In the Footsteps of Muir

Portrait of John Muir169 years ago John Muir’s family settled in central Wisconsin near Fountain Lake. While the name of the water has changed to Ennis Lake, the landscape that helped shape John Muir’s land ethic remains. Today the Ice Age National Scenic Trail circles around Ennis Lake and through John Muir County Park, allowing hikers to walk a short distance in the footsteps of the Father of our National Parks. With your support, we can expand John Muir County Park and the Ice Age Trail in Marquette County.

We need your help to care for and interpret John Muir’s legacy. Your donation will help protect the Trail corridor, enhance the properties, and construct the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Please support the Alliance’s work to build new Trail on these properties and protect the landscape that helped shape America’s best idea. We are part way there.

Ennis Lake in John Muir Park.

Last weekend, in the blowing April snow along the shores of Lake Michigan, during the Ice Age Trail Alliance Annual Conference, members came together to help fund the acquisition of trail rights on two properties, which were nearly lost, that hold John Muir’s imprint. This is just the beginning and there is much work yet to be done before visitors from as far away as Scotland or as close as Portage are able to walk the glacial hills Muir enjoyed as a young conservationist. Join us.

Questions? Contact Luke Kloberdanz ([email protected]).