Welcome Friends!

Welcome to the Friends of The Fox River Trail (Friends FRT), a non profit organization dedicated to advocating and helping with maintenance, upkeep, preservation and improvement of the Fox River State Recreational Trail in Brown County, Wisconsin. Take a look around and see what we do. Whether you’re new to the Fox River Trail or have used it for years, the Friends FRT welcome you with open arms.

NEXT MEETING: April 27, 2023 at 7:00 PM – Someday Farms, Greenleaf Wi


The trail is approximately 26.3 miles long. The trailhead is at the end of Porlier Street in Green Bay and follows the Fox River south through Allouez, De Pere, Greenleaf, Forest Junction, and ends at Ott Road, north of Hilbert.

Stay Updated

The Friends of the Fox River Trail meet once per quarter (January, April, July, & October) on the 4th Thursday.

A newsletter is published monthly.


If you ride your bike, use roller blades, run, walk or ski on the trail, you are a supporter. Would you like to be part of the ongoing efforts to sustain, maintain and improve the Fox River Trail?

Recent Blog Posts

  • The perfect Valentine’s Day gift!
    Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone? Consider making a donation in your loved one’s honor to the Friends of the Fox River Trail.
  • New Year, New Trail Pass
    Welcome Friends to 2023! Don’t forget that if you plan to use the Fox River Trail in the new year you’ll need a 2023 Trail Pass. While The Fox River Trail is free to enjoy for walking, Wisconsin State Recreational Trail passes are required for those 16 and over who are using wheels onContinue reading “New Year, New Trail Pass”
  • Save the Date: Frenzy on the Fox
    Join the City of Green Bay Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department for the 7th annual Frenzy on the Fox on Friday, January 13, 2023. For every registration received on January 5th or 6th, five dollars will be given to the Friends of the Fox River Trail Capital Fundraising campaign.

Resurfacing and Paving Project announced.

The Friends of the Fox River Trail announced the launch of a capital campaign to repave the 22-year-old Fox River Trail and expand the pavement 3.4 miles into Greenleaf. The goal is to raise $300,000 to complete funding needed (in addition to grants, trail passes and other existing funding), to begin construction in 2024/25. To kick off the campaign, The Green Bay Packers Foundation has generously made a donation that will match up to $50,000 from public donations as part of their Give Back initiative.

A part of this project’s combined efforts with Brown County Parks will include the replacement of aging culverts, the addition of some amenities, and a new parking lot in the rural portion of the trail. The fundraising will ensure the safety of current users, entice new users, and promote business and tourism from downtown Green Bay to Greenleaf and well into the Fox River Valley.

We hope that you will help support the Friends of the Fox River Trail fundraising efforts to assure that this premier recreational and transportation trail is maintained for generations to come!  

Donations may be made in your name or in honor of a friend or loved one. You can donate now through this website or through the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation.  If you have any questions about this project contact the Friends of the Fox River Trail by email at friendsoffrt@yahoo.com

Please join in saying Thank You to our Platinum Contributors.

Green Bay Packers Foundation
GiveBack Matching Grant

Cliff & Betty Wall

Tracy & Peter Flucke
authors of the book “Coast to Coast on a Tandem” 

Morgan & Trevor Fuller

Paul & Jeanette Dufeck

Orthodontic Specialists of Green Bay

LedgeStone Vineyards
920-532-4384 | www.ledgestonevineyards.xyz

Union Hotel & Restaurant
Serving De Pere since 1883
920-336-6131 | www.facebook.com/UnionHotelDePere/

The Bike Hub
Where there’s a wheel there’s a way.

Medich Baycare Clinic Foundation

Stadium Bike

Dervish Charitable Foundation

Meg Deem

Rebecca & Ken Nyberg

Ron Van Straten & Jeanie Ackley

Lee Anderson

Stephen Bruffett

Gary & Kathy Machlett

Tom & Lois Greinert

Brian Herman

Richard & Emily Wilson

David Hemstreet

Kathleen M Kapalin

Mark Ernst

In memory of Chuck Deem

Richard Czachor

Lynda Drews

Jay & Alison Frazier

GLC Minerals

​Lynne W Simpson

Joanne & Charlie Tilleman

Peter Tanz

Lynch-Popkey Family