Lakeshore Chapter

If you notice any problems with the trails in the Lakeshore Chapter area (fallen trees, poor signage, etc.), please call the Ice Age Trail Alliance at 800-227-0046. We will fix the problem!

Ice Age Trail Detour Potawatomi State Park

There is an upcoming construction project at Potawatomi State Park that will require a temporary detour around a small portion of the Ice Age Trail in the park.  The project is construction of a new handicapped accessible fishing pier in the Picnic Area on the south shoreline, off of parking lot 2.  The trail through picnic area 2 will be closed during construction, and trail use will be routed up through lots 1 and 3 and onto Shoreline Road to bypass the construction area.  Signage will be posted to mark the construction area, along with detour signs with arrows to mark the route around the construction area. The detour is expected to be in place from Monday April 27 through the end of July.

Upcoming Lakeshore Chapter Events

May 30, 2020  Chapter Hike, Potawatami State Park, Sturgeon Bay  Start time 9:00 a.m.

Meet at the Ice Age Trail parking lot (old ski hill).  We will hike 2.8 miles to the south end of the park and back for 5.6 miles total.  If needed there will be a shuttle at the south end of the park for those who only wish to hike one way.
Cheryl Gorsuch will lead the hike. Questions? Contact her at: 920-860-1061 or [email protected]

  • An Annual State Park Sticker is required.  Since the ranger station will be closed a sticker can be purchased on-line.  Resident $28,  Senior 65+ $13, and Non-resident $38.
  • We will practice social distancing while hiking.
  • Restrooms are closed.
  • Wear appropriate clothing, and bring water and mosquito repellent

June 6, 2020  Chapter Hike, Walla-Hi, a Manitowoc County Park.  Start time 9 a.m.

National Trails Day
Hike at Walla-Hi County Park off Mueller Road 4 miles east of Kiel in southwestern Manitowoc County.
Meet at the parking lot near the barn. The hike is 1.5 miles one way, a total of 3 miles with return.  For those who do not wish to hike the entire route, there will be a shuttle on Lax Chapel Rd. to take hikers back to the parking lot. A short stop on Slab Hill near Lax Chapel Road is planned to dedicate a bench in honor of Dan Mitchell, former Lakeshore Chapter Coordinator, who died in January after a brief illness.
Dave Gramling will lead the hike. Questions? Contact him at 920-901-7746 or [email protected];

  • Wear appropriate clothing, and bring water and mosquito repellent.

Get Involved on the Trail

We schedule work days at various locations throughout the year. In addition to the group activities, we encourage people to get out onto the Trail:

Note: the correct phone number for the Hall of Kamers contact, Jim Powers, is 262-388-5143.

“Secret” Places to Hike in Manitowoc County

There are a number of places to hike in Manitowoc County.  The brochure Secret Manitowoc County Trails_2015 has maps of several that don’t get much use.


The Lakeshore Chapter was formed in 2007, when volunteers from Door, Kewaunee and Manitowoc counties and the North Kettle Moraine area merged into one chapter. Our chapter members work to support the mission and goals of the Ice Age Trail Alliance by promoting, planning, building and maintaining the Ice Age Trail from Fond du Lac County to the Eastern Terminus in Sturgeon Bay.

Contact Us

To get more information on chapter activities, small projects, and/or hiking the Ice Age Trail in this region, contact one of our chapter officers at [email protected]

Cheryl Gorsuch, Coordinator
6217 Arabian Way
Two Rivers, WI  54241
[email protected]

Kathy Claude, Secretary
808 S. Washington Dr
Howards Grove, WI  53083
[email protected]

Jim Powers, Treasurer
N1417 Boltonville Road
Adell, WI 53001
[email protected]