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1st Day Hike & Cardinal Scavenger Hunt – Central Moraines Chapter

January 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


The Hike:  First Day Hike or Snowshoe

Hello, thrill-seekers! Let’s start the New Year with a bang and take on the frosty beauty of winter along the Thornapple Creek Segment of the Ice Age Trail.


An easygoing, 2-mile hike, so you can join even if you’re still recovering from your epic New Year’s Eve bash.

Event Details

But wait, there’s more! We’ve got an extra surprise for you – a Cardinal scavenger hunt with a super cool Scandinavian prize that’ll bring you good luck all year long so, hold onto your hats, folks, it’s time to hit the trail!

Our Chapter members are pumped to get to know you all, so let’s hnnke from Gold Dust Road to Thornapple Creek Road and exchange some stories. After that, we’ll shuttle you back to your cars.

Bonus Miles – Double the Fun!

Feeling extra adventurous? Double the fun and turn around and go for the golden 4 miles. We’ll have delicious treats and hot cocoa waiting to warm you up and keep our hikers energized.

What to Bring

Dress for the weather and bring a water bottle, hiking poles if you use them, and snowshoes or ice grippers if you can.  (We’ll have a few extra pair of snowshoes available too – just in case.)

Where to Meet

Meet at the east end of Gold Dust Road.  It’s a dead-end road, so there’s plenty of roadside parking available.   GPS Coordinates:  44.95743,-89.34705


Thornapple Creek Segment at east end of Gold Dust Road


Rachel Riehle
715 571-6917