National Trails Day Hikes

National Trails Day is Saturday, June 3rd and there is plenty to celebrate along the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.

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Photo by Dave Caliebe

Hikes for Kids of All Ages

Guided hikes inspire, energize and rejuvenate!

Chippewa County, Chippewa Moraine Segment: Celebrate National Trail Day (Chippewa Moraine Chapter)

It’s hard to find a more scenic trail with it spectacular overlooks, mature forest, and the long meander along the shore of Picnic Lake, the highlights of this recently rebuilt and rerouted section.

Portage County, Emmons Creek Segment: Wildflower Hike (Portage County Chapter)

The Emmons Creek Segment highlights the charming Emmons Creek State Fishery Area and oak woodland and savanna areas.

Sheboygan County, Greenbush Segment: Summertime Hike (Lakeshore Chapter)

This segment dips into deep valleys and traverses ridges through Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest filled with basswood, oak, maple, and pine.

Southern Columbia County: Mammoth Fun Run and Hike (Lodi Valley Chapter)

A family-friendly event designed to maximize fun, togetherness, and glorious trails.  Parent-child competition encouraged! 🙂

Walworth County, Whitewater Lake Segment: National Trails Day Hike (Walworth/Jefferson County Chapter)

Rolling terrain past many trailside kettles make for a satisfying hike along clear glacial features. Shuttles available to help you determine the distance you want to hike.

Washington County, Pike Lake Segment: Discovery Day Hike (Washington/Ozaukee Chapter)

Pike Lake is a spring-fed kettle with a popular sandy beach. The segment includes heavily forested maple and beech woods, impressive kames and a lookout tower.

Milwaukee County, Delafield Segment: Ice Age Trail Community Celebration, City of Delafield (Waukesha/Milwaukee Chapter)

Join the excitement! The City of Delafield celebrates its new status as a Ice Age Trail Community! A festival atmosphere and liveliness; 3 hike options, including a Tyke Hike, and much more!

Waushara County, Chaffee Creek Segment & Megan River Segment: 3rd Annual Summer Hike (Waushara County Chapter)

Explore meadows, creeks, and rivers during these quintessential summer hikes to celebrate National Trails Day.

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Photo by Willis Jones

Hikes for Little Ones

Guided hikes to spark curiosity and playfulness.

Walworth County, Whitewater Lake Segment: Kids Hike for 3 to 12 Year Olds (Walworth/Jefferson County Chapter)

Bring the kids 3 to12 years old for a fun-filled day at the Rice Lake Nature trails. Guided hikes tailored to kids’ abilities. Kids hiking will earn a free hiking stick.

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Photo by M. Duchek

Outings that Make a Difference

Trail Improvement & Financial Support

Rusk County, Blue Hills Segment: Storm Damage Cleanup (Blue Hills Chapter)

Chainsaw, trail signage, trail mowing and clearing to spruce up the Trail after 2016 storm damage. There’s a task for every ability and skill level.

Dane County, Hike-a-Thon: Do Good and Hike! (Dane County Chapter)

Raising money is great fun when the Ice Age Trail is part of the equation.  Come explore the Trail with friends and family, and at the same time, raise funds to build, maintain, and protect the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.

Dane County, Cross Plains Segment: Cross Plains Reserve Restoration (Dane County Chapter)

Taking back the prairie from invasives! Plenty of exercise available for those who like to use loppers, hand saws and swampers.

Marathon County, Thornapple Creek Segment: Trail Improvement (Marathon County Chapter)

Got string trimmers and weed whackers ready for a new challenge?  Bring ’em to this event and give ’em a workout (you’ll get one, too!).