exploring our amazing natural spaces

Finding old trails

The old trails around this Wisconsin lake were created to log white pine over 135 years ago. The iron rail tracks are long gone of course but the trail remains with pine, birch and oak slowly reclaiming the landscape altered by European settlers soon after Wisconsin was declared our 30th state in 1848.

1800s logger trailSource: MN Historical Society

One response

  1. Marilyn J. Ringold

    This is a reminder to us that the road around Howard Lake used to run right in front of our screen porch in the day. This road made it convenient for citizens to take a ride around the lake. M

    April 21, 2015 at 3:30 pm

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