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Ice Age Trail

Ice Age Trail

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The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a thousand mile footpath that runs only through Wisconsin. The path follows what would have been the edge of the glaciers some twelve thousand years ago with a terminus in St. Croix Falls in the west, a trail that winds throughout several areas of the state and another terminus at Potawatomi State Park near Sturgeon Bay in the east. You can hike it all or just parts of it. But no matter if your walk is long or short, you will see gorgeous landscapes that were carved by the glaciers. You’ll experience Wisconsin nature as you have never before and you’ll meet some friendly people in interesting towns along the way. The trail is built, maintained and promoted by the Ice Age Trail Alliance as a must see Wisconsin wonder.

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Ice Age Trail

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  • St. Croix Falls, WI Learn

    The western terminus of the Ice Age Trail is located in St. Croix Falls along the St. Croix River. The trail runs through the oldest state park, Interstate Park and the newest one, Straight Lake State Park.

    Learn more about St. Croix Falls, WI
  • Baraboo Hills Chapter Learn

    Working throughout Sauk County, the Baraboo Hills Chapter promotes the trail for recreation and education.

    Learn more about Baraboo Hills Chapter
  • Dane County Chapter Learn

    Whether you are a seasoned hiker or someone looking for an?easy guided stroll in the woods, you will find the Dane County?Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance has something for you.

    Learn more about Dane County Chapter
  • Rock County Chapter Learn

    Chapter members work in collaboration with?the Rock Trail Coalition in developing trails in the county for hiking and biking.

    Learn more about Rock County Chapter
  • Rusk County, WI Learn

    The Ice Age Trail through Rusk County will leave you wondering what the geography looked like after the glaciers receded from Wisconsin. While there are plenty of towns nearby, the terrain along the trail takes you to another place and time.

    Learn more about Rusk County, WI
  • Chippewa County, WI Learn

    The Ice Age Trail takes you along the Chippewa River to Cornell where you’ll see something called the Stacker, the only pulpwood stacker in existence left over from the old logging days. There’s camping, swimming and boating at Brunet Island State Park or ride your bike down the Old Abe State Trail to Lake Wissota where you’ll find yet another state park for outdoor fun.

    Learn more about Chippewa County, WI
  • Skillet Creek Media Learn

    See more amazing photos of Devil’s Lake State Park and the Ice Age National Scenic Trail through the lens of Derrick Mayoleth.

    Learn more about Skillet Creek Media
  • Holiday Inn Chippewa Falls Stay

    Chippewa Falls-Eau Claire is home to nationally-known Leinenkugel’s Brewery, and is one of the premier apple-growing sites in the country. Visitors to Chippewa Falls can enjoy the Heyde Center for the Arts, Lake Wissota State Park, Irvine Park and Zoo and numerous bike trails.

    Learn more about Holiday Inn Chippewa Falls
  • Americinn Rice Lake Stay

    Here at the Newly Renovated AmericInn Hotel in Rice Lake we are proud to provide the amenities you want most and we deliver them at the highest level possible. Our hotel is conveniently located near beautiful Rice Lake and is only minutes from the best dining, shopping, and outdoor recreation in the area.

    Learn more about Americinn Rice Lake
  • Fred Thomas Resort Stay

    The Thomas family continues the management in the Fred Thomas tradition of “Perpetually New”. This concept of continually upgrading the resort’s facilities has ensured beautiful and immaculate accommodations that guests come back to enjoy year after year.

    Learn more about Fred Thomas Resort
  • Lake View Lodge Stay

    Currier’s Lakeview Lodge is a full-featured lakefront resort hotel/motel located on a semi-private peninsula on the east shores of Rice Lake in Northwest Wisconsin. Enjoy breathtaking views of beautiful Rice Lake through large windows which face the lake in every guest room.

    Learn more about Lake View Lodge
  • Chateau St. Croix Stay

    A true appreciation for wine can be uncovered in the lush wine valleys of Europe, where history and tradition are as rich as the wine itself. It was within the Rhine Valley of Germany where Troy and Laura Chamberlin developed a love for all things wine.

    Learn more about Chateau St. Croix
  • Langlade County Ice Age Trail Play

    The Langlade County Chapter of the Ice Age Trail

    Learn more about Langlade County Ice Age Trail
  • Northwoods Chapter Ice Age Trail Play

    The Northwoods Chapter includes Lincoln County.

    Learn more about Northwoods Chapter Ice Age Trail
  • Waupaca Area Ice Age Trail Play

    The Waupaca area chapter of the Ice Age Trail

    Learn more about Waupaca Area Ice Age Trail
  • Waushara County Ice Age Trail Play

    The Waushara County chapter of the Ice Age Trail

    Learn more about Waushara County Ice Age Trail
  • Christie Mountain Play

    Skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing for the whole family to enjoy. Exciting runs to make your blue blood roar, long cruising runs for mellow times and gentle places to build confidence.

    Learn more about Christie Mountain
  • Blue Hills Trail Play

    The Blue Hills Trail is a 20-mile system that is considered one of the most scenic cross-country ski trails in the Midwest. The trail’s many loops and intersections allow skiers to make their outings as long and challenging or as short and easy as desired.

    Learn more about Blue Hills Trail
  • Blue Hills Felsenmeer Play

    Blue Hills Felsenmeer features talus slopes and is an outstanding location for geological interpretation of glacial action. The natural area consists of several small valleys, strewn with lichen-covered rocks, on the southwest side of the Blue Hills.

    Learn more about Blue Hills Felsenmeer
  • Mommsen’s Produce Patch Play

    Located in beautiful northwest Wisconsin, this family farm has been providing fresh produce and fun for 33 years – come visit and don’t forget your camera!

    Learn more about Mommsen’s Produce Patch
  • Rice Lake Curling Club Play

    The Rice Lake Curling Club is a club rich in history, camaraderie, volunteerism and pride.

    Learn more about Rice Lake Curling Club
  • Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company Learn

    Join thousands of folks who visit the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company each year on their trips to the Northwoods. Experience how Leinenkugel’s® award-winning beers are handcrafted in an old-world Germanic brewery dating back over 140 years on a free tour, complete with samples.

    Learn more about Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
  • Country Fest Play

    One Award-Winning Lineup. Four Days. 8,000 Campsites. 320 acres. Best Fest in the Midwest.

    Learn more about Country Fest
  • Rock Fest Play

    Rock Fest is a true ROCK experience you can’t miss. Featuring only the best of new and classic rock and legendary names in Rock Music, entertainment is first priority. Set on 320 acres in Central Wisconsin and home to over 8,000 campsites with major hotels nearby, there is something for everyone here.

    Learn more about Rock Fest
  • Greccos on the St. Croix Eat

    Chef Justin Grecco is the executive chef/owner at Grecco’s. He has traveled the world and grown to have a strong passion for food, wine and fun. It is his pleasure to share that passion with you! At Greccos on the St. Croix!

    Learn more about Greccos on the St. Croix
  • Norske Nook Eat

    Since 1973, this restaurant, bakery, and gift shop has provided western Wisconsin with “tastes like grandma’s” cooking and “feels like home” service that’s so good there are now locations in Osseo, Hayward, Rice Lake, and Eau Claire.

    Learn more about Norske Nook
  • Full Throttle Sports shop

    For all of your ATV accessories, snowmobile parts, scooters, motorcycle accessories, and aftermarket gear, look no further. We carry the latest and the greatest Motorsports parts, performance parts and accessories from Drag Specialties, Parts Unlimited, Tucker Rocky, and other trusted brands.

    Learn more about Full Throttle Sports
  • Waukesha County Chapter Play

    There are 40 miles of trail and 5.8 miles of connecting routes in Waukesha County.

    Learn more about Waukesha County Chapter
  • Washington County Chapter Play

    34.1 miles of trail and 10.5 miles of routes in Washington County.

    Learn more about Washington County Chapter
  • Lakeshore Chapter Play

    The Lakeshore Chapter encompasses the trail from Sheboygan County to Door County.

    Learn more about Lakeshore Chapter
  • Cold Caching Learn

    Learn how you can earn patches for making geological discoveries along the trail.

    Learn more about Cold Caching
  • Mobile Skills Crew Learn

    Each year, volunteers from across the state converge to trail building events along the trail.

    Learn more about Mobile Skills Crew