Community Park Village of Arena

Community Park is the most widely-used park in the village. It offers baseball diamonds, a basketball court, sand volleyball courts, horseshoes, a shelter with attached concession stand (which includes a kitchen and cooler space), and an encompassing walking path surrounded by many large oak trees. It is home to such events as the Village’s annual […]

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Halfway Prairie School

Halfway Prairie School is the oldest rural elementary school in Dane County. This one-room school was operated from 1844 until it closed as a result of consolidation in 1961. It was given the name of Halfway Prairie because it was halfway between Mineral Point and Portage, a popular transportation route for early miners. Visitors may […]

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Westland Promenade Village of Mazomanie

Through the generosity of Fred Westland, in memory of his family roots in Mazomanie, the Westland Promenade is a landscaped oasis in the downtown area. With shelters and picnic tables, the Promenade offers visitors an opportunity to escape surrounding activity and picnic or relax in shaded comfort. (Village of Mazomanie) […]

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Devil’s Lake State Park

Founded in 1911, Devil’s Lake is the third oldest state park in Wisconsin, the largest and the most visited. Devil’s Lake offers magnificent views from 500-foot quartzite bluffs overlooking a 360-acre lake. Enjoy lakeshore picnic areas, sandy swimming beaches, 29 miles of hiking trails, a variety of camp sites, or ease into the backcountry solitude. […]

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Tower Hill State Park

Visit Tower Hill State Park to see how lead shot was made in the mid-1800s, hike challenging bluff trails and enjoy panoramic views. Tower Hill is a 77-acre seasonal park open from mid-May through Columbus Day weekend each year. The wooden shaft and the smelter house at the top originally built in 1831, have been […]

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Governor Dodge State Park

Governor Dodge State Park is one of the state’s largest parks, with 5,350 acres of steep hills, bluffs and deep valleys plus two lakes and a waterfall. Located in Wisconsin’s scenic Driftless area, Governor Dodge offers camping, picnicking, hiking, canoeing, biking, hunting, fishing, off-road biking, cross-country skiing and horseback riding opportunities. (Wisconsin Department of Natural […]

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Stewart Lake County Park

Stewart Lake County Park was established in 1935, making it the first county Park in Dane County. Within this 191-acre park is shimmering Stewart Lake, an artificial lake on spring-fed tributary of Moen Creek. The lake offers a challenge for trout and bass fishing. (Dane County Parks Department) […]

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Pioneer Park Town of Middleton

This 27-acre town park offers a regulation baseball field; regulation softball field with lights; two softball fields without lights; two tennis courts; basketball court; regulation soccer field; walking and hiking trails (gravel and paved); play set for small children and play set for older children; swing sets; grill; three picnic shelters (one with electrical service); […]

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Baer Park Village of Cross Plains

This 14.9-acre village park offers a 5-12 yr old play structure; swings; climbers; tennis court; sand volleyball court; basketball court; adult baseball diamond (lighted); youth baseball diamond (lighted); batting cage; skate park; and shelter. (Village of Cross Plains) […]

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Black Earth Creek Public Fishing Access @ Mazomanie

Black Earth Creek Fishery Area is a pleasant mix of a high quality trout stream flowing within a wide green agricultural valley. The parcels typically mix stream stretches with adjoining riparian corridors that grade from a wet margin of jewelweed, aster, and reed canary grass into shrub, then sparse woodlot, then pasture or cultivated crop. […]

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Cave of The Mounds National Natural Landmark

Cave of the Mounds, a natural limestone cave located near Blue Mounds, Wisconsin, United States, is named for two nearby hills called the Blue Mounds. It is located in the southern slope of the east hill. The cave’s beauty comes from its many varieties of mineral formations called speleothems. The Chicago Academy of Sciences considers […]

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Kahl Halfway Prairie Park

Kahl Halfway Prairie Park is a 3.4 acre multi-use park with a conservancy of native plants, a scrape pond for waterfowl, and wetland habitat. Amenities include paths through the park, benches, reservable shelter, and a playing field. Owned and managed by the Town of Berry, Kahl Halfway Prairie Park is located adjacent to the Town […]

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Wolf Run Trail

For the first time in more than 150 years, Black Earth Creek once again flows freely from its headwaters in the City of Middleton through the rich agricultural lands and prairie remnants of Northwest Dane County to Blue Mounds Creek near its confluence with the Wisconsin River. Wolf Run Trail, part of a multi-use regional […]

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