Manitowish Waters Bike Trail
The Manitowish Waters paved bike trail travels from the Powell Road/Community Center along Hwy. 51 to CTH W through Manitowish Waters shopping center, continuing along CTH W to the North Lakeland Discovery Center/Rest Lake Community Park. The paved trail continues along CTH W to CTH K, Camp Jorn, North Lakeland School,Boulder Junction and beyond!
New for 2015! The bike path along W from Highway 51 into downtown Manitowish Waters has been rerouted to a new scenic, and much safer route through some wooded areas and wetlands. A new bridge has been added over the wetland area, and a new path off the road goes through the busy downtown area. The trail adjacent to the road has been made significantly wider. More upgrades will be coming!
The Manitowish Waters Bike Trail Committee has become aware of the need for expanded trails for bikers and walkers within the township. The Committee has reviewed all the alternatives with pertinent officials in an effort to provide a safe and efficient trail system allowing everyone access to all of the region’s destinations and attractions. The review, after extensive public input, spawned the birth of the Manitowish Waters Regional Alternative Transportation Master Plan. The North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission has ranked the Manitowish Waters Plan the highest for the continued development of the region’s overall trail network.
Current Fund Drive
We are currently conducting a fund drive to help continue to maintain and extend The Manitowish Waters Bike Trail. It is being conducted by the Manitowish Waters Bike Trail, Inc. – a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The goal of this organization is to provide safe and efficient trail systems allowing everyone access to all of the region’s destinations and attractions. With the help of donations from supporters, they will continue to expand the bike trail system. To make a tax deductible donation send your donations to the Manitowish Waters Bike Trail, Inc. c/o FirstMerit, PO Box 308, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545.