Upcoming Classses

Snowshoe Lacing Feb-Mar 2016-page-001Snowshoe Lacing Workshop (Feb-March)

You can make them, you can use them, you can hang them on the wall, or you can give them as a gift! Snowshoes are challenging, yet fun to make. Snowshoes are beautiful, yet useful. Snowshoes are relatively inexpensive, yet they can last a lifetime.
Learn the art of snowshoe lacing with Natural Resource Educator Julie Fox from Wisconsin Interstate Park. Join Julie on a Saturday and a Tuesday evening for a historical look at snowshoeing and hands-on instruction to lace your own pair of snowshoes from a kit.
The Ojibwa-style snowshoe kit includes unvarnished wood frames, nylon lacing, and H-style bindings. (More…)


chainsaw safety flyer April 2016-page-001Chainsaw Safety Training Level One GOL (April 2016)

Back in Polk County by popular demand -- Ken Lallemont from Timber Resources. As a SAWW instructor, Ken Lallemont provides innovative and up-to-date training for maximum production and Chainsaw Safety. Lallemont Timber Resources adapts the training program to meet the specific needs of the individual or group and relates the training to their current level of knowledge or expertise. Lallemont’s unique training programs emphasize efficiency and technique that will markedly improve productivity, help to reduce chainsaw-related accidents, and increase overall safety awareness to many groups including urban foresters, tree service workers, land-owners, utility companies, loggers, federal, and state agencies. (More)

Candlelight Cross Country Ski/Snowshoe and Fat Bike event

Extra Vol 8 No 1 January 2016 -page-001Candlelight Cross Country Ski/Snowshoe and Fat Bike event set for January 30 beginning at 5:30 Soo Line Park, Amery
This is the perfect time of year togather with family, friends and neighbors to venture out after dark to cross country ski, snowshoe, fat bike, or pull a sled. Ski/snowshoe starts at 5:30 and Fat bike ride from 7-9 pm..
Luminaries will light two miles of Stower Seven Lakes State Trail from Soo Line Park to County Road C. Bring your supper or some snacks as the tables under the pavilion will be available. Hot chocolate and cider will be ready for you before you start out or after your return. And, as was last year, a warming fire will keep those fingers and toes toasty warm. In
the event temperatures drop below zero, the event will be rescheduled for February 6.
Trail passes are required for users 16 and over and will be available at the event  If you are interested in geocaching there are 65 sites along the Stower Seven Lakes State Trail. Check it out at geocaching.com.

First Hike & Bike a Success

sl-page-001The First Hike and Bike event a Success!

The First Hike and Fat Bike had a great turn out  on New Year's Day and fun was had by all!  Friends of Stower 7 Lakes State Trail and Brothers Country Mart sponsored this event with the start at  the Nye Parking Lot next to the Brothers Country Mart in downtown Nye, WI.  The participants were Cross country skiers, snowshoers, hikers and Fat Tired Bikers.  This was the first year including the approx. 20 Fat Bikes.  Participants traveled as far as 22 miles which was round trip to Amery. Everyone enjoyed Hot Chocolate furnished by Brothers Country Mart.    

Upcoming Events & Membership Renewal

2016 Events (Mark your calendars)
  • January 30 @ 6:00 p.m. Candlelight Ski event Hot chocolate and cider
  • April 30 @ 9:00 a.m. Work, Play, Earth Day.
  • May 7 @ 7:30 a.m. Half Marathon  
  • June 11 @ 7:30 a.m.Triathlon
  • July 4 @ 7:30 a.m.Wapo Beartrap 5K Fun run
  • October 8 Fall Colors Ride, Friends Annual Meeting and hot dogs (open to public)

Every Membership is valued

Our 2016 Membership Appeal is opening with the hope that we can get all our trail users and supporters to take a moment and sign up showing your support for our great trail. Every contribution is tax-deductible and greatly valued as the Friends have 100% responsibility for maintaining the trail.
Those that volunteer do so without payment. Your contributions not only support maintenance but also provide assistance for the many activities the Friends sponsor. Thank you and please contact me if you have questions. I am most happy to schedule time with you over a cup of coffee. Blessings to all and stay safe. Click to renew membership
Bill Zager, President