Glacial Drumlin State Trail Visitors Guide


Stretching 52 miles from Cottage Grove to Waukesha, Wisconsin, the Glacial Drumlin State Trail is enjoyed by over 300,000 bikers, hikers, and other visitors each year, for birding, scenic photography, cycling, or simple outdoor family time.

When the rail line was built in 1882, small towns and villages sprang up along the way; though the rails are gone, those communities remain today, and offer charming and picturesque stopping places along the route.

The Glacial Drumlin State Trail Visitors Guide is the free interactive trail guide, connecting visitors with the places and people uniquely suited to this recreational destination. With focused mobile-ready maps, profiles of each town, local events calendars, new feature articles, and more, visitors can now easily find the dining, attractions, unique shopping, and lodging or camping they seek.

Likewise, relevant local businesses along the trail now have a way to connect with the thousands of customers already passing through their neighborhood. So, even if a business or location is ‘hidden’ around the corner, or not as obvious as their competitors, visitors to can easily find them!

Glacial Drumlin Trail Facts

• Trail Length: 52 miles
• Surface
Crushed Limestone: 39 miles
Asphalt: 13 miles
• Communities: Cottage Grove, Deerfield, London & Cambridge, Lake Mills, Jefferson, Helenville, Sullivan, Dousman, Wales & Delafield, Waukesha

• Total Annual Visitors: 315,000
• Local Daytrips: 239,000

New Mobile Visitors Guide to the Glacial Drumlin Wisconsin State Trail


Madison, Wisconsin (May 15, 2022) – New free mobile interactive guide helps visitors easily find local resources and other amenities uniquely situated on Wisconsin’s Glacial Drumlin State Trail.

Manitou Media is excited to announce the launch of its newest website,, an online visitors guide to the premier recreation trail in southeastern Wisconsin.

Spanning 52 miles of very gently rolling terrain, and connecting Cottage Grove near Madison with Waukesha near Milwaukee, the multipurpose rail trail is popular for hiking, biking, skiing, snowmobiling, and more.

This new site is the first and only full-featured visitors guide to this popular recreational trail. Interactive mobile maps help users find an array of immediate and nearby dining, lodging and camping, attractions & unique shopping, and more.

“This new visitors guide was long overdue,” says Jeffrey Affeldt, outdoor-recreation enthusiast and site creator. “The Glacial Drumlin Trail is far and away Wisconsin’s most popular recreation trail, but until now there was no comprehensive guide for it. With this new site, trail visitors can now find everything from the nearest restroom or trail pass kiosk, to a sandwich shop right around the corner, to a family-fun event just up the trail. helps visitors find what they need, when they need it.”

The Glacial Drumlin State Trail Visitors Guide invites visitors to explore the new website at

Media Contact: Jeffrey Affeldt, Guide Editor
Phone: (608) 320-7496

Photos from the Glacial Drumlin State Trail

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