Photo by: Cameron Gillie
2023 Trailbuilding and Habitat Improvement Events
Learn new skills. Make new friends. Help build and maintain the Ice Age Trail and improve its surrounding habitat.
2023 Habitat Improvement Projects
2023 Trailbuilding Events
Save the Dates! And sign up for Habitat Improvement Projects.
April 27 – 30, 2023: Rib Lake Segment, Taylor County
If you like building boardwalk, or want more practice with the craft, this is the project for you! We’re installing four structures to protect wetlands and keep boots dry along four brand-new miles in Taylor County.
June 8 – 11, 2023: Crew Leader Training, Location TBD
Learn the skills you need to lead the next trailbuilding generation. Aspiring volunteer crew leaders, please apply! If you’re a proven leader, on or off the Trail, please consider submitting a short application.
June 21 – 25, 2023: Storrs Lake Segment, Rock County
We’re building a boardwalk to address a perennially wet area of the Trail, which creates frequent closures. This structure will enhance the hiker experience through the Storrs Lake Wildlife Area, a popular recreation spot.
July 12 – 16, 2023: IAT-U: Trail Skills, John Muir Park Segment, Marquette County
Learn new skills from experienced staff and trained volunteers. Ice Age Trail University (IAT-U) classes will include boardwalk construction, trail maintenance basics, and the ins and outs of blazing. Courses will have attendee limits. Check XYZ for updated course offerings.
September 6 – 10, 2023: Sturgeon Bay Segment, Door County
Join us as we reroute the Trail away from shared ski trails to a dedicated path leading to the recently relocated Eastern Terminus. Let’s build a view-worthy Trail for the terminus, which now enjoys a scenic spot overlooking Green Bay (the bay, not the city).
September 26 – October 1, 2023: Rib Lake Segment, Taylor County
Add your muscle to the final sections of this four-mile effort to reconnect the Rib Lake Segment. We will host a GRAND opening, complete with a celebratory hike! Begin the Mammoth Hike Challenge on freshly-constructed Trail.
October 18 – 22, 2023: Cross Plains Segment, Dane County
Help us take advantage of acres of public land as we work to extend the Trail by almost three miles, eliminate a road walk, and create a loop for additional hiking opportunities. Expect to clear corridor, build boardwalks, and cut tread. Join the annual pumpkin carving contest, too!
Completed Event Recaps