Dane County Chapter Hike – Springfield Hill Segment

Photo Credit: Brent Sieling

The Hike

Springfield Hill Segment is currently a small loop trail that can be hiked in either direction. Enjoy the extensive restoration work done if you start your hike to left, with overgrown honeysuckle, buckthorn, and walnut trees have been removed to restore native prairie. The trail ascend to the crest of a hill with a south-facing slope offering dramatic views to the south and west. Summer wildflowers include monarda, spiderwart, and coreopsuis. After descending off the ridge, the segment continues through woods before entering an oak savanna, and then crosses a wooden boardwalk before passing the remains of Frederic Hahn’s log outbuilding dating to the late 19th century.  The segment continues along a goat-prairie hillside and passes an old cattle road underpass before returning to the parking lot.

Event Details

Springfield Hill is Dane County Park location hosting a 1.6 mile loop segment of the Ice Age Trail being restored to oak savanna. Mostly full moon will rise just after 7, so should have a nice view during the hike.

Dogs on leash can join. No facilities onsite.

Location

The parking lot entrance is on Ballweg Road, about 1000 ft north of of the intersection with Hightway 12.

Dane County Chapter Hike – Cross Plains Glacial Valley Conservancy / Mammoth’s Back

Photo Credit: Kevin Thusius

The Hike

The trail crosses Bourbon Road near the Cross Plains fire station and heads south between buildings into the John I. Hillenbrand Glacial Valley Conservancy. The trail climbs sharply and meanders southward along the top of a wooded ridge, overlapping and crossing part of the Conservancy Trail. After passing behind a dairy farm, the segment exits the forest and begins its decent, down a steep hill to CTH-P. Crossing CTH-P, the trail continues on new trail opened in August  2021 east on an easement through a farm and then south to Mammoth’s Back, where it travels on the east side to a parking lot on Stagecoach Road. There is a white-blazed loop trail around Mammoth’s Back.

Event Details

About 4 mile hike on the southern portion of the Cross Plains Segment. Trail has a couple steeper slopes. On top of bluff are some nice woods and remnant prairies. Then we’ll descend the bluff, cross Hwy P and take the trail opened in August 2021 out to the Mammoth’s Back. On the return, we’ll have a couple options to not return exactly the same way to mix things up a bit. Dogs on leash allowed. No Facilities.

Location

Hikers will meet on Bourbon Road in Cross Plains near the fire station.

Dane County Chapter Hike – Cross Plains Ice Age Interpretive Site

Photo Credit: Kevin Thusius

The Hike

Come out for a short evening stroll on Dane County Parks and National Park Service properties. From the parking lot, part of a 0.4-mile while-blazed loop trail leads to the former Wilkie family home that now serves as the Ice Age Trail National Park Service office.  The trail then passes the former garage and large red barn of the homestead and enters a prairie with wide mowed paths. At a high point are scenic long views to the east, north and west. The segment soon enters a woods and meanders gradually downhill through the forest. The segment passes a rock outcropping where hikers may also notice a sandstone rock outcropping in the distance to the east. From here the segment skirts a farm field, passes the sandstone rock outcropping and winds its way uphill to its terminus on Timber Lane. Mostly full moon should rise near the end of the hike (~8:15).

Event Details

The hike is about 3 miles round trip from the Old Salk Pass parking lot.

Location

Hikers will meet at the IATA parking lot on Old Salk Pass. Cross Plains Ice Age Interpretive Site map.

Full Moon Hike- Lodi Valley Chapter

The Hike:

Greetings hikers, walkers, strollers, and saunterers!
Join the Lodi Valley Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance on Saturday, June 11th for our monthly full moon walk under the Strawberry Moon.
We will meet at the Twin Pines Trailhead on Lodi/Springfield Road at 7:30 pm and walk up the trail to take in the views of the Lodi Marsh and the moon. Depending on how energetic everyone is we might even go further…or not!
 
The wild strawberries that start to ripen during early summer gave name to the Full Moon in June. Other names of this Full Moon are Rose Moon, Hot Moon, and Mead Moon. For more information go to https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/moon/strawberry.html
The moon rises around 5:30 pm so it will be fairly light at the start of the walk, but we may need to rely on flashlights and headlamps by the end as the sun sets about 8:30 pm. Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather and bring along a flashlight or headlamp.  Well behaved, leashed dogs are always welcome.

Event details:

 Saturday, June 11th at 7:30 pm

Location details:

We will meet at the Twin Pines Trailhead on Lodi/Springfield Road; Watch for the yellow Ice Age Trail Event signs.

Questions? Contact Bill at [email protected] or 608-843-3926.

I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.”  Henry David Thoreau

Pencil in these upcoming work days:

July 9, and August 13 when we will be improving and relocating trail on the Gibraltar Segment

And don’t forget:

Full Moon hikes July 11th, and August 9th

Tyke Hike June 18th

Dane County Chapter Hike – Verona Segment

Photo Credit: David Lonsdorf

The Hike

The hike starts at the Ice Age Junction parking lot and joins the Ice Age Trail to go south through a ~200-acre restored prairie. This is named the Ice Age Trail Junction Area and is managed by the Dane County Parks Department and provides a visual and physical separation between the cities of Verona and Madison. The Ice Age Trail shares this area with a paved multi-use trail. The trail continues south with some outstanding views through a wooded area and follows to the left at a fork. The segment heads further south and reaches a short spur trail near a maintenance shed that leads west to picnic tables and a kiosk display explaining the prairie restoration program and Upper Sugar River Valley. Several mowed paths will intersect the Trail near the Reddan Soccer Park; continue to follow the Trail straight toward Cross County Road. The Trail turns west and crosses Cross County Road at a marked pedestrian crossing. The Trail enters Badger Prairie County Park and continues southward across a ridge. Hikers will pass through a Dispersed Camping Area and shortly reach the turn-around point at the park’s main shelter.

Event Details

Join hike leader, Rich, on a 4-mile round-trip (out and back) evening hike on the Ice Age Trail on the Verona Segment. The hike starts at Ice Age Trail Junction parking lot located at Hwy PD/McKee Rd and High Point Rd. This is a family-friendly out and back casual hike with some rolling hills. The hike will traverse south to the Badger Prairie County Park main shelter and return back to the Hwy PD parking lot. The segment passes through a combination of prairie and wooded areas.

Tick and mosquito season is upon us. It is recommended that you wear long pants and long sleeves. Please bring bug repellent (or wear clothes soaked in Permethrin). Also bring water and a snack. We should be done by sunset, but just in case, you might want to bring a headlamp or flashlight.

Location

We’ll meet at the parking lot with its entrance on the south side of the intersection of HWY PD and High Point Rd. The intersection has a stoplight and is about 1 mile east of Hwy M. You can find it on Google Maps by searching for “Ice Age Trail Junction Area.” Continue past the two metal sheds to the parking area.

Mammoth Fun-Run & Hike – Lodi Valley Chapter

Celebrate National Trails DaySaturday, June 4 – with a family-friendly, great-for-all-ages Mammoth Fun-Run & Hike hosted by the Lodi Valley Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance and sponsored by AKHG. Enjoy the beautiful Lodi Marsh Segment as you run or hike to the Finish Line in Lodi, an Ice Age Trail Community!

Events: 6K run or a 6K hike (distances are approximate). VIEW and DOWNLOAD COURSE MAP HERE.

Event Details:

Location: The event will START and END at Doctor’s Park (220 S. Main Street). A shuttle will take participants to the start along the Lodi Marsh Segment of the Ice Age Trail. Participants will run or hike their way back into Trail Community, Lodi, WI.

Event Check-In: All participants need to check in with event volunteers at Doctor’s Park prior to boarding the shuttle. Registration and Check-In begins at 8:00 a.m. The last shuttle to the trailhead will leave from the registration site at 8:40 a.m.  (Please leave Fido at home. Dogs are not allowed on the shuttle bus. Thank you for understanding.)

Race start: The Fun-Run & Hike will begin at 9 a.m

Registration: Register online now. Day-of event registrations will also be accepted.

About the Event:

Expect:

  • A beautiful trail with lovely views.
  • Trail prizes.
  • Homemade treats.
  • Good times for all!

Come for the event and stay for the Lodi Sausage Company brat stand on Main Street, the Lodi Library portable climbing wall, and the Spring Street Market.

Donations: Donations to the Lodi Valley Chapter are encouraged to further corridor protection, trailbuilding, and trail maintenance.

  • Donate $25.00 and receive an Ice Age Trail bandana while supplies last!

This National Trails Day Event is generously sponsored by:  

 

Devils Lake to Gibraltar Hike- Lodi Valley Chapter

Trail Friends,

Tired of being cooped up all winter? Want a tune-up before the June 4th Mammoth Fun Run & Walk? Or maybe you just want an excuse to get ice cream at the ferry landings?

Mark your calendar for our 13th annual saunter starting at Devils Lake State Park and ending at Gibraltar Rock, a distance of about 11 miles, through some of the most beautiful and unique terrain in southern Wisconsin.

 We will start at the Devils Lake State Park Roznos Meadow parking lot on Hwy 113 (https://goo.gl/maps/xk7FxrQEa4K2) at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 21st. A bus will be waiting at the Gibraltar Rock west parking area to shuttle hikers back to Roznos Meadow.

 Please dress appropriately for hiking and the weather. Bring lots of water, snacks, and a lunch. For more information before the hike, call Bill at 608-843-3926 or email at [email protected]

 For information the day of the hike, call Judy at 608-576-2190 or Jim at 608-444-4611

Dane County Chapter Hike – Eastern Lodi Marsh / Lodi Marsh Segments

Photo Credit: Jo Ellarson

The Hike

Eastern Lodi Marsh

Eastern Lodi Marsh starts at the Robertson Trailhead on Lodi-Springfield Road and goes through alternating woods and prairie, reaching the blue-blazed spur trail to the Twin Pines Trailhead, before continuing through a large prairie opening with magnificent views of the Lodi Marsh and bluffs in the distance. Continuing on and upwards, the trail enters woods and passes a spur trail to a Dispersed Camping Area (DCA) as the trail climbs to exit the woods into “Dave’s View”.

“Dave’s View” looking straight west offers a view to the striking U-shaped cut between Center Bluff and the bluff to the north. It is believed this was formed by a large under-glacier river draining meltwater toward the ice margin near the Sauk City area. Further on is open prairie where countless hours and ongoing efforts of local volunteers have restored and maintained several hundred acres of prairie and oak savanna. Bring a wildflower guild to identify the immense variety of prairie flowers. Look for whitetail deer, wild turkeys, pheasants, eastern meadowlarks, red-tailed hawks, and bluebirds.

Lodi Marsh

Lodi Marsh starts at the Robertson Trailhead on Lodi-Springfield Road and travels along the edge of the marsh, through a lowland prairie and over limestone bedrock ridges and drumlins shaped by the Green Bay Lobe, a portion of the most recent ice sheet that flowed from Green Bay toward Madison 18,000 years ago. Lodi Marsh is a large, mostly open wetland complex located in a valley partially filled with glacial till and contains diverse community types and over `160 native plant species. The wetland borders the headwaters and upper two miles of Spring Creek, which includes numerous springs and spring runs, a southern sedge meadow and cattail marsh.

After the first dip, the segment passes through a beautifully restored oak savanna with large open-growth burr oaks and hickory. Volunteers have worked to keep this area brush free and “oak friendly”. Keep an eye on the marsh for recent beaver activity, as new dam has been forming. While previously the trail would “drop into a wet prairie that is frequently saturated”, the muddy mess is avoided (as of 4/2022) by a new 400+ ft long boardwalk that offers expanded views of the marsh. From here the segment ascends through a restored prairie, intersecting a blue-blazed connector trail. The prairie contains such plants as big and little bluestem, Indian grass, showy goldenrod, sky blue aster and the state-threatened prairie thistle.

Event Details

In total, we’ll have a 6-7 mile moderate difficulty hike on the both Eastern Lodi Marsh Segment and the Lodi Marsh Segment of the Ice Age Trail. This scenic hike will go through woods and prairies starting on the Eastern segment the first portion is an out and back to the County Line that will be a bit over 4 miles. After returning to the parking area, those wanting more can hike the shorter Lodi Marsh segment. A portion of this is a loop trail (unless we want to walk the road and make it all a loop). This portion is about 2 miles and will feature the new boardwalk installed in April to eliminate about 400 feet of wet trail. This part overlooks the marsh and crosses over and around a nice drumlin left behind by the last glaciers.

Location

Take State Highway 113 west ~2 miles past the town of Dane to turn left (west) on Lee Rd. for ~1.5 miles and turn right (north) on Lodi-Springfield Rd ~0.8 miles to the Robertson Trailhead kiosk on the west side of the road.  If the parking lot is full, park on the west side of Lodi-Springfield Rd with all wheels off the road.

Full Moon Hike-Lodi Valley Chapter

The Hike:

Greetings Trail Friends and all you walkers, hikers, saunterers, runners, gawkers, and plodders.
We will be enjoying Full Moon Hikes as we treat ourselves to a spectacular evening walking on the Ice Age Trail!
Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for the weather and bring a light.  This will be a short (about a mile or more one way) low key, family friendly walk.  Leashed dogs are welcome.

This month’s full moon is called the Flower Moon.

In most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere during this time. Thus, the name of this Moon. Other names include the Full Corn Planting Moon, or the Milk Moon.

Event details:

 Saturday, May 14th at 7:30 pm

Location details:

We will meet at the South Side Colsac Ferry landing parking area; Watch for the yellow Ice Age Trail Event signs.

For more information, contact Bill at  608-843-3926 or [email protected]

Dane County Chapter Hike – Valley View Segment

Photo Credit: Heather McEllistrem

The Hike

The Valley View segment is a delightful suburban jaunt through restored prairie, with views west to Blue Mounds. This portion of the segment is on the terminal moraine and is a fine example of prairie and oak savanna restoration. A Mobile Skills Crew event in 2021 extended this off-road segment to Timber Rd.

Event Details

Join hike leader, Rich, on a 3.2 mile round-trip (out and back). There is an opportunity to learn about the natural features and restoration efforts from interpretive signs. Please bring bug repellent and water.

Location

Take Mineral Point Rd. ~2.3 miles west of the Beltline, turn left on Pioneer, and then right on Valley View which curves left and becomes Mound View Rd. Go another .5 miles to the kiosk on the west side on Mound View Rd and the intersection of Moraine Ridge Road. You can park along Moraine Ridge Road by the kiosk, but please be mindful not to park on any resident’s property. Valley View map.

Dane County Chapter Hike – Liebetrau Prairie part of Table Bluff Segment

Photo Credit: Black-eyed Susans in full bloom along the Table Bluff Segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail by Gary Hegeman.

The Hike

Come out for a short evening stroll on this Dane County Parks property that is part of the Table Bluff segment of the Ice Age Trail. The trail has some gentle, rolling hills and a looping portion of the trail goes through a section of woods. This 1.5-mile loop offers a grand view toward Blue Mounds (on a clear day).

Enjoy the more than 15 years of prairie restoration efforts. In spring, hikers will see shooting stars and other early prairie flowers; in summer, prairie flowers include an ever-changing explosion of compass plants, monarda, rudbeckia, coneflowers, coreopsis, milkweed, liatris and many more.

Event Details

The hike is about 1.5 miles round trip from the Pine Rd parking lot.

Location

Hikers will meet at the IATA parking lot on Pine Road Liebetrau Prairie – Table Bluff Segment

Waukesha/Milwaukee Chapter Spring Mid-Week Hike: Urban Ecology & Oak Leaf Trail – Milwaukee

Photo by Peter Dargatz

The Hike:

We will walk the trails in Riverside Park and then return to the lakefront (about 2 1⁄2 miles) via the Milwaukee River Line of the Oak Leaf Trail. Once at the Lakefront people can choose to walk further along the lake shore if they wish.

Details:

Dogs are welcome but must be leashed and cleaned up after. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes (much of this hike is paved). Bring water for the hike.

Note: We do not cancel hikes ahead of time due to weather predictions. If that morning we have a deluge, or lightning, Mark will send out an email canceling… if you are not sure, stay home.

Location:

Meet at Colectivo Lakefront (the historic Milwaukee River Flushing Station). You can park along Lakeshore Drive or in the McKinley Park lot across the street from Colectivo. We will leave some cars on the lakefront and shuttle to the Urban Ecology Center at Riverside Park to walk the trails in Riverside Park.

Contact Information:

Dick Haas and Jeff Romagna help Mark Miner organize these hikes. Email comments or questions to Mark, your hike leader, and he will answer them for you.

 

 

 

 

Full Moon Hike-Lodi Valley Chapter

The Hike:

Greetings Trail Friends and all you walkers, hikers, saunterers, runners, gawkers, and plodders.
We will be enjoying Full Moon Hikes as we treat ourselves to a spectacular evening walking on the Ice Age Trail!
Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for the weather.  This will be a short (about a mile or more one way) low key, family friendly walk.  Leashed dogs are welcome.

Event details:

 Friday, April 15th at 7:30 pm

Location details:

We will meet at the Robertson Trailhead;

For more information, contact Bill at  608-843-3926 or [email protected]

Waukesha/Milwaukee Chapter Spring Mid-Week Hike: Fox River Trail

Join us for our first Mid-Week Hike of the year!

The Hike:

We will walk south on the Fox River Trail to Bethesda Park and loop back to Waukesha’s  Schuetze Recreation Center.

Details:

Walk at  your own pace for whatever distance you wish (1.7 to 4 miles) on the paved trail.  Dogs are welcome but must be leashed and cleaned up after. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes/boots. Bring water for the hike.

Note: We do not cancel hikes ahead of time due to weather predictions. If that morning we have a deluge, or lightning, Mark will send out an email canceling… if you are not sure, stay home.

Location:

This hike will start out at Waukesha’s  Schuetze Recreation Center located at 1120 Baxter St, Waukesha, WI 53186

Contact Information:

Dick Haas and Jeff Romagna help Mark Miner organize these hikes. Email comments or questions to Mark, your hike leader, and he will answer them for you.

 

 

 

 

Tyke Hike- Lodi Valley Chapter

The Hike:

Greetings Trail Friends and Tyke Hikers!
The Ice Age Trail Alliance Lodi Valley Chapter invites you to join us for our next Tyke Hike. We will hike on the Lodi Marsh Segment of the trail that begins at the Robertson Trailhead on Riddle Road. Look for yellow event signs. The short walks are designed for young children accompanied by an adult, with a focus on noticing things in nature. During this hike we will look for signs of spring including listening for sounds of Sandhill Cranes. Be aware that there may be wet/muddy spots on the trail.

Event details:

 Saturday, March 26th at 10:00 am

Location details:

We will meet at the Robertson Trailhead;

For more information, contact Bill at  608-843-3926 or [email protected]

Tyke Hike – Waukesha/Milwaukee Co. Chapter

Tyke Hikes are back!

The Hike:

Join us on a family-friendly hike to explore Wisconsin’s own Ice Age National Scenic Trail on a paved trek along the Bark River! We will explore a tyke-sized portion of Waukesha County’s Hartland Segment. Families with children of all ages are encouraged to attend!

Tyke Hikes are short, slow-paced hikes. Specifically, they can cover up to 1.5 miles over the course of 1-2 hours. Kids explore, discover and participate in natural play on these hikes. Peter Dargatz leads the Tyke Hike. He is a forest kindergarten teacher as well as an Ice Age Trail volunteer. He often includes a picture book story, educational materials and certificates for children.

Tyke Hike Details:

This hike will start out at the beginning of the Hartland Segment trailhead. We will hike for approximately 45 minutes and return. There will be occasional stops for play and exploration –  stops at the playground are likely! Hikers should dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable footwear. Bring water.

Location Details:

The yellow Tyke Hike Signs will guide you to the meeting point at Hartland’s Centennial Park parking lot.

Contact Information:

Questions? Peter will answer them.

 

Get lost in the right direction with us!

 

Full Moon Hike- Lodi Valley Chapter

The Hike:

Greetings Trail Friends and all you walkers, hikers, saunterers, runners, gawkers, and plodders.
We will be enjoying Full Moon Hikes as we treat ourselves to a spectacular evening walking on the Ice Age Trail!
Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for the weather.  This will be a short (about a mile or more one way) low key, family friendly walk.  Leashed dogs are welcome.

Event details:

 Saturday, March 16th at 7:30 pm

Location details:

We will meet at the Slack Hill Trailhead;

For more information, contact Mandy at  608-235-7747 or [email protected]

Trailtessa 2022: Be BLISSFUL

Be BLISSFUL

February 19, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Hartman Creek Segment, Portage and Waupaca Counties

Pure bliss: A snowshoe hike through a blanket of sparkling snow. Come for an introduction to snowshoeing by local experts and enjoy a guided hike along the Hartman Creek Segment. If needed, snowshoes will be provided by REI (for free). Make new friends, warm your hands at a post-hike bonfire, and enjoy homemade, locally-sourced treats.

Hartman Creek State Park
Registration limit: 50 women and girls
Cost: $15/attendee. Girls under 18, free.

Register now.

We love dogs, but we ask that you not bring them to Trailtessa events.

 

Trailtessa [treyl-tes-sah], noun: a woman or girl who gets out on the Ice Age National Scenic Trail to experience adventure, freedom and a new way to be. Trailtessa Retreats are events designed by women for women. Re-discover YOU with plenty of permission. Be any way you want to Be.

Thank you Trailtessa partners:
Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Ice Age Trail Alliance, REI CO-OP corporate partner, Mobile Skills Crew program 2017
       

Candlelight Full Moon Hike – Lodi Valley Chapter

The Hike:

Greetings Trail Friends!
Let’s gather under the moon for a candle lit hike with friends! The trail will be glowing with luminaries to guide you through nature.  Headlamps optional; let the moon and candles guide you! There will be smoldering fires along the trail from crews that worked that week on the property. Come for the S’mores, stay for the good company.

Event details:

 Friday, February 18th at 7:30 pm
Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for the weather. If conditions are slick, wear proper footwear. This will be a leisurely stroll up to the “big bench”.  A low key, family friendly walk. Watch for the yellow Ice Age Trail Event signs.

Location details:

We will meet at the Merrimac Ferry Wayside parking lot;

For more information, contact Bill at  608-843-3926 or [email protected]

Full Moon Hike with Santa – Lodi Valley Chapter

The Hike:

Greetings Trail Friends and kids of all ages!
Ring in the holidays and join us for a hike with Santa! Let’s treat ourselves to a spectacular evening walking on the Ice Age Trail.
Sweet tooth required as we will have Hot Chocolate and Candy Canes! We will cross over the Rainbow Bridge, stroll through the prairie and small woods, and view the moon from the top of the Lodi golf course.
Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for the weather.  This will be a short (about a mile or more one way) low key, family friendly walk.  Leashed dogs are welcome.
Watch for the yellow Ice Age Trail Event signs.

Event details:

 Saturday, December 18th at 7:00 pm

Location details:

We will meet at the Lodi High School Trailhead ;

For more information, contact Bill at  608-843-3926 or [email protected]

Tyke Hike- Lodi Valley Chapter

Greetings friends of the Ice Age Trail!

The event details:

Join the LVC on Saturday, December 18 for a holiday Tyke Hike. We’ll take a walk to experience the Ice Age Trail in winter and then return to the parking area to enjoy cookies and cocoa….and a visit from Santa!

(Look for yellow Tyke Hike signs)

Location details:

We will meet Saturday at the Lodi High School Trailhead at 10:00 am.

Lodi High School Parking Areahttps://goo.gl/maps/vq5wAHm6AVt

Contact information:

Contact Patti Herman at 608-843-3924 or [email protected]

Full Moon Hike – Lodi Valley Chapter

The Hike:

Greetings Trail Friends and all you walkers, hikers, saunterers, runners, gawkers, and plodders.
We will be returning to Full Moon Hikes as we treat ourselves to a spectacular evening walking on the Ice Age Trail!
Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for the weather.  This will be a short (about a mile or more one way) low key, family friendly walk.  Leashed dogs are welcome.

Event details:

 Saturday, November 20th at 7:00 pm

Location details:

We will meet at the Ferry Landing Trailhead ;

For more information, contact Bill at  608-843-3926 or [email protected]

Waukesha/Milwaukee Chapter Fall Mid-Week Hike: Scuppernong Trails

The Hike:

Scuppernong Trails include three color-coded loop trails ranging from just over 2 miles to 5 miles. The Scuppernong area provides convenient parking, water, and a vault toilet. The trails head through rolling hills of oak forests and pine plantations. After going in and out of several kettles we will eventually end up at a beautiful overlook.

Details:

We will hike the Ice Age Trail north to where it connects to the orange loop trail. At this point you will have an option to take one of several trails back to the parking area. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes/boots. Layers are helpful this time of year! Bring water for the hike.

Location:

This hike will start out at the Scuppernong Trails Parking Lot located on the north side of Hwy ZZ in the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest. A state park vehicle sticker is required.

Contact Information:

These hikes are organized by Mark Miner with help from Dick Haas and Jeff Romagna. Email comments or questions to Mark, your hike leader, and he will answer them for you.

 

 

 

 

Waukesha/Milwaukee Chapter Fall Mid-Week Hike: Monches Segment & Oconomowoc River Conservancy Park

“Monches Segment – Ice Age Trail” by SassyTowne is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

The Hike:

A mature maple forest is the setting for much of the Monches Segment. The approximately 25-acre Oconomowoc River Conservancy Park provides passive recreational activities such as walking, hiking, skiing, wildlife observation and bird watching. It has been developed through a partnership between the Town of Merton and the Tall Pines Conservancy.

Details:

Meet at the Ice Age Trail Parking Lot on Kilbourne Rd. (formerly Funk Rd) east of North Lake, WI.  We will then hike the Monches Segment north to where we pick up the connector trail to the Oconomowoc River Conservancy Park. We will then hike the Conservancy Park and return to the parking area on Kilbourne Road. The hike will be between 3 and 4 miles long. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes/boots. Layers are helpful this time of year! Bring water for the hike.

Location:

This hike will start out at the Ice Age Trail Parking Lot on Kilbourne Rd. between Hartland and North Lake.

Contact Information:

Questions? Mark Miner, your hike leader, will answer them for you.

 

Full Moon Hike – Lodi Valley Chapter

The Hike:

Greetings Trail Friends and all you walkers, hikers, saunterers, runners, gawkers, and plodders.
We will be returning to Full Moon Hikes as we treat ourselves to a spectacular evening walking on the Ice Age Trail!
Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for the weather.  This will be a short (about a mile or more one way) low key, family friendly walk.  Leashed dogs are welcome.

Event details:

Wednesday, October 20th at 7:30 pm

Location details:

We will meet at the Riddle Road/Lodi-Springfield Road/Robertson Trailhead ;

For more information, contact Bill at  608-843-3926 or [email protected]