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Washington/Ozaukee County Chapter Fall Hike
October 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Please join us as we explore the Otten Preserve near Sunburst Ski Hill in the Kewaskum Segment. The fall colors should be peaking at this time. We will hike to the back side of Sunburst Ski Hill, returning along the loop trail for a total of about 2.5 miles. Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed and under the owner’s control at all times.
LOCATION: Meet at the Ice Age National Scenic Trail Ridge Road parking lot. Click here for directions. Watch for yellow “Ice Age Trail Event” signs.
WHAT TO BRING: Wear comfortable hiking boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Bring water, sunscreen and your camera!
INFORMATION ABOUT THE AREA: The main segment route features light forests and upland fields with spectacular views of the Otten Preserve and the surrounding areas. From the hilltops, hikers can look for Kewaskum and Campbellsport to the north and the Dundee Kame and Kettle Moraine State Forest to the northeast. The area traversed by the Kewaskum Segment has a rich Native American history. The word Kewaskum means “crooked river” in Algonquin, the language of the Potawatomi who once inhabited the area. The Potawatomi claim to the land ended with a treaty in 1833 and the Nation was resettled to Oklahoma. Years later, only a few returned.