Popular Fox River trail closed

Mar 28th, 2014 | OTHER NEWS

For decades the Marquette Segment of the Ice Age Trail allowed hikers to trek from the Portage Canal, 4 miles north to the Governor’s Bend Park.  It was a neat trail because it afforded scenic vistas of the Fox River to its east.  Sadly, one of the new property owners along the trail decided they didn’t like the idea which resulted in the entire trail being shut down.  Hopefully this can be re-opened at a future date.

4 Comments to “Popular Fox River trail closed”

  1. Hi, I just did a short bike/paddle trip on the Sugar (Riverside-Paoli) it was a great trip but I would like to extend it and I was looking into Badger Mill Creek. starting at Bruce Street in Verona, under the highway and on to the confluence with the Sugar and then down to Paoli. I checked out the sections I could drive to and it looked fairly doable.Looking at google maps it looks as if there are a couple of (low?) farm bridges and maybe some fences… Do you know if anyone has tried it?

  2. Hi Eric,

    Honestly, I’m not familiar with Badger Mill Creek nor anybody else who has paddled it.

    It actually looks like an interesting prospect though. Usually for unknowns you’ll really want to scan satellite maps really closely to see how many logjams there are. I don’t think it looks too bad though…I might have to do it myself eventually here.

    The other thing to try is to contact the local friends group. They may know more about this creek:


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