Trail and Map Information

Saturday, January 15, 2022

The January 15th snowshoe hike on the NORA trail system was super. It was a little cold to start with but we warmed up quickly with the activity and the sun being out. We “shoed” along on sparkling sugar snow, saw tracks galore but no animals except for two eagles flying overhead that we could presume might be a pair checking out the real estate. We stopped at Mary Lou Baribeau’s donated bench for a photo and reminisced about her love of snowshoeing on this trail. We had to bushwhack a short distance to return to the main trail when it seemed to have stopped but that wasn’t a problem with Dan E. in the lead. This “short but sweet” trail made for an enjoyable time for us as the smiling faces in the photo shows.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Scavenger Hunt & Potluck at the Perch Lake Shelter
     Scary and not so scary animals awaited those who attended this Annual Event hosted by Dan and Marj. We searched for 56 or 63 animals in groups of 2-4 doing fun activities like building a log cabin, hiking with mini-backpacks, and roasting marshmallows around a campfire positioned along the Washburn Ski Trails. We were charmed by the thought put into it. All for our enjoyment, thanks to the Mehrings. The weather was perfect for this event. After the Creature Scavenger Hunt, we enjoyed a delicious pot-luck meal at the shelter’s outside “fireplace room”. Lots of good visiting time. As the evening light waned, the fireplace warmth was welcome. 

Sam Campbell Memorial Trail Hike on Saturday, September 18, 2021

     It was a perfect blue-sky kind of day. That with good company - picturesque lunch spot - interesting fungi, plants and trees along the trail made for a fine time. Dan Ewert even found a geocache without a GPS location! That about sums it up - the hike was a really memorable one. Thanks to all who participated.

July 30, 2021    

     Farewell paddle and bonfire for one of our longest standing members, Catherine Joppa, who had to move out of the area. We will all miss her friendly greetings and all that she contributed to make our organization a success over the years. She has served on the board, lead countless outings, supported events lead by others, authored our website, contributed lots of great ideas, helped bring people together to enjoy our common interest in silent sports and documented much of it with photos.

   Call 715-490-3155 for more information

Recent Event Highlights

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 $10 (single) and $15 (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​​