The High Cliff Connection is a proposed trail connection that will extend the regional east/west trail corridor from the Miron Trestle Bridge to High Cliff State Park. The connection will tie into the local Friendship Trail in Menasha, tie into the State’s Friendship Trail, and extend to the High Cliff State Park.
The High Cliff Connection will fill multi-modal gaps in this strong, regional east-west corridor that will connect the Fox Valley Region and will help provide safer multi-modal opportunities for school children in the area. The trail expansion will continue the extension to provide multimodal facilities for residents and visitors to access retail, job centers, local trails, parks and other key community facilities that otherwise would not be accessible or would require the use of a vehicle.
In spring of 2023, the High Cliff Connection team applied for two Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grants to support funding for two possible trail segments within the corridor. We are pleased to report that both applications were accepted by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) to be used towards feasibility studies along STH 114, Old Highway Road, Manitowoc Road, and Pigeon Road.
In the fall of 2023, High Cliff stakeholders and the Village of Harrison submitted another WisDOT TAP application for the design and construction of Old Highway Road Trail (1.8 miles). The Bike Fed will continue working with stakeholders and Eastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission to aid in the development of these projects.