The Historic Indian Agency House is located just northeast of downtown Portage, Wisconsin, off of State Road 33. Watch for the signs that point you down Rustic Road 69, which follows the historic Portage canal. Park in the Visitor Center lot at the end of the road.
The Historic Indian Agency House is open from May 15 through October 15, with guided tours available for a nominal fee. There are picnic tables on the grounds.
The Historic Indian Agency House is adjacent to the Portage segment of the Ice Age Trail. The trail head is just across the road and north of our parking lot and follows the old Portage Canal. This 3/4 mile path offers flat, easy hiking, and wildlife abounds along the way. Watch for woodcock, quail, and songbirds in the woods along the trail, or see if you can catch a glimpse of a heron, teal or other water birds in the canal. A variety of turtles, snakes and frogs also might be spotted along the trail or banks of the canal.
The end of Rustic Road 69 also marks the terminus of the historic Marquette Trail. This three-mile rustic footpath follows the Fox River north to Marquette Park, which is off of County Highway F.