The Pearl of the Sugar River - Make a Splash in Albany!
Combine the scenic beauty of the dam with outstanding trail recreation, spice up the view with some graceful Bald Eagles soaring overhead, and top it off with a sweet splash of the Sugar River. That's the recipe for a great weekend getaway in Albany.
Highlights: Tubing and canoeing on the Sugar River, hiking and biking on the Sugar River Trail, and a taste of local history at the Albany Historical Society Museum.
Downtown: Italian restaurant, diner, bar and grill, bowling alley, scenic view of the dam, tube and canoe rental/shuttle service, and Albany Historical Society Museum.
Around Town and Nearby: Medical Clinic, Amish community businesses.Links:
Small Community...Big Heart!
Pride in preserving the rich cultural heritage of the past. A vision toward enhancing the future. And the best of both worlds - the big city within reach, agricultural neighbors nearby, and small town living close to the heart.
Highlights: Lake Belle View, bike or hike the Badger State Trail, seasonal events downtown in Library Park.
Downtown: Quilt shop, family dining, bar and grill, park, trail parking and access to Lake Belle View - with canoe loop and berm walking path.
Around Town and Nearby: Travel south on the Badger Trail to reach the restored Stewart Tunnel - darkest trail tunnel in Wisconsin. Medical Clinic.Links:
Putting Family Fun in Motion
Brodhead's rich railroading history established in 1856 has put the wheels in motion for today's guests who enjoy visiting the Depot Museum, exploring the Sugar River Trail, and riding their bikes through the Clarence Covered Bridge.
Highlights: Biking and hiking on the Sugar River Trail, historic downtown shopping district.
Downtown: Coffee shop, restaurants, pharmacy, antique stores, gifts, resale and re-purposed items.
Around Town and Nearby: Amish community businesses, cheese factory, go-kart track.Links:
The Road Home Always Leads to Brooklyn
Go north for the bustle of the big city. Meander south for the peace and tranquility of the country. Whatever path you choose, the road home always leads to Brooklyn - a great place to grow a family, to build a business, and to enjoy the best of all worlds.
Highlights: Brooklyn hosts a 4th of July Fireworks and Picnic as well as a Labor Day Festival.
Downtown: Consignment shop, bar and grill, and scenic gazebo park area.
Around Town and Nearby: Restaurants, parks, natural areas.Links:
Small Town Character and Local Values - Your Oasis in a High-Speed World
Relax! This little community is nestled into the hillside with a natural wetlands border on several sides and a state recreation area nearby.
Highlights: Tri-County Recreational Trail (multi-use), Cadiz Springs Recreational Area.
Downtown: Bar and grill, ATV rentals.
Around Town and Nearby: Natural areas.Links:
Small Town...Big Opportunities!
A small town carved out of the surrounding fields. Agricultural heritage and pride. Unincorporated - and unspoiled.
Downtown: Bar and grill.
Around Town and Nearby: Restaurant, cheese outlet store.
Cheese City USA
Sample the best of the season at a farmer's market. Enjoy a gallery exhibit or an outdoor concert. Stroll the downtown square. Bike or ATV. Picnic in a park. Shop til you drop. Discover cafes and authentic ethnic eateries. Find out how malt and hops are transformed into beer, and how milk turns into cheese. Choose your favorites of both to take along and enjoy at home.
Highlights: Tours - cheese, beer, and distillery. Museums, art center, parks and trails.
Downtown: Historic Downtown Square and shopping, Green County Courthouse (open to visitors), restaurants, movie theatre.
Around Town and Nearby: Parks, shopping, dining, bowling alleys, roller skating rink, swimming pool, ATV and bike trails. Corn maze just outside city limits. Medical clinic and hospital.Links:
The Heart of Green County
One lake to fish; two trails to hike or bike; three cheese factories offering tastes of their award-winning specialties; and four seasons of floral splendor at Montesian Gardens. Add the taste of a small town seasoned with an easy-going sense of hospitality - you'll find no challenges in counting up the many pleasures of Monticello!
Highlights: Lake Montesian, Montesian Gardens, museum, cheese factory outlets.
Downtown: Diner, upscale restaurant, bar and grill, quilt shop, grocery store.
Around Town and Nearby: Badger Trail and Sugar River Trail intersect just east of the village, wildlife and natural areas nearby.Links:
America's Little Switzerland
If you like festivals, fondue, ethnic flavors, and fun - you'll be sure to enjoy your time in New Glarus. The entire village embraces Old World customs, architecture, language, and traditions dating back to the mid 1800's when the original Swiss immigrants settled here.
Highlights: Bike trail, museums, "cows on parade," brewery tours. Visit Chalet of the Golden Fleece - an authentic Swiss chalet on both the State and National Register of Historic Places.
Downtown: Wine tasting, restaurants, authentic Swiss cuisine, shopping (apparel, antiques, art, collectibles, chocolates, sausage, baked goods, greenhouse and floral), parks and swimming pool.
Around Town and Nearby: Rustic roads, state park, golf courses, bowling alley. Medical Clinic.Links: