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.


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      May 15, 2019. Raven State Nature Trail, Woodruff, WI, near Clear Lake. The clear, bright spring day was perfect for hiking the 1.5 mile nature trail, which goes through stands of large white pine, hardwoods and hemlocks. The hilly terrain makes for an interesting and good leg stretch. We stopped to look for bog plants as we crossed the bog boardwalk. Few wildflowers were blooming in what is a late spring.


     May 22, 2019. Almon Nature Trail by Buck Lake in Oneida County. Cool morning after previous nights heavy rain and wind. The woodland trail (1.25 mi)had widespread green shoots but few blooms of hepatica, wood anemone, wild lily of the valley and trillium. Another week would bring forth blossoms. There were three wet areas on the trail that could be walked around.


     On June 25th eight members and two guests had a nice paddle from the WI River Rainbow Dam to Newbold park. It was enjoyed by all, but was a short section. Everyone wished it could have been longer.


​​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​​