Trail Tips


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Consider carrying a map and/or directions. There are no signs or markings to direct you along the Packers Heritage Trail or its spurs. But, with just a limited amount of information at your disposal, it shouldn’t be that difficult to find each site.

 

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There are no public restrooms along the Packers Heritage Trail (City Walk) or the Packing Plant Spur. There are public restrooms on the Lambeau-Lombardi Spur along the Fox River State Trail. There are restaurants, coffee shops, convenience stores, etc., on the City Walk and Packing Plant Spur with restrooms for customers.

 

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All 22 plaques on the Packers Heritage Trail (City Walk), Packing Plant Spur and Lambeau-Lombardi Spur are close to city streets and there’s plenty of parking near each site if you choose to drive.

 

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There are two long stretches – a mile or more each way – heading out to and coming back from City Stadium on the Packers Heritage Trail (City Walk). There are no plaques to see from Madison Street to Baird Street on the way out, and only one on the way back between City Stadium and the former Chicago & North Western Depot site. There also are no public restrooms along the way, although there are stores, bars and restaurants on the walk back.

 

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There are public restrooms in two nearby parks, Joannes and Whitney, that should be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Joannes is an almost three-block long city park located across Walnut Street from East High School near the Hagemeister Park and City Stadium plaques. The restrooms are in the shelter building a block from the corner of Walnut and Baird streets. Whitney Park is located two blocks east of Monroe Avenue and covers a square block between Curly Lambeau’s Birthplace Home site and the former North Western Depot. Whitney Park is bordered by Van Buren Street to the east, Main Street to the north, Jackson Street to the west and Pine Street to the south. The restrooms are in the shelter building in the middle of the park.

 

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If you bike the Lambeau-Lombardi Spur use caution when heading to sites off the Fox River State Trail. You might have to deal with heavy traffic crossing Riverside Drive and while biking the streets of De Pere to St. Norbert College.

 

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Bikers need to purchase a daily or annual pass to ride on the Fox River State Trail. Daily passes are available at self-service locations on the trail. Annual passes are available at a number of area businesses.

 

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There’s no fee to walk the Packers Heritage Trail. There’s also no fee to bike or walk on the Packing Plant Spur or, in other words, on the trails that are part of the East River Greenway and Baird Creek Parkway.