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Langlade County Ice Age Trail Spring Hike   « Back

Apr. 22, 2017 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Contact Name: Joe Jopek
Contact Phone Number: 715-623-2645
Admission Fee: Free
Location: Langlade County Forestry Office
Address:   1633 Neva Road
Antigo, WI 54409

Join us for the Langlade County Ice Age Chapter's spring hike on a section of the Ice Age Trail in Langlade County. Meet in front of the Langlade County Forestry Office, Langlade County Fairgrounds, Antigo, Wisconsin on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 9 am. Participants are encouraged to wear suitable clothing and bring a lunch. Transportation to the trail head will be provided from the fairgrounds. No fee or membership is required.

The spring hike will be a 5 mile trek on the east end of the Old Railroad segment which winds through a scenic portion of Veterans Memorial Park. The stretch includes views of a large glacial lake filled with sediment since the massive ice sheet which covered 2/3 of the state melted away over 10,000 years ago.

The segment is one of four Ice Age Trail stretches in Langlade County designated in 1977 by the U. S Department of the Interior as part of the National Trails System. Half of the segment will be established this year as an ATV trail so the April hike will be the final chapter outing on a historical portion of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail in Langlade County.

Outing participants will be able to earn the chapter’s 40th anniversary hiker patch during the fourth decade of Ice Age Trail activity in Langlade County. To earn the patch, hikers must make two of the three chapter hikes scheduled this year. The dates of the remaining chapter 2017 hikes are September 9 and October 7.

Hikers planning to hike one or more of the county segments this year can obtain the 40th anniversary patch upon submittal of a registration form and payment of a nominal fee. Please contact the chapter for the form and details.

The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a thousand-mile footpath-entirely within Wisconsin-that highlights the Ice Age landscape features while providing access to some of the state's most beautiful natural areas.

Click here for full article from the Antigo Daily Journal on the Spring Hike.

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