Summer Solstice Hike is June 21 on the Ice Age Trail-Cedar Lake Segment near Slinger

 

June 20, 2017 – Slinger, WI – Celebrate the longest day of the year on Wednesday, June 21 with a 4.4 mile round-trip hike on the Ice Age Trail-Cedar Lake Segment, near Slinger.

This volunteer-led hike is offered by Ice Age Trail Alliance – Washington/Ozaukee Chapter runs 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Meet at the DNR’s Highway NN parking lot, 1/2 mile east of Highway 144, just north of Slinger.

No park sticker is required.

Click here for directions. Watch for yellow “Ice Age Trail Event” signs.

WHAT TO BRING: Wear comfortable hiking boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Be sure to bring a flashlight, insect repellent and water.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE AREA: The Cedar Lakes Segment highlights several of the Polk Kames while traversing agricultural fields, wetlands and mixed forest of old oaks, sugar maple, white birch and beech. During the winter, the north and east sides of the kames retain snow later in season. The spring months present a scattered display of woodland and prairie wildflowers, including trillium, wood anemone, mayapple, violets, jack-in-the-pulpit and many ferns. During the warmer days of the year, frog-laden ponds create an early morning and late evening chorus echoing between the kames.

CONTACT: Tom Alberg with questions regarding the hike. email: [email protected] or Phone: 414-406-1102

The Ice Age Trail National Scenic Trail is a thousand mile footpath that highlights Wisconsin’s world-renowned  Ice Age heritage and natural resources.  Visit www.iceagetrail.org to learn more.

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