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!
Upcoming Lakeshore Chapter Events
May 7 – May 9 Trees! Trees! Trees! Just a few weeks after Earth Day, the Ice Age Trail Alliance and volunteers will be hand planting 5,500 native trees on the Alliance owned Brownrigg-Heier Preserve. These trees will replace 8-acres of recently harvested Pine plantation, converting the area to a more natural and sustainable forest, with species estimated to have increased adaptive capacity to changing climate. Planting will take place from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm each day. No previous experience is necessary. There will be roles for all ages and abilities.
Contact: Eva Ballering, IATA staff member; [email protected] or local chapter member Dave Gramling; [email protected] to register.
See a map of the project area [PDF]
What to Bring:
- We recommend a long-sleeve shirt and pants for trail work.
- Plan for variable weather – bring warm layers and rain gear.
- Sturdy hiking or work boots (no tennis shoes) and leather work gloves.
- Day pack, water bottles, insect repellent, sunscreen and a hat.
- Special Notes: We love dogs, but we ask that you not bring them to this event. Woolly mammoths are welcome.
May 30, 2020 Chapter Hike, Potawatami State Park. Meet at 9 am at the IATA lot on the top of the ski hill for the 2.8 mile 1 1/2 hours hike. Questions: contact Cheryl Gorsuch; [email protected]
June 6, 2020 Chapter Hike, Walla-Hi, a Manitowoc County Park. Meet at the parking lot at 9 am. The hike will include a stop at Slab Hill where a bench will have been placed in honor of our former Chapter Coordinator Dan Mitchell who died in January, less than a year after he and others planted shrubs on Slab Hill. Questions: contact Dave Gramling; [email protected]
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:
Hall of Kamers [PDF] hiking award program.
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.
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
808 S. Washington Dr
Howards Grove, WI 53083
Jim Powers, Treasurer
N1417 Boltonville Road
Adell, WI 53001