Nestled in the heart of North Central Wisconsin with miles of snowmobile and ATV trails, and over 126,000 acres of County land, it's no wonder we are the County of Trails. If it's water sports you like, then come and experience one of our 841 lakes, 225 streams or 200 spring ponds. Anglers of all kinds are rarely dissapointed.
Langlade County is also home to the Wolf River. The Wolf offers great Trout fishing as well as quiet water canoeing to adventuresome whitewater rafting or kayaking.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Inspiring, Sharing, and Promoting Health and Wellness; A Community Effort
green spaces and trails are wonderful areas to feel inspired.They are areas to relax, run, ski, skate,
sled, play, bike, and be healthy anytime of the year.We are fortunate as a community to have an
abundance of neighborhood parks, community facilities, and recreational
opportunities promoting active lifestyles. The continued development of these parks and
green spaces is a shared community effort.Development occurs through organizational partnerships, public feedback,
observation of usage, and generous donations and contributions toward park
have over 150 acres of park space and 21 parks within city limits.An additional 175 acres of beautiful rolling terrain
and hardwood forest is located just south of town; at the site of an old capped
landfill.However, this site now has a
new purpose offering a fun and healthy pursuit; it has become the home of a
mile long loop for a single track bike trail.The Single Track Trail located just south of town (address:N1985 Dump Road) had an initial one mile loop
roughed in late last fall.This effort
was made possible through collaboration with Antigo Bike & Ski Club
members.We will be working at parking
lot development and additional trail loops this fall.The scenery is truly breathtaking and the new
park is one of my favorites.The address
may not have the most appealing name “Dump Road”, but I like to think you can
“dump” your daily trials, leave your work stress at the gate, and decompress
with a great ride on a beautiful and scenic trail.
established Springbrook Trail, which includes a combination of paved trail,
rough trail, and 1,800 feet of boardwalk (within city limits), is utilized by
both our community and visitors to the area.Healthy opportunities abound on, or just off, the Springbrook
Trail.A 9-hole disc golf course
sponsored and funded by local businesses is a great way to involve the entire
family in a fun and healthy outdoor pursuit.You can also stop at Duffek Island (located just off of the boardwalk)
and enjoy a pack lunch with your family while young children play on a newly
installed play structure.Both the play
structure and gazebo were made possible through donated funds.
winter months provide an opportunity to cross-country ski, snow shoe, or walk
the Springbrook Trail.Additionally, you
can view the beautiful and creative community Christmas cards and greetings (located
along the south-west section of the trail in the winter month) inspired by local
businesses, individuals, and groups.The
dog sled races in February also offer a unique use of the trail system and
incorporate another outdoor recreational pursuit utilizing the parks.
Springbrook Trail will act as a pivotal connection for the signed and designated
bike route.The signed and designated
bike route connects people to places through the use of existing roads and
trails.This project is in the very
initial stages, but has already received generous community support.The Antigo Optimists have funded the sign
posts and each sign was donated by an individual, group, organization or
business (check our website for a list of donors / sponsors:
route will promote our local amenities providing safe connections to shopping,
schools, facilities, trails, parks, restaurants, and businesses while
additionally generating tourism and stimulating economic development.
development of the Peaceful Valley Park, which includes a warming house and
playground, future pavilion construction, tree plantings, and bench placement
have been made possible because of donations and contributions from our
community.Development of the park has
inspired community groups and businesses to offer unique community programming
within the park and work collaboratively to create enriching experiences for
all ages during all seasons.
new (approximately 17 acre and completely fenced) dog park with a separate small
dog area is a great way for you and your pet to release some energy.It is located just off the Highway 64 bypass
(address:2000 Hwy 64).This community amenity was made possible
through a generous donation from an anonymous donor.Additionally, there was an organized group of
pet owners within the community that showed a strong and vested interest in the
park, and helped guide the direction for the initial plan.We hope to continue to improve and add to this
new park in the form of benches, tables, shade structures, dog agility stations
and access to drinking water for the pets.
park connections such as trails and routes get us outside and help keep us
active.However, the physical is one
component to staying active and feeling well.There are also social connections and networking opportunities that allows
us to stay updated on relevant activities, interests, and possibly expose us to
new opportunities and new experiences.Sharing information about community resources, activities, programs and park
projects strengthens our community, and helps steer the direction of our parks,
projects, and programs.
are a variety of ways community members can stay connected to our community
resources and the various programming that is offered year round.Print publications, radio, community
websites, social media, and just casual conversation all work together to
promote our community and its programs.
support keeps our parks full of play opportunities and our green spaces
green.Community support has created
beautiful facilities, necessary park improvements and well utilized and
relevant programs providing healthy opportunities year round.In summary, our parks would not be possible
without the community support, volunteer efforts, and organizational
partnerships and continued individual participation and involvement.
believe in providing our community with inspiration to live a healthy
lifestyle; providing resources to facilitate the pursuit of activities and
wellness; fostering relationships that parlay our local resources and promote
our local amenities.We also believe in
sharing; sharing our goals and vision with the community about healthy
opportunities and activities that create a desirable place to live and a
desirable place to visit.
positive relationships helps our programs, our parks, and our community, grow
in a unified direction, which leverages our resources and subsequently
accomplishes great things.