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Late Summer hike Set Saturday on Rail Segment of Ice Age Trail

September 6, 2018

A new portion of a long-standing trail will be explored Saturday, during a late summer hike hosted by the Langlade County Ice Age Trail Chapter.

This September hike will be a five-mile trek on a new portion of the Old Railroad Segment recently rerouted through the Jack Lake cross country ski trail area by chapter volunteers. The stretch winds through a scenic landscape shaped by the massive sheet of ice over 10,000 years ago.

Interested persons and groups should meet at 9 a.m. in front of the Langlade County Forestry Office at the fairgrounds. Participants are encouraged to wear suitable clothing and bring a lunch. Transportation to the trailhead north of Antigo will be provided.

Another portion of the segment will be rerouted in October through the Ventor Lake area by local and non-local participants in the Ice Age Trail Alliance’s Mobile Skills Crew program. More information and registration for persons interested in participating during the Oct. 9 through 14 trail building effort is at the Ice Age Trail Alliance website www.iceagetrail.org

Additional information on the Saturday’s hike, Ice Age National Scenic Trail and county chapter can be obtained by mail inquiry to 622 First Ave., Antigo or by calling 715-623-2645. Maps and trail information are also available from the Langlade County University of Wisconsin-Extension Office, 837 Clermont St. 

Source: Antigo Daily Journal

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