The Ice Age Trail 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 trail corridor connecting Badger Prairie County Park to the City of Madison's Elver Park. The 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 Town of Verona, and the Ice Age Park and Trail Foundation.
About the 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 Foundation, Dane County features several links to completed sections of the corridor: Indian Lake County Park, Badger Prairie County Park, Prairie Moraine County Park, Ice Age Reserve Wildlife Area. Please visit US National Parks for more information.