Langlade County Chapter

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Trail Conditions and User Information

LANGLADE COUNTY ICE AGE NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL CONDITIONS 4-20 -2022

LANGLADE COUNTY ICE AGE NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL USER INFORMATION 9-15-21

All segments in the county are open but conditions may vary over time. For more information or questions, please contact the chapter.

Hikers are encouraged to use social spacing and facemasks if and when encountering others on the trail.

*Kettlebowl Segment: Re-opened December 21, 2021 with completion of logging. Safe and legal off-road parking at Sherry Road is now available.

*Lumbercamp Segment: Logging incomplete.

*Summit Moraine Segment: Game Lake trail options.

*Parrish Hills Segment: 44 acre clear cut between Pine Road and County H.

About the 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. Due to the pandemic, participation in community events have been cancelled until further notice. This year the chapter is offering two group hikes on Saturdays, September 24th. and October 8th. Details will be posted later in the IATA web calendar.

Segment stewards are responsible for specific sections of the 50 plus miles of trail in the county. About 2/3 of the trail passes over public lands owned and administered by the county and state. Anyone wishing to get involved in the local trail maintenance effort as a segment steward or other volunteer activities, please contact the chapter.

Chapter Newsletter and Facebook 

You can stay up to date by reading the latest issue of the chapter newsletter, The Langlade Erratic – March 2022 or check our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/seeuonthetrail

Fo 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]

Banner Photo:

A portion of the property at Polar in Langlade County that was recently purchased by the Ice Age Trail Alliance for a future section of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. The property was one of five tracts purchased in the county since 2014 to eventually replace the 24 mile connecting route between the Plover River County HH Trailhead in Marathon County and the Kettlebowl Sherry Road Trailhead in Langlade County.

Besides its proximity to Mueller Lake, the Polar property features several unique glacial features known as crevasse fills according to geologist David Mickelson. The property is also within a mile of Goto Lake, the deepest lake in the county, plus offers a distant view north of the Parrish Terminal Moraine from a bordering town road. (Photo courtesy of Barbara Godell of Bryant. Taken May 15, 2022)