The Wiouwash State Trail, built on a former railroad corridor, is named after the four counties it runs through: Winnebago, Outagamie, Waupaca and Shawano. Lake Butte des Morts, grassland prairies, wooded areas and farmland offer views of diverse landscapes and wildlife. The flat base makes the trail perfect for a variety of activities throughout the year. The Wiouwash Trail crosses the Friendship Trail near Larson.
The Riverwalk is a flat, paved trail along both sides of the Fox River connecting Downtown Oshkosh to the Wiouwash Trail. Enjoy great views of the river and a variety of restaurants, stores and attractions. Benches and parks along the Riverwalk offer relaxing picnic areas.
Terrell’s Island, a 1,200-acre wetland conservation project west of Oshkosh, is used to preserve and restore Lake Butte des Morts’ wetland and watershed habitat in Winnebago County. The Butte des Morts Conservation Club opened three Terrell’s Island trails for visitors, including the popular breakwall trail that goes out into Lake Butte des Morts.
The Tribal Heritage Crossing Trail runs along the Interstate 41 causeway, connecting to the Wiouwash State Trail on the north end of the bridge over Lake Butte des Morts. The flat, paved trail is used for exercise, travel and fishing. There are also educational stops with interpretive displays of Wisconsin's 11 Native American tribes and a natural history kiosk.
The Mascoutin Valley State Trail is built on a former railroad corridor of crushed limestone, grass and gravel. Travelers will see farms, prairies and wetlands in Green Lake, Winnebago and Fond du Lac counties. A popular scenic pit stop is the Rush Lake Marsh area in Winnebago County. The trail separates between the western section, which goes from Berlin to Ripon, and the eastern section, which goes between Rosendale and Fond du Lac.