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.
- First opened in 1973, Mobile Skills Crews (MSC) have replaced most of the original Ringle segment with new trail that is more sustainable and eliminates user conflicts. The reimagined segment showcases outstanding glacial features not visible along the earlier route. After multiple MSC events (2017-2020), we hope to finish the reroute in 2021.
- Dogs are not permitted on a portion of this segment, across private property, just north of Mole Brook Road.
- A combined 6.5 miles of trail, originally completed by volunteers in 1976
- The northern portion of the Thornapple Creek segment is closed, by landowner request, from Sept 1 through Dec 31 each year. An alternate connecting route is available.
- 5.9 miles, constructed during multiple MSC events (2010-2013)
- Includes a range of hiking experiences within its 5.9 miles
- Primeval bottomlands
- Native rock water crossings
- Boardwalks through a cedar swamp
- Mature upland forests
Explore the Trail
- The Central Moraines Chapter Hiking Award is the “Meandering the Central Moraines” patch and certificate.
Central Moraines Chapter events
- Trail improvement days
- Winter snowshoe hike
- Spring wildflower hikes
- Fall colors hike
Get Involved on the Trail
- We promote use of the Trail for recreation and education.
- Ongoing Wausau School District participation in the Ice Age Trail Alliance’s Saunters program
- Think Outside
- Guided group hikes by prior arrangement
To learn more about chapter activities or for hiker support contact:
|Steve Kaiser||Gail Piotrowski|
|352 – 249-6366||715-370-2958|