The Waupaca River Ridge Trail is part of a plan to preserve urban natural areas or “greenspace” in a non-motorized trail system that winds throughout the Waupaca area. The first trail segment, a scenic loop of 1.6 miles, opened in fall of 1996. Since then, over 26 miles of trails have been designated. Bikes are allowed only on limestone or blacktopped surfaces. The trail lies in the tension zone between Wisconsin’s northern and southern eco-regions, an area of unique biological diversity. By linking parks and other public and private lands, the community and its visitors will be able to enjoy the wealth of natural features for years to come. The Waupaca Tree advisory Committee has developed the trail with support from the City of Waupaca, Waupaca County, WCC, Rawhide, local businesses, organizations and numerous individuals. Support has come in many ways, from generous land easements, to donated labor, materials, equipment, expertise and funds. Though great progress has been made, River Ridge Trail is a work in progress and its future depends on the continued support of the community. For information on volunteer opportunities call 715.258.4435.
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