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
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 [email protected]
Above Photo: The Green Bay Moraine east of the City of Antigo on the broad outwash plain created by volumes of water flowing from the melting Green Bay lobe of glacial ice. Many years later the winds deposited a cover of silt over the broad plain which eventually formed the foundation for a vast acreage of productive farmland. A portion of the moraine and outwash plain at the left side of the photo was purchased by the Ice Age Trail Alliance in 2014 with funding assistance from the National Park Service and the state.
Plans to establish a small parking area, trail with interpretation signage are being considered currently. The dip in the profile of the tree line is a 6 acre depression devoid of trees atop the terminal moraine. Langlade County has approximately 46 miles of terminal moraine bordering the 10,000 acres of outwash plain known locally as the Antigo Flats. (Photo taken May 15, 2019)
LANGLADE COUNTY ICE AGE NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL CONDITIONS AND USER INFORMATION.
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 6-30-19 or LANGLADE COUNTY ICE AGE NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL USER INFORMATION 10-27-18
Scene from the chapter’s April 2019 hike