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Study finds Ice Age Trail attracts estimated 1.2 million visitors annually

The Ice Age National Scenic Trail attracts an estimated 1.2 million visitors every year and trail users contribute approximately $113 million annually to Wisconsin’s economy, according to surveys conducted last year of trail users and businesses along the trail.

The Ice Age Trail, one of only 11 National Scenic Trails in the United States, is a 1,000-mile footpath highlighting Wisconsin’s glacial geology and scenic beauty.

“This study highlights the importance of outdoor recreation to Wisconsin’s economy and the value of protecting and managing our natural resources,” said Brigit Brown, state trails coordinator for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

The Ice Age Trail is administered through a partnership involving the

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 5:27 PM

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