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:
- 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: