We've expanded our horizons: thank you, IAT-U volunteers!

The morning school bell echoing throughout the Merrill School Forest signaled the start of breakfast and another day of Ice Age Trail University. The Ice Age Trail became the classroom for 61 volunteers from July 9-13. Expanded class offerings included seminars on volunteer chapter leadership and trail maintenance in addition to First Aid & CPR and chainsaw safety.

Volunteers’ talents, skills and willingness to learn strengthen the Ice Age Trail Alliance and the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Thank you, IAT-U volunteers!

1.8 miles of new trail now open in the Blue Hills!

Almost two miles of new Ice Age Trail are now open in the Blue Hills of Rusk County thanks to the hard work of volunteers during a Mobile Skills Crew project June 19-28! Volunteers also built a 20-foot bridge, 140 feet of boardwalk and multiple rock retaining walls. Thank you!

Check out the new section of the Northern Blue Hills Segment on the online trail map. Feeling inspired by our volunteers' commitment to the trail? Join us for one of the remaining MSC projects this summer!