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Newton Blackmour
State Trail

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  • Trail map [PDF]
  • Rail trail: Yes
  • Length: 22 miles
  • Surface: crushed stone
  • Counties: Outagamie
  • Communities: New London, Shiocton, Black Creek, Seymour
Aldo Leopold Legacy Trail System
Contact information
For information, contact:
Outagamie County Parks Department
1375 E Broadway Dr.
Appleton WI 54915

Wisconsin State Park System Newton Blackmour State Trail

View of wooden bridge.

DNR Photo

LocationThe Newton Blackmour State Trail now spans 22 miles on a former rail corridor in Outagamie County. The trail name is derived from the four communities the trail passes through: New London, Shiocton, Black Creek and Seymour. The trail's eastern end in Seymour connects to the Duck Creek Trail, which travels east towards Green Bay for five miles.

Trail activities

The trail may bring a number of different users to the trail at the same time. It is important to use good trail etiquette to ensure the enjoyment and safety of all trail users.

Hiking Bicycling Pets Walking and bicycling

The level grade and smooth surface make this trail suitable for bicyclists, walkers and joggers.

Pet owners, please be sure to have your pet on a leash, 8 feet or shorter, at all times. You must pick up after your pet.

Horseback riding Horseback riding

To avoid damage to the trail, horses should stay off the trail in the spring until the trail is dry, usually until around May 15. Riders are also asked to limit their use of the trail immediately following a heavy rainfall to reduce the amount of damage to the trail. Riders must pick up after their horse.

Snowmobiling Winter activities Winter activities

Snowmobiles are permitted on the trail. Operators must follow all Wisconsin snowmobile laws. The trail also connects to numerous miles of county snowmobile trails.

The opening and closing of snowmobile trails is at the discretion of each county. Snowmobile trails which cross DNR lands are opened and closed consistent with the surrounding county (or counties). Whenever possible, the opening and closing of snowmobile trails is done on a county-wide basis, however localized conditions may require localized trail opening and closing. It is the responsibility of the county to provide notification about the status of snowmobile trails. The Travel Wisconsin Snow Conditions Report [exit DNR], and local club and county snowmobile web pages [exit DNR] and telephone hotlines will provide the most current information.

In Seymour the Newton Blackmour State Trail connects to the Duck Creek Trail. Snowmobiles are not allowed on the Duck Creek Trail.

The trail is open to walking, bicycling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, however, the trail is not groomed and users must share the trail with snowmobiles. Skiers do not need a trail pass while using the trail.

No Hunting No Hunting No Hunting and trapping allowed on trail

Hunting and trapping are not allowed on the trail corridor. For more information, please see:


The trail roughly parallels State Highway 54 between New London and Seymour. Seymour is about 17 miles west of Green Bay and 20 miles north of Appleton.

The 22-mile trail is located between House Road in New London and Vandenheuvel Road in Seymour. Accommodations, parking and services are available in communities along the trail.


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Last revised: Monday October 07 2019