Hiking the Ice Age National Scenic Trail: Glacial Features and a Cold Cache Expe
Program No. 21530RJ
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At a Glance

More than 12,000 years ago, the region surrounding the Great Lakes was encased by the Wisconsin glaciation — a sheet of ice thousands of feet thick. Today, a 1,000-mile long “Ice Age Trail” follows the paths once created by this massive glacier as it receded. With a noted geologist and author, gain new insights into Wisconsin’s geologic past as you enjoy five days of hiking along various segments of the Ice Age Trail in the northern Kettle Moraine State Forest. As you explore one of only eleven National Scenic Trails in the country, discover world-class landforms from the last glaciation, including moraines, drumlins, moulin kames, kettles, eskers and glacial lake beds.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Utilize GPS technology to discover glacial land formations left from the last ice age during cold caching experiences.
  • Spot migratory birds and enjoy brilliant fall foliage as you hike along the trails.
  • Savor an afternoon field trip to a local, family-owned cheese cellar and enjoy a taste of Wisconsin’s cheese-making traditions.
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