Welcome to the Trails of the Fox Cities!
It is a great way to stay healthy, enjoy nature, improve the environment and build a strong community.
This map is provided as a guide for those who intend to use the recreational trails throughout the Fox Cities and surrounding area. Additional copies of the map that includes more detail are available at the Parks and Recreation Customer Service area on 1st Floor of City Hall at 100 N. Appleton Street.
The cities of Appleton, Menasha, Neenah and Kaukauna; the town of Menasha, Greenville, Clayton and Grand Chute; Outagamie County; and the Fox Cities Greenways, Inc. have worked together to provide an extensive network of trails throughout the Fox Cities, with other trail segments yet to be completed. These trails offer a variety of different recreational opportunities and connections to the various communities. Many of the trails noted on the map are paved off-road trails, offering the opportunity to walk, bicycle and skate on hard surface trails. Some segments are sidewalks along local streets that provide connections to the paved, off-road trails. Other segments noted on the map are on-street routes that offer connections to other trails are recreational facilities.
Lawe St. Trestle Trail
Opened in August 2020, the City of Appleton repurposed the abandoned railroad trestle into a trail that connects Lawe Street to the Eagle Point Senior Living Complex located at the end of John Street. There is trail head parking at the end of John Street.
Fox Trot Trail
This scenic two mile loop of Appleton’s downtown and riverfront will highlight some of Appleton’s rich history and the beautiful Fox River. Heavily tied to the north flowing Fox River and the paper industry, many of the sites along the trail have histories that are intertwined and helped to make Appleton the wonderful place it is today.
Download the Brochure here. You may print it off or scan the QR code printed in the brochure to read about the points of interest along the trail that are marked by the fox head logo painted at each stop.
Appleton We Energies Multi-Use Trail Construction Information
The City of Appleton, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, was scheduled to construct a 1.5‐mile off‐road multi‐use trail from S. Oneida Street to Schaefer Circle.
UPDATE 10.4.22: Project design and permitting has been suspended due to escalating construction costs and information gained from geotechnical work within the WE Energies corridor. The city has also cancelled the Wisconsin DOT TAP Grant that was awarded to help assist with costs.
Trails Master Plan
The Appleton Trails Master Plan explores opportunities to enhance and expand multi-modal facilities, for both recreation and transportation purposes within the City of Appleton. New trails and improvements to existing trails will lend to the creation of a network that provides connections to key destinations and recreation opportunities within the city and region. This plan builds on existing proposals and planning efforts and includes the results of a trail audit and stakeholder input to identify and prioritize projects for network expansion