Thousands of acres of public land offer hikers a great choice. Langlade County is home to 50 miles of the thousand-mile Ice Age Trail. The trail is divided into five segments, the Kettlebowl segment, 13 miles; the Lumbercamp segment, 12 miles; the Old Railroad segment, 9.5 miles; the Highland Lakes segment, 12.3 miles; and the Parrish Hills segment, 12 miles. You can receive specific information and maps for each of these segments from the county.
If you prefer a "wilder" hike, check out the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in eastern Langlade County. Veteran's Memorial Park also offers several miles of well-marked nature trails, featuring a loop around Jack Lake. You can also see an arboretum with over 500 plant species. In the Ackley Wildlife Area, just west of Antigo, hikers get the chance to view waterfowl, deer, and even an occasional bear. Peters Marsh Wildlife Area, located on County Highway A, 9 miles northeast of Antigo, covers 1,687 acres. The property provides homes to numerous wildlife species including waterfowl, ruffed grouse, deer, turkey, black bear, woodcock, snowshoe hare, beaver and many others.
Click here for a Gartzke Flowage Hiking Trail Map
Click here for a Jack Lake Area Hiking Trail Map