See Melanie In Person (and See Where She’s Hiking Next!)

June 29, 2021

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: The Madison Concourse Hotel, Madison, Wis.

Talk on America’s Incredible National Scenic Trails

American Volkssport Association – Biennial Meeting
Female hiking guide pointing out a feature in the woods during the fall.

Fall 2021 or Spring 2022

Time: TBD
Location: Sundara Inn & Spa, Lake Delton, Wis.


Ice Age Trail Hiking Retreat

Explore highlights of the glacially sculpted Ice Age Trail with Melanie Radzicki McManus. An avid hiker, McManus will lead this two-day retreat both on the Ice Age Trail and at Sundara for a full wellness experience.
Melanie McManus speaking at a book talk with the PowerPoint in the background.

Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021

Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Germantown Community Library, N112 W16957 Mequon Rd., Germantown, Wis.


Book Talk: Thousand-Miler: Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail

Lively talk about the Ice Age Trail, the National Scenic Trails System and the book Thousand-Miler. 

Female hiker on the North Country Trail standing under a sign in the woods saying, "Minnesota."


Time: July through November
Location: Michigan’s Lower Peninsula (North Country Trail) and the Potomac Heritage Trail


Upcoming Hikes

Follow along as Melanie continues to pursue her goal of hiking all 11 National Scenic Trails. Check out her progress by reading her trail journals and the travel articles she writes about her treks. Or maybe see if you can catch her on the trail!

Here is my 2021 plan: 

North Country Trail. Hike Michigan’s Lower Peninsula from the Jordan River area to Grand Rapids (July)

Potomac Heritage Trail: Hike the rest of the PHT where I left off in March 2020, when COVID struck: south of Washington, D.C. in Maryland (August-September)

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