Bart Smith Photography

​Walking Down a Dream

​Ice Age Trail

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    Eastern Terminus of the Ice Age Trail, Potawatami State Park, Door County. Sturgeon Bay Segment.
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    Sturgeon Bay, Lake Michigan from Potawatomi State Park. Dawn Sturgeon Bay Segment.
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    White tail deer in woods near eastern terminus of the Ice Age Trail, Potawatami State Park, Door County. Sturgeon Bay Segment.
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    Ice Age Trail through Cedar Forest in Potawatomi State Park, Door County. Sturgeon Bay Segment.
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    Birch log along Ahnappe Trail section of I.A.T..
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    Fishing Boat along Algoma waterfront, Forestville Segment. Kewaunee County.
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    Evening view of Lake Michigan along Point Beach State Park, Manitowoc County.
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    Evening view of Lake Michigan along Point Beach State Park, Manitowoc County.
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    Rawley Point Lighthouse, Point Beach State Park, Manitowoc County.
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    Tree Silhouette at sunset along road connector route, Manitowoc County.
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    Turkey on Ice Age Trail near Tisch Mills Creek, Manitowac County. Weber Woods Segment
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    Rural scene along road connector route, Sheboygan County
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    Greenbush Kettle, Greenbush Segment, Sheboygan County.
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    The Ice Age Trail along the North Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Park, Sheboygan County.
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    Robins nest beside I.A.T. through the Northern Kettle Segment. Sheboygan County.
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    Trillium bloom carpeting forest floor along the Ice Age Trail in the North Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest.
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    Distant Kames viewed from Parnell Tower. North Unite of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, Sheboygan County.
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    Aerial view of I.A.T. along Lake Butler, Parnell Esker Area. Sheboygan County.
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    Farm scene across Milwaukee River, Washington County.
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    Painted Turtles sunning on log in Silver Creek, West Bend Segment, Washington County.
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    Dundee Kame, North Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, near the Parnell Segment, Sheboygan County.
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    Hardwood forest, North unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, Fond Du Lac County.
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    Baseball game in town of Slinger. Washington County
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    Ice Age Trail along the Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Morain State Forest, Washington County.
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    Carmelite Monastery atop Holy Hill in evening light. Holy Hill Segment, Washington County.
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    Ice Age Trail along an Esker, Loew Lake Segment, Washington County.
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    Green Darner Dragonfly waiting out the rain. Loew Lake Segment, Washington County.
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    Autumn morning along the Loew Lake Segment, Washington County.
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    Forest covered Glacial Moraine in morning light from Lapham Peak Lookout, Lapham Peak Segment, Waukesha County.
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    Setting Sun over Scuppernong Prairie, Scuppernong Wildlife Area, Waukesha County.
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    Morning dew drops, Scuppernong State Wildlife Area Scuppernong Segment, Waukesha County.
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    Song Sparrow on Sunflower, Scuppernong State Wildlife Area, Waukesha County.
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    Ice Age Trail through pines, South Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, Eagle Segment, Waukesha County.
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    Scarecrow at Old World Wisconsin (A worthwhile side trip from the ice Age Trail).
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    Erratics, including "The Stone Elephant" (background). Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, Blue Spring Lake Segment, Jefferson County.
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    I.A.T. along the Southern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. Walworth County.
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    Oleson Cabin,(Homestead of a Norwegian Settler) Blackhawk Segment, Walworth County.
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    Sunset from Rice Lake, White Water Lake Segment, South Kettle Moraine State Forest.
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    Ice Age Trail Symbol carved into post along the Milton Segment. Rock County.
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    Secret passage under the Milton House Museum. It is believed to have been used in the underground railway to hide slaves. Milton Segment, Rock County.
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    Evening skies reflected in flooded field of newly planted corn along Sugar River Trail Section, Green County.
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    Town of New Glarus, Green County
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    Prairie along Brooklyn Wildlife Segment, Dane County.
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    Sun and Dandelion from along the Brooklyn Wildlife Segment. Dane County.
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    Monarch on Purple Cone Flower, Table Bluff Prairie, Dane County
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    Black-eyed Susan, Wild Bergemot and Cone Flowers along Lodi Marsh Segment, Dane County.
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    Late afternoon view from Gibraltar Rock. Gibraltar Rock Segment, Columbia County.
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    Merrimac Ferry crossing the Wisconsin River. The only moving segment of the Ice Age trail. Sauk County
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    Balanced Rock and Devils Lake, Devils lake State Park, Sauk County.
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    Devils Lake State Park, Sauk County.
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    Parfrey's Glen Nature Trail, Sauk Point Segment, Sauk County.
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    Parfrey's Glen Nature Trail (A short Side Trip), Sauk Point Segment, Sauk County.
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    Rural scene along the I.A.T. near Parfrey's Glen. Sauk Point Segment, Sauk County.
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    Northern River Otter along Portage Canal, Portage Canal Segment, Columbia County.
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    Ice Age Trail along the Fox River, Marquette Segment, Columbia County.
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    Prairie near Ennis Lake, John Muir's childhood homestead. John Muir County Park, John Muir Segment, Marquette County.
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    Oak trees in autumn hued understory. Mecan River Segment, Waushara County.
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    Amish carriage along road walk section north of Westfield. Marquette County.
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    Sandhill Cranes in cornfield from road walk section north of Westfield. Marquette County.
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    A mix of Native American Petroglyphs and early Settler Carvings. Roche-A-Cri State Park, Adams County.
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    View from Roche-A-Cri, Roche-A-Cri State Park. Adams County
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    Butterfly on lupine, Emmons Creek Fishery Area, Emmons-Hartman Ck Segment.
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    Large erratic alongside the the Ice Age Trail, Hartmans Creek State Park, Portage County.
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    Cabin along the I.A.T. (Built by Wisconsin Conservation Corp) Waupaca River Segment, Waupaca County.
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    Mushroom colony on decaying log, Dells of the Eau Claire County Park, Marathon County.
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    Dells of the Eau Clair. Eau Clair Dells Segment, Marathon County.
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    Ferns in Rock Crease, Eau Clair Dells Segment, Marathon County.
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    Ice Age Trail along Game Lake, Old Railroad Segment, Langlade County.
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    Game Lake, Old Railroad Segment, Langlade County.
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    Male Indigo Bunting, Parish Hills Segment, Langlade County.
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    Rain droplets collected on Bracken Fern beside I.A.T.. Parish Hills Segment, Langlade County.
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    Autumn Color from Lookout Mountain along the Harrison Hills Segment, Langlade County.
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    Dewdrops on leaf in sphagnum bog along the Underdown Segment, Lincoln County.
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    Mist Lake, Underdown Segment, Lincoln County.
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    Spring ferns along New Wood River, East New Wood River Segment. Lincoln County.
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    Ice Age Trail utilizing a beaver dam. Wood Lake Segment, Taylor County.
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    Winter Sunrise over Wood Lake. Taylor County.
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    Cross Country Skiers along Rib Lake Segment
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    Wisconsin winter farm scene along The I.A.T. just before it enters Chequamegon National Forest.
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    Volunteers working on the I.A.T. along Mondeaux Flowage. Taylor County.
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    Autumn color along Mondeaux Flowage from Mondeaux Esker. Mondeaux Esker Segment, Taylor County.
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    Ice Age Trail through Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Taylor County.
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    Pink Lady Slippers. Near the North Fork of the Yellow River.
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    Sphagnum bog, Jerry Lake Segment, Taylor County.
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    Autumn Color over unnamed kettle lake, Chippewa Segment, Chippewa County.
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    Frog, Chippewa Segment, Chippewa County.
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    Bench along the Ice Age Trail, Ice Age State Recreation Area, Chippewa County.
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    Pair of Wood Ducks on the Ice Age Trail, Chippewa Segment, Chippewa county.
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    Snapping Turtles from the Ice Age Trail along the Chippewa Moraine Segment, Chippewa County.
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    Beaver, Chippewa Segment, Chippewa County.
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    Black bear, Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest.
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    Ice Age Trail through Birch and Pine, Southern Blue Hills Segment, Rusk County.
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    Autumn leaves covering Devils Creek. Southern Blue Hills Segment, Rusk County.
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    Morning light over beaver pond from Ice Age Trail along Hemlock Creek Segment, Barron County.
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    Tuscobia Trail which doubles as the Ice Age Trail, Barron County.
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    Forested glacial moraine along Trade River, Trade River Segment, Polk County.
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    St Croix River, St Croix Falls Segment, St Croix National Riverway, Polk County.
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    Pot Hole on edge of St Crois Dalles, St Crois Falls Segment. Polk County.
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    Western terminus of the Ice Age Trail, St Crois Falls State Park, Polk County.

Summary of the Trail




1980 - Ice Age Trail

The Ice Age NST leads visitors and hikers through a set of glacial lancscapes - moraines, eskers, kettle holes, kames and outwash plains along the Wisconsin landscape.  Administered by the National Park Service in a "triad" relationship with the Ice Age Trail Alliance and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, it winds over 1000 miles across Wisconsin, witness to the most southern reaches of continental glaciation some 10,000 years ago.  Trail segments offer many charming opportunities for walking and snowshoeing - for both day trips and longer hikes.  The trail also touches many towns along the way, each offering local character.  The Alliance offers nonprofit support, coordinates voluteers and provides maps and educational opportunities while Wisconsin DNR leads efforts to protect land corridors needed to complete the trail.

(See website for the Ice Age Trail Alliance)