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 events
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:
- Trail section between Grenlie Rd. and Indian Valley Rd. in the Skunk & Foster Lakes SNA Segment is closed from Sept. 1 through Jan 4 for hunting. The majority of this section is on private property. Please respect landowners request. Trail Closed signs have been posted at each end along with No Trespassing signs.
- Hwy 54 to Edminster Rd is NOW OPEN with a new bridge, boardwalk and a scenic re-route.
- Temporary Trail Closure, between County Hwy T and Krogwold Rd is closed due to high water.
We have additional segment maps available that also have mileages:
- Waupaca River, Hartman Creek & Emmons Creek [PDF]
- Skunk & Foster Lakes, New Hope Iola Ski Hill [PDF]
For more information on chapter activities and/or hiking the Ice Age Trail in this region, contact our volunteer chapter coordinator:
Email: IATA Portage/Waupaca Co Chapter: [email protected]