When A Hike Takes You Through Friendly Algoma

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Hiking the Ice Age Trail

As part Wisconsin’s State Park System, the approximately 50-mile long Ahnapee State Trail runs from downtown Sturgeon Bay south along the beautiful Ahnapee and Kewaunee rivers to Algoma, Casco, Luxemburg, and Kewaunee.The Algoma Visitor Center greets many travelers looking to enjoy the trail in one form or another.

One such hiker, Holly, stopped by on Monday, June 3, 2019, and shared with our Visitor Services and Volunteer Coordinator Sharon Hedrington, where she was headed and her experience with Friendly Algoma.

“I am hiking the Ice Age Trail from Sturgeon Bay to Madison (hopefully). Other walks I have been on are the Camino Frances (the French Way) in Spain, West Highland Way in Scotland, and across Switzerland. I love the scenery in Wi, the beautiful farms, deer, and lovely cities and very friendly people.”

Holly mentioned that she had stayed at Ahnapee River Trails Campground and how wonderful the owners were along with the campgrounds. She was offered a meal (French toast) and was very grateful as she was soooo hungry!  Thank you for stopping by Holly and we hope you reached your goal!

The Ice Age Trail is a popular destination for hikers of all levels.  The Ice Age Trail follows two sections of the Ahnapee State Trail corridor, for about 17 miles from downtown Sturgeon Bay to Algoma and for another 10 miles from the city of Kewaunee through the C.D. Besadny Fish and Wildlife Area to County Highway A.

We are thankful for the The Friends of the Ahnapee, a non profit organization, created exclusively for the promotion, development and maintenance of the Ahnapee State Trail. They monitor trail use and condition, plan improvements, conduct events, undertake maintenance and solicit funds to support the trail. All their work is volunteer. Learn more about how to be come involved in this group here.

We invite you to enjoy some time outdoors on the trail.  You can learn more about the Ahnapee State Trail, download maps, as well as get directions to the trailheads on the Wisconsin DNR’s website here.

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