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Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area

Situated along the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, the Chippewa  Moraine State Recreation Area offers unspoiled beauty with kettle lakes and many glacial features. The Chippewa Moraine is one of nine units of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve. Hiking, snowshoeing, outpost camping, fishing and bird watching are popular activities. The David R. Obey Ice Age Interpretive Center houses first-class glacial, cultural and natural history displays.

This trail runs 23 miles from the Interpretive Center in New Auburn to Brunet Island State Park in Cornell. The trail traverses an area that is heavily forested with numerous kettle lakes. Hiking the trail will produce many northern forest birds: Ruffed Grouse, Great Crested Flycatchers, Cooper's and Broad-winged Hawks, Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Buntings and Great Horned Owls all next here. 

The Ice Age Trail, one of only eleven National Scenic Trails in the United States, is a thousand-mile footpath highlighting Wisconsin's world-renowned Ice Age heritage and scenic beauty.