Sat, June 18, 10:00a
Difficulty 2 
Paddle Three Rivers At Once
Bear, Manitowish & Flambeau. Historic route and camp. Meet at Hwy 182 landing 10.8 miles NW on Hwy 47 past casino to Hwy 182 then west 1.5 miles to road on right, to end.

Sun, June 26, 3:00p
Difficulty 1 
Paddle – Wisconsin River backwaters
We’ll paddle as far as we wish, then return. A late afternoon snack at the Backwaters Bar will finish the event. This is an annual joy of a paddle. Not one to miss!

​Sat, July 2, 11:30a

Difficulty 3
Paddle the Wisconsin River
Put in at Bev’s. Take out at Menard Island.

Sat, July 9, 4:00p
Difficulty 2
Paddle the Wisconsin River
King’s Dam to Dairy Queen and back. Flat water. Tomahawk area.

Sun, Jul 10, 2:00p
Difficulty 2 
Paddle - Thunder Lake
Plan an hour+ paddle and lunch at The Jail House. Bring sunglasses, hat, and all your paddling safety gear. 

Thu, July 14, 6:30-7:30p
Difficulty 1
Planning Meeting for Turtle-Flambeau Flowage
Camping/Paddle Trip (Refer to Aug 11-14 event for description)

Sat, July 16, 10:00a
Difficulty 3
Ride the Heart of Vilas
Paved bike trail on its newest section, from Boulder Junction to Manitowish Waters.  This section is the flattest of the trail, with a few, short hills.  It's a beautiful stretch of pavement.
Sat thru Fri, July 23-29
Difficulty  3 
Paddle and camping at Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA)  Minnesota  7 day trip.
Note the planning meeting on March 17th

Thu and Sat, Aug 4 and 6, 2:00p
Difficulty 2
Paddle the Wisconsin River
Sara park in Tomahawk to Pride Dam and back. Flat water.

Thu thru Sun, Aug 11-14
Difficulty 2
Turtle-Flambeau Flowage Camping/Paddle Trip
Camp and paddle with fellow NPT members on your own schedule between Thursday and Sunday.  
Note the planning meeting on July 14​

Fri thru Sun, Aug. 19,20,21, 3:30p
Difficulty 3 
Paddle/Camping at Sylvania
Enjoy a 3 day-2 night canoe/kayak/camping weekend in the Sylvania Wilderness Area. 

Sun, Aug 28, 10:45a
Difficulty 2 
Bike – Bearskin Trail
We will bike to the park on Blue Lake, have a picnic lunch and return to the trailhead. ​​​ 

Thu and Sat, Sep 1 and 3, 2:00p
Difficulty 2
Paddle the Wisconsin River
Airport Rd landing in Tomahawk, downriver and back.

Friday, Sept. 9, 5:30p
Difficulty 1 
Annual Pelican Paddle/Potluck
Canoe or Kayak lower Pelican River. Bring sunglasses, lawn chair and a dish to pass.
Paddle approx. 1 hour, potluck starts about 6:30 p.m. 

Sat, Sept. 10, 11:00a
Difficulty 2 - 3 
Paddle Northbranch of Pelican
Start at North Pelican Lake (4th & 5th lakes of the Moen's Chain) and paddle to Sunset Lake and back.  A lunch stop can be made at Birchwood Resort (located on 3rd lake) on the way to or back if the group is interested.​​​​

Sun, Sept 18, Noon
Difficulty 2 
Bike - Boulder Junction Trail
Bike from the trailhead in BJ to Cathedral Point and beyond, retuning to Boulder Junction for an Ice cream cone or snack.  This is a hilly trail with stunning beauty along Trout Lake and nice areas.

Sat, Oct 29, 3:00p
Difficulty 1 
Scavenger Hike and Potluck
Wear your favorite costume (optional) for a scavenger hunt hike as we search the woods along thefabulous trails of the Washburn system followed by a potluck. Join the fun. Bring your favorite dish for a great potluck and fellowship.​

Sun, Dec 4, 5:00p
Planning Potluck Party!
Bring a dish to pass, ideas for more outings, speakers, special events. We'll get them on the calendar and have fun too!

2017 : Upcoming Events

Wed, April 19, 10:00 am
Difficulty 2
Hike – Giant Pine Trail
Enjoy white pines 3-4 hundred years old as you hike a 2-mile loop trail in the Pine River Headwaters Wilderness Area, near Three Lakes. As a bonus, we’ll take a short hike to see one of the largest exposed glacial boulders in the state.

Sat, April 22, 10:00 am
Difficulty 2
Paddle – 1st section of Bearskin Creek
Canoe the Bearskin Creek from Goodnow to Harshaw. 

Sat, May 6, 10:00 am
Difficulty 3
Hike – New Wood Park to Grandfather Falls
View wooden penstocks and enjoy the beauty of small portion of ice age trail along the Wisconsin River.

Wed, May 17, 5:00 pm

Difficulty 3

Paddle – Pelican River

Little George Creek Culvert on Hwy P about 7 miles east of Rhinelander. Some class 1 & 2 rapids.

Thurs - Sun, May 18 - 21

Difficulty 3

Hike – Door County

Enjoy camping in Door County at Potawatomi state park and hiking the Sturgeon Bay and Forestville segment of the Ice Age Trail.

Sat, June 10, 1:00 pm

Difficulty 2

Paddle – Wisconsin River
Sara Park in Tomahawk.
Paddle from Sara Park to Pride Dam, eat a snack, paddle back to Sara Park.

Sat, June 17, 7:00 am

Difficulty 2

Hike – Heal Creek Recreation Area
Birding hike in upland and lowland at Heal Creek Recreation Area with Vanessa Hearse Lehman (birder).

Sat, June 24, 1:00 pm
Difficulty 2
Paddle – Peshtigo River
Peshtigo river below Crivitz. Flat water paddle through a nice stretch of river.

Sat, July 1, 11:30 am

Difficulty 4

Paddle – Wisconsin River

Paddle the Wisconsin River from Hat Rapids Dam to the take out at Rollie’s Road.

Sat, Feb 11, 10:00 am
Difficulty 2
Snowshoe – Tara Lila Trail
Depending on show conditions we will probably do the 1 mile moderate Medicine Lake Trail. See for details.

Sat, Feb 18, 1:00 pm
Difficulty 2
Snowshoe – Heal Creek Snowshoe Trails
Orange loop – 1.2 miles, Blue loop - .7 mile, Yellow loop - .7 mile (you choose).Type your paragraph here.

Sat, Feb 25, 1:30 pm
Difficulty 1
Winter Fun
Play Ice Shuffle Board, Snowshoe on Squash Lake & enjoy the Bonfire. Join us for an afternoon of easy winter fun & snacks.

Sun, March 12, Dusk
Difficulty 2
Hike or Snowshoe the Holmboe Nature Preserve in the Moonlight
We’ll hike the 1-1½  mile loop (45 min. – 1 hr.) Trail is hilly and a little tricky. Large pines and hemlock – very pretty – may want flashlight or headlamp, but not necessary.

Sun, March 26, 5:00 pm
Planning meeting for the upcoming spring, summer, and fall
This is a potluck dinner so bring a dish to share. Plates and dinnerware along with coffee and water will be provided by NPT. Bring your ideas for upcoming activities. All Members are encouraged to attend!

Thurs, Jan 12, Dusk
Difficulty 2
Hike or Snowshoe the Holmboe Nature Preserve in the Moonlight
We’ll hike the 1-1½  mile loop (45 min. – 1 hr.) Trail is hilly and a little tricky. Large pines and hemlock – very pretty – may want flashlight or headlamp, but not necessary.

Sat, Jan 14, 9:00 am
Difficulty 1-3
Ski – Winter Park
Best area trail system with great grooming. Check fee schedule online.

Wed, Jan 18, 11:00 am
Difficulty 3
Ski – Northwood Ski Trail
2.5 miles west of Rhinelander, just off Hwy 8 on golf course Rd. Join us for a midday ski on the golf course ski trails for about an hour, or more. We’ll pick which trail to take when we’re gathered together.

Wed, Jan 18, 6:30 pm
Planning Meeting – Boundary Waters Canoe Trip
Tour the Boundary Water Canoe Area on a 6-day trip. We’ll paddle & portage daily enjoying a new campsite each night.

Sat, Jan 21, 10:00 am
Difficulty 2
Snowshoe – Giant Pine Trail
Near Three Lakes, WI. Enjoy the white pines, 100’s of years old, on these 2 miles of trail. Lunch afterward, in Three Lakes, is a possibility.

Sat, Jan 28, 10:00 am
Difficulty 3
Snowshoe – Northwoods Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance
A guided snowshoe hike in the Underdown area of the Lincoln County Forest. The area has swamps,lakes, bogs and hills abundantly. Choose between distances of one to four hours.

Sat, Jan. 2, 1:00p
Difficulty 2
Snowshoe or Winter Hike the Almon Park Trail
Participants may choose from three options: The Wetland Trail (1 mile), the Upland Trail (1.25 miles), or a combination of both

Sun, Jan 10, 1:00 – 2:30p
Difficulty 1 – 3
Ski – Cassian Trail
This neat trail lets skiers stride side by side and return anytime they wish. People can ski as far as they wish, turning around to head back for a sit down at the Dinky Diner. 

Sun, Jan 17, 3:00 - 5:00p
Difficulty 1 
Fireplace Cook Out at Perch Lake Shelter
Do activity of choice (hike, snowshoe, ski, hang out), then make pudgie pies, hot dogs, etc.

Wed, Jan 20, 10:00a
Difficulty  1 
Mid-week snowshoe/ski
Enjoy a little retreat of an easy ski or snowshoe on the edge of North Pelican Lake (4th & 5th lakes of Moens Chain). Soup lunch after at Nancy and Dave's.  BYO beverages. 

Sat, Jan 23, 5:30p
Difficulty 2 
Moonlight Snowshoe - Perch Lake, Washburn trails
Meet at the shelter to snowshoe then enjoy a treat of snacks and warm drinks.

Sun, Jan 24, 1:00p
Difficulty 1-2 
Ski – Northwoods Golf Course
We have choices of how far and difficulty of the trail. So there is something for all skill levels. We’ll tailgate some hot chocolate and snacks before we head home.

Sun, Jan 31, 1:00 – 3:00p
Difficulty 2 - 3 
Ski : McNaughton Trail
Meet at Trailhead, Tail gate with snacks afterward.

Sat, Feb. 6, 10:00a
Difficulty 2 
Snowshoe the Taralila Snowshoe Trail
The trail features a large loop following the perimeter of a lowlands area.  Total snowshoe is 1.6 miles.  See website for details.

Tues, Feb 9, 5:00p
Difficulty 1 - 2 
After work easy ski on first section of Cassian trail
Bring headlamp.

Sun, Feb 14, Noon
Difficulty 2 
Snowshoe – Hanson Lake Trail
We will snowshoe most of the perimeter of Hanson Lake. Depending on conditions, we’ll walk out on the lake as well. Plan to stay awhile after for a pleasant sit down at Culver’s with a raspberry sundae or other treat. 

Sun, Feb 21, 1:30p – 4:30p
Difficulty 1
Shuffle Board On The Ice
Ice shuffle board, snowshoe on Squash Lake, bonfire and treats. Dress warm and come for fun.

Sat, Feb. 27, 10:00a
Difficulty 3 
Snowshoe the Sam Campbell Trail
Enjoy a mile snowshoe with some ups and down through the Nicolet National Forest. 

Weekend of March 11-13 
NOTICE:  Canoecopia – World's Largest Paddling EXPO
Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI
Visit website for more info: 

Thurs. March 17th, 6:30p 
Planning Meeting for July Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) 7day trip

Sun, April 3rd, 5:00p
Potluck Planning Party!
​Bring a dish to pass, ideas for more outings, speakers, special events. We'll get them on the calendar and have fun too!

Sat, April 23, 10:00a (2 hr) or 1:00p (3 hr)
Canoe/Kayak the Bearskin Creek in 2 sections
Goodnow to Harshaw in a.m.  Lunch at Ten Point Bar & Grill on Harshaw Rd.  Then paddle Harshaw to Cty. Rd. L wayside (more difficut section) in p.m.

Sun, May 15, 8:30a
Difficulty 2
Hiking and Wildflowers
Walk the trails at Eau Claire Dells – Lots of wildflowers

Wed, May 31, 5:00p
Difficulty 3-4 
Paddle the Pelican River
We will encounter class 1 and 2 rapids. Bring sunglasses. Trip is water level dependent

Thu, June 9, 2:00p
Difficulty 2
Paddle the Wisconsin River
Flat water from Hwy A to Kings Dam.

Sat, July 15, 10:00 am

Difficulty 2

Bike – Vilas County

Ride a Vilas County paved bike trail from Boulder Junction to Manitowish. Beautiful paved trail with a few hills.

Sat, July 29, 1:00 pm

Difficulty 2

Paddle – Wisconsin River
Kings Dam to DQ, have ice cream, then DQ back to Kings Dam.

Sat, Aug 5, 9:00 am
Difficulty 4
Road Cycle
Southern Oneida County ramble from Nicolet College, through Enterprise, Parrish, Harrison and back for 50 miles. Difficulty rating considered for duration of 4-5 hours.

Aug 13-19, Week Long
Difficulty 3-4
Canoe Trip
Tour the Boundary Water Canoe Area on a 6-day trip. We’ll paddle & portage daily enjoying a new campsite each night.

Sat, Aug 26, 11:00 am
Difficulty 2
Paddle – 4th Lake to Sunset Lake
Starts at 4th Lake, paddle to Sunset Lake, paddle to Birchwood Bar on 3rd Lake, have lunch, paddle back to 4th Lake down the north branch of pelican river. Round trip 8 mi.

Sat, Sept 9
Difficulty 4
Big Island Lake Wilderness for a long day of paddling and portages in an area described as a Mini Sylvania.

Fri, Sept 15, 5:15 pm

Difficulty 1

Paddle – Pelican River with a Bonfire and Potluck

Enjoy an easy float down the Pelican and take out where we will enjoy a traditional bonfire and potluck.

Sat, Sept 30, 10:00 am
Difficulty 3

Hike – New Wood Park to Grandfather Falls

Hike part of the Ice Age Trail between Merrill and Tomahawk – New Wood Park to Grandfather Falls.

Sat, Oct 28, 2:30 pm
Difficulty 1
Scavenger Hike and Potluck
Hike the various trails in the Perch/Washburn Lake area searching for surprises along the trail. Costumes increase the fun (but are optional). The Potluck in the heated Perch Lake Shelter starts about 6:00 pm. Great fun & fellowship!

Past Events : 2016
Past Events : 2017