More than a century since railroad bells were rung and train whistles blown for the first time, quiet has returned to the Kewaunee and Door County countryside.

A “rails to trails” conversion has removed the tracks. During spring, summer, and fall hikers, bikers, horseback riders, and horse-drawn carts and wagons share the trail. In winter, cross country skiers and snowmobilers whisk across its frosty surface.

The Ahnapee State Trail

The Ahnapee State Trail spans about 50 miles between Kewaunee, Casco, Algoma and Sturgeon Bay. The 8 to 10 foot wide trail has a firm surface for hiking, trail bikes and horseback riding. During the winter the trail is used especially by snowmobilers – though cross-country skiing is also permitted – and interconnects with 95 miles of snowmobile trails in Kewaunee County and 275 miles of trail in Door County.

For trail condition reports and further information about county events, call 920-388-7199 or for general information, email the Kewaunee County Promotion and Recreation Department or call 920-388-0444