Contact for More Information
Diane DeGrand 715-282-6354
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.
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
Fantastic speaker events
NPT website and message board
Support of our community's environmental initiatives
e-Access to members and events
Trail and Map Information
Not wanting to cancel due to weather, the Giant Pine Trail Snowshoe on Feb. 23rd was quite the experience for us. Driving there, Scott Lake Road had 10" of unplowed snow to drive through. We came upon a downed tree on Giant Pine Trail Rd. Out came the hand saws. Taking off the main branches, we pushed the trunk against the 5 ft tall snowbank and then drove off.
The trail was previously snowshoed, thank goodness. The surrounding snow was at least a yard deep and there was a foot of snow on top the trail. A few of us took turns leading, pressing down onto this new snow. Two of us, not saying who, got partially buried in the soft snow when we had to go off trail. We passed by hundreds of year old white pines, one of which recently had it's crown taken off, huge hemlocks and yellow birch, and snow covered fir trees.
It took a good 2 hours and lots of sweat to snowshoe about 2 miles. We all agreed as we sat down to lunch afterwards at Sunset Grill that it was a totally worthwhile adventure!
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