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Calumet County does not have any manmade water parks, climbing walls, or plastic tunnels for slithering. What we do have is Wisconsin's largest inland lake, the cliff faces of the Niagara Escarpment, and a series of underground natural caves!

High Cliff State Park is a favorite amongst fitness enthusiasts and historians. With its cliff walls and miles of steep and varied trails everyone from artists to athletes enjoy the park. It has a campground, Native American effigy mounds, old lime kilns, and a wealth of history within the walls of the old general store that still sits in the park. It is located along Lake Winnebago and there is a marina at the north end of the park.

In addition to a state park, there are four state wildlife and natural areas encompassing thousands of acres of prairies, marshes, and woodlands. They draw hunters, hikers, and bird watchers.

The Calumet County Park System adds yet another shoreside campground with a winter tubing hill, nature center with caves, passive lakeside park, and three harbors. The County Park and its marina along Lake Winnebago was once the site of an old brickyard and traces of the yard's history can still be found on site.

A second nature center in the county is tucked quietly in the midst of the Brillion State Wildlife Area offering trails and a marsh platform to view nesting osprey and other wildlife.

In addition to thousands of acres of park land and wildlife areas, there are miles of trails and over 35 local parks offering a variety of amenities from a canoe launch to an aquatic center.

Trails
Brillion Nature Center Trails
W1135 Deer View Road, Brillion
(920) 756-3591    Website | Map

6.5 miles of trails give hikers a chance to view wildlife in marsh, pond, forest, and prairie habitats. Click here for the trail map.


Calumet County Park Trails
N6150 County Road EE, Hilbert
(920) 849-1494    Map

5 miles of trails through the woods and on the Niagara Escarpment. Call the Parks Activity Line for updates on the trails (920) 849-1494. Click here to download a map of the park.


Chilton Riverwalk
221 Park Street, Chilton
(920) 849-2451    Map

Over 1/4 mile, paved trail that meanders along the South Branch of the Manitowoc River from Madison Street to Park Street (by Chilton Public Library).

This attraction is an Accessible Adventure.


Fox River State Trail
N9099 Holmes Road, Brillion
(920) 439-1008    Map

A multiple use trail that runs east of Highway 32/57 from Green Bay to Ott Road, north of Hilbert, for approximately 26 miles. The Calumet County portion of the trail is a 5-mile, limestone section. Permitted uses include walking, biking and horseback riding. Trail parking is located on at N9099 Holmes Road outside of Forest Junction.


Friendship State Trail
Between Brillion and Forest Junction
(920) 439-1008    

A 4-mile, multiple use, limestone trail that runs east-west along Highway 10 between Forest Junction and Brillion. In Forest Junction, the trail connects to the Fox River State Trail. Permitted trail uses include walking, biking and horseback riding. There is no dedicated parking area for this trail. It is recommended that users park at the Fox River State Trail parking area located at N9990 Holmes Road near Forest Junction. The distance from the parking lot to the Friendship State Trail is approximately 1 mile to the south.


High Cliff State Park Trails
N7630 State Park Road, Sherwood
(920) 989-1106    Website | Map

8.5 miles of trails within the park, running through the woods and on the Niagara Escarpment. There is also a 40 foot observation tower in the park. Park stickers are required to enter the park. Prices are as follows: a daily sticker for a WI resident is $7.00, annual WI resident stickers are $25.00, senior citizen (65+) is $10.00. Non-WI resident daily stickers are $10.00 and non-WI resident annual stickers are $35.00. For more information about the park, visit the website.


Ledge View Nature Center Trails
W2348 Short Road, Chilton
(920) 849-7094    Map

Hiking trails through forest and prairie habitats. Trails are groomed in winter for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Snow shoes can be rented for in-park use.


Menasha Conservancy
Hwy 10 and 114 near Oneida Street, Menasha    Website | Map

The conservancy encompasses about 50 acres and contains about 1.25 miles of wood chip trails. It is located about a half mile east of Oneida Street, on the north side of Highway 10 and 114. It is open March to November from 6am-8pm and December to February from 7am-6pm. Many species of birds and other wildlife inhabit the conservancy, including many migrating neo-tropical birds in early to mid-spring.


Solomon Trail
Between New Holstein and Kiel
(920) 898-5766    

A 2.25-mile trail that connects the cities of New Holstein and Kiel. This multiple use, paved trail connects to the Sheboygan River Walkway in Kiel. Benches and a rest station can be found along the way. Located along State Hwy 57.