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Mountain-Bay State Trail Connector – Shawano County

The Mountain-Bay State Trail  is one of the longest rail-trails in the state, 83 mi. in total. The trail runs between Rib Mountain in Weston to Howard Memorial Park near Green Bay. The majority of the trail is constructed on a former rail bed. However, in Shawano County’s Richmond Township, there is a 4.5-mile gap in the rail-trail which requires users to travel on a fast moving rural road with no shoulder. This segment is particularly dangerous due to large farm equipment, blind corners and four sets of railroad tracks. For the past twenty five years a dotted line marked “future trail” has appeared on the area map.  Trail advocates have submitted a TAP grant for a feasibility study to make this proposed off-road option a reality.

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