Stower Seven Lakes State Trail
This county-operated, 14-mile trail runs from Amery nearly all the way to Dresser. Built on a former railroad corridor, the trail begins at Harriman Avenue in Amery, travels through Deronda, Wanderoos and Nye, ending about 1 mile from Dresser on 90th Avenue.
The trail is named to recognize the exceptional natural resources the trail traverses and the longtime public service and leadership demonstrated by Amery’s own Harvey and Marilyn Stower. Harvey Stower served in the Wisconsin Legislature and as Mayor of Amery for many years.
The trail has been brushed and graded. The surface is a combination of grass, ballast, and gravel, and is presently open for foot travel including walking and snowshoeing. The trail is currently under construction to upgrade the surface to better serve bikers and walkers alike. Construction will be complete by July 2010.
The trail is not maintained for cross-country skiing, but skiers may use the ungroomed trail. ATVs, snowmobiles and other motorized vehicles are prohibited on the Stower Seven Lakes State Trail.
School Forest Trails: The school forest is open to the public. Find more information here.
Gandy Dancer Trail Map: The 98-mile recreation trail follows the railroad grade from St. Croix Falls north to Superior. Recreational use on the trail is divided by geographic location south half and north half. The south trail segment extends 47 miles from St. Croix Falls to Danbury, paralleling Highway 35 most of the distance. This segment was surfaced with crushed limestone in 1995 and offers a smooth, hard surfaced trail with use limited to biking and hiking from April through November. A bike pass is required.