Ice Age Trail Becomes Part of the National Park System

Photo of the signpost for the Firth Lake Segment of the Ice Age Trail in fall with a backdrop of yellow trees.

The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is now part of the National Park System. The trail, which is stewarded by the Ice Age Trail Alliance, was folded into the parks system after a bipartisan effort by both Democratic and Republican representatives.

“The Ice Age trail also tells an important story about the history of Wisconsin and the abundant natural resources that have shaped our great state,” Senator Tammy Baldwin said. “Literally running through the great north woods, over rolling hills and prairies, past inland lakes and waters, and finally winding up along Lake Michigan. This trail showcases some of the best that our state has to offer.”

Read more about in this article by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and learn about what this new status means in the Ice Age Trail Alliance’s blog.

Photo by an unknown photographer from the Ice Age Trail Alliance website.