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Mariners Trail

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  1. Dogs Allowed
  2. Grilling (Frying)
  3. Open Air Shelters
  4. Picnicking
  5. Restrooms
  6. Walking / Hiking
The beautiful, hard-surfaced recreational 7-mile trail running along Lake Michigan connects the cities of Manitowoc and Two Rivers, Wisconsin.  Many take time to walk, bike, in-line skate, or run while enjoying the cool lake breeze and the beautiful shoreline scenery.  A group called Friends of the Mariners Trail (F.O.M.T.) help to keep the trail maintained.  There is no fee to use this trail.  Click here for a map of the trail.  The trail was dedicated June 1, 2002.

The Manitowoc Garden Club has also been involved with the Mariners Trail and has generously donated a human sundial to the trail in 2014 and a kaleidoscope garden in 2015.

Kaleidoscope Garden Sept. 2015 

Special Events on the Mariners Trail
Groups of 50 or more should complete the Mariners Trail Special Use Permit (if the event takes place exclusively on the trail) or a Special Event Application, if the event also takes place on city streets or sidewalks.  Visit the Special Events page for more information.

Trail Rules

The Friends of the Mariners Trail
Friends of the Mariners Trail members are just a few of the thousands of users of the Mariners Trail.  They are always looking for support and new members.  Click here for their website and an application to join the group.  The F.O.M.T.'s mission is to assist in the operation, up-keep, promotion, and future development of the trail so as to ensure sustainability of the trail to the communities of Two Rivers and Manitowoc.

F.O.M.T.'s Spring Trail Clean Up

Meet at 8am, the 1st Saturday in May at the Aurora wayside.  Have some trail fun and help make the trail ready for another season!  Grab a couple trash bags and clean up a section of the trail.  Safety vests and a light lunch are provided to all volunteers. Bring a broom and trash bags.  Call The Fitness Store at 684-8088 to pre-register.

F.O.M.T.'s Trail-a-Thon

A trail fundraiser and family event held the 2nd Saturday in August! There is a walk/run event in the morning followed by food, games, and a variety of family activities add to the fun of the day.  All proceeds go to improvements, maintenance and upkeep of Mariners Trail.

See the F.O.M.T. website for more information.