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920-887-8879 www.beaverdamchamber.com info@beaverdamchamber.com

Excellence. Delivered.

A Continuum of Care Designed Around You! Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. is much more than a community hospital and is unique in providing a full continuum of services to the entire region:

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Year Cabin round r ecreational activities Fever Fest Lake Days Last Saturday & Sunday of January

Thursday through Sunday following Independence Day

New! Sportsman’s Expo

A Day in the Park Craft Fair

• Acute care hospital

• Nursing home

• Medical clinics

• Assisted living

• Outpatient care

• Dementia care

• Outpatient surgery

• Senior apartments

Race Into Summer Festival

• Home care and hospice

• Massage & Wellness

Sunday of Memorial Day weekend

• Cancer care

• Urology

• Inpatient hospital care

• Rheumatology

• Rehabilitation services

Nancy’s Notions Sewing Exposition 1st Thursday, Friday and Saturday in May

BDCH also offers HealthWORKS, a complete employee health service for businesses and our Kids Care is a full-service child care and accredited 4K program.

Midwest Cream Cheese Competition and Wine Tasting

Taste of Wisconsin Swan City Classic Car Show

Holiday Parade 1st Saturday in December

For the latest updates on all events in Beaver Dam visit www.beaverdamchamber.com

Races Every Saturday Night All Summer

Experience the arts year round at the Seippel Center for the Arts or catch a live theatrical production at the Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre. History enthusiasts will enjoy the Dodge County Historical Museum in downtown Beaver Dam.

Lake Days

• Juneau • Waupun www.bdch.com 920-887-7181 Like us on Facebook!

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www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

Saturday Before Thanksgiving

Enjoy golfing, hiking, biking, and other outdoor sports throughout the spring, summer and autumn. There is water skiing, boating and fishing on Beaver Dam Lake, Wisconsin’s 16th largest lake with 6,542 acres.

BDCH has enhanced local access to health care through the BDCH Medical Clinics. Our Medical Clinic physicians offer Family Medicine, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, OB/GYN and walk-in care with locations in:

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3rd Wednesday in August through the next Sunday Saturday of the weekend before Labor Day Weekend

That’s Excellence. Delivered.

www.bdchmedicalclinics.com

1st Thursday of August

Memorial Day Parade

We have many of the same clinical technologies, specialists and services found in large urban tertiary care centers, making it easier for you to get the best care possible here at Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc.

BDCH Has Earned an for Patient Safety from the Leapfrog Group IN 2013 AND 2014

Corn Roast

Dodge County Fair

3rd Saturday in June (Saturday before Father’s Day)

Advanced Pain Management

• Beaver Dam • Columbus • Horicon

2nd Sunday in July

4th Wednesday of February and September

Beaver Dam Raceway provides racing enthusiasts with Taste of Wisconsin exciting dirt track racing action that includes sprint cars, midgets, late models and more. Racing is held every Saturday, May through October, beginning at 6:30 PM. The Dodge County Fairgrounds, just east of Beaver Dam, is home to the Dodge County Fair which is held the third week of August. Enjoy free water ski shows provided by the award winning Beaverland Must-Skis ski team, who perform just off Tahoe Park on Beaver Dam Lake from the Monday of Memorial Day weekend to the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. See schedule at www.mustskis.com

FREE Waterski Shows Sundays in Summer

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Table of Contents

! e m o Welc Welcome to Dodge County

Greetings! It is my pleasure to welcome you to Dodge County. Enjoy the charm of our small towns, the adventure of our woods and waters, and beautiful landscapes just waiting to be explored. We promise that fun with your friends and family is waiting for you. Whether it’s paddling in summer, biking in the fall or snowmobiling when the snow flies; the area’s parks, trails, and lakes offer endless opportunity for outdoor fun. Take time to discover the natural treasure of Horicon Marsh, the world’s largest freshwater cattail marsh. Wherever your travels take you, expect to find friendly people ready to lead you to comfortable accommodations, culinary gems, outdoor recreation, and festivals that are true Wisconsin originals. Use this guide as your first step in planning a getaway in Dodge County. More resources and travel information are also available on www.TravelWisconsin.com or download our Travel Wisconsin smart phone app to find the fun faster on the go.

Dodge County, 882 square miles of fun and excitement for every season! Tour the world renowned Horicon Marsh. You can also take a stroll or bicycle down the Wild Goose State Trail or boat on one of the many lakes in this area. We are also known for our wonderful county parks where you can relax, picnic, hike, canoe, camp and enjoy other activities. You will feel recharged after your time with nature. Activities abound all year! Check out our wonderful restaurants, lodging options, museums, and unique local shops. In all of your stops you will enjoy a family friendly atmosphere. You will truly love the variety of activities that await you on your visit to Dodge County! On behalf of Discover Dodge, we look forward to welcoming you to our home.

On behalf of Wisconsin’s tourism industry, we look forward to your enjoyment of our great state and exploring all we offer.

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Historical Societies and Museums Arts and Entertainment Worship Beaver Dam Area Lakes Columbus Area Golf Hartford Area Hustisford Area Outdoor Recreation Dodge County Map Watertown Area Waupun Area Juneau Area Lodging and Camping Calendar of Events Mayville Area Horicon Marsh Area Homegrown Goodness Amish Area Randolph Area Cambria Friesland Area Fox Lake Area Antique and Thrift Stores Horicon Area Visit Horicon Marsh

History of Dodge County More than 10,000 years ago, small bands of people entered what is now Dodge County on the edge of the receding glacier. As hunters and gatherers, early native Americans followed and hunted herds of large animals and gathered food stuffs. The river systems from the south were used by early inhabitants to reach the wildlife and other resources the county provided in abundance. Numerous sites within the county show evidence of the early inhabitants including stone tools, campsites and settlements, burial and effigy mounds, garden plots and paintings and carvings on rock outcrops and stones. The first white settlers were drawn for reasons of bountiful agricultural lands, with wheat, corn, oats, potatoes and apples being the primary crops. Wheat growing was later replaced with dairy farming. Before mass settlement and agricultural pursuits, Dodge County was covered mainly with forests, wetlands, prairie and oak savannas. Dodge County was created in 1836 and named in honor of Henry Dodge, then territorial governor of Wisconsin. The Town of Victory was chosen as the County Seat. The Town of Victory was later renamed City of Juneau after Paul Juneau, the son of Solomon Juneau, founder of Milwaukee.

Special Thank You to:

In 1845 iron ore was discovered in Mayville and an iron ore works operated here for several decades until competition from mines in the Lake Superior region closed them. Sawmills and gristmills were widely distributed over Dodge County in the 1870's.

Leslie Hershberger, Executive Director, Friends of Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center; Joyce Fiacco, Dean Perlick and Karen Boyd, Dodge County Land Resources and Parks; Todd Ehlenfeldt, Heaven Scent Bed & Breakfast

In 1875, John Jossie, came from Switzerland, developed the variety of cheese known as “Brick”, and opened the first factory in the United States to produce brick cheese. The factory operated in Watertown until 1943.

And a BIG Thank You to Jesse O’Neill, GIS Specialist and Bill Ehlenbeck, Manager of Dodge County Land Resources and Parks. Their time and talent helped to create the corridor maps, center spread county map, and all the county park maps you see in this publication.

Dodge is a leading county in the production of cheese, barley, alfalfa, hay and peas for canning. Industries include the manufacture of wood products, shoes, metal products, lawn care equipment, magazines, stainless steel equipment and ice fishing equipment.

Russell Kottke

Pubilished by:

Dodge County Board Chair

Capital Newspapers, Beaver Dam, WI

General Manager: Scott Zeinemann Graphic Design: Melissa Boehler

Stephanie Klett Secretary Wisconsin Department of Tourism

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Photos, Content, Maps: Thank you to all the people and organizations that contributed content and resources for the development of this publication. This publication has been created and produced for Discover Dodge. Every effort has been made to provide the most current and accurate information available. Capital Newspapers, and the organizations represented, assume no responsibility for misinformation. Please contact Discover Dodge at 920-386-3701, with any additions or corrections.

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Arts & Entertainment

Historical Societies & Museums Ashippun History Committee

Fox Lake Historical Society

PO Box 206 Ashippun, WI 53003 920-474-4708 Email: info@ashippun.com www.ashippun.com

PO Box 493 Fox Lake, WI 53933 920-296-0254

www.columbusareahistorical society.vpweb.com Email: columbusareahistory@gmail.com

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Christopher Columbus Museum 239 Whitney St. Columbus, WI 53916 920-623-1992 Open Daily 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. www.columbusantiquemall.com

Dodge Centre Historical Society N7031 St. Rd. 26 Juneau, WI 53039 920-386-4915 Email: bernice_kuntz@att.net

Museum

187 East Oak Grove St., Juneau, WI 53039 May-October, 1st and 3rd Sundays, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Horicon Historical Society PO Box 65 Horicon, WI 53032 920-485-4028 Email: hsociety@ticon.net

Hustisford Historical Society PO Box 44 Hustisford, WI 53034 920-349-3565 Email: grulke@charter.net

Kekoskee/Williamstown Historical Society W3166 County Road Y Lomira, WI 53048 920-382-5788 (Greg Tennies) Email: info@kwhsi.org www.kwhsi.org

51 County Road Y South, Mayville, WI 53050 Temporary Museum Display Located at Mayville Limestone School 215 N. Main St., Mayville

Lebanon Historical Society PO Box 23 Lebanon, WI 53047 262-542-7872 Email: eraether@wi.rr.com

Museum W4672 Ivy St., Lebanon, WI 53047 May-October, 1st Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Lomira Historical Society PO Box 1108 Lomira, WI 53048 920-948-0188 Email: kietzerj@yahoo.com

Silver Leaf School House Work In Progress

Lost Lake-Randolph Historical Society N7148 State Road 73 Randolph, WI 53956 920-326-3573 Email: delbiel@powerweb.net

Lost Lake-Randolph Historical Society Museum W11827 Concord Rd., Randolph June-September, 1st and 3rd Sundays, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Mayville Historical Society PO Box 82 Mayville, WI 53050 920-387-5787 Email: info@mayvillehistoricalsociety.org www.mayvillehistoricalsociety.org

Neosho Historical Society PO Box 105 Neosho, WI 53059 262-224-0892 Email: neoshorubiconhistoricalsociety@ gmail.com

Solomon Juneau and John Schiefer Historic Homes and Reklau Log Building Hwy. 175, Milwaukee St., Main St., Theresa, WI 53091 Memorial Day June-September, Last Sunday, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Theresa Historical Society PO Box 74 Theresa, WI 53091 920-488-2783 Email: gbeck@powerweb.net

Watertown Historical Society 919 Charles St. Watertown, WI 53094 920-261-2796

Waupun Historical Society 314 Beaver Dam St. Waupun, WI 53963 920-324-3878 Email: waupunhistorical@ powercom.net

Schauer Arts and Activities Center

1605 N. Spring St. Beaver Dam 920-885-3635 • www.bdaaa.org

219 N. Spring St. Beaver Dam 920-885-6891 www.bdact.org

147 N. Rural St. Hartford 262-670-0560 www.schauercenter.org

The BDACT building, formerly the First Baptist Church, provides an ideal intimate theater with excellent acoustics and two floors of work, storage, and performance space. In recent years, to accommodate our increasingly larger audiences, we present our summer musicals at the state-ofthe art Beaver Dam High School auditorium.

The Schauer Center is the Kettle Moraine’s regional center for the arts—staging professional touring performances through its Performing Arts Series as well as performances by schools and its resident groups. The Schauer Center also offers classes in the visual and performing arts for all ages.

The Seippel Homestead and Center for the Arts, managed by the Beaver Dam Area Arts Association, features six exhibits each year, including a wildlife and landscape exhibit, an area high school art exhibit, a Holiday Gift Gallery, and several other major exhibits of national, state and area artists’ works. The BDAAA offers a year-round gift shop, classes, clubs, and special programs and events.

John Hustis House

Old Village Hall Museum

211 Cordelia St., Fox Lake, WI 53933 May-Sept., 1st and 3rd Sundays 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

134 North Ridge, Hustisford, WI 53034 Memorial Day, June, July, August, 2nd Sat. September, 1st and 3rd Sundays 1:30-3:00 p.m.

115 S. Schuyler St., Neosho April-October, 2nd and 4th Sundays 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Satterlee Clark House Museum

Honey Acres, Inc.

105 Park Ave., Beaver Dam, WI 53916 920-887-1266 Email: ksampson2@wi.rr.com www.dodgecountyhistory.com Tuesday-Saturday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

322 Winter St., Horicon, WI 53032 May-October, 4th Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

N1557 HWY 67 (P.O. Box 46) Ashippun, WI 53003 1-800-558-7745 • 920-474-4411 Open all year Monday though Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. May 15 - October 30 Saturday and Sunday 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. Closed Holidays

www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre

Fox Lake Depot Museum

Dodge County Historical Society

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Seippel Homestead and Center for the Arts

Hollenstein Wagon & Carriage Museum Bridge & German Streets, Mayville May-October, 2nd and 4th Sundays 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Mayville Limestone School Museum 215 N. Main St., Mayville PO Box 102, Mayville, WI 53050 920-387-2593 Email: info@mlsm.org www.mlsm.org May-October, 1st and 3rd Sundays 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Waupun Heritage Museum 22 S. Madison St., Waupun, WI 53963 March-Nov., 1st and 3rd Sundays 1:30-4:00 p.m.

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Columbus Area Historical Society

Email: frankdesigns@powerweb.net

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Adrian “Addie” Joss

Lincoln Dr. (Addie Joss Park), Juneau

World War II Memorial

Rest Area #64 – Hwy 41, Lomira

Lowell Women Firefighters

105 N. River St., Lowell

Wisconsin’s First Iron Smelter

Hwy 28 & 67 (Main Street), Mayville

Soloman Juneau House

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Downtown Beaver Dam the heart of our community

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owntown Beaver Dam Inc. is a group dedicated to improving the heart of Dodge County’s leading city. It is dedicated to the task of making Downtown Beaver Dam a better place to live, work and play.

Combining with merchants and city government, the downtown business district has been transformed into a beautiful place. The Beaver Dam River, once hidden behind and beneath downtown buildings, now flows through the heart of the city as it did for centuries. Continuing changes are being made including the installation of ornamental crossings and light posts, facade improvements, other streetscape improvements and more. New businesses complement old favorites offering a wide range of products and services for shoppers young and old.

For more information go to www.beaverdamchamber.com or www.bddowntown.com, become a fan of the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce on Facebook or contact the chamber at (920) 887-8879. The chamber is located in a 1901 Train Depot on the National Register of Historic Places, in downtown Beaver Dam.

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112 So. Spring St. • Beaver Dam • 920.356.8984

An ongoing project is the installation of wall murals on the walls of downtown buildings. More murals will appear with the help of the famous Walldogs artists. They will honor the businesses, people and industries which made the city what it is today. All are invited to come and spend time in the downtown district. Attractions include the monthly River Market in the Tower Parking Lot on the second Saturday of the month, May through September. The Downtown Beaver Dam Holiday Parade steps off on the first Saturday in December with nearly 50 entries in a celebration of Beaver Dam’s citizens, businesses, industries, service providers and civic groups. An “After Party” brings the community together for songs, treats and a large dose of holiday spirit.

Custom Framing,Yarn and More!!! 128 Front St., Downtown Beaver Dam • 920-887-3380 Tuesday - Saturday 10am-5pm

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EDITH'S Cakes, Catering & Cafe

103 Front St., Beaver Dam • (920) 887-8861 HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 5 am-2 pm; Sun. 7 am-2 pm

For more information visit BDdowntown.com

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Lunches, Dinners, Salads & Homemade Soups and Desserts

Friday Fish Fry

Try our Potato Pancakes!

Call Edith's for all of your catering needs. Wedding Cakes & Chocolate Fountains & all your Christmas goodies

something for everyone! ...within our unique, 3-level building... with tin ceilings & hardwood floors.

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May - September 8 a.m.-Noon 2nd Saturday of the month Tower Parking Lot Downtown Beaver Dam

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1st Saturday Evening in December Celebrate the Holidays in Downtown Beaver Dam

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One is Already Up and Many More Are Yet to Come, Culminating in a 2017 Community Walldogs Event!

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108 S. Center St., Downtown Beaver Dam

• Yarn • Supplies • Classes Focused on the beauty of natural fibers, our store offers fine yarns and accessories in a relaxing contemporary atmosphere. 112 Front St. Beaver Dam, WI 920.356.8859 www.fireflyfibers.com

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Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade, Farmstead Ice Cream, Locally Roasted Coffee, Old-Fashioned Candies, Locally Grown Popcorn Seeds, Popcorn Poppers and Toppers, Popcorn Gifts, Fun Popcorn Bowls and more… 507 Madison St. Beaver Dam 920-885-CORN (2676)

www.chippyspopcorn.com

131 Front Street Downtown Beaver Dam, WI 53916

920-885-6422 www.mckinstryshomefurnishings.com Mon.-Fri. 9am-5:30pm; Sat. 9am-5pm

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Beaver Dam

something for everyone

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isitors to Beaver Dam will enjoy year round special events including summertime festivals and free ski shows Memorial Day through Labor Day. Activities in Beaver Dam include our award winning Must-Skis ski team, live theatrical performances, recreation in 18 city parks including a Disc Golf Course, auto racing at Beaver Dam Raceway, fishing and boating on Beaver Dam Lake, birding in the nearby Horicon Marsh and much more. Enjoy changing exhibitions at the Seippel Center for the Arts, shop at one of the city’s quilting/sewing

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stores, including the headquarters of Nancy’s Notions for sewing enthusiasts. Downtown Beaver Dam offers antique stores, a variety of restaurants, the region’s largest craft and hobby store and the Dodge County Historical Society Museum for history buffs. Enjoy the area’s natural attractions, our cultural offerings, great restaurants, fine lodging and the warm, friendly service that greets you at our local businesses. Small town America is alive and well in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. There is something for everyone in Beaver Dam.

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• Award Winning Bakery • Pampered to Perfection Produce • Floral Department • Liquor Department • Horicon Bank

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When visiting Dodge County...Make Park Village Shopping Center Your Shopping Destination!!!!

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Evenson's

Celebrating women’s creativity for more than 35 years

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Exit 134 off Hwy. 151 from the South • Exit 135 off Hwy. 151 from the North

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Beaver Dam

On The Water

something for everyone

lakes in dodge county

Beaverland Must-Skis Enjoy free water ski shows just off Tahoe Park on Beaver Dam Lake from Memorial Day to the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. See their schedule at www.mustskis.com.

Racing

Also go to www.beavercycleclub.com for the 2015 Cycle Club race schedule and Cycle Club info.

Annual Area High School Art Exhibit March 8-April 12 Book Sale March 19-21 Frank Mittelstadt, One-Man Art Exhibit April 26-May 31 Secret Garden Tour Saturday, June 2 Annual Elementary and Middle School Art Exhibit June 7-June 28 Eye to the Sky Art Exhibit July 12-August 16 Cityscapes Art Exhibit August 30-October 18 Holiday Gift Gallery November 1-December 27

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Fox Lake The City of Fox Lake is located on the southeast shore of the lake where city park land, with a boat landing provides recreational access. A town park with a boat landing provides access on the north side of the lake. Fox Lake is heavily used for boating, water skiing, and fishing. Fox Lake drains toward Beaver Dam Lake via Mill Creek. Lake Size: 2,625 Acres Maximum Depth: 22 Ft.

Lake Emily Photo courtesy of the Beaver Dam Lake Improvement Association

Beaver Dam Lake

Sinissippi Lake

Beaver Dam Lake is the largest lake in Dodge County and the 16th largest in Wisconsin. The City of Beaver Dam is located on the southeast shore. Beaver Dam Lake covers approximately 6,600 acres, is 14 miles long, and has over 41 miles of shoreline. It is especially well suited for speedboating, sailing and provides excellent summer and winter fishing for northern pike, walleye, bass, catfish, bullhead, and a variety of panfish. Besides fishing, the lake is perfect for waterskiing, snowmobiling, ice skating and hunting. The city maintains a half a dozen lakeside parks, among which there are several with fishing piers and boat ramps. Picnic facilities for the general public are plentiful as well as shoreline areas to enjoy the beauty of the changing seasons. Tahoe Park on Beaver Dam Lake is home to Beaver Dam's Lake Days celebration and the Beaverland Must-Ski's Water Show.

Sinissippi Lake is a haven for wildlife. The fisheries consist of northern pike, walleye, catfish and carp. A variety of waterfowl are either residents or visitors to the lake every year. American white pelicans, sandhill cranes, blue herons, Canada geese, eagles and others provide great opportunities for bird watching. Each season brings new activities and opportunities. The Lake Sinissippi Ski Club offers “Learn to Ski” programs every summer. The LSA 4th of July Lakefest and the Venetian Nite lighted boat parade in August highlight the summer events. Water skiing, swimming, wave runners, pontooning, kayaking, and canoeing are activities enjoyed all summer long. There are many places to explore with nine islands, backwaters and feeder creeks. Winter brings ice racing, snowmobiling & skiing to the snow covered ice. Lake Sinissippi is a wildlife haven with easy access for all boaters.

Lake Size: 6,542 Acres Maximum Depth: 11 Ft.

Lake Size: 2,855 Acres Maximum Depth: 8 Ft.

Lake Emily is a shallow, fertile lake located in the extreme northwest corner of Dodge County. The lake provides a quality fishery primarily of perch, bluegills, largemouth bass, and northern pike and receives heavy usage year round. Much of the lakeshore is developed with cottages and homes, except for the west side which is still undeveloped. A town-owned boat landing provides good fishing and boating access on the southern end of the lake.

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Beaver Dam Raceway holds races on Saturday nights on the high banked 1/3rd mile track from April through September. Racing on the 1/5th mile kart track is on Tuesdays from May through August. Go to www.wismotorsports.net for more information.

White Pelicans Bathing on Sinissippi Lake

Seippel Homestead and Center for the Arts

Lake Size: 268 Acres Maximum Depth: 17 Ft.

Lost Lake Lost Lake is located in west-central Dodge County. The lake is popular for fishing and hunting although freeze out conditions limit the fishery. Much of the shoreline consists of marshy areas. Boat ramps exist on the north and south sides of the lake as extensions of the town roads. Lake Size: 245 Acres Maximum Depth: 11 Ft.

45 Miles from Green Lake 30 Miles from Lake Winnebego

• Microwave & refrigerator in every room • Heated Pool • Comfortable fiber-filled pillows • Heated spa • Free local calls and faxes

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olumbus is built along the Crawfish River and nestled among gently rolling hills, woodlands and prime agriculture land. Columbus is located in the southeast corner of Columbia County and presents an almost perfect portrait of the 19th century. More than 200 historically significant homes and buildings in Columbus are on the National Historic Registry. You will find that Columbus strives to preserve and promote its proud heritage. Columbus offers an impressive array of community assets; an Amtrak station that serves 17,000 passengers annually, a low-depth aquatic center for families to enjoy, two golf courses, the Christopher Columbus Museum, the Columbus Antique Mall, the largest antique mall in Wisconsin, which attracts 120,000 people annually, and other quality antique and specialty shops. Don’t leave town without dining at one of the local supper clubs or restaurants or maybe take a break and enjoy an artisan beer at our local microbrewery located downtown. Columbus is located on five major highway corridors, Highways 151, 16, 60, 73 and 89. In other words we’re an easy destination to get to and enjoy.

Visit these websites for more information about our fine city www.columbuswichamber.com or www.cityofcolumbuswi.com

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Columbus’ Celebration Calendar April 24 - Arbor Day Event sponsored by City of Columbus, 920-623-5900.

May 9 - Redbud Days Celebration Library book sale, city wide garage sales, brat stand and many other activities planned. Sponsored by Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce 920-623-3699 info@columbuswichamber.com

May 9 - Badger Antique Auto Club Car Show, Countryside Ford located at 1149 W. James Street Columbus.

June 20-21 - Columbus Horse &

Carriage Festival Horse and Carriage competition at Columbus Fireman’s Park all weekend. Horse related items for sale in the pavilion. Horse and Carriage parade through city streets. See website for times of competition and parade. www.columbuscarriagefestival.org

July 1-5 - Columbus Fourth of July

Celebration - Fireman’s Park located on Park Ave. Free admission & entertainment. July 1st will kick off the celebration with a free family movie in the park beginning at

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• Filming site of “Public Enemies “ starring Johnny Depp with memorabilia at 128 West James Street Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) Keeping Downtown the Heart of Our Community 920.623.5325 Like us on Facebook at Visit Downtown Columbus

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July 4 - Firecracker 5 Run/Walk sponsored by Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce. 920-623-3699 info@columbuswichamber.com August 2 - Columbus Arts & Ales Festival 10am - 8pm. 100 N. Dickason Blvd., Downtown Columbus. Home brewers competition, bands, vendors and beanbag tournament. Call Hydro Street Brewery for more info 920-350-0252. www.columbuswifun.com

August 29 - Cajun in the Country Noon -6pm Shepard’s Barn, 7556 Marshall Rd., Columbus. Cajun music and dancing, craft brews and locally sourced food. www.columbuswifun.com

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9pm. On July 4th enjoy the area’s largest parade beginning at noon and the day ends with a HUGE fireworks display. During the remainder of the celebration you will find many activities including music, food, refreshments, midway rides and much more. www.columbus4thofjuly.net

September 26 - Columbus ‘Odd’toberfest. Held at Columbus Fireman’s Park Pavilion. Begins at 2pm and ends at 10pm. ‘Odd’toberfest is an Oktoberfest themed event hosted by the Odd Fellows (Tri County Lodge.) Live polka music, German food and beverages, kid’s activities. The decorations and costumes will make you think you are in Munich. You will not be out of place wearing your own lederhosen. 920-623-2285 wioddfellows40@yahoo.com November 27 - Columbus Christmas Parade sponsored by Columbus Chamber of Commerce and Columbus Downtown Development Corporation & City of Columbus. Parade begins at 6:30pm with many lighted floats, parade entries and Santa. Tree Lighting ceremony follows at the community tree on the library lawn. Call 920-623-3699 for more information. December 5 - Breakfast with Santa at Columbus Country Club. Sponsored by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. 920-623-3699 info@columbuswichamber.com

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Beaver Dam Country Club W8884 Sunset Dr. Beaver Dam 920-885-4106 www.beaverdamcountryclub.com

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Old Hickory Golf Club W7596 State Road 33 Beaver Dam 920-887-7179 www.oldhickorycc.com Columbus country club 301 Ingalsbe St. Columbus 920-623-5880 Kestrel ridge golf club 900 Avalon Rd. Columbus 920-623-GOLF (4653)

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horicon Hills Golf club 3000 S. Main St. Horicon 920-643-2000 www.horiconhillsgolf.com

Mayville Golf Course 325 S. German St. Mayville 920-387-2999 www.mayvillegolfcourse.com

The Golf Club at Camelot W192 State Road 67 Lomira 920-269-4949 www.golfcamelot.com

Watertown Country Club 1340 N Water St. Watertown 920-261-5009 www.watertowncc.com

Windwood Of Watertown W5710 County Trunk CW Watertown 920-262-9091 Rock River Country Club 700 County Park Rd. Waupun 920-324-2621 www.golfrrcc.com

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County Fairs Fond du Lac County Fair

Fond du Lac | July 15-19 www.fonddulaccountyfair.com

Jefferson County Fair

Jefferson | July 8-12 www.jeffersoncountyfairpark.com/fair

Washington County Fair West Bend | July 21-26 www.wcfairpark.com

Columbia County Fair Portage | July 22-26 www.columbiacofair.com

Green Lake County Fair Green Lake | August 6-9

www.greenlake.uwex.edu/fair

Dodge County Fair Beaver Dam | August 19-23 www.dodgecountyfairgrounds.com

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HORICON HILLS GOLF CLUB

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Includes 18 holes, cart, lunch and beverage

One mile south of Hwy. 33 on Main St. Horicon

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WORLD-CLASS ENTERTAINMENT AT YOUR DOORSTEP

Schauer Arts & Activities Center Presents... Rob Anthony Friday, January 30

Simply Three Friday, March 20

Charlotte’s Web Friday, May 1

The Diamonds Bandstand Boogie Friday, February 6

Reverend Raven Traditional Blues Thursday, March 26

Broadway’s Next H!t Musical Friday, May 8

Miller & Mike combination of circus skills and audience participation Sunday, February 8

Church Basement| Ladies 5 Friday & Saturday, March 27 & 28

Dueling Pianos International Friday, May 29

Curious George the Musical Sunday, February 15 My Funny Valentine Friday, February 20

• High-caliber performances at small town prices • Arts education for all ages, levels, and visions • Regional artwork exhibits Facilities are available to rent for special occasions and business functions.

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box office MON-FRI 11:30 am to 5:30 pm & SAT 11:30 am to 2:00 :00 pm 262-670-0560, ext. 3 • 147 N. Rural Street, Hartford • SchauerCenter.orrg

The Man In Black starring Shawn Barker Saturday, April 11 The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE! High energy magic show Sunday, April 12

Johnny Beehner & Mike Mercury Friday, February 27

Simon Shaheen Trio Friday, April 17

Doug Davis Sunday, March 1

Meisel Music Collective Saturday, April 18

Cherish the Ladies Sunday, March 15

Ken Lonnquist Sunday, April 19

Sister’s Summer School Catechism Thursday, June 18 KIDS from Wisconsin Tuesday, July 21

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Hustisford Calendar of Events January & February

June through Sept.

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Sundays - Sinissippi Ice Racing

John Hustis House/Museum Tours given on the 1st and 3rd Sundays 1:30 – 3:30 Memorial Park www.hustisford.com

Founder John’s Day Memorial Park www.hustisford.com

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Soccer Club Halloween Dance Hustisford Community Hall

Lake Sinissippi by Karen’s Lone Pine

sinissippiracing@yahoo.com

January & February Sundays - Wisconsin Auto Group Ice Trails Lake Sinissippi by Neider Park Boat Landing . www.w-a-g.org

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The Husty Players Brat Fry Leroy Meats, Horicon

come visit us. You'll be glad you did!

www.thehustyplayers.com

May 25 Memorial Day Parade & Celebration American Legion Post 420 Downtown Hustisford & Memorial Park

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Come visit picturesque Hustisford, population 1,121, located on historic and beautiful Lake Sinissippi. We’re located midway between Milwaukee and Madison, just a short distance south of the world renowned Horicon Marsh. Enjoy our small town atmosphere and charm. Visit The Mercantile (a modern day general store with a selection of fine wines, cheese, treats and many specialty items), Mike’s Hardware (an old time hardware store with

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Custom Apparel, Embroidery, Signs, Banners, Graphics, Wedding Invitations, Promotional Products, Web Design, Collegiate Wear, Personalized Gifts, Printing Craig & Alicia Hough 113 S. Lake St. Hustisford, WI 53034 Phone (920) 285-0730

Visit us on the web at: www.impactbydzine.com

Visit these websites for more information about renting a cabin on Beautiful Lake Sinissippi. www.homeaway.com www.vacaguru.com www.vrbo.com www.lakehouse.com www.lakeplace.com www.cyberrentals.com/lake-sinissippi

www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

www.hustisford.com

May through October

(Showroom located 1 mile North of Hustisford)

October 24 & 25 “Thriller” presented by The Husty Players Downtown Hustisford

The Husty Players 10th Annual Full Length Play Hustisford High School

www.thehustyplayers.com

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Visit with Santa Tree Lighting & Caroling Hustisford Community Hall and Memorial Park www.hustisford.com

July 4 Lakefest sponsored by the Lake Sinissippi Association Neider Park www.lakesinissippi.org

Hustisford Farmers Market Every Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon Corner of S. Hustis St. & W. Griffith St.

Hustisford, WI 53034

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August 22 Hustisford Lions Venetian Night Riverside & Lions Parks

December 5

Ha Ha Holiday Show presented by The Husty Players Hustisford High School

“We install What We sell”

Ross & Pam Roeseler, Owners

920-349-3109

www.thehustyplayers.com

roeselerflooring@hotmail.com

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solitude with a view A Fine Wisconsin Vacation Retreat Bald eagles, great blue heron and deer are your neighbors when you visit the Prairie House and Cottage on 120 acres of glacial drumlin and wetland bays of Lake Sinnisippi.

A kiosk with local information is located in Memorial Park at the intersection of W. Juneau St. and N. Ridge St. Check us out at www.hustisford.com for more information.

Prairie House features

Independently Owned Community Bank

The MercanTile “a Modern day General STore”

New, VinTaGe & Handmade Items One-of-a-Kind GIfts sample Wine & liqueurs while you shop Open Wednesday thru sunday 109 s. Lake st. • dOWntOWn hustisfOrd 920.349.3533

Experienced sales and service: carpet, vinyl, laminates, hardwoods and ceramics in.

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Come visit us. You’ll be glad you did!

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memorabilia from the past), Impact By Dzine (beautiful tile art displays, apparel, signs, souvenirs and print shop), Creative Expressions (a craft and gift store featuring many local products), The Harbor Barber (hair care & tanning salon), Robin’s Countryside Gardens (garden center and gift shop), The Hodgepodge Shop and Penny Lane (featuring unique to antique resale items). Enjoy our hospitality and fine dining at Lake St. Inn, Days Gone By, Teddy’s, Parente’s Bar & Grill or Joan’s Country Cookin’. Relax and enjoy the beauty and serenity of Lake Sinissippi from the deck of Karen’s Lone Pine. Launch your boat at Neider Park and see firsthand the beauty of Lake Sinissippi. Visit our Farmers Market on Saturday mornings from late May through October. Tour the John Hustis House/Museum, open from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the first and third Sundays, June through September. Enjoy Music in the Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays, June through August in Memorial Park.

Music in the Park Concerts Every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Memorial Park www.hustisford.com

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4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, Rec room with pool table, ping pong, wi-fi, flat screen TV/DVD Hiking trails, two kayaks, canoe and paddle boat for exploring wetland bays

Prairie Cottage features

“Serving the community for over 100 years”

3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, wrap around porch, enveloped in mature trees and gardens adjacent to the century old barn wi-fi, cable TV/DVD, whirlpool bath

200 S. Lake Street in Hustisford

920-349-3241

www.HustisfordStateBank.com

www.prairiehouse.info

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The glaciers that once covered Dodge County have sculpted a landscape ideal for auto touring. Several scenic overlooks around the Horicon Marsh allow you to view the wetland’s wildlife.

Dodge County welcomes horseback riding on a separate 14-mile pathway along the Wild Goose State Trail between Highway 60 and Pautsch Road (about four miles north of Burnett). Trail terrain is generally easy riding, although special caution is Fish & Wildlife Service necessary in areas with steep side

Follow the brown signs that mark the route of the Horicon Marsh Parkway, a 50-mile auto tour that encircles the Horicon Marsh and follows state and county highways through Burnett, Kekoskee, Horicon, Mayville and Waupun. The Parkway is easily accessible from U.S. Highway 151 or State Highway 41 by following State Highway 33 to access the south end of the Parkway or Highway 49 to access the north end of the Parkway.

slopes, wet crossings and near highways and roads. The trail surface is grass, dirt and wood chips and winds through wooded and open areas in the right-of-way of the Wild Goose Trail. Horses are not allowed on the limestone-surfaced trail except at designated horse trail crossings.

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ATV Trails Dodge County opens 20 miles of ATV trails from December 1 through March 31. Riding is only permitted during that time when the County has officially declared the trail open. The ATV trail can be opened if there is sufficient ground freeze or snowbase to prevent damage to the trail surface. The trails are primarily located on the surfaced areas of Wild Goose State Trail and the designated ATV trail routes through Burnett and East Waupun. The ATV trail runs from the parking lot at Hwy. 60 north to Hwy. 49. Check www.co.dodge.wi.us.com for trail openings.

Dodge County ATV Trail Wild Goose State Trail

The gentle current you’ll find on the Rock and Crawfish rivers make them ideal for paddling. One of the most popular launches is Harnischfeger Park on the Rock River. Paddlers can travel upstream for 17 miles to Hustisford or downstream 25 miles to Watertown. Astico Park is a favorite launching point for paddling excursions on the scenic Crawfish River.

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Snowmobile enthusiasts will find an interconnected system of more than 320 miles of groomed county snowmobile trails that traverse farm fields, woodlots, lowlands and the Wild Goose State Trail, with another 180 miles of unfunded “club-owned” trails available for use within the County. Trails provide easy access to trail systems in neighboring counties. The “club-owned” trails tend to serve more of the local users often connecting the county trails and populated areas that provide food, service and overnight facilities. Check www.co.dodge.wi.us.com for trail openings.

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Caution! The shallow and narrow character of the Rock River in some locations, makes it susceptible to occasional blockages from tree falls. Short portages to get around the blockages may be necessary especially during periods of low water levels. Report any blockage areas to Dodge County Parks Central Office - (920) 386-3700 x1 or staff at the Park.

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*A topographic map for better navigation is available on the website at www.dodgeparks.com and at Harnischfeger Park launch area.*

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Wild Goose State Trail links the City of Juneau - "Gateway to the Wild Goose Trail" and the City of Fond du Lac. This 34 mile compacted limestone trail on an abandoned railroad grade traverses oak woodlots, fertile farm fields, prairie remnants and sparkling streams as it runs through the rural country sides of Dodge and Fond du Lac Counties and skirts the western edge of the internationally known Horicon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge. Wildlife, scenery and level surface provide safe, easy and enjoyable biking and hiking for all ages. Parking and trail access available at the southern trail head at Hwy 60 and the northern trail head on Rolling Meadows Drive in Fond du Lac and numerous points between. County and private campgrounds located nearby. A separate horse trail tread runs from Hwy 60. The trail can be opened for snowmobile and ATV use in winter.

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A popular twist on a traditional triathlon, the Rockman Challenge lets participants paddle the Rock River, bike in rural Jefferson County, run through the woods and finish with a military style obstacle course with drill sergeants “encouraging” racers to finish. The M2N (March 2 November 5k Series) is a unique 5k run series that include the Jig Jog, Fiesta 5k, Finger Prick’n 5k, Riverfest 5k, Run from the Cops and Run Turkey Run. Featuring 39 wineries with over 400 of Wisconsin’s Watertown has many fall and winter BeSt WIneS! All in One Place! events including the Rock River Wine

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Watertown High School, Luther Preparatory School, Maranatha Baptist Bible College and Maranatha Baptist Academy all provide a variety of plays and musicals throughout the school year. The talented Watertown Players also provide the city theatrical productions. There is always music in the air, with the Watertown Municipal Band and the Watertown Chamber-Orchestra.Watertown is also the home base of the 1st Brigade Band, a nationally known Civil War era band which plays 19th century music on period instruments.

MAJOR EVENTS AND FESTIVALS Riverfest, a free four-day music festival, is held every year in August. It features nationally known entertainers, a carnival, classic car show, craft show, fireworks and the “Taste of Watertown” food pavilion.

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With an abundance of parks, trails and the Rock River, Watertown is overflowing with recreational opportunities. The city has 27 parks covering 275 acres where families can picnic, hike, play volleyball and softball, cookout or simply relax and take in a beautiful Wisconsin day. The Watertown Aquatic Center is second to none, featuring a water slide and other wet and wild activities for all ages. Cyclists will find plenty of trails to peddle down in the area including the Glacial River Trail. Watertown is also a short jaunt away from the Glacial Heritage Area. The GHA is a network of parks, wildlife and natural areas, historical and cultural sites connected to each other and nearby cities and villages by trails and waterways.

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Historic Waupun City Hall Auditorium Event Schedule March 21 - Johnny Cash & Neil Diamond Tribute Shows Vocal impressionist Bobby Rivers and his band perform two different shows in one night - a Tribute to Johnny Cash and the Very Best of Neil Diamond. April 11 - Cajun Dance Party - Take in an evening of fun - Louisiana style! April 18 - Blues in the Schools Concert May 9 - Decades of Country Music featuring the Star Fire Family and the Foggy Valley Boys!

May 30 - Southern Gospel Concert featuring Voices of Peace, Larry DeLawder, the Mark Dubbeld Family, Don Shire, and the Seibel Family Singers!

September 19 - Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival featuring Fortunate Sons, Those Weasels, and Al Craven The White Raven

October 2 - John Denver Tribute Concert “Cowboy” featuring Brad Fitch October 9 - America’s Favorite Cowboys - Cowboy Music & Comedy The 2 time Grammy award winning Riders in the Sky bring the very best of comedy and western to historic Waupun City Hall Auditorium.

October 24 - Rock, Roll & Remember November 14 - Rahr’s Beer & Prison City USA December 5 - Boogie and the Yo Yo’s Christmas Show

Celebrate Waupun, a free family festival, will be held this year on July 2nd, 3rd and 4th at Tanner Park in Waupun. The event features bands, a carnival midway, Prison City Tractor Pull-Off, 4th of July Fireworks show, and Kidz Zone with many free hands-on activities. City of Sculpture tours will highlight Waupun’s famous statues. Plus lots of food featuring a new Friday night fish fry. A new attraction at this year’s festival will be The All American Lumberjack Show with shows on Friday and Saturday. The show will feature log boom racing, cross cut sawing, log rolling in a huge water tank, racing hot saws, ax throwing, spring board tree topping and chain saw carving. There will also be a “Lumberjack Camp for Kidz” on Saturday, July 4th. All events, schedules and information are available at the Celebrate Waupun website, www.waupunfestivals.com or by calling Waupun City Hall at (920) 324-7900.

C ELE B RAT E W I T H U S ! The Truck n Show is one of the nation's largest truck shows and includes a magnificent display of lights during the Friday night, Lights of the Night convoy. Volksfest takes place in September and is the place to be if you enjoy polka, good food, beer and fun people. With free admission and non-stop music, Volksfest is the place to be. This weekend there is also a Wild Goose Chase, Art Show and crafters. Guided walking tours of the collection of outdoor sculptures is also available.

December 19 - It’s A Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play The Waupun City Hall and Auditorium was built in 1928

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C i t y w i t h a h e a r t, a n d a h e a d f o r b u s i n e s s The City of Juneau, settled in 1845 and the Dodge County Seat is a rural community which has numerous historical buildings and sites for the history buff and amateur alike. The city also offers attractions as well as recreational opportunities.

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611 E. Walnut St., Horicon 920-485-4855 www.honeybeeinn.com

Arnold Jackson House N7669 Indian Hills Trails, Beaver Dam 920-356-9440 www.arnoldjacksonhouse.com

quality inn & suites 815 Park Ave., Beaver Dam 920-887-7171 www.choicehotels.com

The Wild Goose State Trail runs directly through the city, offering hiking and bicycling. Stop for refreshments at one of the local restaurants. A new park, just adjacent to the trail, is a fine place to rest, camp or take a shower. The park is located north of Center Street or south of Home Road (also County DF).

Super 8 Hotel 711 Park Ave., Beaver Dam 920-887-8888 www.super8.com

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300 South Washington St., Watertown 920-262-1918 www.bedandbreakfast.com

300 S. Dickason Blvd., Columbus 608-566-6000 www.columbuscarriagehouse.com

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N5036 St. Helena Rd., Juneau 920-386-2450 www.enjoyhoriconmarsh.com

N5048 Ludwig Rd., Rio 920-992-3537 www.silverspringscamp.com

1730 S. Church St., Watertown 920-262-1910 www.super8.com

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N5830 Cty. Hwy. SS, Rio 800-582-0393 www.willowmillcampsite.com

204 Shaler Dr., Waupun 920-324-1140 www.AmericInn.com

219 Industrial Dr., Columbus 920-623-8800 www.super8.com

Hayes Resort W10551 Blackhawk Trail, Fox Lake 920-928-2816 www.hayesresort.com

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Heritage Inn Hotel

701 S. Mountain Dr., Mayville 920-387-1234 www.mayvilleinn.com

Boarders Inn & Suites

700 E. Main St., Watertown, WI 920-261-5700 www.heritageinnhotel.com

5 Gateway Dr., Waupun 920-345-2500 www.stayboarders.com

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257 N. German St., Mayville 920-387-2224 www.riversbendinn.com

Inn Town Motel

101 Aviation Way, Watertown 920-262-1910 www.hiexpress.com

27 S. State St., Waupun 920-324-4211 www.theinntownmotel.com

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Feb. 28 Fox Lake

May 8 Horicon

May 25 Waupun

June 15 Neosho

July 4 Hustisford

Fox Lake Charities 4th Annual Ice Fisheree

Horicon Chamber Steak Fry

Memorial Day Parade

Carpfest

Lakefest

Leroy Meats, 85 Washington St.

Neosho Mill Pond

Fisheree runs from 7am - 2pm at the Boat House Pub, N10575 Chief Kuno Trail. Proceeds will benefit a local charity. 920-928-3470

9am - Downtown Waupun Shaler Park 400 N. Madison St. Veterans are honored during a parade down Main Street, followed by a ceremony at Shaler Memorial Park. 920-324-7900

Feb 28 Hartford

May 25 Fox Lake

Iced On Main

Memorial Day Parade

Downtown Hartford. Ice Carving Event from 10am – 2pm. Watch as professional carvers compete for best of show. www.downtownhartfordwi.com

Followed by a program in Clausen Park.

July 1-5 Columbus

May 25 Hustisford

Columbus Fourth of July Celebration.

March 14 Watertown Irish Jig Jog 1st Street parking lot. Activities for the Irish Jig Jog include: Parade at 9am, 5K at 9:30am, 1K Fun Run at 10:30am. The afterparty will feature beer, brats, Irish Stew and entertainment by The Al Anderson Band. 920-261-7204

May 8-11 Horicon Marsh Bird Festival Weekend of activities for birders. Whether a novice or experienced birder, there is something for everyone. 920-210-4832 www.horiconmarshbirdclub.com

May 9 Horicon

March 21 – 22 Hartford Home Improvement Show Schauer Arts & Activities Center, from 9am – 2pm on Sat., from 11am – 3pm on Sun. www.downtownhartfordwi.com

March 28 Mayville Easter Basket Hunt Downtown & Westside Mayville. For more info, call 920-387-4557 or go to www.mayvillechamber.com

April 25 Horicon Comedy Sportz Night Discher Park Dance Hall, 800 North Cedar Street. info@horiconphoenix.com

May 2 Mayville

Race Into Summer Festival

Badger Antique Auto Club Car Show

June - Aug Hustisford

Redbud Days Celebration

Lineup for the parade begins at Noon on Depot Street. Parade walks at 1pm. 920-296-0098

May 31 Beaver Dam

May 9 Columbus

River Bend Park, info@horiconphoenix.com

May 9 Columbus

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

American Legion Post 420 with festivities downtown and at Memorial Park. www.hustisford.com

at Swan City Park from noon until 11pm. Admission is Free. Music, race & vintage cars on display, karaoke competition, children’s activities, petting zoo, free bingo and more!

Horicon Community Gardens Open

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March 15 Fox Lake

Memorial Day Parade & Celebration

plus the Library Book Sale, city wide garage sales, brat stand and many other activities planned. 920-623-3699 info@columbuswichamber.com

May 16 Watertown Fiesta Cultural Latino Americana

Music In The Park Concerts Held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:30pm at Memorial Park www.hustisford.com

June 3 – Aug 26 Horicon “Music at the Market” Summer Concert Series, Wednesdays at Kiwanis Park, South Hubbard Street. For more info, go to www.horiconphoenix.com

June 19 - 20 Horicon 2015 Jersey Street Music Festival & Parade Discher Park Dance Hall, 800 North Cedar Street. www.horiconphoenix.com

June 19-21, 26-28 Hustisford

July 2-4 Waupun

Hustisford High School www.thehustyplayers.com

Waupun’s free festival featuring music, fireworks, carnival rides, sculpture tour and much, much more! Tanner Park across from the Community Center, 510 E. Spring St. www.waupunfestivals.com

June 20-21 Columbus Columbus Horse & Carriage Festival. Horse and Carriage competition at Columbus Fireman’s Park all weekend. Horse and Carriage parade through city streets. See website for times of competition and parade. www.columbuscarriagefestival.org

May 16 Hartford

Outdoor Arts Festival

May 16 Horicon 4th Annual Horicon Huk Disc Golf Tournament River Bend Park. info@horiconphoenix.com

May 16 Fox Lake

The annual outdoor art festival is held at Riverside Park on Fathers’ Day weekend. Admission is free. Enjoy live music, food, free art activities for children and a spectacular array of art. pawld@watertown.k12.wi.us

Tour De Marsh

June 26-27 Watertown

Bicycling event around and through Horicon Marsh. 8 mile guided tour or go all the way around Horicon Marsh (approximately 40 miles). Stops along the way with refreshments. 920-387-7890 www.horiconmarsh.org

Rock the River 1st Street parking lot in downtown Watertown. A community celebration, featuring an outdoor movie on Friday evening, food and beverages, street dance with a live band and other surprises. Let’s Rock the River! bkonz@oswaldkonzgroup.com

Fish Tales 5th Annual Walleye Tournament

June 12 Columbus Friday Night Out in Columbus

June 27 Beaver Dam

Nancy’s Notions Sewing Weekend

7am–3pm, 529 West State Street, Fox Lake. 920-520-0015

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars

3 days of shopping, seminars, education and inspiration. 8am-6:30pm 333 Beichl Avenue www.nancysnotions.com

May 16 Neosho

Sponsored by Columbus Police Dept. Evening downtown walking tour with police officers and city leaders. 920-623-5919

City Wide Rummage Sale

May 7-9 Beaver Dam

Historical Society Run Walk

June 13-14 Watertown

May 8-10 Horicon

May 16 Waupun

Fiber on the Farm

Living History Days

City Wide Rummage Sale

Satterlee Clark Historical House, 322 Winter St. www.facebook.com/pages/ Horicon-Historical-Society 920-485-0483

Find treasures at bargain prices during Waupun’s annual city wide rummage sale! www.waupunchamber.com

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N1897 County Road M Watertown. Art and Craft Classes for all fiber artist and lovers. We will have knitting classes plus spinning classes with over 15 vendors. To sign up for classes visit the website www.fiberonthefarm.com.

July 3 Waupun Prison City Pull-Off Waupun Community Center, 510 E. Spring St. 324-7900 www.waupunfestivals.com

Sponsored by Lake Sinissippi Association at Neider Park. www.lakesinissippi.org

August 2 Columbus

July 7 Watertown

Hydro Street Brewery,10am - 8pm. 100 N. Dickason Blvd., Home brewers competition, bands, vendors, beanbag tournament. Call 920-350-0252 for more info. www.columbuswifun.com

Local tractor pulling at its finest at the Waupun Community Center. Free music! 920-324-7900 www.waupunfestivals.com

Beaver Dam Raceway, N7086 Raceway Road. Racing at 7pm, hot lap and qualifying at 6pm. 920-382-7858 For tickets and details go to www.wismotorsports.net.

June 27 Horicon Marsh Paddle Horicon Marsh 6.5 mile trail through the marsh. Free shuttle back to your car. Free event. 920-387-7890 www.horiconmarsh.org

This safety fair is intended to teach kids and adults injury prevention through education. Lights’n’ Sirens has over 25 booths and displays for people to explore and over sixty emergency vehicles on hand for the children and “children at heart” to explore. Riverside Park on Labaree St. 920-262-4671

Downtown Hartford - Shop til you drop at this well attended annual sidewalk sale from 8am – 8pm. www.downtownhartfordwi.com

July 9-30 Waupun Concerts in the Park Dodge Park, 518 S. Madison St. Enjoy a picnic in the park and great music Thursdays in July! Concerts are from 5:30pm - 8:30pm. Free admission. www.waupunfestivals.com

July 17-19 Juneau Jam N’ Juneau At the City Park with music, kids’ activities, strong man competition, car show, 5K walk/ run and craft show. 920-386-3359

July 25 Fox Lake

July 25 Fox Lake

Sponsored by FLPO beginning at 8pm. Decorate your boats and be lined up in front of Del Bern Acres by 7:45pm.

Parade at 10am followed by carnival and activities at Randolph Park.

Aug 6-8 Watertown Riverfest FREE Family entertainment including music, rides, Taste of Watertown, craft show, fireworks and more! Riverside Park on Labaree St. www.watertownriverfest.com

Aug 8 juneau City Wide Rummage Sale Treasure hunt throughout the city of Juneau.

Aug 8 Fox Lake Sponsored by FLPO from 1-5pm with a band playing from the dock on the southeast side of Dead Island.

Aug 12-13 Alto Alto Fair altofair.com

July 31-Aug 2 Burnett

Waupun’s 26th annual salute to the trucking industry features parades, free live music, children’s activities, food & fun for the whole family! Downtown Waupun, Waupun Community Center, 510 E. Spring St. 324-9985 www.waupuntrucknshow.com

Aug 1 Fox Lake 7th Annual Kuno Fest Food, fun and live bands. For more info call 920-928-3470

Aug 1 cambria friesland Park Days Parade at 10am and festivities after the parade at Tarrant Park

Hustisford Lions Club Venetian Night Riverside and Lions Parks www.hustisford.com

August 29 Columbus Cajun in the Country Noon – 6pm Shepard’s Barn, 7556 Marshall Rd. Cajun music and dancing, craft brews and locally sourced food. www.columbuswifun.com

Sept. 5 Neosho

Aug 1 Mayville

4th of July Fireworks & Family Festival

Maxwell Street Day

2pm parade, free family festival immediately after and fireworks at dusk at Veterans Park, Hartford 262-673-7002 www.hartfordchamber.org

Downtown Mayville 920-387-1167

Sept 5 Fox Lake

Aug 1 Waupun

Free Concert in the Park

Art and Craft Fair 10am-4pm Great vendors, musical entertainment provided, food & refreshments

Wild Goose Chase

August 22 Hustisford

July 4 Hartford

Volksfest is “a festival for all people” featuring traditional German Food & Beverages, Live Music & Dancing, Volkswalk Sculpture Tour, Wild Goose Chase Run, and Fun for the Whole Family! FREE Admission! Tanner Park, 510 E. Spring St. 920-324-2610 www.waupunvolksfest.com

Sept 12 Waupun

Truck-N-Show

Dodge County Antique Power Show

Sept 11-12 Waupun Volksfest German Ethnic Festival

Tunes on the Lake

at the Boat House. 920-928-3470

4th of July Celebration Free Concerts in the Park at Riverside Park Shelter with food, beer and soda available. 920-928-3777. 4th of July parade on Blackhawk Trail, starting at 1pm from Town Park. Line up is at 12:30pm and will head down Blackhawk Trail, ending in Del Bern Acres. FLPO Boat Parade starting at 5pm. Fireworks at dusk over the lake.

Venetian Night

FFA Alumni Community Corn Carnival

Aug 14-15 Waupun

July 4 Fox Lake

Independence Day Celebration with Baseball, Music and Fireworks at the Mayville City Park. 920-387-4557

Sept 6 Fox Lake

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Beaverland Must-skis Performance

The Dodge County Antique Power Show features the engines, equipment, and tractors of yesteryear. Show also includes tractor pull, kids activities, flea market, women’s center and a variety of foods. W6505 County Road B, Burnett 386-2577 www.dcapc.org

Rock N’ Boom

Waupun Super Pull

Maxwell Street Day

Held at Fireman’s Park, rain or shine, at 7am. 920-319-2241

July 3 Mayville

Columbus Arts & Ales Festival

July 8 Hartford

Firefighters 14th Annual Classic Car Show

8th Annual Taste Of Wisconsin

June 21 Watertown

June 6 Horicon Marsh

Celebrate Waupun

June 21 Beaver Dam

Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee

Main Street closed from 10am – 4pm to enjoy classic cars from all eras! Entertainment, food, games for kids, contests and more! www.downtownhartfordwi.com

Firecracker 5 run sponsored by Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce. Huge parade starts at 12pm sponsored by Columbus Fourth of July Committee. Many activities in Columbus Fireman’s Park. Food, refreshments, carnival, other events. Great fireworks display at dusk. 920-382-7823 www.columbus4thofjuly.net

The Husty Players 10th Annual Full Length Play

May 15–17 Fox Lake

Old Fashioned Block Party & Classic Car Show

Sept 5 Waupun

Lights & Sirens Community Fair

Noon-4pm in downtown Beaver Dam.Taste over 100 Wisconsin–brewed beers and over 60 of Wisconsin cheese varieties. Free live entertainment. www.tasteofwisconsin.net

Riverside Park, Labaree St. 920-988-4358 www.fiestacultural.org

available. Dodge Park, 518 S. Madison St. 920-324-7900 www.waupunfinearts.org

Collegiate Water Ski Event

5K and 10K Run, Kids Fun Runs beginning at the Waupun Community Center, 510 E. Spring St. 324-3106 www.waupunvolksfest.com

Sept 19 Watertown Rockman Challenge A sprint with a twist! Paddle, Bike, Run and end with an obstacle course & sack race complete with drill sergeants! 414-704-9969 www.RockManChallenge.org

Sept 19 Neosho Neosho Fall Festival

Sept 19 & 20 Watertown Alpaca Farm Days N1897 County Road M Watertown. A free event open to the public to tour the farm and learn about the Alpacas. www.silvercreekalpaca.com

Sept 21 Horicon Marsh Iron Chef Dinner

Town of Fox Lake shelter with refreshments available. 920-928-3777

Iron Chef Competition, Dinner, Live Music and Silent Auction. Tickets are presale only. 920-387-7890 www.horiconmarsh.org

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Sept 27 Horicon

Oct 17 Horicon

Discher Park, 800 North Cedar St. 40 year old Art and Craft Fair with over 100 vendors. 920-485-3200 horiconchamber.com/events

Ace Race Disc Golf Tournament

Oct 2-4 Mayville Audubon Days 29th Annual Family Fall Festival at the Mayville City Park. 920-387-4557 www.audubondays.com

River Bend Park www.horiconphoenix.com

Oct 17 Hustisford Soccer Club Halloween Dance Hustisford Community Hall www.hustisford.com

Oct 24 Hartford Trick or Treat

Held at the Ashippun Town Hall. Camps from 1500 - 1890 Highlanders, Voyageurs, Long Hunters, Trekers, Rev. War, War of 1812, 1840 Buckskinners, 1865 Civil War, 1890 Span Am. Camp, Native American Tipi Village, food, traders and it is free. Free 28’ Voyageur Canoe Rides, admission and parking. For more info call 920-474-4619.

Oct 3 Hartford Autumn Fest Downtown Hartford

Check out fire engines at the station to celebrate Fire Safety – bargains at the shops while Main Street is closed! www.downtownhartfordwi.com

Oct 4 Columbus

Weekends at the Kooky Cooky House. Visit Santa and discover the magic and fun of this annual holiday venue featuring the Hartford Christmas Express train and original collectibles known as the Kooky Cooky House® 262-673-7002 www.hartfordchamber.org

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Avenue of Angels Christmas Celebration

Celebrate Autumn in downtown Watertown! This event includes lots of fun activities for the whole family. Check out our Facebook page for the latest details. www.facebook. com/pages/Pumpkin-Palooza/

9am - 3pm at the Randolph High School.

Dec 1-4 Waupun Festivities kick off with a parade down Main Street on Tues., Dec. 1 at 6:30pm. Entertainment, Festival of Trees, Santa, cookies, cider and hot chocolate is offered Tues. - Fri. evening at historic Waupun City Hall Auditorium. www.waupunchamber.com

Oct 31 Fox Lake Spooktacular Event Downtown Fox Lake, Tons of kids’ activities.

Downtown Mayville, 920-387-1167.

Nov 11 Horicon American Legion Post #157, South Hubbard St. info@horiconphoenix.com

Nov 11 Fox Lake Veterans Day Program American Legion, Flag Memorial at 11am.

Get your holiday shopping started in style! Businesses decked out for the holidays! www.downtownhartfordwi.com

Oct 10 Fox Lake

Christmas Parade

Holiday Open House

Nov 14 Hartford

Ride around the Fox Lake area on hay wagons pulled by tractors. 920-928-3470

Starting at 3pm. Kick-off the season at this family holiday event! www.downtownhartfordwi.com

Oct. 10-11 Horicon Marsh

Nov 20 Mayville

Rock River Archeology Weekend

Holiday Business Hop Downtown Mayville, 920-387-1167.

Nov 27 Columbus Columbus Christmas Parade Sponsored by Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Columbus Downtown Development

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St. Peter’s Christmas Cookie and Craft Sale W4661 County road MM, Lebanon from 8am-3pm on Saturday and from 9am-1pm on Sunday. The biggest and best Christmas Cookie Sale in the state. 920-925-3342 www.stpetersoflebanonwi.org

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Oct 24 Watertown

Nov 13-14 Hartford

Re-enactment, tee-pee, atl-atl, campfire, drum circle, vendors. Activities for all ages inside and outside. 920-387-7893 www.horiconmarsh.org

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12th Annual Boat House Hayride

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Pumpkin Palooza

Oct 2 – 4 Ashippun

Dec 5-6 Hustisford

The parade begins at 5:30pm. 920-261-6320 www.watertownchamber.com/news-andevents/event-calendar

Autumn Art on the Marsh

PO Box 386, Lomira, WI 53048 920.269.4186

Corporation & City of Columbus. Parade begins at 6:30pm with many lighted floats, parade enteries and Santa. Tree lighting ceremony follows on library lawn. 920-623-3699

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Dec 5 Columbus Breakfast with Santa at Columbus Country Club. For more info call 920-623-3699 or go to info@columbuswichamber.com

Dec 5 Hustisford Visit With Santa Tree Lighting and Caroling at Hustisford Community Hall in Memorial Park www.hustisford.com

Dec 5-6 Horicon Christmas Open House Satterlee Clark Historical House, 322 Winter St. 920-485-0483. www.facebook.com/pages/Horicon-Historical-Society/

6pm – midnight, deals on last-minute gifts – bargains get better as night goes on! Horse-drawn wagon rides, live entertainment. Come enjoy a fun night Downtown Hartford at Midnight Madness! www.downtownhartfordwi.com

Dec 19 Fox Lake Buffett Brunch with Santa Festivities begin at 11am at the Boat House. 920-928-3470

Jan 16 Horicon Marsh Candlelight Snowshoe Hike Hiking/snowshoeing by candlelight. Trails lined with luminaries, owl talks, children’s activities, bonfire, roast marshmallows, indoor activities, gift shop open, snacks available for sale. 920-387-7890 www.horiconmarsh.org

Jan 30 Horicon Marsh Owl Prowl 3pm meet at the parking lot to drive in search of owls. 6:30pm meet in the auditorium for a program and then hike to call for owls. 920-387-7893 www.horiconmarsh.org

For the most complete and up to date calendar of events please visit www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com Additional dates can be found throughout this publication.

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Horicon Marsh Area e xp e r i e n c e i t

Get outdoors this year and experience the wildlife and many seasons of natural beauty at Horicon Marsh. The Horicon Marsh Parkway is a 50-mile auto tour route that follows state and county roadways around the marsh, passing through or near many local communities. There are also roads, hiking and biking trails throughout the property, and a canoe trail accessing the waters of the marsh.

Spring

marks the return of mallard ducks, coots, herons, egrets, sandhill cranes, purple martins, warblers, and numerous others. A “chorus” of frogs is sure to be heard throughout the marsh signaling that warmer weather is here. The Horicon Marsh Bird Festival is held annually in May and offers many opportunities to view and photograph spring migrants and resident wildlife.

Summer

brings nesting season and warmer weather for hiking and bicycling around the marsh to view an array of bird species with their young. American white pelicans nest abundantly on the marsh during the summer and may be seen feeding in large groups – “herding” fish into shallower water for easier dining. Several fishing piers are also available at the marsh and make great places to spend relaxing summer afternoons.

Fall

is well known for the mass migration of birds (and visitors!) to the marsh - Canada geese, as well as thousands of ducks of many different species – mallards, wood ducks, pintails, wigeon, redheads, bufflehead, and ruddy ducks; as well as impressive numbers of staging sandhill cranes. Opportunities also exist to view whooping cranes. Although closed for waterfowl hunting, the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge is open for deer and small game hunting seasons in the fall, however there is waterfowl hunting in the State Wildlife Area. Many educational programs and events are held marsh-wide throughout the season.

Winter

is characterized as a frozen but peaceful time on the marsh and is also a good season for wildlife viewing. Eagles, owls, several species of hawks, muskrats, foxes and other wildlife, or evidence of, such as tracks or feathers, may be sighted when the entire marsh is open to snowshoeing, hiking, and cross country skiing (Dec. 1- Mar 15). Snowy owls are a notable species to watch for during the winter months.

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Homegrown Goodness Berries Kirschbaum's Strawberry Acres N5802 US Highway 151 Beaver Dam (920) 887-7530

Melvin Saeger W6140 State Road 33 Juneau (920) 386-2063

Zastrow's Strawberries W2364 County Road Y Mayville (920) 387-3696

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Honey Acres N1557 State Road 67 Ashippun (800) 558-7745 www.honeyacres.com

Tyler Kufalk N6201 County Road G Beaver Dam (920) 356-9012 Dean Lapp 500 S Main St. Reeseville (920)927-3848 www.lappsbeesupplycenter.com

Jeanne Malterer W3507 County Road R Iron Ridge (920) 349-8853

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(920) 478-4887 Kraemer Wisconsin Cheese 1173 N. Fourth St. Watertown (920) 261-6363 www.kraemercheese.com

Tom Dooley Orchard W5759 State Road 49 Waupun (920) 324-3664

Park Cheese Co. Inc. W6521 County Road F Brownsville (920) 583-3401

Golz Orchard W5961 State Road 49 Waupun (920) 324-5308

Specialty Cheese Company 430 N. Main St., Reeseville (920) 927-3888

Pieper's Fruit Farm W2423 State Road 49 Brownsville (920) 583-3056

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Pieper's Fruit Farm W2423 State Road 49 Brownsville (920) 583-3056

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PUMPKIN PATCHES Eberle's Produce W5548 State Road 33 Horicon (920) 485-2702 www.eberlesproduce.com

Tietz Family Farm Market W4500 Cty. Rd. CW Watertown (920) 206-0940 www.tietzfamilyfarms.com

Waldvogel's Farm N7416 Cty. Rd. I, Juneau (920) 885-9590 www.waldvogelfarm.com

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Widmer's Cheese Cellars 214 W. Henni St., Theresa (920) 488-2503 www.widmerscheese.com

FARM/FLEA MARKETS

Beaver Dam Tower West Parking Lot 200 S. Center St. Beaver Dam (920) 887-8262 Saturdays, May - Sept 8:00 a.m. - noon River Market 2nd Saturday of month May-September 8:00 a.m. - noon Beaver Dam 1645 N. Spring St. Beaver Dam (920) 887-3106 Weds./Sat., Mid-May - Oct 8:00 a.m. - noon

Columbus 409 N. Ludington St. Columbus (920) 623-5540 Sundays, June - Oct 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Horicon Kiwanis Park S. Hubbard St., Horicon (920) 485-3200 Wednesdays, June - Oct 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Fall River Savanna Oaks

Hustisford Hustis St., Hustisford (920) 349-3188 Saturdays, May - Oct 7:00 a.m. - noon

Hwy. 16 across from Village of Fall River

920-484-6257 Saturdays, May - Oct 8:30 a.m. – noon Fox Lake Flea Market Main St., Fox Lake (262) 353-1704 Saturdays, April - Oct 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hartford 147 N. Rural St., Hartford Hartford Recreation Center parking lot (262) 673-7193 Saturdays, May - Nov 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Hartford Indoor Farmer’s Market Link Building 33 N. Main St., Hartford Saturdays, Nov 16 - Dec 21 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Horicon Bethesda Mall 620 Washington St., Horicon Thursdays, May – Fall 8:00 a.m. - noon

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Juneau Piggly Wiggly Parking Lot Juneau (920) 386-3359 Fridays, May - Oct 8:00 a.m. – noon

Enjoy a quiet drive through Amish country and discover a simpler time and an area rich in heritage.

Mayville Downtown Mayville 920-382-5037 Wednesdays May – October 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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Watertown Library Parking Lot 100 S. Water St. Watertown Thursdays, August – Oct 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Waupun 510 E. Spring St., Waupun (920) 324-7915 Thursdays, May - Oct 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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Art crafts aquaponic gardening herbs & Oils LILACWOODSHOP@yAHOO.COM WWW.LILACFURNITUREGALLERY.COM PH 608-617-2662 fAX 920-349-2091

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Metal Buildings Concepts Sunrise Jams & Jellies/ Hillside Greenhouse Pine Lumber & Sawmill Happy Hollow Bakery Miller’s Bent & Dent Yoders Horse Shelters O’Malley’s Greenhouse CVS Windows Schrock’s Sawmill Weaver Cabinets Miller's GreenHaus Miller Small Engine Mast Bent & Dent Lilac Furniture Gallery Grandma’s Garden Katies Carpet Shop & Hand Woven Rugs Links Greenhouse Nature Trails Bakery Mast Buggy Shop Otto’s Produce & Greenhouse/ Hickory Rockers Mishler’s Country Store Pleasant View Bakery Miller’s Workshop Maple Lane Woodshop Countryside Welding & Repair

Woodside Harness Shop /Lakeside Fabrics & Supplies 2 Fox River Greenhouse 1

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Townline Greenhouse and Produce Kingston House Food Butterfly Antiques Sunrise Cabinet Doors & Furniture Miller’s Cabinet Shop Quilts Susie’s Weaver Harness Shop & Shoes Farmers Repair Shop Green Acres Aquaponics Future Home Tri-County Produce Auction Shady Lane Log Furniture Maple Grove Cabinets Hilltop Repair D&L Metal Buildings Bull Pen South & Main in Dalton Ms. Bouvr’es Vintage Market Grandriver Greenhouse A&E Foods/Grandma’s Candy Store D&E Sharpening/Buggies Wayside Amoco & Repair/Food Sandhill Cabinets Salemville Cheese Factory Salemville Greenhouse Chair Shop Countyline Shop Pride Originals

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Lake Sinissippi 620 Washington Street PO Box 23, Horicon, WI 53032 920.485.3200 www.horiconchamber.com

136 Stroud Street Randolph, WI 53956 920.326.4769 www.randolphwi.net

sponsored by Cambria Friesland Chamber of Commerce

March 28 - Cambria Fire Station - Chili

Randolph FFA Alumni Community Corn Carnival Parade

Supper/Euchre/Silent Auction/Gun Raffle/Open House and EMS Bake Sale March 21 - 10am – Kiwanis Egg Hunt in Cambria Tarrant Park

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920 326-4769 • www.randolphwi.net P.O. Box 66 Randolph WI, 53956

Heaven Scent

Bed & Breakfast

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Private 2 person Jacuzzi Free WiFi Keurig Coffee Pot Big Screen TV with Blu-ray/DVD player

randolph, Wisconsin

heavenscentbb.com

www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

May 23 - 3rd Annual Cambria Car Show in Cambria Tarrant Park on East Edgewater St. sponsored by the Cambria Park Committee. To register contact Russ Winchell at 920-348-5058. Every Wednesday June – October Farmers Market at Cambria Tarrant Park on East Edgewater St. No vendor fee. June 4-7 Park Committee June Ball Tournament at Cambria Tarrant Park June 6 – Cambria Village Wide Garage Sales. To be on the map and/or place an ad call Joelle DeBoer or the Village Office at 920-348-5443.

Feil’s Supper Club If you’re in the mood for great food, good conversation and a relaxing atmosphere, we’ve got just what you’re looking for: Serving Lunch Mon - Fri 11:30 - 1:30 • Friday fish and chicken buffet • Saturday prime rib • Sunday brunch buffet • Our famous “Herb’s special” sirloin & onion rings • Salmon, rib eye steak, broasted chicken & more

Free Appetizers with Meal Purchase

One coupon per person

920-326-5544 N8743 HWY 73 Randolph, WI 53956

July 11 - Cambria Kiwanis Pea & Bean Sale in Tarrant Park 8:30am - noon. July 30 – Aug 2 – Park Days Ball Tournament at Cambria Tarrant Park

Providing Insurance for your Auto, Home, Farm, Business and Life with Acuity, Auto-Owners, Hagerty, Hastings Mutual, Dairyland, Pekin and Progressive

Bar opens 4:00 p.m. Wed - Thurs Fri - Sat Sunday brunch

4:30 - 9:00 p.m. 4:30 - 9:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Sunday dinner

4:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Bar opens 10:00 a.m.

To learn more: www.feilssupperclub.com

(920) 326-5245 Use a QR reader on your smart phone to access our location on a Google map.

Dan & Maxine De Young

153 Stark Street, Randolph, Wisconsin 53956 info@deyoungins.com

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Randolph features a book and gift store, a resale store, a print shop, plumbing, heating and electrical shop, auto mechanics, gas and convenience stores, a large grocery store, beauty salons, a tanning salon, and more. There are also home based businesses such as embroidery, screen printing and quilting.

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Randolph is also the host of the famous FFA Alumni Community Corn Carnival, which is held on Labor Day every year. The fun starts bright and early with the FFA breakfast and is followed by the parade. And there is more fun to be had at the park, where you will find great food, kids games, bingo, great music and more. Come to the park hungry! There is PLENTY OF FREE SWEET CORN FOR EVERYONE!

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Welcome to Randolph, a traditional, small town community located about an hour north of Madison, bound by two counties, Dodge and Columbia and within 5 miles of fishing and recreational lakes, which include Beaver Dam Lake and Fox Lake.

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www.cambriafrieslandchamber.com Aug 1 – Park Days Parade at 10am and festivities in Cambria Tarrant Park Aug 8 - Cambria Kiwanis Corn & Bean Sale in Tarrant Park from 8am - noon Aug 22 - Dump Poker Run Oct 1 - 4 - Cambria Park Committee Fall Ball Tournament Oct 31 - Cambria EMS & Fire Halloween Dance at Fire Station Community Center 8pm - midnight Oct 31 – Cambria Trick-or-Treat Nov 14 – Craft Fair at C-F School at 410 East Edgewater Street. Vendors contact Joelle DeBoer at 920-348-6587. Nov 16 - Dec 11 - Cambria Jane Morgan Memorial Library Silent Auction Dec 12 – Santa Visits at Cambria Community Room from 10am –11:30am

106 W. Edgewater Street • Cambria • 920-348-6090 • 1-800-636-6090 www.prideoriginals.com ideoriginals.com

cabinets & countertops bedroom sets • entertainment centers • dining sets • computer stations • •

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Fox Lake

one of wisconsin’s “best kept secrets”

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For more information about our area and special events, please stop in at our Chamber office at 305 W. State Street (inside Nehls Realty) or give us a call at 920-928-3777.

hile you may hear a fish tale or two, Fox Lake has a unique experience to offer all those who find themselves friends for a day, or for a lifetime.

Prime Steakhouse on Beautiful Fox Lake

From the ripple of a wave to the roar of a snowmobile, the lake has many activities for all interests in all seasons. Our resorts and lakeside community continually host fishing events, ice races, and guided or rented boat tours. If you find that one day just isn’t enough time to enjoy the repose of the lake atmosphere, rent a cabin on the water and let the crickets serenade you to sleep.

Green Lake, Wisconsin

Enjoy the lake. Shoreline Boat Center is home to award winning brands, service, and certified technicians. Enjoy the lake knowing your safe and backed by a knowledgeable staff.

Cobalt | Bennington | Hobie | Bic Sup Paddle Boards www.ShorelineBoatCenter.com Sales | Service | Lifestyle

celebrating 54 Years of business

m.P.B. Builders, inc. Post-Frame Building Contractor

design engineer construct • CommerCial • agriCultural • Hobby/Horse barns • suburban building Packages • residential Metal roofing • steel fraMe buildings

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Try your hand at a round of golf on our pristine 18-hole course, or stop in for ice cream at our nostalgic Drive In. Peruse our vintage and specialty shops, or take a dip in our aquatic center designed for young and old alike. For the refined palette, we offer wine tastings, concerts in the park, and fine dining. Fox Lake is a city rich in history. Knowledge of the history and archaeology of Fox Lake was enriched in 1983 when the Fox Lake Inland Lake Rehabilitation and Protection District installed a sewer system. Workers uncovered one of Wisconsin’s largest archaeological discoveries on Elmwood Island in Fox Lake.The details of the dig and artifacts were painstakingly catalogued and preserved. The Fox Lake Historical Museum, in the old train depot, displays the findings from the archaeological dig as well as other local history.

920.928.2576

The Fox Lake Redevelopment Authority can assist your industrial or commercial business relocation to Fox Lake. The RDA has financial incentives, land and technical resources available to assist your business with the relocation process. Our industrial park has full-service lots available that range in sizes from 1 to 20 acres. Contact the City Administrator for an application for financial assistance, land availability or additional information.

We are Outstanding in Our Field

Cottage For Rent • Licenses • Boat Launch Boat Rentals • Year-round Lake Access

Closed Wednesdays

Enjoy our historic Fox Lake & The Shores “Wall of History” Pictorial Display

N10575 Chief Kuno Tr., Fox Lake, WI 53933 www.boathousepubandeatery.com

(920) 928-3470

theshoresoffoxlake.com

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A Mother & Daughter team specializing in Residential & Waterfront Properties

Annuals • Perrennials • 1,000’s of Hanging Baskets Vegetable Plants and So Much More!

(920) 928-2422

FArM FreSH ProduCe

214 W State Street Fox Lake, WI 53933

Starting Mid June Sweet Corn • Tomatoes Melons • Cucumbers & More

www.QuadeRealEstate.com

Visit Us Spring, Summer and Fall

Fish Tales

BAIT & LIQUOR LLC

Call us! 920-748-2601 toll free 800-782-9632 Financing available

• PONTOON & FISHING BOAT RENTALS • GAS YOUR BOAT FROM OUR PIER • HUNTING & FISHING LICENSES • FISHING SUPPLIES

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www.foxlakefishtales.com

www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

Daily Specials including All-You-Can-Eat Wings Wednesdays are “Dollar Days” Full Sandwich Menu Homemade Half-Pound Burgers & Pizza

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Large selection of fishing lures and equipment, beer, wine and liquor!

mpbbuilders.com

National Frame Building Association N Building of the Year Award!

Open Tuesday - Sunday 11:00 am - Close • Monday 3:00 pm - Close

Fox Lake Redevelopment authority

248 E. State St. • Fox Lake • 920-928-6288 www.cityoffoxlake.org • cityadmin@cityoffoxlake.org

654 E. Oshkosh street, ripon

Friday Night Fish Fry Steaks - Seafood Pasta

While visiting our lake community, be sure to venture downtown. Freckled with personality, Fox Lake emits a warm reception to the inquisitive visitor.

Nehls Realty, llC

305 West State Street Fox Lake • 920.928.2548 Call Tim at 920.210.0321 • www.nehlsrealty.com

Open 7 Days a Week • 529 W. State St. • Fox Lake, WI • 920-520-0015

N10348 Co. Hwy A Fox Lake, WI 53933

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920-928-2398 or 888-435-6689 www.hoekstras.net

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Horicon

The 2015 Summer Concert Series will again be held at Kiwanis Park in Horicon and sponsored by the Horicon Phoenix Program. Held every Wednesday night, June through August.

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Breakfast • Everyone’s Favorite Subs • Party Subs & Platters

Horicon has ten family diners/bar & grills. We have retail stores that sell everything from water bottles to bike parts to band aids. Aquatic center, golf course, museum, public library, boat tours, fitness club, bowling alley & movie, canoe & kayak rentals are all waiting to entertain you! And a romantic bed & breakfast inn, quiet motel or campground will make sleeping serene. Five beautiful parks to picnic and play. The disc golf course at River Bend Park offers an inexpensive way to spend quality time outdoors with family and friends.

Two 140 ft. Water Slides Umbrella Spray & Water Curtain in the Kids Area! Chaise Lounge Chairs & Grass Area

You could spend days getting acquainted with Horicon and we hope you do.

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May 8

Steak Fry

September 27

Autumn Art on the Marsh

309 Barstow St. 920-485-6767 • fax 485-6768 From our FArm: Natural colored Fiber, roviNg & YarN grass Fed lamb meat sheepsKiNs haNdmade Natural soap & WilloW FurNiture

December 12

Cookies & Milk with Santa

For More Details check out

www.horiconchamber.com

920-485-3200 • writeus@horiconchamber.com •

142 Front St., Beaver Dam (920) 887-1116

Bullfrogs & Butterflies 106 Front St., Beaver Dam (920) 356-1759 www.bullfrogsandbutterflies.biz

Tree City Antiques

the yellow rose

Connie’s Closet

126 Front St., Beaver Dam (920) 885-5593

213 State St., Fox Lake

119 S. Main St., Mayville (262) 689-1289

Twisted Sisters 112 S. Spring St., Beaver Dam (920) 356-8984

Antique Shoppes of Columbus

Crosswalk Antiques

141 W James St., Columbus (920) 623-2669

124 Front St., Beaver Dam (920) 887-9586

Carousel Antiques

Dusty Attic 108 Front St., Beaver Dam

132 W. James St., Columbus (920) 623-5309

willoughby's antiques 215 State St., Fox Lake

St. Vincent DePaul Society

139 Stark St., Randolph (920) 319-3660

Bargains Galore Thrift Store

The Gathering of Hartford

Bethesda Thrift Store

810 W. Main St., Waupun (920) 324-8677 www.bgthriftstore@sbcglobal.net

326 W. Prospect St., Hartford (262) 673-3772

130 Frances Ln., Beaver Dam (920) 885-3109 www.goodwill.org

239 Whitney St., Columbus (920) 623-1992 www.columbusantiquemall.com

bethesdalutherancommunities.org

Here's The Thing

St. Vincent DePaul Society

123 & 125 Dodge Dr., Beaver Dam (920) 885-6971 svdpusa.org

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Old Crow

620 Washington St., Horicon (920) 485-4113

Westside Tattoo and Treasures 301 East Lake St., Horicon (414) 659-8803

Mercantile

223 State St., Fox Lake

109 S. Lake St., Hustisford (920) 349-3533

The curiosity shop

penny lane

225 State St., Fox Lake

101 S. Lake St., Hustisford

www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

Trader Tom's

31 South Main St., Hartford (262) 673-6980 • svdpusa.org

Bethesda Thrift Shop

St. Vincent DePaul Society

1181 N. 4th St., Watertown (920) 261-2691 svdpusa.org 101 E Main St., Watertown

Goodwill Stores

110 Meister Dr., Columbus (920) 623-2004

106 S. South St (Hwy 44) Princeton (608) 553-0257

St. Vincent DePaul Society

800 S. Montgomery St., Watertown (920) 261-7030 bethesdalutherancommunities.org

House of Jeeves

Clara’s Antiques

10 Fond Du Lac St., Waupun (920) 219-1858

100 E. Main St., Watertown (920) 262-2007 www.clarasantiques.com

Junio’s 210 S. Water St., Watertown (920) 390-4446

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Columbus antique Mall

114 Front St., Beaver Dam (920) 296-2240

Butterfly Antiques

Natural Fiber YarN, roviNg & accessories

W5346 State Road 33 • HoRicon, Wi • 920-485-0549

Antique & Thrift Stores Beaver Dam Antique Mall

Also FeAturing:

FurNiture

Great New Furniture At Value Prices Part of Bethesda Thrift Shop

Mon-Fri 11am-7pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Closed Sundays

620 Washington Street, Horicon, WI • 920.485.4113 www.BethesdaLutheranCommunities.org

85 Washington St., Horicon, WI 53032 920-485-2554 fax 920-485-0885 www.leroymeats.com

We ship cheese & sausage products & gift boxes! Over 100 varieties of homade sausage & over 100 cheeses from local cheese makers Our smoke meats and sausages have won numerous awards including

“Best in Wisconsin”

Complete venison and wild game processing, making the finest in venison sausage products

New To You 2 S. Madison St.,Waupun (920) 324-2519

Treasure Box 409 E. Main St., Waupun (920) 324-3338

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Mon-Fri 9am-7pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun Noon-4pm

620 Washington Street, Horicon, WI • 920.485.4113 www.BethesdaLutheranCommunities.org Dodge County Visitors Guide 2015

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2015 Calendar of Events

Visit Horicon Marsh Horicon Marsh is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the contiguous United States with over 33,000 acres of wetland.

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et outdoors and experience the wildlife and many seasons of natural beauty at Horicon Marsh. The marsh provides habitat for endangered species and is a critical rest stop for thousands of migrating ducks and Canada geese. Because of its importance to wildlife, Horicon Marsh has been formally recognized as a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention of the United Nations, is a “Globally Important Bird Area” and is a unit of the Ice Age Scientific Reserve. It has also been designated as one the “Seven Natural Wonders of Wisconsin” and is often referred to as the “Little Everglades of the North.”

Located in southeast Wisconsin, this vast wetland is only a one hour drive from Milwaukee and Madison. While the marsh in renowned for its migrant flocks of Canada geese, it is also home to more than 300 resident and migratory bird species which have been sighted over the years. Due to its international significance, scientists from around the world have traveled here for professional training to improve conservation programs in their own countries. The Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area comprises 11,000 acres of the marsh while the northern 22,000 acres is part of the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge. The National Wild-

life Refuge was established as a breeding habitat for the Redhead Duck. Besides the over 300 bird species, other wildlife that live on the marsh are muskrats, red foxes, coyotes, turtles, frogs, bats, fish, deer, beaver, raccoons, river otters, mink and much more. New to the marsh is the release of whooping cranes. These were reintroduced in 2011. The chicks were trained by a crane-costumed biologist and left to freely migrate on their own. They returned to the refuge in 2012 and also utilized other local wetlands. Within the marsh there are hiking and bicycling trails, driving trails, two boardwalks, fishing piers, boat launches and canoe/kayak trails. Geocaching is enjoyed on the southern end of the marsh. Of course birding, photography, hiking, hunting, site seeing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and fishing are popular activities on the marsh as well. Horicon Marsh has a unique and important story to tell. The geologic features of the area, created by our last ice age, were instrumental in providing resources for wildlife and humans alike. The human history of Horicon Marsh is rich with culture and story; however it is one of tragedy and restoration. The wildlife present today at Horicon Marsh are the result of geologic and human

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Please visit our website for more details: www.horiconphoenix.com Sat, January 24 Sun, February 15

Wed, June 17

Spell Yeah!, Rock River Tap 2015 Horicon Winterfest, Satterlee Clark House and River Bend Park Comedy Sportz Night, Discher Park Dance Hall 4th Annual Horicon Huk Disc Golf Tournament, River Bend Park Opening Night of the 2015 Farmers Market & “Music at the Market” Summer Concert Series: Mixed Nuts, Kiwanis Park Calamity Janes & The Fratney Street Band, Kiwanis Park The Belle Weather, Kiwanis Park

Fri, June 19 & Sat, June 20

2015 Jersey Street & Parade, Discher Park Music Festival

Wed, Wed, Wed, Wed, Wed, Wed, Wed, Wed, Wed, Wed,

The Get Hot, Kiwanis Park ‘athas, Kiwanis Park Squeezettes, Kiwanis Park Count This Penny, Kiwanis Park Cajun Strangers, Kiwanis Park Run Carolina, Kiwanis Park Buffalo Gospel, Kiwanis Park Vitrolum Republic, Kiwanis Park Lisa Ridgely and The Fainting Room, Kiwanis Park Summer Concert Finale Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Kiwanis Park Salsa competition and Fireworks display Fall Farmers Market: Open Mic Night, Kiwanis Park Applefest Kiwanis Park with music by Spid Pieper Spoken Word / Poetry Slam Night, Discher Park Green Room Open Mic Night, Kiwanis Park Pumpkinfest, Kiwanis Park Open Mic Night, Kiwanis Park Bonfire, s’mores, Apple Cider, Kiwanis Park • 4th Annual Horicon Phoenix Flyway 5k Run / Walk, River Bend Park nament, River Bend Park • Ace Race Disc Golf Tournament, Comedy Sportz Night/Halloween Celebration, Discher Park Dance Hall Winter Farmers Market American Legion Post 157 American Legion Post 157

Sat April 25 Sat, May 16 Wed, June 3

Wed, June 10 activities, including modern-day wildlife management. To view a movie about the history of the marsh, visitors can visit Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center on Hwy 28 between Mayville and Horicon. Public naturalist talks and hikes are given at both Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center and Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center throughout the year and are free and open to the public. These talks focus on a variety of topics related to the geology, history, wildlife and management of Horicon Marsh. It helps the visitor understand the delicate natural relationship that exists at the 33,000 acre marsh. Visitors should stop at Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center or Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Office and Visitor Center for maps and information about the marsh. Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center also has other area visitor information and maps available. There are various restrictions on certain areas of the marsh so visitors should stop for information at one of the visitor centers.

June 24 July 1 July 8 July 15 July 22 July 29 August 5 August 12 August 19 August 26

Wed, September 2 Wed, September 9 Sat, September 12 Wed, September 16 Wed, September 23 Wed, September 30 Wed, October 7 Sat, October 10

Sat, October 17 Wed, November 11 Wed, December 9

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Horicon Marsh Public Use Areas ■ Horicon "TernPike" Auto Tour and Hiking Trails - Located on State Highway 49, just east of the city of Waupun. Open daily year-round, conditions permitting. Paved driving route (3 miles) and three hiking trails along with a floating boardwalk and bicycling and hiking access to the Wild Goose State Trail. Closed to hunting except during the deer gun season as well as the December antlerless gun hunt - auto tour route is closed to vehicles during this timeframe and hikers are required to wear blaze orange. ■ Highway 49 Wildlife Viewing Area - Located on State Highway 49 just west of County Road Z. Open daily year-round. Hiking trail (1/4 mile) with observation area. Closed to all hunting.

Visit for a day or spend the weekend at Horicon Marsh! At tHE EduCAtIon CEntEr View the “Horicon Marsh story” Movie shop the Flyway Gift shop Explore our Children’s discovery Area

New “Explorium” exhibit opening August 2015.

For more information go to www.horiocnmarsh.org www.horiconmarshexplorium.org

www.horiconmarsh.org or call 920-387-7890

The facility features an auditorium, two classrooms, Flyway Gift Shop, public viewing area with a spectacular view of Horicon Marsh, wildlife displays, art exhibits, Children’s Discovery Area and many other building amenities. Visitors may borrow binoculars, field guides and snowshoes at no cost. Construction has begun on the new $3.8m addition of displays and exhibits to the facility. The grand opening for the “Explorium” exhibit will be August 22, 2015.

Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Office and Visitor Center

W4279 Headquarters Rd., Mayville Hours: Weekdays 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. With exception of Federal Holidays September 6 – November 2 Weekends 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. www.fws.gov/refuge/horicon

Begin your journey at www.rockrivertrail.com for maps and information on:

• Rock River Water Trail

The first National Water Trail in Wisconsin and Illinois to be designated by the US Department of the Interior.

• Rock River Trail Scenic and Historic Route Established by state legislation, the 320-mile auto route through eleven ounties in two states provides the traveler with access to the scenic beauty, natural resources and historic and cultural assets of the Rock River Valley.

• Rock River Trail Bike Route

The Rock River Trail

A designated on-road and off-road bike route along the river with hiking opportunities for the outdoors recreationist. 320 river miles and 37 river communities

The Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Office and Visitor Center is operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It is located on the east side of the marsh just off Highway Z and offers exhibits on marsh history and wildlife; shopping for nature books and clothing in the Coot's Corner Gift Shop; and views of marsh wildlife. A large multipurpose room is available to the public to reserve for business meetings. Educational programs on various topics of natural and cultural history are offered year-round for the public. For more information call 920-387-2658 or visit www.fws.gov/refuge/horicon.

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W10145 State Hwy 49, Waupun Hours: Weekdays Noon - 4:00 p.m. Weekends 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Open Mid April to Late November www.marshhaven.com Marsh Haven Nature Center is located at the north end of the famous Horicon Marsh, just 3.5 miles east of Waupun, Wisconsin on Highway 49. Their non-profit, all-volunteer, community supported center features displays and exhibits that help depict the history and wildlife of Horicon Marsh. In addition, they also have an Art Gallery where a diverse collection of wildlife art, and beautiful wildlife photography is on display; a classroom/meeting room with full kitchen access for your teaching and meetings needs; outdoor amphitheater and indoor theater with large television and screen; bunkhouse/lodge for overnight adventures, and the only observation tower, campfire and camping accommodations on the Horicon Marsh. Wildlife feeding stations are located on either side of the Gift Shop, and visitors often see a variety of birds up close. In 20 years of operation, volunteers have met visitors from all fifty states in the USA, and about 90 foreign nations! Free maps are provided to help visitors enjoy Horicon Marsh.

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■ Nebraska Street Boat Launch – Nebraska Street in Horicon.

Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center serves as both a destination and gateway for visitors to Horicon Marsh as well as providing for year-round education opportunities. More than 500,000 people visit the marsh annually to observe wildlife in a natural setting, creating a huge demand for interpretive services.

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■ Greenhead Boat Launch – Greenhead Road. Start of canoe trail through the marsh.

The Wildlife Education Program has been conducted at the marsh since the mid-1980’s. This program focuses on the abundant wildlife resources of the marsh, their ecology and applied management. DNR Educators rely on the diverse wildlife to develop a wide range of educational programs aimed at introducing and sharing our native wildlife with a broad audience.

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Hours - Weekdays: 9 am - 4 pm • Weekends: 10 am - 4 pm Winter Weekend Hours: 1 pm - 4 pm Front doors open to restrooms daily: 6 am - 7 pm.

■ Peachy Road, Ledge Road, and Main Dike Road - Designated locations for bank fishing/piers. Opportunities for perch, pike, bullhead, and other game species.

Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center opened to the public in spring of 2009 with the goal of providing a worldclass visitor center on Horicon Marsh, a facility for conducting wildlife education programs. This 25,000 square foot, $4.8m facility has international significance, because scientists from around the world have traveled here for professional training to improve conservation programs in their own countries.

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Visit Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center Located on Hwy 28 between Mayville and Horicon

■ Main Dike Road - Open daily year-round conditions permitting. Entire road is open for hiking and bicycling year-round. Access is limited to the road only - adjacent dikes are closed. Vehicles can drive eastern portion (two-level gravel). Please use pull-offs for wildlife viewing/photography on the eastern portion of Main Dike Road. Parking located near fishing platform on the eastern portion of the road as well as near the Wild Goose State Trail on the western portion of the road (Access from Hwy 26 and use designated parking area).

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Area information and maps available at the Education Center

■ Rockvale Road Viewing Point - Rockvale Rd. Observation platform with spotting scope.

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Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center on facebook and FHMIEC on twitter.

■ Tour De Marsh – Driving and bicycle route suggested for viewing Horicon Marsh. Summer kick off date is the first Saturday in June each year. Maps available at either visitor center.

■ Bud Cook Hiking Area - Located off Point Rd. Two hiking trails and observation area. Open daily year-round. Closed to all hunting.

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■ Boardwalks located on state wildlife area and refuge.

■ Palmatory Hill – Best view of Horicon Marsh from this site. At dead end of Palmatory Street in Horicon. Hiking trail access. Part of Tour De Marsh driving/bicycling route.

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■ Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area – Quick’s Point Loop, Indermuehle Island Loop, Bachhuber Loop hiking trails. Fishing, hiking, geocaching, photography blind, mounted high powered binoculars, birding, hunting during season on designated areas, snowshoeing, cross country skiing on un-groomed trails, kayaking/canoeing permitted.

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Enjoy HorICon MArsH Go Geocaching • Hike the Trails Tour De Marsh by Bicycle or Auto • Go Birding Photograph the Wildlife (blinds available) snowshoe Paddle by Canoe or Kayak on the Marsh Walk on the Boardwalk Go Fishing Bring a picnic to eat at our new shelter too!

■ Old Marsh Road - Accessed from Point Road or auto tour. Only open seasonally (June through August and special Earth Day opening in April) for hiking and bicycling to minimize disturbance to migratory birds. Adjacent dikes are closed. Photo blind located on east end of the road and reservable year-round. Contact the refuge office for reservation information.

Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center

N7725 Hwy 28, Horicon Hours: Weekdays 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Weekends 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. With the exception of major holidays. Winter Weekend Hours 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Restrooms available to the public from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. year round. www.horiconmarsh.org

Marsh Haven Nature Center offers unique environmental education programs with a focus on experiential, hands-on learning. We base our programming on the philosophy of place-based learning and the resources of Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle; Jon Young, tracker and founder of the Wilderness Awareness School; and principles from the Art of Mentoring and Coyote Teaching.

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HORICON MARSH BIKE ROUTE / AUTO TOUR Key Overlook Sites

Bike Route/Auto Tour Key Overlook Sites

- Bud Cook Hiking Area - Federal Refuge Office/ Visitor Center - Rockvale Overlook - DNR Horicon Marsh Education Center - Palmatory Overlook - Dodge County Ledge Park - Marsh Haven Nature Center (tower)

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To Hustisford Map sponsored in part by the Friends of Dodge County Parks, Inc. in memory of Frank Dummann (1924-2007); teacher and entrepreneur. Frank owned The Bike Shop in Mayville and was a long time supporter of the Wild Goose Trail and biking in the Horicon Marsh area. Map sponsored in part by Horicon Bank – The Natural Choice – www.horiconbank.com

Map Produced By: US Fish & Wildlife Service Dodge County Land Resources & Parks May, 2011


2015 Dodge County Visitors' Guide