What is the Waterloo Regional Trailhead?
The Waterloo Regional Trailhead (WRT) is a new park located in Waterloo, Wisconsin, which officially opened to the public on December 14, 2013. The mission of the WRT is to connect people to the land through recreation, conservation, and tourism; promote an active and healthy lifestyle; and serve as an engine for economic development fueled by recreation and tourism. In part, the WRT serves as a community park to the city of Waterloo. An interpretive center combined with the grounds provide the community with opportunities to host community events, private parties, and educational programs.
The WRT is among a series of natural areas within the Glacial Heritage Area, and the purpose of the Trailhead is to serve as a gateway to the Glacial Heritage Area. Located in Jefferson County and surrounding areas, the Glacial Heritage Area is a network of parks, wildlife and natural areas, and historic and cultural sites that are connected to each other, as well connected to nearby cities and villages, by trails and waterways - like pearls on a string. The Waterloo Regional Trailhead and the rest of the sites within the Glacial Heritage Area are prime locations for recreation, whether it be bicycling, canoeing, paddling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horse-back riding, or wildlife viewing.
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