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Wisconsin River Trail – Grant County

The Wisconsin River Trail is a project that will create a 20+ mile, non-motorized hiking/biking trail through the Driftless areas of rural  Boscobel, Woodman, and Wauzeka, following both sides of the Wisconsin River. It will create an avenue for users along WIS 133 to access work, school, or recreational opportunities increasing tourism and bolstering the economy for the City of Boscobel and surrounding communities.

Phase 1 of the Wisconsin River Trail was constructed in 2016 by the City of Boscobel, DNR (Knowles-Nelson grant), WisDOT and the Wisconsin River Trail Organization (WRTO). It connects Boscobel’s community trails to the Von Haden Boat Landing along USH-61. Three more phases of the Trail remain: the second is a 7-mile trail from Boscobel to Woodman, following WIS 133 and local roadways. Phase 3 connects the Von Haden Recreational Area to Wauzeka on a five-foot-wide paved shoulder and is anticipated to be completed by WisDOT by 2025 as part of a scheduled roadway project. Finally, Phase 4 will cross the Wisconsin River from Wauzeka-Woodman with an ADA-accessible pedestrian/ATV/UTV/ snowmobile bridge.

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The Joint Finance Committee is deliberating on the 2023-2025 State Budget RIGHT NOW. If you want to support the development of this priority project, please contact your legislators and let them know!