Calumet County offers excellent outdoor recreation opportunities. Home to a High Cliff State Park, Calumet County Park, 3 state trails recreational trails and numerous other facilities being some of them. These trails offer hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and snowmobiling in the winter. Whether you’re a biker, hiker or skier, Calumet County has a trail to fit your needs.
Fox River State Trail
A multiple use trail that runs east of Highway 32/57 from Green Bay to Ott Road, north of Hilbert, for approximately 26 miles. The Calumet County portion of the trail is a 5-mile, limestone section. Permitted uses include walking, biking and horseback riding. Trail parking is located on at N9099 Holmes Road outside of Forest Junction.
Friendship State Trail
Between Brillion and Forest Junction
The Friendship State Trail connects Brillion and Forest Junction along Hwy 10 in Calumet County. This trail opened in 2003 and was developed in partnership with the WI DNR, Calumet County, and the Friends of the Friendship Trail. This 4-mile trail passes through woodland, scenic farmland, and portions of the City of Brillion. The trail begins at the intersection of Center Road and South Glenview Avenue in the City of Brillion. The trail connects with the Fox River Trail in Forest Junction near the intersection of Main Street and Milwaukee Street. The trail can be used for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. No motorized vehicles are permitted during the hiking, biking, and horseback riding season. In winter, this trail is part of the Calumet County snowmobile trail system.
High Cliff State Park Trails
There are 16 miles of trails within the park, running through the woods and on the Niagara Escarpment. There is also a 40-foot observation tower in the park. Park stickers are required to enter the park. Prices are as follows: a daily sticker for a WI resident is $8.00, annual WI resident stickers are $28.00, senior citizen (65+) is $13.00. Non-WI resident daily stickers are $11.00 and non-WI resident annual stickers are $38.00. For more information about the park, visit the website.
Ledge View Nature Center Trails
Ledge View Nature Center is a 105-acre Calumet County park and environmental education center located just south of Chilton, WI. The park is best known for its caves, but also contains woodland, dolomite ledges, open prairie and an inactive quarry. Hikers can enjoy 3 miles of trails (open sunrise to sunset), a 60-foot observation tower, an arboretum, and gardens with native wildflowers. Visitors can also view displays and interactive exhibits inside the nature center building.
Hwy 10 and 114 near Onida Street, Menasha, WI 54952
The conservancy encompasses about 50 acres and contains about 1.25 miles of wood chip trails. It is located about a half mile east of Oneida Street, on the north side of Highway 10 and 114. It is open March to November from 6:00 AM-8:00 PM and December to February from 7:00 AM-6:00 PM. Many species of birds and other wildlife inhabit the conservancy, including many migrating neo-tropical birds in early to mid-spring.