Chippewa Moraine Circle Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"A shorter hike through Ice Age Trail country, this loop follows the national scenic trail a short distance before following a loop through kettle lakes and along the back of an esker. Wisconsin has no shortage of glacial scenery and place names bearing the word moraine.
The Chippewa Moraine, though, is something special. Here there’s an eye-pleasing symmetry to the pattern of rounded hilltops and reflecting lakes. Unlike southeastern Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine, where the glaciers’ forward movement formed the moraines, this landscape is a result of glacial ice that stopped moving. After the glacier’s horizontal movement ceased, its surface debris flowed into low spots in the ice."