Schrader Connection

Wisconsin

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Schrader Connection Facts

States: Wisconsin
Counties: Portage
Length: 1.7 miles
Trail end points: Bliss Ave. & Wood St (Stevens Point) and Green Circle Trail (Paper Mill Trail section)
Trail surfaces: Crushed Stone
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 10438029
Trail activities: Bike, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Schrader Connection Description

Opened in 2019, the Schrader Connection transformed a 1.7-mile stretch of a former Canadian National railroad line into a crushed-stone path that provides a shorter, pleasant route between two segments of the Green Circle Trail, the area's crown jewel trail system, as well as a useful off-road route from the town of Whiting into southern Stevens Point. The trail is named after the retired parks director for Stevens Point, Tom Schrader, a leading advocate for both this connection and the larger area trails network.

The southern end of the trail in Whiting connects with the Paper Mill Trail segment of the Green Circle Trail, which forms the southern end of a nearly thirty mile loop around the area. The Schrader Connection heads north along the former rail corridor, passing through neighborhoods and newer subdivisions, and comes to an end at Bliss Avenue in Stevens Point, just a short block south from the River Pines Trail segment of the Green Circle Trail. Bikes that can handle the crushed-stone surface, as well as walkers and joggers can take full advantage of this quicker off-road route that avoids having to follow the winding path of the Wisconsin River.

Parking and Trail Access

On the northern end of the trail, parking is available at the Stevens Point Dog Park (601 Mason Street).

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