Glacial Drumlin State Trail – Jefferson County
This state trail runs 52 miles between Madison and Milwaukee, the state’s two largest cities, along an abandoned rail corridor. It parallels Hwy 18 and I-94 with access at many locations. This is a great route for biking, hiking and bird watching in three seasons. Just north of Jefferson, between Hwy 26 and Cty Y, a two-mile stretch runs on Junction Rd with very low traffic volume. In winter, the trail is used for X-C skiing and snowshoeing. The trail runs through diverse landscapes with gently rolling countryside, agriculture and wildlife areas producing some interesting species of birds and wildlife.
Directions: Access to the trail is offered in (west to east) Cottage Grove, Deerfield, London, Lake Mills, Jefferson, Helenville, Sullivan, Dousman, Wales and Waukesha.
Gazetteer: Page 37, D-5 & Page 38, D-1 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 86, E-4 (10th edition).
Web site: WDNR Glacial Drumlin State Trail
Signature Species: Belted Kingfisher, Common Yellowthroat and Brown Thrasher.
Rare Species: Acadian Flycatcher, American Avocet and American White Pelican.
Parking: Parking lots along route.
Nearest food & lodging: Cottage Grove, Deerfield, London and Lake Mills.
Fees: Trail fees apply.