REI – Force of Nature Grant

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Force of Nature, Trailtessa, REI, Corporate PartnersREI’s Force of Nature grant helped get over 400 women out onto the Ice Age National Scenic Trail by encouraging them to set their to-do lists aside and get beyond their comfort zones. Events were designed to maximize enjoyment by combining hiking with a farm to table dinner, trail running, trail stewardship, horse-drawn carriage rides, yoga, mindfulness, and art. The outing were spread across four key regions of the state and embraced connection, laughter, good food (pizza lunches or butternut squash soup after a winter snowshoe hike), and usually some wine.

View the videos of three of our signature events:

Be EMPOWERED (trail stewardship)

Be HAPPY (farm to table dinner)

Be CREATIVE (art and mark-making)

Photo by Dream Lens Media