If the conditions are right, try snowshoeing the Ice Age Trail. Portions of this 1,000-mile footpath travel through eastern Portage County, linking history, cultures and geological features. Explore the 7.6 mile Belmont, Emmons-Hartman Creek segment. Begin near the Emmons Creek State Fishery, located in southeastern Portage County. Parking is available near Stratton Lake Road in the Fishery. From Stevens Point, take I-39 South to Highway 54 West. Then south on County D, which becomes Stratton Lake Road, parking will be on the right.
The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a thousand-mile footpath (entirely within Wisconsin) that highlights these Ice Age landscape features while providing access to some of the state's most beautiful natural areas.