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Portage County Chapter Snowshoe Hike

January 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Ice Age Trail Community

The Hike:

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this peaceful serene place in the middle of winter. Designated in 1983 as a State Natural Area, New Hope Pines features one of the largest and least disturbed northern dry-mesic forests remaining in central Wisconsin and is reminiscent of the vast “pineries” found in this region prior to settlement. The site lies on steep, irregular topography in ground moraine – a legacy of the last glacier.

Event details:

If you want to enjoy the finest hiking opportunity anywhere, bring friends and family and plan to arrive at the Ice Age Trail parking area on Hwy Z by 1pm on Saturday January 21st. This event is sponsored by the Aldo Leopold Society and the Portage County Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance.

When: Saturday January 21st, 1pm – 3pm
Distance: 3-5 miles total

Location details:

This event starts at the Hwy Z Ice Age Trail parking area about a 1/2 mile from New Hope Pines. Enjoy a 1/2 mile stroll on the Ice Age Trail to reach New Hope Pines.

Directions to event: From Stevens Point take Hwy 66 east to Hwy Z at Polonia. Follow Hwy Z approximately 9 miles to the Ice Age Trail parking area on the south side of Hwy Z (about 2 miles east of County Highway A, or 1/2 mile west of County Highway T). Google Map Link – click here



January 21, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Ruth Sommers