Trail News & Upcoming Events

Partial Trail Closing New!

The city of Manitowoc will be making Trail improvements starting at Reed Ave. and going south about 400 feet. This will take place from Tuesday, September 5th to Friday, September 15th. That section of the Trail may be closed for the needed repairs to be completed.

(posted: 8/30/17)

September Monthly Meeting New!

The September FOMT monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 27, at 6:30 pm at the Chamber of Manitowoc County building, 1515 Memorial Drive, adjacent to Mariners Trail. As always, the meeting is open to both members and non-members. Those interested in getting involved with Friends of Mariners Trail are especially invited to attend.

(posted: 8/30/17)

Calendar Photo Contest New!

SOTR Image The summer is more than half over, and the FOMT Calendar Photo Contest submission deadline, September 30, is drawing closer. If you are planning on submitting photos, now is the time to see if you have the ones you want. If you are not planning to submit pictures, consider doing it; you may have already taken one of the winning pictures and have it sitting in your camera.

The rules for the 2017 Photo Contest are essentially the same as in previous years. The thirteen winning pictures will be used in next year's Mariners Trail Calendar. There will be cash prizes for the four top pictures, with $100 each going to the first place and cover photos. The committee would like to see more pictures showing action along the Trail, with people actually using Mariners Trail. Photographers should get permission to enter the photo from any recognizable people in their photos.

The rules and entry form are available here. The form can be printed, filled in, and sent in with submissions. Those wishing to email entries can simply provide the same information as on the form in the body of the email message. Anyone with questions about submitting pictures can contact committee member Kelly Keedy at 920-645-7786.

(posted: 7/23/17)

Holiday House Walk & Roll Event New!

Holiday House will be holding their 5K Walk & Roll fund raising event on Mariners Trail on Saturday, October 14. For more information, go to & Roll.html

(posted: 8/30/17)

Bicycle Rental along Mariners Trail

In response to questions about bike rentals along Mariners Trail, we are posting the following list of places in Manitowoc and Two Rivers where bikes can be rented.

Light House Inn, Two Rivers (north end of Mariners Trail in Two Rivers)
   1515 Memorial Dr, Two Rivers, WI 54241
   (920) 793-4524

Manitowoc Marina (south end of Mariners Trail in Manitowoc)
   425 Maritime Dr, Manitowoc, WI 54220
   (920) 682-5117
   (Bikes supplied by The Fitness Store, Manitowoc)

Heavy Pedal Bicycles (downtown Manitowoc)
   826 S 8th St. Manitowoc, WI 54220
   (920) 652-0888

Bike N' Fit (downtown Manitowoc)
   301 N 8th St. Manitowoc, WI 54220
   (920) 682-1944

Point Beach State Forest Concession Stand (in the state forest)
   9400 County Road Q, Two Rivers
   (920) 553-1534

Cleveland Cycleworks (downtown Two Rivers)
   1200 Washington St., Two Rivers, WI 54241
   (920) 553-1950

(posted: 7/24/17)

New Board Members elected at October Meeting

Several new Board of Directors members were elected at the October FOMT meeting held on October 26. Joining the Board are Michelle Garnett and Dave Bourgeois. The full Board now consists of: John Brunner, president; Judy Corrado, vice-president; Lee Kummer, treasurer; Michelle Garnett, secretary; Mark Klaiber; Jeff Allen; Judy Goodchild; and Dave Bourgeois. Pictures of the new Board members are located on the officers webpage.

(posted: 10/27/16)


Contacting Friends of Mariners Trail

Friends of Mariners Trail can be contacted at:
    P.O.Box 2341
    Manitowoc WI 54221-2341



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