• View of Southern Wisconsin from the Ice Age NST

    Ice Age

    National Scenic Trail Wisconsin

Outdoor Activities

The Ice Age NST is primarily a hiking trail. Activities to enjoy include:





•Hiking and Backpacking

•Birdwatching and Nature Walks

•Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

•Stargazing and Wildlife Viewing

•Camping (See below)

•Hunting and Fishing (See below)





Some rail-trail segments, short sections of hardened surface, or sections that are parts of previously established multiple-use trails may allow:





•Biking, Horse Riding, and Snowmobile use





Camping:

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?

Artists rendition of an ice age landscape populated by mammoths.

Mammoths and sabertooth cats roamed Wisconsin during the late Pleistocene era or Ice Age.