Enriching the community and promoting a healthy lifestyle

by facilitating the creation of a network of public trails and greenways.

What is Shawano Pathways?


Shawano Pathways (SPOKES) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 incorporated in August 2011 and funded by annual membership dues, grants, and donations.  The organization formed in response to a growing need for trails and greenspaces in Shawano County, Wisconsin.  Our mission is to plan for and facilitate in the development, implementation and maintenance of a greenway and trails network within Shawano County and adjacent areas for recreation and alternative transportation, while preserving and restoring natural areas and resources connected with the trails.


To promote the importance of greenways and trails to the quality of life within the community.


To plan for and facilitate the development, implementation and improvement of a greenway and trails network within Shawano County and adjacent areas for recreation and alternative transportation.


To sponsor and provide various opportunities for healthy outdoor activities for all ages.


The goal of establishing a network of pedestrian and bicycle trails connecting communities throughout Wisconsin is shared by many organizations.  Our goal is to link the places people live, work, and play in Shawano County by supporting like-minded organizations and businesses, and promoting dialogue between the various local governments.


Membership is open to the public and your dues help support the many programs, trails, and projects we strive to promote, develop, and preserve.


Comments and ideas from bicyclists and pedestrians like you are an important source of information for improving Shawano County's Pathway Network.

For General Questions, Please Email Us:


Please note that while we try to monitor the email account on a regular basis, it may be a few days before we respond.  In addition, some matters may need to be discussed at our next monthly meeting before responding.  Please be patient.

Our Mailing Address:

Shawano Pathways

P.O. Box 95

Shawano, WI 54166-0095

Area Parks Departments

Shawano County Parks Department

Keith Marquardt

(715) 526-5216



Shawano City Parks

Matt Hendricks

127 S. Sawyer

Shawano, WI 54166

(715) 526-6138

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