Currently, the eastern terminus of the Ice Age Trail is at a large glacial boulder and historical marker in a heavily wooded area next to a restroom in Potawatomi State Park. The Wisconsin DNR announced Monday that the trail’s official end and the boulder will now be moved 0.3 miles west to the old ski hill overlook. The new location was deemed more picturesque with its more expansive views of the surrounding area. Also, this move should eliminate the confusion with trailhead signage which still remains at the ski hill overlook from decades ago when it originally served as the trail’s end.
This move is expected to take place this month depending on weather, soil conditions, and staff availability. Potawatomi State Park Superintendent Erin Brown-Stender says hikers will enjoy a more scenic start, or finish, to their hike.