2018 : Upcoming Events

Wed, Aug 29, 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.


Tue, Sep 11, 1:30 pm
Difficulty 2

Bike – Bearskin Trail
We can decide as a group how far we want to go or if we split in two groups – one going to Minocqua with an ice cream stop and one group making a much shorter trip.


Sat, Nov 3, 3:00 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!


Weekly thru Oct, Tues, Wed & Thurs, 9:00 – 11:00 am
Difficulty: Beginners to Intermediate players

Pickle Ball
Trinity Lutheran Church Gym, 235 N Stevens Street in Rhinelander. Parking is behind the church. Open to NPT and Trinity Church members and their guests.  Not open to public due to space limitations.


Sat, July 7,  2.5 hr
Difficulty 1
Paddle – Deerskin River
Meander between wetland and forest.


Wed, July 11, 1:00 p
Difficulty 2
Paddle – Wisconsin River
Enjoy the quiet stretch of the Wisconsin River from Hat Rapids put-in to Camp 10 take-out. Don’t forget your sunglasses, water, and sunscreen.


Sat, July 28, 10:30 am
Difficulty 2
Hike – Blackjack Springs Wilderness-Whispering Lake
Wilderness area with four large, crystal-clear springs.

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.


Fri, 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 http://www.taralila.org/ 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).


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!


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, 1:00 pm
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.

Past Events : 2018

Sat, May 5, 1:00 pm
Difficulty 2
Paddle – 1st section of Bearskin Creek
Canoe the Bearskin Creek from Goodnow to Harshaw. 

Fri, May 11, 10:00 am
Difficulty 3
Hike – Giant Pine Trail
Hike the 2-mile Giant Pine Trail, a longtime favorite, south of Three Lakes.  Enjoy seeing hundreds of year old pines in early spring, before the bugs are out. We will also stop at the Shelp Lake Parking area and do a visit by car and short walk to one of the oldest glacial boulders in the state. 


Wed, May 16, 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.


Sat, May 19, 10:00 am
Difficulty 2
Hike - Northwoods Chapter Ice Age Trail Alliance
​Spring wildflower hike in the beautiful hills and rolling hardwoods of the Harrison Hills in Lincoln County. Terrain will be hilly-moderately difficult. Click to view their poster.


Thurs, May 24, 2:00 pm
Difficulty 2
Wildflower Hike – Luna-White Deer Trail
Hike along the shorelines of both Luna and White Deer Lakes in the Nicolet National Forest.

Sat, June 2
Difficulty 2
Backpack - Chipmunk Falls area or Blackjack Springs area
Have your wanted to try backpacking or tune-up your skills.   We're hosting an early summer hike.  Here is an opportunity to develop your skills.​​


Sat, June 16, 10:00 a
Difficulty 1
Bike – 3 Eagle Bike Trail
Reiter Center, 8.4 miles to Sundstein Rd parking lot and return.​

Past Events : 2017

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, 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
Paddle
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!

Sun, Jan 7, 6:30 pm
Difficulty 1
Speaker Event - Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Sat, Jan 13, 10:00 am
Difficulty 1
Snowshoe or Hike Sancampbell Trail 

Sat, Jan 20, 1:00 pm
Difficulty 2
Ski – Escanaba Trail
This trail is a wonderful blend of fun, challenging terrain & gorgeous Northwood’s scenery. Short, medium or long loops. We’ll stop at the shelter for a snack.

Thurs, Jan 25, 1:00 pm
Difficulty 1
Snowshoe or Hike - Holmboe Conifer Forest
Snowshoe or hike (depending on snow conditions) The Holmboe Conifer Forest. Afterwards stop off at The Mad Batter for a bakery treat and coffee.


Sat, Feb 10, 11:00 am
Difficulty 2
Snowshoe - Deerskin Trails
The Deerskin Snowshoe Trails are part of the Phelps Trail system. There are four trail loops that range in length from 1.6 miles to 3.7 miles. Trails are gently rolling with some steep areas.

Fri, Feb 16, 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 http://www.taralila.org/ for details.

Sun, Feb 18, 6:30 pm
Difficulty 1
Speaker Event - Boundary Waters Canoe Area

Sat, Feb 24, 1:00 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 4, 6:30 pm
Difficulty 1
Speaker Event - Costa Rica Trip

Sun, April 15, 5:00 pm
Planning meeting for the upcoming spring, summer, and fall
This is a potluck dinner so bring a dish to share.