Blue Hills and Moose Ear Creek
The Blue Hills are ancient mountains that were ground down to hills by the last glacier that retreated from Wisconsin more than 10,000 years ago. The rugged landscape is covered by lush vegetation. Moose Ear Creek is part of a watershed and is traversed by the Ice Age Trail. Very few people visit this area even though it is very rich in bird-life.
Directions: From Weyerhaeuser, take Old 14 Road west for 2.5 miles to the Ice Age Trail entrance on the north side of the road. Park along the road and walk north into the property. Or, continue on Old 14 Road another mile to a boat ramp area on the south side of the road to find a parking lot and walk back to the Ice Age Trail.
Gazetteer: Page 72, A-4 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 42, A-4 (10th edition).
Phone: 715/532-3911 (Wisconsin DNR).
Signature species: Red-shouldered Hawks, Whip-Poor-Will, Golden-winged Warbler, and Louisiana Waterthrush.
Nearest food and lodging: Weyerhaeuser, 3 miles east.