You will traverse through five biospheres: prairie, wetland, farmland, marsh and woodlands. You will cross three waterways: Wapsipinicon River, Watson’s Creek and Lake Hendricks. You may encounter white tail deer, muskrat, otter, turkey, pheasant and numerous native species.
The WGWL Trail has been designated as the interstate connecting trail between Iowa and Minnesota. Only 1 mile is unfinished in Iowa before connecting to Minnesota’s Shooting Star Trail in southern Minnesota.
Come support us as we finish the connection!
“Modest places, rarely spectacular, but lending a measure of freedom and wilderness to landscapes that are part of our Midwest . . . some of the best escape routes from the soul-bruising press of modern living.”
– John Madson, Author of Where the Sky Began
EVENTS CALENDAR (click on any of the events below for more details. For a complete listing, visit the Events Page)
Ongoing Events 2017
Trailhead Welcome Center Open – Saturday & Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Memorial Day – Labor Day
Pie Sunday at Trailhead Welcome Center – 1st Sunday of June, July, August from 2-5 p.m
Farmer’s Market – Saturdays May 27th – September 9th from 9:00-11:30 a.m. Located at 203 West Main Street, Riceville, IA (One block west from the Trailhead at 203 West Main Street along Hwy #9)
Summer Art Show Featuring – Sunday, June 4th – Sunday, September 10th