National Trails Day Hikes!

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The Plover River Segment of the Ice Age Trail. (Photo by Cameron Gillie)

National Trails Day is Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 and there is plenty to celebrate along the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.

Hikes That Go the Distance:

Explore new territory.

Waushara County, All Waushara County Segments: “Walk the Waush” Challenge 

Beginning June 1 through August 19th, challenge yourself, family, friends, and co-workers to lace up their walking shoes and walk as many miles as you can in 80 days and explore Waushara County’s beautiful parks and trails. (Bonus: become eligible for awards and prizes!) (Waushara County Chapter)

Dane County, Hike-a-Thon: Do Good and Hike

Raising money is great fun when the Ice Age Trail is part of the equation. Come explore the Trail with friends and family, and at the same time, raise funds to build, maintain, and protect the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. (Dane County Chapter)

Walworth & Jefferson Counties, Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest: National Trails Day Hike

Celebrate National Trails Day with a 3, 5, 10, or even 20-mile hike through the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest. Rolling terrain past trailside kettles make for a satisfying hike along distinct glacial features. Shuttles available to help you determine the distance you want to hike. (Walworth/Jefferson County Chapter)

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Young hikers enjoy a hike on the Table Bluff Segment of the Ice Age Trail near Cross Plains. (Photo by Cameron Gillie)

Family Fun for Kids of All Ages:

Guided hikes spark curiosity and playfulness.

Southern Columbia County, Lodi Marsh Segment: Mammoth Fun Run and Hike

A family-friendly event designed to maximize fun, togetherness, and glorious trails.  Parent-child competition encouraged! 🙂 (Lodi Valley Chapter)

Walworth County, Whitewater Lake Segment: Kids Hike for 3 to 12 Year Olds 

Bring the kids 3 to12 years old for a fun-filled day at the Rice Lake Nature trails. Guided hikes tailored to kids’ abilities. Kids hiking will earn a free hiking stick. (Walworth/Jefferson County Chapter)

Waukesha County, Delafield and Hartland Segments: Hike-A-Hula 

Ice Age Trail Communities Hartland and Delafield invite you to browse, play, and hike! Come out and hike part of the Ice Age Trail celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Ice Age Trail Alliance and the hula hoop too! Choose from 3 hikes distances with splash pad, hula hoop games, music, plus food and refreshments available for purchase (beer garden), all at Nixon Park in Hartland afterwards. (Waukesha/Milwaukee County Chapter)

Washington County, Slinger Segment: Ice Age Trail Community Celebration, Village of Slinger

Join the excitement! The Village of Slinger will celebrate its new status as an Ice Age Trail Community! Festivities include a ribbon cutting, refreshments, and a hike on the Ice Age Trail! (Washington/Ozaukee Chapter)

Dane County, Community Event: Parks & Trails Unite Festival

Join the Ice Age Trail Alliance at the 2018 Parks & Trails Unite Festival June 2. This FREE community event will encourage unity, give us the opportunity to lift each other up, and celebrate our amazing parks and trails and the community connections they provide.