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); Skink and Foster Lakes (4.4 miles); and New Hope-Iola Skil 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. For more information about chapter events, go here.

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: 

  • Foley Rd. south of Hwy 10 has been reopened to road traffic.
  • The trail north of the cabin to Foley Road has now been reopened. Trail users following Foley Rd from the north should watch closely for the  Carsonite post at the trail head on the top of the new road grade. As always, parking is available at the Foley Road lot to the south.
  • The trail segment north of Hwy 10 to Grenlie Road has been reopened. This is private property so please stay on the trail and follow the markers.  Segment is closed during gun-deer season.

Additional Segment Maps

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]