Central Moraines Chapter

Originally the Plover River Chapter, the Central Moraines Chapter was formed in the early 1970s.  We maintain and support the Ice Age Trail in Marathon County.

Volunteers completed the area’s first 6.5 miles of Ice Age Trail, the Ringle Segment, in 1973.  We are now replacing the segment with new trail that is more sustainable and to eliminate user conflicts.  The reimagined segment also showcases more outstanding glacial features.  After multiple Mobile Skills Crew (MSC) events in 2017-2020, we hope to finish the reroute in 2021.

In 1976 volunteers completed the next 6.5 miles of trail, now called  the Thornapple Creek and Eau Claire Dells Segments. The 5.9 mile Plover River Segment was constructed during MSC events in 2010-2013.

Get Involved on the Trail

We promote use of the Trail for recreation and education.  The Wausau School District, for example, is a longtime participant in Ice Age Trail Alliance’s Saunters program.

The chapter holds several workdays and events each year.  Examples are winter snowshoe events, spring wildflower hikes, fall colors hike and a chapter Hike-A-Thon. Check the Alliance events calendar and the chapter’s Facebook page for details on upcoming activities.


Contact Us

To learn more about chapter activities or for hiker support contact:

Chapter Coordinators
Steve Kaiser Gail Piotrowski
352 – 249-6366 715-370-2958
[email protected] 

Trail Condition updates:

Ringle Segment:  Dogs are not permitted on a portion of the trail that crosses private property just north of Mole Brook Road.