Fox Trot Trail Highlights Appleton's History


A new 2.2-mile walk through downtown Appleton and along the Fox River is designed to show off Appleton's history and one of the City's best features.

The Fox Trail starts in Houdini Plaza and heads down College Avenue toward Lawrence University, where the trail turns south toward the Fox River before heading along the Newberry trail and back up through the flats and Jones Park back to Houdini Plaza. Along the way, 16 historical points of interest will remind residents and entertain visitors with information about the history of Appleton.


"We're very excited to unveil this trail that we constantly hear visitors asking for," said Department of Public Works Director Paula Vandehey, who spearheaded the trail project. "The trail highlights some great points of interest along College Avenue and takes people along a beautiful stretch of the Fox River with interesting history there as well."

Anyone walking down College Avenue can't miss the distinctive trail markings. Blue fox paw prints dot the trail and blue foxes mark the designated points of interest. Brochures with a trail map and descriptions of the points of interest are available in the plaza and at various businesses throughout downtown. There is also an app with the information and map available in the City website.


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