Photo by: Rachel Roberts

Our Trail Communities

Enjoy a uniquely Wisconsin experience!

The Ice Age Trail traverses the entire state of Wisconsin, showcasing its natural beauty and glacial landscapes. Along the way, the Trail winds its way through 142 communities.

Thirteen municipalities have chosen to become official Ice Age Trail Communities. It’s a way for them to show their support for the Trail and to recognize Trail users as important players in their local economies.


Our Trail Communities are hiker destinations for Trail enthusiasts.

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Click on the municipality below and plan your outing:

St. Croix Falls
Cross Plains
West Bend
Manitowoc-Two Rivers

Note: Welcome Sturgeon Bay! An itinerary is coming soon.

Explore exceptional restaurants, attractions, historical landmarks, and Ice Age Trail segments in each Trail Community.

Exploring our Trail Communities is an excellent way to dive deep into the Wisconsin experience of supper clubs and the tall tales told at the local watering holes. Grab a coffee and a sweet treat from a local bakery and check out one-of-a-kind treasures only found in small-town shops!

Trail Communities range from small roadside stops to bustling metropolises. They are a vibrant aspect of the Ice Age Trail hiking experience.

Please mention you are a user of the Trail when you shop or stay overnight. Help confirm the connection between your hike along the Trail and the dollars you spend in a Trail Community.

The Ice Age Trail Community program is a symbiotic relationship between the Ice Age Trail Alliance and local Wisconsin communities. It aims to enhance awareness of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, improve the quality of life for residents and visitors, and promote the natural and cultural heritage of Wisconsin along the Ice Age Trail.