Central Moraines Chapter

The Central Moraines Chapter, originally named the Plover River Chapter, was formed in the early 1970s and includes the Ice Age Trail in Marathon County. Volunteers completed the first 6.5 miles of Ice Age Trail in the area, now known as the Ringle Segment, in 1973.  Volunteers are now working on a rebuild of the Ringle segment to eliminate user conflicts and create a more sustainable trail that showcases the outstanding more glacial features far more effectively.

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 Mobile Skills Crew projects between 2010 and 2013.

Get Involved on the Trail

We promote use of the Trail for recreation and education. An example is participation in the Ice Age Trail Alliance’s Saunters Program by the Wausau School District.

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 our events calendar and 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]