Monday, October 31, 2022

The Ice Age National Scenic Trail, which winds through a thousand miles of Wisconsin vistas, is visited by 2.3 million people every year. Discover why so many people choose to explore the trail during a program set for Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Fond du Lac Public Library. 

Author Melanie Radzicki McManus will give a presentation at 6 p.m. in the McLane Room on the Ice Age Trail and her experience hiking it, based on her book “Thousand-Miler: Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail.” No registration is required to attend.

According to the Ice Age Trail Alliance, more than 12,000 years ago, an immense flow of glacial ice sculpted a landscape of remarkable beauty across Wisconsin. As the glacier retreated, it left behind a variety of unique landscape features. The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a thousand-mile footpath that highlights these landscape features as it travels through some of the state’s most beautiful natural areas. 

The Trail is entirely within Wisconsin and is one of only 11 National Scenic Trails.

The Alliance describes the trail as “a place for mental and physical rejuvenation, a place to unwind after a hard day and enjoy the landscape of Wisconsin.”

McManus is a freelance writer specializing in hiking, travel and fitness. During the last decade, she has hiked more than 9,000 miles around the globe, including thru-hikes of six of America's 11 National Scenic Trails. She is currently section-hiking two others and hopes to complete all 11 one day.