We are launching our first ever major fundraising campaign. Why now?
During the past two years we've witnessed a tremendous influx of visitation which has opened our eyes to the need for more outdoor recreation outlets that promote a healthy, active lifestyle for the entire family.
WinMan Trails provides a distinct combination of “wild-ness and comfort” that is truly authentic.
From our rolling topography, perfect soil conditions, and sprawling hardwood forests...To our upscale amenities, ideal location in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, and one-way trails...
You will always be able to enjoy the solitude of nature without trail crowding.
And with a range of outdoor recreation experiences available within a couple-hour drive, WinMan is positioned to become the base camp destination for the region.
With 80% of our users living more than 25 miles away and an huge increase in visits last year, we are ready to continue our sustained growth while focusing on what has always made WinMan Trails standout - quality.
- Quality Facilities
- Quality Amenities
- Quality Staff
- And most importantly - Quality Trails
Two Ways to Make a Difference
Help us meet our goal of $500,000.
More than a trailhead, we envision becoming a community hub of healthy, outdoor activity that truly characterizes our shared Northwoods character.
Those who contribute $500 or more to our Fundraising Campaign will receive a FREE Family Membership to WinMan Trails for the 2022-2023 season.
Scroll down for details about the projects we have planned.
Your membership to WinMan Trails will go directly towards supporting one of the premier trail systems in the Midwest.
Your annual commitment will allow us to fund operational needs as well as our efforts to improve and expand our trail system. Hooray, More Trails!
Learn more about the benefits of membership and how your involvement will positively impact WinMan Trails.
WinMan Trails personifies the Northwoods outdoor lifestyle. From its humble beginning in 2013, to our current 40+ miles of unique trails, WinMan has become a favorite destination for locals and visitors who love to bike, ski, hike, and snowshoe.
That is why we're dedicated to expanding and refining this premier, 4-season trail system. With a focus on building new trails, new trail features, and functional engaging gathering spaces, WinMan will become more than a just an amazing trail system.
Check out the slides below to learn more about our Fundraising Campaign. You can find a link to the entire slideshow at the bottom of this page.
- Our Vision -
WinMan Trails serves as a year-round adventure park and community gathering space for residents and visitors to experience outstanding trails and upscale facilities that inspire active, outdoor lifestyles.
- Expand our trail mileage and improve the quality of our current trails
- Refine our trail system with a hub design and directional trails so that users can enjoy the solitude of nature without trail crowding
- Redevelop parts of our trail system and add wayfinding elements to make navigation more intuitive
- Enhance our maintenance capacity to keep the trails expertly groomed and maintained year-round
- Develop additional gathering sites such as small pavilions and warming huts throughout the property
- Build an easy, kid-friendly ski trail
- Create more inviting community spaces at our trailhead with shade structures, picnic and lounge areas, fire pits and breezy, comfortable spaces to gather with friends and family
- Add a space for outdoor events and live music
- Develop more outdoor play opportunities through a nature-based play space and a sledding hill
- Create more opportunities for all levels of riders to become better
- Rebuilding and improving our pump track
- Installing features to allow for progressive skill development
Additional Resources and Information
Story of WinMan
Simply described, "this was a family project that got way out of control." Learn about the history of WinMan Trails and how we got to where we are today.
Want to know why we love it here?
Phase Two: Plans for the Future
Learn more about the work put in to get us here and our goals beyond this fundraising campaign. Where can we take WinMan Trails with your support?
PowerPoint for Capital Campaign
Learn more about who WinMan Trails is today and the specifics of our campaign. Know someone who supports our mission? Please share these slides and encourage them to donate.
Two Pager of Campaign Highlights
Quick and easy way to share the goals of our campaign with friends and family.
Letter of Support
One page letter than can be printed or shared to easily donate to the campaign by mail or pledge future giving to WinMan Trails.
Paper Membership Form
Prefer to write a check and mail in your membership rather than using our online platform? Just print this form out and send it our way - we will do the rest.
Support of WinMan Trails
WinMan Trails is an asset to the Town of Winchester because it provides high quality, year-round, family-friendly recreation. The positive impacts it has for our residents and community are healthy outdoor activity and an expanding economic development run by professionals. The Town Board fully supports WinMan Trails and their mission, and we will continue to support their efforts moving forward in whatever way possible.
Town of Winchester
This all-season outdoor recreational park is such an amazing gift to the area - from mountain bike trails in the summer to ski, snowshoe, and fat tire bike trails in the winter, it has everything you need to get outdoors. If you're a silent sport enthusiast, or just someone who loves to recreate outdoors, this is the place to be. The trails are great. The lodge is great. But most importantly, the community of outdoor enthusiasts is great. You will not be disappointed with a trip to WinMan. It is always time well spent.
Kristi Waits and Thomas Ponik
aka Wainik's World
One of the best trail systems I’ve been on, especially for the size. Very well made trails, super fun and flowy, and BEAUTIFUL! Very grateful for all the work that has been put into creating and maintaining these pristine trails and excited for the next phase coming. Thank you all out there who have brought this to the community.