperature is above 16 degrees F (-9 degrees C). Average July temperature is 85 degrees F (29 degrees C). During summer, temperatures can climb to above 90 degrees F (32 degrees C). The area's average yearly precipitation ranges from 32-34". Annual snowfalls in the Southeast Region can range from 20 - 50". Dressing in layers is a good way to remain comfortable in Wisconsin.

Location - Fox River Trail is located between downtown Green Bay to Greenleaf.

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Contact Information:
Fox River State Trail, 305 E. Walnut Street , Green Bay, WI, 54301, Phone: 920-448-4466

Additional Information:
Southeast Wisconsin - Nestled among the dense population of Southeast Wisconsin are a dozen state parks, two fabulously wildlife-rich national refuges, vast state forestlands, and hundreds of miles of multi-use trails.
Wisconsin State Trails -

Fox River State Trail - Extensive website about the trail.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Official agency website.


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