East River Trail

Green Bay, WI
Length: 8.00 mi.
Type: Point-to-point

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This trail section is a pleasant winding trail closely following the contours of the East River through the communities of Green Bay, Bellevue, Allouez, De Pere and Ledgeview.  There are also four parks with playgrounds along the trail.

The East River Trail winds for just over 8 miles along its namesake waterway through the communities of Green Bay, Bellevue, Allouez, De Pere, and Ledgeview. Its first section was developed in 1990 and additional sections (some disconnected from the others) were added over the years.

The trail is truly a beauty, passing through wooded areas, open fields, and several parks. Keep a lookout for deer, turkeys, rabbits, herons, red-tailed hawks, and the many other animals that call the area home. A few bridges also dot the way, offering nice stopping points to enjoy the river views.

Just a few blocks to the west, the Fox River State Trail parallels its own scenic river for 25 miles. Together, they could make for an enjoyable biking tour through Green Bay and its southern suburbs. Proposals are even in the works to join the two trails.

Submitted by: Kimberly Kelk

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Trail Features

Surface type Mixed
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms Yes
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Bike Trails, Creek / River, Picnic Area, Playground, Shaded Hike, and Wildlife Viewing

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Parking and Trail Access
Parking is available in several of the parks that the trail runs through, from north to south:

Joannes Park (205 South Baird St., Green Bay)
Green Isle Park (2500 Greene Ave., Green Bay); restrooms are available here
Riverview Park (901 Broadview Dr., Allouez); restrooms are available here
Wiese Park (East River Dr. and Lebrun Rd., Allouez)
Ledgeview Park (3700 Dickinson Rd., De Pere)

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