The Ice Age NST is primarily a hiking trail. Activities to enjoy include:
Some rail-trail segments, short sections of hardened surface, or sections that are parts of previously established multiple-use trails may allow:
Opportunities for camping along the Ice Age NST vary greatly. In some areas camping is allowed anywhere along the trail; in others only at designated sites. These facilities may be spaced quite far apart. Along such segments it may be difficult to find any place to camp legally. You should plan your multi-day hike carefully.
Hunting and Fishing:
Many areas through which the Ice Age NST passes are legally open to hunting during the proper seasons. Trail users should check in advance with the local land manager regarding use of specific segments during hunting seasons. You are encouraged to wear "hunter's orange" while using segments open to hunting.
A Wisconsin fishing license is required for fishing in the many lakes and streams along the trail
Did You Know?
The non-profit partner for the Ice Age Trail, the Ice Age Trail Alliance, was founded in 1958. The trail was designated as a National Scenic Trail by Congress in 1980 and a State Scenic Trail by the Wisconsin legislature in 1987.