Experience the Colorful Ice Age Trail at the Fall Colors Hike Event


The colors are beginning to shine at the Chippewa Moraine, and so you won’t want to miss the annual Fall Color Hike, the Parade of Colors, on Saturday, October 2, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Obey Interpretive Center. Bring your family, grab a friend, or find someone new to the trail to bring along. No one should miss autumn on the Ice Age Trail, and this is a great opportunity to hike and enjoy the fall color, cool weather, and camaraderie. 

Several chapter volunteers will be on hand to shuttle hikers to their starting points, serve as hosts and coordinators, and to serve or provide refreshments. (If you’d still like to help, send an email!)

Please bring your mask, for shuttles and at the sign-in and sign-out.

If you’re not familiar with the event, here’s the plan: 

  • Arrive at the Obey Center east of New Auburn on Hwy M between 9 and 11 a.m.
  • Tell us how far you’d like to go — 6, 5, 4, 2, 1 miles — and our volunteer will drive you and your group to your starting point, armed with a map and a few snacks (bring your own water).
  • Here’s the good part: walk back, soaking in the fall air, colors, sounds, smells, and spirits of the fall woods.  
  • Somehow you’ll magically end up back where you started, for a chance to grab some refreshments, and perhaps stay a bit longer with the kids to see the exhibits and games at the Obey Center. You might even buy a T-shirt, fleece, hat, or trail guide.
  • Head home relaxed and mark your calendar for the first Saturday next October.


More information here or contact Vicki Christianson at chippewamorainechapter@iceagetrail.org.