The Northwoods Land Trust is delighted to announce it will host Hiking the
Two Towers Trail at Minocqua Winter Park on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 1-3 pm. The
event will take place at Minocqua Winter Park in Minocqua, WI and is open to everybody.
During the event, guests will hike a 5 km/3 mi loop that visits the two highest points at the
popular winter recreation facility. This trail is located within the 3,195-acre conservation
easement currently held with Northwoods Land Trust, on land owned and managed by the
Minocqua Winter Park Foundation.
At this time of year, bugs should be at a minimum and fall colors should be nearing their
maximum! Scenic overlooks in the heavily forested, fairly flat part of northern Wisconsin are
not all that common, so this should provide great panoramic views. We should be able to see
parts of the Yukon and Squirrel River from various vantage points. This 5 km/3 mi hike is rated
as strenuous due to the vertical relief encountered.
The event is free to attend. Registration is required by emailing Troy Walters at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Further trip details will be provided upon registration.
The Northwoods Land Trust is proud to host this event in conjunction with the fifth annual
Wisconsin Land Trust Days celebration. Wisconsin Land Trust Days is a series of outdoor
activities and family-friendly events that take place every year in August and September. The
events allow guests to learn about the benefits and importance of protecting natural places in
“Wisconsin Land Trust Days gives us the opportunity to invite people to Minocqua Winter Park
to explore an amazing trail system among this 3,195-acre conservation easement, the largest land
trust-held conservation easement in the state” said Troy Walters, Outreach & Monitoring
Coordinator of Northwoods Land Trust. “We’re happy to be part of the land trust community,
which helps protect and preserve Wisconsin’s special natural places.”
This year, 20 land trusts will host 36 events throughout the state. A full list of Wisconsin Land
Trust Days events is available at havefunoutside.org.
About Northwoods Land Trust: The mission of the Northwoods Land Trust is to promote
permanent conservation of natural woodlands, shorelands, wetlands, and other natural resources
as permanently protected resources for present and future generations. Based in Eagle River,
Wisconsin, NWLT serves Vilas, Oneida, Forest, Florence, Iron, Price and northern Langlade
counties. Visit https://northwoodslandtrust.org/ to learn more about land conservation services
available to private landowners, protected lands, and future events.
About Minocqua Winter Park: Mission statement: As the stewards of the largest conservation
easement in the state of WI, we serve a community of outdoor enthusiasts through our trails,
programming, and events. As a non-profit organization, we value a wellness lifestyle, personal
growth, passion for cross country skiing and other outdoor sports, and the operation of a venue
that enriches the Lakeland Community by providing diverse experiences of unparalleled quality.
Check out https://www.minocquawinterpark.org/ for more general information and exciting
changes coming to Minocqua Winter Park.
About Wisconsin Land Trust Days: Wisconsin Land Trust Days is a statewide promotion
sponsored by Gathering Waters: Wisconsin’s Alliance for Land Trusts. Wisconsin Land Trust
Days brings attention to its member land trusts and the important work they do to protect
Wisconsin’s natural resources in the communities they serve. Gathering Waters also helps land
trusts, landowners, and communities protect the places that make Wisconsin special by
advocating for funding, providing land trusts with resources, and creating a network of peers for