The Wiouwash State Trail is a high trestle trail named after the four counties it runs through: Winnebago, Outagamie, Waupaca and Shawano. The flat trail is great for those who enjoy exploring along a former rail corridor with pit stops for river fishing, a brewery and wildlife viewing in praries. It is separated into two sections by about 30 miles. The Winnebago County portion of the trail runs north through Oshkosh and stops in Hortonville.
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. Some of the popular scenic pit stops it the Eldorado Marsh Wildlife Area in Fond du Lac County and 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.
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 through Lake Butte des Morts.
The Lake Butte des Morts Causeway along Interstate 41 was designed to provide better safety with improved traffic flow and economic impact by linking the Fox River Valley and southeastern Wisconsin. The Tribal Heritage Crossing Trail runs along the causeway, connecting to the Wiouwash State Trail on the north end of the bridge. 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 Oshkosh River Walk is a flat, paved trail in downtown Oshkosh and beyond along both sides of the Fox River in Winnebago County. People can walk, run, bike, fish and enjoy an alcoholic beverage or picnic lunch while watching the boats float by. There are also many restaurants, stores and parks to visit on the journey.
The trail on the south side of the river runs from the Jackson Street bridge to a community pier. The trail on the north side of the river, runs from the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center to the Wiouwash Trail. This side of the trail also goes through the UW Oshkosh campus.