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Tomorrow River State Trail

Hiking Bicycling Pets Horseback Riding Snowmobiling Winter Activities Ice Age Trail

  • Trail map [exit DNR]
  • Rail trail: Yes
  • Length: 29 miles
  • Surface: crushed stone
  • Counties: Portage, Waupaca
  • Communities: Plover, Amherst Junction, Scandinavia, Ogdensburg, Manawa
  • State trail pass required for bicycling and horseback riding
  • Master plan
Aldo Leopold Legacy Trail System
Contact information
For information, contact:
Portage County Parks Department
1903 County Road Y
Stevens Point WI 54482

Waupaca County Parks Department
811 Harding Street
Waupaca WI 54981

Wisconsin State Park System Tomorrow River State Trail

Tomorrow River State Trail near Plover.

Photo by Jennifer Warren

LocationThis 29-mile rail trail travels through scenic glacial terrain and farm country from Plover in Portage County to just outside the village of Manawa in Waupaca County, while passing through the communities of Amherst Junction, Scandinavia and Ogdensburg. The western end of the trail connects to the Green Circle State Trail at Hoover Road in Plover.

There is a short one-mile gap in the trail in Amherst Junction and trail users will need to use local roads as the trail route. The eastern terminus of the trail in Waupaca County ends at Wolf Road. Users will need to use local roads for about 0.5 miles between the trail and the village of Manawa.

Trail activities

The 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.

Hiking Bicycling Pets Walking and bicycling

The level grade and limestone surface make this trail suitable for bicyclists, walkers and joggers. Some sections may have hoof marks where the limestone trail is shared with horses. Each bicyclist age 16 or older needs a Wisconsin state trail pass while using the trail. Passes are available along the trail at self registration stations or at the Portage County and Waupaca County Parks offices.

Pet owners, please be sure to have your pet on a leash, 8 feet or shorter, at all times. You must pick up after your pet.

Ice Age Trail Ice Age National Scenic Trail

The Ice Age Trail crosses the Tomorrow River State Trail in Waupaca County at Gillman Road.

Horseback riding Horseback riding

There is a separate 14-mile horse trail alongside the limestone trail from Plover to the Portage/Waupaca county line, with the horse trail under construction in Waupaca County. Horses should never be on the limestone trail except in posted areas where the two are shared. In areas where a separate horse trail is not complete, riders are allowed to use the south side of the limestone trail, providing they stay on the edge of the trail. Riders should follow the horse signs. Each rider age 16 or older needs a Wisconsin state trail pass while using the trail.

Snowmobiling Winter activities Winter activities

Snowmobiles are permitted on the trail. Operators must follow all Wisconsin snowmobile laws. The trail also connects to numerous miles of county snowmobile trails.

The opening and closing of snowmobile trails is at the discretion of each county. Snowmobile trails which cross DNR lands are opened and closed consistent with the surrounding county (or counties). Whenever possible, the opening and closing of snowmobile trails is done on a county-wide basis, however localized conditions may require localized trail opening and closing. It is the responsibility of the county to provide notification about the status of snowmobile trails. The Travel Wisconsin Snow Conditions Report [exit DNR], and local club and county snowmobile web pages [exit DNR] and telephone hotlines will provide the most current information.

The trail is open to walking, bicycling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, however, the trail is not groomed and users must share the trail with snowmobiles. Skiers do not need a trail pass while using the trail.

No Hunting No Hunting No Hunting and trapping allowed on trail

Hunting and trapping are not allowed on the trail corridor. For more information, please see:


Trailheads are located off Twin Towers Road in Plover, Amherst Junction, Cate Park in Amherst and at the State Highway 49 overpass in Scandinavia. All Portage County trailhead parking areas accommodate horse trailers as does a parking lot on Custer Road. Additional parking and public rest rooms are available at Lake Emily County Park. Tomorrow River Trail Map [exit DNR]

The Green Circle State Trail connects to the Tomorrow River State Trail at Hoover Road, just north of County Highway B in Plover.


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Last revised: Monday October 07 2019