Potawatomi State Park Hike – Lakeshore Chapter
May 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hikers will meet at the IATA parking lot for the old ski hill, the new location of the Eastern Terminus of the Ice Age Trail. The parking lot has a spectacular view of Sawyer Harbor. The Niagara Escarpment, a massive limestone cliff, runs from Lake Winnebago in east central Wisconsin through Ontario, Canada. The hike includes hiking down the escarpment to the trail that runs along the bay to an enclosed shelter. Hikers will see spring flowers: forget-me-nots, woodland violets, May apples, Dutchman’s breeches, and Jack-in-the-pulpit.
Potawatomi Park is named in honor of one of the tribes that inhabited Green Bay’s shores. The tribe called themselves Bo-De-Wad-Me which means “keeper of the fire”. Potawatomi State Park has 1,225 acres and was established in 1928.
The hike returns from the enclosed shelter turn around point at 1.4 miles. A shuttle will be offered from there for those who do not wish to hike back up to the parking lot. The full hike is 2.8 miles and takes approximately 1.5 hours.
Start at the end of the trail! Here is the map of the Sturgeon Bay segment. Atlas 105f Sturgeon Bay