From the downtown trailhead going south you'll quickly reach the back entrance of Hazelwood Historic House Museum which
showcases one of the earliest homes in the area. A little farther south at about the .8 mile mark you can see a large functioning
paper mill on the opposite side of the river. According to the Wisconsin Paper Council, the fox river valley has the highest
concentration of paper mills in the world. You also might see an occasional large ocean going ship unloading cargo on the opposite
bank near the trailhead.
In De Pere, the trail passes by Voyager Park which includes a popular fishing area near the De Pere dam. On the other side of the
trail from the park is a library branch and one block east on Broadway St. is a commercial area featuring restaurants, bars, and
retail stores. Just beyond Voyager Park is the Claude Allouez Bridge and the De Pere lock and dam. The lock and dam system is
one of only a few remaining manual systems in the country. Boats enter a chamber on the edge of the dam where the water level
is either raised or lowered to allow continued upstream or downstream navigation.
After passing under the bridge, on the opposite bank is the over 100 year old historic campus of St. Norbert College, a small
private liberal arts college known for academic excellence.
Green Bay Correctional Institution: This maximum
security prison is located just south of the Highway
172 bridge across Riverside Dr. to the east. Barely
visible from the trail is the dark stone facade of the