Ahnapee State Trail

Rails to Trails

Ahnapee State Trail


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, snowmobiles, fat bikes, cross country skiers, and snowshoers whisk across its frosty surface.

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


The Ahnapee State Trail is a multi-use trail. It is used by people who travel its length in multiple ways. In the summer some people walk, some jog or run, some ride bicycles, and some ride horses or drive horse drawn wagons, buggies, or carts. In the winter snowmobiles and cross-country skiers share the trail.

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Ahnapee Trail Maps

Our maps are available here for viewing or download, and hard copies of these maps are available via request or at specific locations on the trail or at participating outlets throughout Kewaunee and Door Counties near the trail.

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By becoming a Friend of The Ahnapee State Trail, you will notified about all events, projects and proposals pertaining to the Ahnapee State Trail, as well as volunteering opportunities. Take an active role in one of Northeast Wisconsin’s unique resources. Membership means YOU are getting involved in ensuring that the trail is preserved and improved for generations to come.

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