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 (1) 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


Trail and Map Information

  • Dave Hansen 715-771-0584
  • ​Mary Lewandowski 715-282-5995

Contact for More Information

In celebration of the 101st birthday of the National Park Service, 6 brave souls accepted the challenge of the weather and paddled through the wilderness Saturday, August 26th, to the far reaches of Sunset Lake. No sunsets or sightings of Sasquatch were observed but numerous sightings of ducks, a muskrat or two, and one humongous yellow duck that we could not shake loose from following the group (see photos). The group also brought good luck to two fishermen who boated and released a musky right as we paddle near.
Considering misty skies occurred during most of the paddle, spirits were high perhaps the food and drinks consumed at the Birchwood Grill had something to do with that!
The trip concluded with Nancy serving up a coffee cake and hot drinks back at the lodge. Thanks Nancy!

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