Exploring The Ice Age Trail In Polk County Wisconsin

Exploring The Ice Age Trail In Polk County Wisconsin

Ice Age Trail National Scenic Trail logo
Ice Age Trail National Scenic Trail logo

It’s Friday and my plans for this weekend are to go exploring the ice age trail in Polk County Wisconsin.  I am going to bring along some video recording equipment and some snacks along with something more substantial for lunch, and have me a hike and cook along the Ice Age Trail in Polk County Wisconsin!

Exploring The Ice Age Trail | Polk County Wisconsin

It was way back 12,000 plus years ago that a massive ice flow sculpted the amazing landscape of Wisconsin as we see it today.  As the glacier retreated and melted it left behind some unique landmark features.  The Ice Age Trail is a 1000 mile long footpath were hikers can witness firsthand the beautiful ‘natural’ areas the glacier created.

The Ice Age Trail is located entirely within Wisconsin and is only one of eleven National Scenic Trails.  And it just so happens that some of the more interesting sights to be seen along the Ice Age Trail are located in Polk County.

You can find more information about the Ice Age Trail by clicking this link.

Ice Age Trail Map Overview
Ice Age Trail Map Overview

My Plans For Exploring The Ice Age Trail Polk County

I spend a lot of time in Polk County, yet I have spent very little time hiking along the Ice Age Trail.  This weekend I aim to change that.

My plan for the weekend is to explore some of the deeper tracks of the Ice Age Trail in Polk County, shoot some video of it, take some pictures, and maybe have a nice quiet deep woods ‘hike and cook’.  I’m bringing along a delicious small cut of venison loin and plan to make a tasty treat amid my hiking and exploring.

A footpath segment of the Ice Age Trail in Polk County Wisconsin
A footpath segment of the Ice Age Trail in Polk County Wisconsin

I’ll be focusing my trail time in the McKenzie Creek Wildlife Area located in Northeast Polk County.  The Ice Age Trail runs straight up through the middle of the wildlife area.

Maybe I’ll see you on the trail!

TD

 

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