Western Terminus Ice Age National Scenic Trail

© Photographed September 10, 2016
Erected 2002 by National Park Service
and Polk County Historical Society
Erected by Wisconsin Interstate Park
St. Croix Falls, Polk County, Wisconsin
45.396050, -92.643950
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Western Terminus
Ice Age
National Scenic Trail
This site marks the Western Terminus of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. The Trail was designated a National Scenic Trail by Congress in 1980, and Wisconsin's first State Scenic Trail in 1987. The Eastern Terminus is in Potawatomi State Park, in Door County, overlooking the waters of Sturgeon Bay.

Commemorating the Wisconsin Glaciation, which ended about 10,000 years ago, this 1,200-mile footpath highlights the landscapes formed by the glacial forces that shaped much of North America.

The National Park Service, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and the Ice Age Park and Trail Foundation cooperate in the development and management of the trail.
The marker is located on the grounds of Interstate Park (park of the Wisconsin State Park system), on the Pothole Trail. The entrance to the park is at the intersection of Park Road and South Vincent Street / Highway 35, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin 54024.

NOTE: The marker is inside the park; entrance to the park requires (1) an annual pass or (2) a day permit to access the marker. Click here for more fees information.

Wisconsin State Park System: Interstate Park

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Use the "Wisconsin Ice Age National Scenic Trail" label below to see all Ice Age Trail markers in Wisconsin.




Views of the St. Croix River from the marker location . . .


Screenshot of vintage postcard provided by CardCow.com.
Dalles of the St. Croix from Anthony Rock, St. Croix Falls, Wis.

The steep descent to the marker location.

The steep ascent back to the trail head.


Park at "You Are Here" and follow the Pothole Trail
to the marker location.

The marker is located along the Pothole Trail.

The entrance to the Pothole Trail.

The marker is located at Interstate Park.

The marker is located in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin

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