Hiking the Ice Age Trail Lodi Segment


Ice Age Trail Lodi Segment
Ice Age Trail Lodi Segment

The Lodi Segment is one of the trail town segments of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Many of the miles of this trail are along sidewalks through the center of the charming town of Lodi. But, there are also a few miles of footpath through greenways and alongside the Lodi middle and high schools.

Along this trail you will get to see many of Lodi's restored Victorian homes, stop for ice cream and coffee, and contemplate on the banks of the babbling Spring Creek as it oxbows through the center of Lodi.



Ice Age Trail Lodi Segment
Ice Age Trail Lodi Segment


Lodi is charming and quaint, with decorative Victorian homes proudly displayed along tree lined streets that are so quiet and safe that the town's children are able to play uninterrupted ballgames in them. Lodi is famous for its cherished mallard duck named Susie. In 1948 a mallard made a nest in a concrete basket set out in spring creek in town center. Ducks have continued to inhabit the stone basket since. There is an annual rubber duck race on Spring Creek in honor of Susie.

Be sure to stop in at Downtown Coffee Grounds for coffee and Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream. Grab a coffee and a waffle cone and head across the street to Susie the Duck Park and walk along Spring Creek to Veterans Memorial Park.

The Lodi Trail connects directly to the East Lodi Marsh Segment - a more difficult and hilly section of footpath leading out of town. On the West end of Lodi there are plans to connect the trail from the high school to the Groves Pertborn Segment. Currently there is an awkward walk along the frightening county road J which has virtually no shoulder to reach Groves-Pertzborn, so a trail connection is essential and will hopefully be completed in the next few years.


Ice Age Trail Lodi Segment
Ice Age Trail Lodi Segment


Overview: Ice Age National Trail - Lodi Segment


COUNTY: Columbia
COMMUNITIES: Lodi

TOTAL MILES: 4.2
DIFFICULTY: Easy

NEXT IAT SEGMENT EAST BOUND: East Lodi Marsh
NEXT IAT SEGMENT WEST BOUND: Groves Pertzborn

CAMPING: Crystal Lake Campground  8 miles west

LODGING: Lodi Valley SuitesVictorian Dreams Bed and Breakfast 2 miles north


Directions and Trail Map



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Address for your GPS: 101 Wisconsin 113, Lodi, WI 53555
| coordinates:  43.312910, -89.526563 |

From Milwaukee1.5 Hours
From Madison30 Minutes
From Green Bay2.5 Hours
From Wausau2 Hours
From Minneapolis4 Hours
From Chicago2.5 Hours


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Ice Age Trail Lodi Segment
Ice Age Trail Lodi Segment

Ice Age Trail Lodi Segment
Ice Age Trail Lodi Segment

Ice Age Trail Lodi Segment
Ice Age Trail Lodi Segment

Ice Age Trail Lodi Segment
Ice Age Trail Lodi Segment

Ice Age Trail Lodi Segment
Ice Age Trail Lodi Segment

Ice Age Trail Lodi Segment
Ice Age Trail Lodi Segment


Ice Age Trail Lodi Segment
Ice Age Trail Lodi Segment

Ice Age Trail Lodi Segment
Ice Age Trail Lodi Segment

Ice Age Trail Lodi Segment
Ice Age Trail Lodi Segment

Ice Age Trail Lodi Segment
Ice Age Trail Lodi Segment






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