Stower Seven Lakes Trail (f.k.a. Amery to Dresser Trail)
Polk County will observe National Trails Day by offering free use of bike trails on Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd, 2013. State trail passes will not be required these two days on neither the Gandy Dancer Trail nor the Stower Seven Lakes State Trail.
This county-operated, 14-mile trail runs from Amery nearly all the way to Dresser. Built on a former railroad corridor, the trail begins at Harriman Avenue in Amery, travels through Deronda, Wanderoos and Nye, ending about one mile from Dresser on 90th Avenue. The trail passes through maple and oak forests, wetlands, prairies and farmlands, and past many picturesque lakes. The trail crosses between the North Twin and South Twin lakes in Amery, skirts the south end of Bear Trap Lake and runs along Round, Horse and Lotus lakes near the western end.
The trail is named to recognize the exceptional natural resources the trail traverses and the longtime public service and leadership demonstrated by Amery’s own Harvey and Marilyn Stower. Harvey Stower served in the Wisconsin Legislature and as Mayor of Amery for many years.
The Stower Seven Lakes State Trail may bring a number of different users to the trail at the same time. It is important to use good trail etiquette to ensure the enjoyment and safety of all trail users. Wisconsin Trail Etiquette and Safety Guidelines [PDF 2MB] ATVs, snowmobiles and other motorized vehicles are prohibited on the traill. The Cattail State Trail, which begins in Amery just east of Highway 46 at Center Street, is open to motorized vehicles.
Amery City Hall, 118 Center Street W
Amery Pedal Paddle Ski, 109 Center Avenue
Amery Cenex Convenience Store, 319 Keller Avenue S.
UW Wanderoos, 1629 70th Avenue in Wanderoos
Friends of the Stower Seven lakes State Trail
J & L MKT (Nye Store), 206175th Ave / Cnty Rd M
Food & Liquor, 115 State Road 35