Portage/Waupaca County Chapter

The Ice Age Trail crosses back and forth between Waupaca and Portage counties where the chapter maintains more than 23 miles of Ice Age Trail across five segments: Waupaca River (4.9 miles); Hartman Creek (5.6 miles); Emmons Creek (2.6 miles); Skunk and Foster Lakes (4.4 miles); and New Hope-Iola Ski Hill (5.6 miles).

Chapter volunteers promote the Trail segments by staffing numerous outreach events, planning seasonal hikes, and hosting an annual fund-raising event, the Fall Hike-a-Thon, in October.

The Ice Age Trail segments highlights include Hartman Creek State Park, a hike-in cabin for trail users, and some of the best examples of glacial drumlins along the Trail.

Special notes for hikers: 

  • Hwy 54 to Edminster Rd is CLOSED, due to Bridge Repairs and Re-Route Plans for  Fall 2021.
  • Temporary Trail Closure, between County Hwy T and Krogwold Rd is closed due to high water.
  • New Hope-Iola Ski Hill – Temporary Re-Route due to high water.
  • Trail users following Foley Rd from the north to the Waupaca River Segment should watch closely for the Carsonite post on-top of the road grade.

We have additional segment maps available that also have mileages:

Contact Us

For more information on chapter activities and/or hiking the Ice Age Trail in this region, contact our volunteer chapter coordinator:

Debbie Krogwold
715-677-4974 (home)

715-321-2254 (cell)

[email protected]