Fontana Fall Color Run- Lodi Valley Chapter

Enjoy the natural beauty of Wisconsin Fall Colors on the scenic Ice Age Trail!

Save the date! October 9, 2021

Join Fontana Sports and the Lodi Valley Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance for a great morning on the Gibraltar Rock Segment of the Ice Age Trail.

No, we will not be throwing any color powder on you…this is just a good old fashioned trail run on a beautiful (but challenging) segment of the Ice Age Trail. You will enjoy amazing views of Lake Wisconsin and Devil’s Lake from the top of the bluffs and finish in the valley right next to the Merrimac Ferry Landing.

Three distances available so no matter your age or ability we’ve got an event for you:

  • 2 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk
  • 4 Mile Run/Walk
  • 8 Mile Run

This is not a timed event. There will be a clock at the start/finish if you’d like to track your time.

Volunteers Transform Slopes of Steenbock Preserve

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Steenbock Preserve, Gibraltar Rock Segment, MSC, 2021, Mobile Skills Crew, Volunteers, Land Stewardship
Dane County Chapter volunteer Tom Wise clears trees to help transform the hillside from an encroaching juniper forest into diverse oak and prairie habitat. Photo by Patrick Gleissner.
For the fifth year running, the Ice Age Trail Alliance and the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) came together with volunteers to continue restoration efforts on the Gibraltar Rock Segment. Under exhaustive conditions, crews worked to remove the invading juniper forest from the slopes of the Steenbock Preserve. Thanks to your efforts, biodiversity will be increased and nearly three acres of historic prairie can begin to heal and reclaim the landscape.

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