The Powerline Trail is a major new east-west shared-use path that provides significant recreation and transportation opportunity to the public. The trail allows users to walk, run and bike for exercise and transportation, and connects them to places they want to go, including homes, businesses, workplaces, parks and the existing trail system.
The Powerline Trail is a supporter of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people. Their Route of the Badger project offers a vision of expanding the regional trail system in southeastern Wisconsin that provides opportunities for physical activity, tourism, and connections to nature, recreation and businesses along the route. An enthusiastic group of local people, businesses and organizations is coming together to make the dream a reality.