Langlade County Chapter

The Langlade County Chapter has been actively involved with the Ice Age Trail since 1973. Activities include chapter hikes, community outreach and trail maintenance.  Segment stewards are responsible for specific sections of the 50 plus miles of trail in the county. About 2/3 of the trail traverses public lands owned and administered by the county and state. Updated information for hike planning and current trail conditions is available from the coordinator or included below.

Chapter Newsletter and Facebook

You can stay up to date by reading the latest issue of our chapter newsletter, Langlade Erratic 3-19 or check our Facebook page at

Contact Us

For more information on chapter activities and/or hiking the Ice Age Trail in Langlade County, contact the chapter’s coordinator: Joe Jopek, 622 First Avenue, Antigo, WI 54409 call 715-623-2645 or e-mail

(Above photo: Bogus Swamp is a unique natural feature seen along the off-trail walk over Forest Road between 4-H Camp Susan and Kleever Road on the Highland Lakes Segment. Although Langlade County owns the large wetland complex, it was designated as a State Natural Area in 1995 and has several rare plant species and song birds. The former lake bed filled with sediment over the period since glaciation forming a rare array of wetland types in one location. In the late 60’s. the county was exploring an arrangement with a Canadian company to remove the peat deposits from the ancient lake bed for commercial purposes. Fortunately, the arrangement never came to fruition. (Photo taken December 13, 2018).

For most current trail conditions and hiker information on all Langlade County segments of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail go to LANGLADE COUNTY ICE AGE NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL CONDITIONS 1-11-19 or LANGLADE COUNTY ICE AGE NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL USER INFORMATION 10-27-18

Scenes from the chapter’s October and April 2016 hikes

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