Ice Age Alliance’s Ice Age Mammoth Hike Challenge 2021 – Hit the trails, enjoy your time, earn a patch!

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Ice Age Alliance’s Ice Age Mammoth Hike Challenge – Hit the trails, enjoy your time, earn a patch!

One of our area’s most prized, Northeast Wisconsin outdoor attractions is the Ahnapee State Trail.  From hikers to bikers, skiing to sledding, and family fun to photo ops, this rails-to-trails, year-round treasure has something for everyone.

2021 Ice Age Trail Mammoth Challemge

Photos: Left: Kiosk/rest area at the intersection headed west out of Algoma. Bottom: Intersection headed west out of Algoma. Top right: Algoma Trailhead at 6th and Perry Streets between CTI Hospitality and the Algoma Boat Club. Top Middle: A hiker heads north on the Forestville Segment next to Timber Trail Campgrounds.

While the summer sees significant traffic, fall offers some amazing views with the changing of the colors.  If you have yet to spend time experiencing the marvels of the trail in the fall, then the Ice Age Mammoth Challenge may be for you!

In October 2021, if you hike, walk, run, or backpack at least 41 miles on the Ice Age Trail and visit three official Trail Communities, you can earn a hiking certificate and a limited-edition patch from the Ice Age Trail Alliance (IATA).   You can take care of over half the required miles and one trail community by hitting the trail from Algoma, WI and heading north to the Eastern Terminus in Sturgeon Bay (or in reverse).

If you start at the trailhead in Algoma on 6th and Perry Streets between CTI Hospitality and the Algoma Boat Club, you will head west then north to hit the Forestville Segment (9.8 miles) then the Sturgeon Bay segment (13.8 miles). Sturgeon Bay is an official Trail Community.  You can also start at the Forestville Segment trailhead on County M right next to Timber Trail Campground.

Learn more about and register for the Ice Age Mammoth Hike Challenge at https://www.iceagetrail.org/mammoth-hike-challenge/

You can pick up an Ahnapee State Trail brochure at the Algoma Visitor Center, 1226 Lake St. in Algoma, WI. Algoma has plenty of places to stay before or after your hike.

No matter where your travels take you, Happy Trails everyone!

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