Winter Park Pines Conservation Easement


The property has a massive network of trails for multiple types of silent sports that are open to the public year-round.



Public access to silent sports trails; natural plant and animal habitat; water quality; carbon storage and other nature-based services that lessen the impacts of climate change

Town of Minoqua, oneida County

3,195 Acres

Ownership: Town of Minoqua

Getting There

Take Hwy 70 west of Minocqua about 6.5 miles. Turn south on Squirrel Lake Road and go 4 miles. Tuenr east on Scotchman Lake Road about 3/4 miles to the entrance to Minocqua Winter Park.



Trails are cleared annually to allow for public recreation. Otherwise, the preserve is passively managed.


Natural plant and animal habitat; water quality; public access; carbon storage and other nature-based services that lessen the impacts of climate change

Funding Support

This project was supported by grants from the Arthur L. & Elaine V. Johnson Foundation, James D & Jane P Watermolen Foundation and several private individuals and families.

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Major Initiatives

Explore the three initiatives that NWLT is advancing to benefit current and future generations.

Old Growth Forest Initiative

Less than 1% of old-growth forest remains in northern Wisconsin todayand they deserve protection.

Shoreland Initiative
Shoreline Protection Initiative

Our region includes one of the highest densities of inland freshwater lakes in the world and headwaters to major river systems. 

Conservation Priority & Climate Resilient Areas

Nature-based solutions offer real hope for lessening climate impacts at home and capturing and storing carbon.


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