The Nippersink Trail Project gained a lot of momentum as a result of its recent Open House (Sept. 16th). The event was well attended with over 50 representatives from many key stakeholders including: farm and residential land owners along various proposed trail routes, local area and county elected officials, bicycle group enthusiasts and interested community members.

The Open House spurred a chain reaction:
Beginning with a well attended, exciting event the group blazed through the evening by getting to know each other, feelings were expressed and information was shared, we explored maps, and heard from many persuasive voices. Within a few days, nearly everyone who has contacted the group has rallied behind the project and we can begin to work on developing a strategy for the trail(s) in Southeast Walworth County.

As discussion with land owners has now begun we are focusing on and learning more about our potential routes where our ultimate goal is to connect the Prairie Trail at the State Line to Lake Geneva, as our first phase of work.

Future meetings and events:

• Our public planning meetings will be on the 3rd Tuesdays, Caribou Café in Lake Geneva. Future meetings are; Oct. 21st, Nov.18th, Dec. 16th., at 7pm.

• Join us in the sponsored event; Turkey Trot at Big Foot Beach State Park. Sponsored by The Friends of Big Foot Beach State Park

• Our next work day is Oct. 25th from 10am. - 2pm. at Genoa City Storage. We will meet off of Darling Road just east of the intersection of Darling and County Road H. Consider one hour each, and we may make it useable in one day.

We look forward to working together with local citizens interested in trails, property owners and government officials. Let’s join together and begin to work on the Nippersink Trail.

Check for details at the website:
or call Elizabeth Lyons at 262-279-2905.

State Senator Neal Kedzie
Elizabeth Lyons