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The Ice Age National Scenic Trail: A Refuge in Uncertain Times
It is a place for mental and physical rejuvenation, a place to unwind after a hard day and enjoy the landscape of Wisconsin.
There’s never been better reason to get out for a saunter on the Ice Age Trail. The wildness you crave is available on a nearby Trail segment. Come home to nature. Rest your mind, boost your immune system, and get into a relaxed, happy state. Immerse yourself in the simple act of putting one foot in front of another. Exhale stress. Inhale well-being.
One of the best gifts we can give ourselves, when we are stressed out or want to wholeheartedly relax, is to tune into the sounds, smells, sights, textures, and tastes of the woods, prairies, and connecting routes along the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Here’s how to engage fully your senses as you hike from point A to point B.
We’ve got plenty ways to get and keep kids engaged while out for a hike on the Ice Age Trail. These activities are a wonderful way to begin a hike, keep a group together, spice up a destination, or occupy part of the group while the other part catches up. Adults will enjoy them as much as children!
A hike on a favorite segment of Ice Age National Scenic Trail offers mood-boosting fresh air and sunshine and provides a respite from the uncertainty around us. The Ice Age Trail is a perfect place for slowing down, gathering your internal resources, and gaining clarity. However, the spread of COVID-19 and the Stay-At-Home order issued by Governor Evers raises some questions and here are our answers.
Here’s how we’ve committed to handling things as an organization during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes recommendations for our volunteers and hikers and best ways to reach our staff.
Safer-At-Home order issued by Governor Evers
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources statement regarding the status of state parks.
Using Parks and Open Space While Maintaining Social Distancing by the National Recreation and Park Association
The Rules for Going Outdoors During Coronavirus by Outside Magazine
Hiking Responsibly: Frequently Asked Questions for Hiking During the Covid-19 Pandemic by the American Hiking Society
Leave No Trace Recommendations for Getting Outside Amidst COVID-19 by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics