Hiking Event Celebrates Ice Age Trail Designation

The Lakeshore Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance and Destination Sturgeon Bay have teamed up to throw a designation celebration hike May 29, 9 am, at the starting point of the Ice Age Trail in Potawatomi State Park. The event toasts the City of Sturgeon Bay’s new status as an Ice Age Trail community. 

“The Ice Age Trail Alliance is thrilled to add Sturgeon Bay, home to Potawatomi State Park and the eastern terminus of the Ice Age Trail, as a trail community,” said Mike Wollmer, executive director and CEO. “We are proud the trail is a part of this community and look forward to increasing our impact on a local level.”

Hikers will meet hike leader Cheryl Gorsuch at the Ice Age Trail parking lot at the ski hill in Potawatomi State Park. The hike is 1.7 miles to the first shelter, where a shuttle will transport hikers who do not wish to hike back to the parking lot. The out-and-back to the parking lot is a total hike of 3.4 miles and should take about two hours. 

After the hike, visit the Lakeshore Chapter’s information table outside Bayshore Outfitters, 59 N. Madison Ave. Sturgeon Bay, and meet the Ice Age Trail’s mascot, Monty the Mammoth, 12-12:30 pm.  

Also attend the Sturgeon Bay Art Fair in Martin Park (South 3rd Avenue), where a short announcement about Sturgeon Bay becoming an Ice Age Trail Community will be made at the pavilion at 1:30 pm, along with another opportunity to meet Monty the Mammoth. 

The roughly 1,200-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail takes hikers to some of the best glacial features in the world as it travels across Wisconsin through 132 communities and 30 of the state’s 72 counties.Questions? Contact Amy Lord, the Ice Age Trail Alliance’s outreach and education manager, at 800.227.0046 or [email protected].

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