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Step outside of The Ennis Inn and Pub, onto the Fox River State Trail!

Recreation and Activities

The Fox River trail, starting in Green Bay and ending near Greenleaf, allows many family-friendly activities! Most people choose to bike, jog, or walk along the trail. In-Line skating and skateboarding is also allowed. The trail is also a fantastic place to take your dog or puppy for their walk!

Along the trail you will find a variety of landscapes! The trail goes through downtown De Pere, right in front of The Ennis Inn and Pub. You will find local eateries, lodging, and parks along this portion of the trail. If you continue further you will enter into farmland. Here you can choose to horseback ride along the trail. In the winter, these parts of the trail remain unplowed and offer ungroomed cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.


A trail pass is required to use the trail. This helps us to maintain the trail and keep it open for all to use! You can purchase a pass along the trail or at numerous businesses just off the trail.

Daily passes are $5 each.

Annual passes are $25 each. These are good for most Wisconsin state trails, parks, and other recreation.


The Fox River trail began as a footpath for travel between Native American Villages. When early French explorers, missionaries, and traders began to settle the area they established businesses and stops along this path. The Fox River made transporting materials easier.

As the area built up, eventually a military road was put in place of the original footpath. This road stretched from Green Bay to Milwaukee. In 1853 a train track replaced the military road. The train system along the Fox River was in use until 1989.

In 2001, efforts of the Wisconsin DNR and Parks department helped make the trail into what it is now. The trail extends 20 miles, from Green Bay to the Brown/Calumet County line.