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The Three Eagle Trail is a rail-trail in northern Wisconsin that follows the former Chicago and North Western (CNW) Railway line between the City of Eagle River and the Town of Three Lakes. Approximately 1.5 miles of trail in the north and 3 miles of trail in the south use the former rail corridor, while the rest of the route winds through woodlands and over streams.
The crushed limestone trail has been built in two disconnected segments with a short gap of about 1.25 miles between them that can be traversed on the lightly trafficked Sundstein Road. The northern segment is shorter, beginning in Eagle River at the old CNW depot and heading south, including a bridge over Mud Creek. In the winter, the northern segment is groomed for cross-country skiers, and snowmobiles can utilize it as well.
The longer southern segment of the trail begins in Three Rivers at Don Burnside Park, which offers restrooms, athletic facilities, a playground and picnic tables. From there, the trail meanders through wetlands, dense forest and marshy pines with lots of twists and turns and plenty of benches to rest on. The route includes two boardwalks and a bridge.
Parking for the northern segment is available at the municipal lot on the west end of Eagle River along State Route 70.
For the southern segment, parking is available at either end: at Don Burnside Park in Three Rivers, or at the small lot on Sundstein Road.
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