Ice Age Junction Area


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The Ice Age Junction Area, located just east of Verona, will create a Dane County link in the 1000-mile long Ice Age National Scenic Trail. This link, along with its connection to the Military Ridge State Trail, will connect the Ice Age Junction Area with statewide recreational trail networks. The area, which is intended to remain a permanent open space, will also function as a multi-use trail corridor connecting Badger Prairie County Park to the City of Madison's Elver Park. This paved trail, the Ice Age Juntion Bicycle Pedestrian Trail, currently extends through the Ice Age Junction Area from the Military Ridge State Trail trailhead to Badger Prairie County Park to County Highway PD. The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a separate footpath for hiking that traverses through the area to the west of the paved trail. The Ice Age Juntion area also includes the Madison Area Youth Soccer Association's Reddan Park. This project is made possible by partnerships between Dane County, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the National Park Service, the City of Verona, the City of Madison, the Town of Verona, and the Ice Age Trail Alliance.

Ice Age National Scenic Trail

Starting at the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway on the border between Wisconsin and Minnesota, this scenic trail winds its way across Wisconsin to Potawatami State Park in Door County. The Ice Age Trail Corridor passes through the west side of Dane County from Lodi Marsh in the Town of Dane to the Brooklyn State Wildlife Area in the Town of Montrose. The trail traverses the end of moraine of Dane County's last glacier, passing through oak savannas, prairies, and oak, hickory, and maple forests. In cooperation with the Ice Age Trail Alliance, Dane County features several links to completed sections of the corridor: Festge Park, Indian Lake Park, Badger Prairie Park, and Prairie Moraine Park National Resource Area.

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