MADISON, Wis. (April 20, 2023) – As the shifting seasons transform Wisconsin’s scenery from buds and blossoms to a verdant landscape, the Wisconsin Trail Report returns to help travelers discover hiking and biking destinations perfect for taking in the sights of spring and summer.
Travel Wisconsin, in partnership with the Wisconsin Office of Outdoor Recreation, recently launched the Trail Report for the season. The interactive map-based report lets users explore the vast trail networks in the state, from the Wisconsin State Park System and various county and municipal parks to private and nonprofit trail offerings like nature centers.
“Wisconsin is full of natural wonder. The state is nearly half covered in forests, dotted with 15,000 lakes and crisscrossed by 84,000 miles of rivers and streams. All throughout, you’ll find extensive trail networks to experience this exceptional natural beauty,” said Tourism Secretary Anne Sayers. “Outdoor recreation is a top reason travelers choose Wisconsin to make memories, and the Wisconsin Trail Report is a fantastic tool to plan that memorable outdoor getaway, whether it’s an afternoon excursion for Earth Day or a week-long expedition.”
Using the Trail Report, visitors can select a destination to find a brief description of the trail network, such as the total mileage and types of terrain, and learn about its general conditions. The Trail Report also helps round out a trip by providing recommendations for dining, lodging and other activities to do in the surrounding area. For bicycling networks, the report identifies whether they’re designed for mountain biking or recreational biking, as well as the surface material of the trails.
“As the hub for Wisconsin’s outdoor recreation industry, the Office coordinates dozens of volunteer reporters who make the Wisconsin Trail Report such a valuable tool for people seeking out the immense opportunities for outdoor adventure in Wisconsin,” said Mary Monroe Brown, Director of the Wisconsin Office of Outdoor Recreation.
The volunteer reporters provide weekly updates on general conditions or after major weather events and improvement projects. Additional trail reporters are always welcome to make the report more comprehensive. Information on becoming a trail reporter can be found here. To embed the Wisconsin Trail Report on your website, create a customizable widget here.
About Travel Wisconsin
Travel Wisconsin is the official destination marketing organization for the State of Wisconsin operating under the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. We work to market the state as a premier travel destination while generating greater economic impact for Wisconsin through tourism. Learn more at www.TravelWisconsin.com.
About the Wisconsin Office of Outdoor Recreation
The Wisconsin Office of Outdoor Recreation uplifts the state’s outdoor recreation industry and its partners for the economic health and overall well-being of the state and its residents. In recognition of the significance of outdoor recreation to Wisconsin’s tourism product, the Office was established within the Department of Tourism to serve the broader industry, including outdoor recreation businesses, manufacturers, guides and nonprofits. Learn more at outdoorrecreation.wi.gov.