Ice Age Trail - Portage Canal & Marquette Seg.

The Ice Age Trail begins in Portage at the Pauquette Park and continues 11.5 miles through Portage and north to Governors Bend Park. 12,000 to 15,000 yrs. ago monstrous glaciers, over two miles thick crept out of Canada to cover much of WI. The Marquette Segment was originally built and maintained by the Boy Scouts in the 1950's. The Portage Canal Seg. works with volunteers from the Heritage Trail Chapter, Portage Canal Society, Boy Scouts and local schools, both segments are open to the public.


  • Disabled Access

State Historic Sign Site

  • Yes

History/Heritage Type

  • Wisconsin History

Natural Attractions Type

  • Parks, Forests, Trails

State and National Trails

  • Yes

Trail Length (miles)

  • 1,000 miles long