One of the little known gems in Central Wisconsin is the City of Mosinee, WI http://www.mosinee.wi.us/. Not too long ago, much like the other communities along the central stretch of the Wisconsin River, Mosinee managed to develop a riverfront trail. The Wisconsin Riverwoods Trail http://www.mosinee.wi.us/parks/Wisconsin%20Riverwoods%20Trail.html is a beautiful example of public-private cooperation. Much of the river frontage in Mosinee was owned by the local paper company which also has a hydroelectric dam.
It is a very scenic trail meandering through much of the wooded shoreline of the Wisconsin River in Mosinee past the dam south of Main Street and the Highway 153 bridges. I walked up from Chuck’s Landing, one of three boat landings on the Wisconsin River in Mosinee. Chuck’s landing is south of the dam on the west side of the river and is accessible from Third Street in Mosinee at Freemont Street. http://www.mosinee.wi.us/parks/maps/Wisconsin%20River%20Trail.jpg
So, if you are traveling through Central Wisconsin, take the Highway 153 exit off of I-39, go into downtown Mosinee and do check out the Wisconsin Riverwoods Trail any time of the year.