Saturday, February 10, 2018

    The Deerskin Trail snowshoe was a sunny day as eight of us made our way through a forest of jack pine, balsam, hardwoods, meadows and along the sparkling deerskin river. Walking along the trail, the lead person was startled by a grouse that flew out of the snow just inches from her foot! In the meadow, a couple of glittering snow angels appeared along the trail. Afterward, we stopped in Eagle River for a bite to eat or a hot beverage.

Saturday, January 20, 2018
     We had a great time snowshoeing on the Heal Creek Trail.   By 1:00 the warm weather was a bit sticky for skiing, but great for hiking the trails.  The well packed trail made for easy walking so we did not even use our snowshoes.  We had a great time enjoying the beauty & the fellowship. Saw a grouse, lots of deer tracks and lots of beaver chewed trees.  Definitely a fun trail.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Sam Campbell Trail

     When the group began their snowshoe/hike it was -7 degrees.  The group of 6 members and 2 guests didn’t pay much attention to the cold being they were well dressed.  Their eyes were on the beauty around them; the tall balsams, hemlocks, red & white pines sparkled in the morning sun.  A few days before it had rained, snowed, then turned to below zero temps, freezing each branch with a coating of snow.
     According to a Fitbit they did 4.4 miles, the group’s consensus was about 3 miles.  With only 8 inches of snow the Sam Campbell trail was an easy walk on undulating terrain to and from Wegimund Point.  It was 3 above when the group left Sunset Grill after lunch.

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Contact for More Information

  • Diane DeGrand 715-282-6354
  • Mary Lewandowski 715-282-5995

Trail and Map Information

Welcome to Northern Paddle and Trail
    You are invited to paddle quiet lakes and northern rivers, hike trails of the Northwoods, bike beautiful routes like the famous

Bearskin Rails to Trails Bike Trail, join snowshoe or X-Country ski outings, and relax with friends and an eveningbonfire to finish a wonderful day.

    Our goal is to enjoy the beauty and thrill of silent sports in the company of like-minded souls and strive to be good environmental stewards. NPT is based in Rhinelander, WI.

​​Membership Information
    A membership (single or family) begins in January of each year. Memberships are $20 (single) and $35 (family). Waivers are signed each new year of renewal. Guests are welcome one time for free, but will sign a waiver.

Member benefits include

  • Year around  outings

  • New friends

  • New places

  • Fantastic speaker events

  • NPT website and message board

  • Support of our community's environmental initiatives

  • e-Access to members and events​​