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Ice Age Trail:Waterville

Follow the Ice Age trail into the woods as it leaves the Glacial Drumlin Trail and connects to CTH-D.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 3.5 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
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Overview :  The Ice Age Trail is a thousand-mile footpath highlighting the remnants left behind by glaciers during the last ice age over 12,000... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Northern terminus of the Waterville Segment

The Waterville segment begins where the Glacial Drumlin Trail meets the UW-Waukesha Field Station. The Ice Age Trail enters the woods south of the Glacial Drumlin Trail opposite a red barn on the north side of the trail.

Parking is available at the UW-Waukesha Field Station.

2. Waterville Road

The trail intersects Waterville Road.

A temporary connecting route follows Waterville Road south where the Ice Age Trail re-enters the woods on the west side of the road just south of Manor House Road.

Signs along Waterville Road mark it as the temporary connector route.

3. UW-Waukesha Field Station Access

Access road on Waterville Road leads to the UW-Waukesha Field Station.

The UW-Waukesha Field Station was born when Gertrude Sherman donated her 92-acre farm to UW-Waukesha in 1967. The UW-Waukesha is restoring the acreage with communities of plants and animals native to Wisconsin.

Parking is available with access to the Ice Age Trail.

4. Ice Age Trail Access

Small grass parking area with access to the Ice Age Trail via a grassy footpath.

5. Southern Waterville Segment

The Ice Age Trail re-enters the woods on the west side of the road just south of Manor House Road.

On road parking is possible on Manor House Rd. west of Waterville Rd.

6. Tallgrass Court

The trail crosses Tallgrass Court.

7. Southern Terminus of Waterville Segment

The Ice Age Trail Waterville segment terminates at it's intersection with CTH-D.

The Ice Age Trail continues with the Scuppernong segment on CTH-C, 1 mile down the road.

8. Niagra Escarpment

A small section of the Niagra Escarpment is exposed near the trail.

9. Scuppernong Segment

The Scuppernong segment begins at CTH-C.