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: January 26, 2023, 7:00 PM at Someday Farms


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

  • “In Honor Of” Donation
    Looking for a great holiday gift or a way to honor a loved one? Consider making a donation in their honor to the Friends of the Fox River Trail. Simply make a donation in any amount, download a Friends FRT In Honor Of Donation Certificate and fill in the recipient’s name to present to them.Continue reading ““In Honor Of” Donation”
  • Thank You!
    Due to your generous donations we raised over $18,000 with the Giving Tuesday campaign.  All of these donations will be matched by the Green Bay Packers Foundation Give Back Fund! There is still an opportunity for your donation to be matched by the Green Bay Packers Foundation Grant if you give now.  We have notContinue reading “Thank You!”

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 and Betty Wall

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

Morgan and Trevor Fuller

Paul and 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 and Ken Nyberg

Ron Van Straten and Jeanie Ackley

Lee Anderson

Stephen Bruffett

Gary and Kathy Machlett

Tom & Lois Greinert

Brian Herman

Richard and Emily Wilson

Mark Ernst

In memory of Chuck Deem

Richard Czachor

Lynda Drews

Jay and Alison Frazier

GLC Minerals

​Lynne W Simpson

Joanne and Charlie Tilleman

Peter Tanz