The Marathon County Chapter, originally named the Plover River Chapter, was formed in the early 1970s. Volunteers completed the first 6.5 miles of Ice Age Trail in the area, now known as the Ringle Segment, in 1973. Shortly thereafter in 1976, volunteers completed the next 6.5 miles of trail, now called the Thornapple Creek and Eau Claire Dells Segments. The Plover River Segment was constructed during Mobile Skills Crew projects between 2010 and 2013.
Get Involved on the Trail
We promote use of the Trail for recreation and education. An example is participation in the Ice Age Trail Alliance’s Saunters Program by the Wausau School District.
The chapter holds several workdays and events throughout the year, such as a winter snowshoe event, spring wildflower hike, geology event and fall colors hike. Check our events calendar and Facebook page for details on upcoming activities.
To learn more about chapter activities or for hiker support contact:
|Chapter Coordinator||Chapter Secretary|
|Gail Piotrowski||Patty Mishkar|