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 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.

Waupaca/Portage Spring Wildflower Hike:  Sunday May 8th at 1:00 pm.   Skunk and Foster State Natural Area

Special notes for hikers:  Updated 3/31/22

  • Temporary Trail Closure(s)
    1.  Emmons Creek Section is closed due to logging operations.  Starting February 2, 2022 until further notice.
    2. Temporary Trail Closure, between County Hwy T and Krogwold Rd is closed due to high water.  Re-opening 2022.

We have additional segment maps available that also have mileages:

Contact Us

Facebook: PortageWaupacaIATA

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

Debbie Krogwold 

Email: IATA Portage/Waupaca Co Chapter: [email protected]