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JEFFERSON COUNTY TOURISM COUNCIL

Cover Photography

The Fireside Theatre, Fort Atkinson Pottery by Mark Skudlarek, Cambridge Wood Fired Pottery Lake Mills Parade, Photo by Kelly Krause Madison Classics Car Shows, Jefferson Busy Barns Adventure Farm, Fort Atkinson Jefferson County Fair, Jefferson Photo by John Laatsch

Ad Layout & Production JENNIFER ERDMAN, jennifererdman.com Contributing Writer

KATIE OTTO, the-write-approach.com

Ad Sales

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SUE HALL, Jefferson County LIVING KELLY KRAUSE, Jefferson County LIVING REBECCA PIPER, Jefferson County LIVING jeffersoncountyliving.com County Map

Enjoying the animals, Busy Barns Adventure Farm

Jefferson County Land Information Office

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ENJOYJEFFERSONCOUNTY.COM JEFFERSON COUNTY TOURISM COUNCIL P.O. Box 243, Jefferson, WI 53549 enjoyjeffersoncounty.com – 920-674-4511 Elected Board: President Vice President Secretary Treasurer

STEVEN M. CLINE, Jellystone Park, Fort Atkinson KATE ANDERSON, Lake Mills Chamber of Commerce KATIE OTTO, Lake Mills Main Street Program JANET M. WERNER, Jefferson Chamber of Commerce

Community Members: LINDA BEGLEY-KORTH, Economic Development Coordinator CAROL SAPIENZA, Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce DIANNE HROBSKY, Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce LEIGH PRICE, Johnson Creek Area Chamber of Commerce SUSAN DASCENZO, Watertown Main Street Program Director CELE WITMER, Watertown Chamber of Commerce MARIE KOCH, Whitewater Chamber/Tourism Director Business Members: CHRISTINE AUMUELLER, Comfort Suites, Johnson Creek JACKIE BRISKO, The Fireside Dinner Theatre, Fort Atkinson DAVID DIESTLER, Jefferson County Fair Park BONNIE HERTEL, Johnson Creek Premium Outlets LINDA SANDERSEN, Badgerland Bluegrass Music Assoc. (BBMA) TAMMI VETRANO, Vetro Winery LLC, Jefferson Ex-Officio ROXANNE L. WITTE, Jefferson County Economic Development Consortium JOE NEHMER, Jefferson County Parks Dept. KIM BUCHHOLZ, Jefferson County Parks Dept. DAVID SPIEGELBERG, Wisconsin Department of Tourism

Jefferson County: Not Just Another Pretty Place Cambridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Fort Atkinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13 Jefferson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-19 Johnson Creek. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-23 Lake Mills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-27 Palmyra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29 Watertown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-33 Whitewater. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-37 Towns & Hamlets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-39 Top 2014 County Events . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-47 Farm Fresh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-51 Recreation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-55 Area Parks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-59 Area Lakes & Ponds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Public DNR Wildlife Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Places to Go. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-71 What to Eat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72-74 Where to Stay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75-79 Countywide Map. . . . . . . . . Inside Back Cover

Jefferson County: The Official Guide is published annually by the Jefferson County Tourism Council. Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication, prices, dates and facts are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm dates, times, and other information. The Jefferson County Tourism Council assumes no responsibility for errors, changes or omissions. For corrections or inclusion in the next issue, contact the Jefferson County Tourism Council at 920-674-4511 or info@enjoyjeffersoncounty.com. Additional copies and bulk quantities of this publication are available for a nominal charge, contact the Jefferson County Tourism Council at 920-563-3210. ©2014 Jefferson County Tourism Council. Any reproduction or reprint of this guide, or portion thereof, without written permission of the Jefferson County Tourism Council is prohibited. All rights reserved.

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CAMBRIDGE Full of charm and natural beauty, Cambridge is nestled between farm fields, beautiful trails and a crystal clear lake. Cambridge’s outdoor adventures, annual events, unique specialty shops and luxurious bed & breakfasts are just of few of its treasures. RECREATION

SHOPPING, THE ARTS, DINING & LODGING

The clear spring-fed waters of Lake Ripley are ideal for swimming, paddle sports and boating. Well known for great fishing and an 18 acre beach-front park, Lake Ripley is home to a beautiful beach, tennis courts, a disc golf course, basketball court, children’s play area and volleyball courts. Running through downtown Cambridge and Cam Rock County Park is Koshkonong Creek, perfect for all types of paddle sports. Cam Rock Park is excellent for mountain biking, cross country and hiking trails, picnicking and nature walking. Bicyclists can spend a few hours or an entire day exploring nearby Glacial Drumlin State Bike Trail and some lovely, peaceful country roads.

Cambridge boasts a wide variety of specialty shops throughout town. All along its beautiful Victorian Main Street, shoppers find specialty furniture, pottery, fashion, artisans, handcrafted gifts, and jewelry while stopping occasionally to enjoy the cozy coffee houses, local pubs, lovely restaurants, and home town bakery. The Village bustles with activity during the numerous festivals held year-round.

TRADITION History buffs will get a sense of the rich heritage of the Greater Cambridge and Lake Ripley area at the Cambridge Historic School and Museum listed on the Wisconsin and National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1906, the School reflects the grand architecture of the era allowing visitors to enjoy the best of Cambridge’s past. 2

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COME JOIN US Located just 20 minutes east of Madison, Cambridge is nestled in the heart of south central Wisconsin and is just waiting for you to discover its many simple pleasures. PHOTOS: (clockwise): Main Street by Paul Markgraff II; Relaxing on Lake Ripley; Kayakers enjoy floating down the Koshkonong Creek through Camrock County Park (photo taken by Paul Markgraff); Riders competing at the annual WORS Battle at Camrock mountain bike Race.

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FORT A RICH HERITAGE Fort Atkinson boasts a fascinating history and takes pride in preserving the past. Visit our historical landmarks and explore the Hoard Historical Museum & National Dairy Shrine Museum (see pg 10) where you’ll explore the story of the 1832 Black Hawk War and find out what kind of soldier young Abraham Lincoln was. Also at the museum is the Mysteries of the Mounds exhibit, which includes a 17-minute video program. Experience life in the 1800’s at the annual Fort Koshkonong Rendezvous held every Memorial Day weekend at Rock River Park. This fur trading re-enactment is complete with authentic costumes, tools, food and games. Take a self-guided walking tour through our historic downtown district or visit a replica of the fort as it was in 1832.

RECREATION Opportunity is everywhere for those who enjoy canoeing. Waterways from rural Fort Atkinson lead all the way into the vintage downtown under Main Street. The Bark and Rock Rivers both lead to Lake Koshkonong, where fishing and boating opportunities are at arm’s length. You can also take advantage of the Glacial River 4

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bike/pedestrian trail that navigates through downtown Fort Atkinson. Golfers will love the area’s golf courses, including Koshkonong Mounds Country Club, which offers 11 rare Indian effigy mounds. Skydiving, miniature golf, bowling, adventure farm, and many more family activities are just minutes away.

ATTRACTIONS & ENTERTAINMENT There’s something for everyone in Fort Atkinson! Enjoy the very best in entertainment, from fabulous Broadway productions at The Fireside Dinner Theatre (see pg 7) to great live music at Café Carpe. During the summer, make sure you include a trip to the Family Aquatic Center, featuring a 175-foot waterslide, mini waterslides, pools, a children’s beach and more. In June, participate in the “Fort Half,” a half marathon that navigates our historic city. Visit Salty Earth Pictures to take a tour of the beautiful studio that has produced the feature film “Journey to Paradise.” Enjoy live music and our downtown riverwalk at the annual Rhythm on the River, held in August. You won’t want to miss our wide variety of events, from arts & crafts shows and festivals like the Arts and Sparks In the Park and the


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Explore Fort Atkinson where historic sites meet Broadway lights! From exciting recreation to Broadway entertainment, whatever your age, whatever your interest, you’ll find there is something for everyone in Fort Atkinson.

Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival to our weekly Farmers Market (see pg 49), held every Saturday from May through October.

SHOPPING/DINING & LODGING Fort Atkinson offers a wide variety of dining options including Wisconsin’s traditional Friday Night Fish Fry at such diverse venues as the award winning Fireside Restaurant to the iconic Fat Boyz Bar & Grill. Experience the charm of Paddy Coughlin’s Irish Pub or Mangiami Italiano. Or just relax at Capn’s Roadhouse or Salamones. You’ll also find an array of charming shops, boutiques and galleries as well as two national specialty stores you’ll only find in Fort Atkinson - the Jones Dairy Farm Retail Store and the Nasco Catalog Outlet Stores (see pg 12). A day of shopping in Fort Atkinson can include everything from antiques, books and collectibles to wines, jewelry and a new bike! At the end of the day, enjoy overnight accommodations at one of our fine hotels and relax in a luxurious whirlpool suite. Discover the warmth and hospitality of a welcoming bed and breakfast. Nature lovers can pitch a tent or hook up the RV in the beautifully landscaped Jellystone Park (see inside back cover) and sleep beneath the stars.

AN INVITATION Careful and consistent planning has allowed Fort Atkinson to enjoy steady growth while maintaining small town charm. An exceptional school district, pro-business city council, and active Chamber of Commerce are reasons businesses choose to locate, grow and expand here. Whether you’re planning a weekend visit or even considering relocation, we’re sure you’ll find our community a great place to visit, work, or raise a family. Visit our website for detailed information and videos on things to do and places to see or feel free to give us a call and we’d be happy to help you set up a fun-filled itinerary! PHOTOS: LEFT PAGE (top row): Koshkonong Rendezvous; Main Street Bridge. (bottom row): Artist Sally Koehler - handmade paper mural - Dwight Foster Public Library; Artist Jeremy Pinc at the Lorine Niedecker Poetry Wall (photos by Ann Engelman). RIGHT PAGE: The Fireside Dinner Theatre; Fort Community Band Concert and Tour de Fort along Bypass 26 (photos by John Laatsch).

FOR MORE INFORMATION: FORT ATKINSON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 1-888-SEE-FORT fortchamber.com www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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Come explore our newly remodeled and expanded library! Offering books (of course!), movies, music, audiobooks, e-books, magazines, research services, free wi-fi and Internet access, meeting rooms, programs and events, coffee, quiet reading by the fireplaces, used books sales and more! Mon.-Thu. 8am-8pm Fri. 8am-6pm – Sat. 9am-2pm

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More than

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To see Broadway performances this good, you could fly to New York, or you could come to The Fireside Dinner Theatre right here in Jefferson County! Plus, every ticket to The Fireside includes a sumptuous dinner prepared by our world-class chefs. If that’s not enough, spend time in one of our four spectacular gift shops before or after the show. It all adds up to a one-of-a-kind experience that’s more than you’d ever expect.

Visit FiresideTheatre.com for details on all our shows!

Superb Musicals | Fine Dining | Spectacular Shops | Fabulous Service

Celebrating 50 Years of Family Hospitality Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin 1-800-477-9505 FiresideTheatre.com www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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AMISH STYLE BULK FOODS NATURAL AND ORGANIC PRODUCTS HOURS: Tuesday-Wednesday 11am-6pm Thursday-Sunday 10am to 6pm Closed Mondays

Natural and Organic Farm Raised Beef • Produce • Baked Goods Rolled Butter • Homemade Soap • Canned Goods Spices • Honey • Gluten-Free Amish Style Bulk Foods

Located west of Fort Atkinson off Hwy C, just past Hwy J, left on Ebbert Lane N2795 Ebbert Lane, Fort Atkinson 920-563-4469

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FORT ATKINSON Award Winning Steaks, Burgers, Appetizers, Char-Broiled Sandwiches, Homemade Pizzas, and More Prime Rib Saturday, Friday Fish Fry 15 HDTV’s to watch the game Full Service Bar

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Spring Barnyard Adventures Saturday’s & Sunday’s

April 19 thru May 11

Autumn Adventures

Tuesday’s thru Sunday’s

September 13 thru October 31

Farm Animals, Hayride, Pony Swings, Tunnel Slides, Haymow Play, Obstacle Course, Tractor Tire Trail, Corn Box, Puppet Show, Hamster Wheel Racers, Western Area, Holly the Holstein and more...

Book a School Field Trip or Birthday Party HOURS: Mon-Tues: 3pm-close Wed-Sun: 11am-close

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Come and Discover a Treasure in Fort Atkinson Hoard Historical Museum & National Dairy Shrine Museum • Mysteries of Mounds Gallery • Black Hawk War • Civil War Exhibit Find us on

• Frank & Luella Hoard House • Local Research Library • Dairy Industry Multimedia Show

• Lorine Niedecker Exhibit • Quilts, Dolls & Birds • Gift Shop • Foster House

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Invested in you, with you, for you. W.D. Hoard & Sons, Co. - Web Print Division strives to continue the legacy that began in the 1870’s. Unlike printing companies that come and go, Hoard’s has persevered because of its vision for the future with commitment to its community, its customers, and its employees. 28 Milwaukee Avenue, West Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 (920) 563-5551 • www.hoardprinting.com tgarant@hoards.com

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American Legion Post 166 Boat & snowmobile accessible Outside Patio with speakers Grill Open Daily 11am-7pm • Lunch Specials Football Tailgating & Raceday specials Sunday $2 Bloody Mary’s & Mimosas

FIND MORE ONLINE! GO TO OUR WEBSITE FOR THE MOST CURRENT LIST OF EVENTS

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201 S. Water St. E., Fort Atkinson 920-563-3707 • 920-563-2102

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• Fresh Goods and Bakery • Cakes for All Occasions • Taqueria Restaurant • Fresh Produce and Meats • LaMichoacana Ice Cream Parlor • Competitive Prices

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JEFFERSON

Jefferson is a small community nestled where the Rock and Crawfish Rivers meet. This strong community annually celebrates its German heritage every September. WELCOME TO GEMUETLICHKEIT CITY Years ago, a group of pioneers settled here knowing the rivers would be a vital source of transporting their goods. It wasn’t long before they knew this was where they wanted to stay. Jefferson grew, later becoming the County Seat, and now has a population of over 7,900. Our community realizes the importance of preserving historic buildings and revitalizing our downtown which brings renewed interest in new business development. To learn more about the history of Jefferson visit the Jefferson Historical Society (see pg 17) in the lower level of City Hall at 317 South Main Street.

EVENTS Gemuetlichkeit Days marks its 44th celebration on September 12-14, 2014. The theme for this year’s festival is Fest der Blumen” translated “Festival of Flowers.” The German community dons their dirndls and lederhosen this weekend for a celebration with non-stop music, German food, contests, a craft fair and a huge parade on Sunday at noon. Visit gdays.org for a schedule of events. The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce sponsors several events throughout the year 14

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including City Wide Rummage Sale spring and fall, Autumn Fest, 18th annual Parade of Lights, and Visits with Santa several days in December. Cruise Nights are scheduled for 2014 on the first Wednesday of the month, June-September. Concerts in the Park (see pg 18) will be held every Thursday evening June-August starting at 7pm in the newly constructed Rotary Waterfront Park Pavilion, one block west of S. Main Street. Please check our website for weekly schedule. The Jefferson County Fair (see Inside Front Cover) will be held July 9-13, 2014 at the Fair Park, which is also the scene for many events held throughout the year. Madison Classics Spring & Fall Car and Swap Meets (see pg 17) are held annually at the Fair Park and bring thousands of visitors into our community. The Arts Alliance will be holding their Art Walk on July 26th, check the website for more information. The Performing Arts Center is a 1,000-seat auditorium located in Jefferson High School and home to the Council for the Performing Arts (see pg 45).

SHOPPING/DINING For a day trip, we have two antique shops, three resale shops, a quilt shop, coffee shops,


bakery, seasonal garden shops, farm/meat market, along with appliance, flooring and other retail businesses. There are several eating establishments to enjoy a great hamburger, nice lunch or dinner. Vetro Winery (see pg 16), East of Jefferson tucked in the picturesque Sanctuary Ridge, offers an ultimate free wine tasting experience of unique wines. Stroll through the gift shop and relax on the patio overlooking the woods and marshland. Visit vetrowine.com for events.

RECREATION Jefferson has eight beautiful parks that boast picnic areas, baseball fields, skateboarding, a golf course, volleyball courts, soccer fields, inline skating and ice skating facilities. The parks are great places for family reunions or just for relaxing. The Playland of Dreams children’s play land provides a great place for family entertainment. Biking enthusiasts come to ride the Glacial Drumlin Trail, and the Jefferson Aquatic Center offers more recreational choices. The newly expanded, nationally recognized Jefferson County Dog Park (see pg 22) is located north of the city off Hwy 26.

The Rock and Crawfish Rivers meet in Jefferson providing ideal fishing, canoe and kayak opportunities. A fish ladder constructed by the DNR in 2005 enables the fish to get above the dam, quite unique to see and watch! One of only a few such ladders in the state. The Milwaukee Street Walk Bridge is also very unique which is on the north end of Rotary Waterfront Park where Concerts in the Park are held during the summer. Looking for some nostalgic entertainment? One of only a few left in the country, Hwy. 18 Outdoor Theater shows double features from late April/early May-September. We invite you to spend some time in this quiet and serene community. Visit our website for more events and information on the county. PHOTOS: LEFT PAGE (top row): Milwaukee Street Bridge; Fish Ladder. (bottom row): Fall Jefferson Car Show (courtesy Madison Classics). RIGHT PAGE (top row): Rotary Band Shell; Jefferson Historical Society Museum; Jefferson Parade. (bottom row): Hwy 18 Outdoor Theatre, Jefferson County Fair (courtesy John Laatsch); Gemuetlichkeit Days.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: JEFFERSON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 920-674-4511 jeffersonchamberwi.com www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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JEFFERSON Choose a career with St. Coletta of Wisconsin… What does a Direct Support Professional career with St. Coletta of Wisconsin mean for you? Paid Training – Even if you’re just starting out in the field we provide all the training you need! Both on the job and in the classroom. Learn how to give injections, administer medications, and much more! Stability – Established in 1904 Flexibility – Part-time and full-time availability on all shifts. Tuition Reimbursement – • 50%* off tuition at Cardinal Stritch after only 90 days of full time employment! • 50%* off up to nine credits a year at the four year accredited college of your choice after one year of employment! Both discounts can be used simultaneously if all conditions are met. Many St. Coletta employees have completed their Nursing Degrees and/or MBA with the assistance of the St. Coletta tuition reimbursement program.

CALL TODAY! 920-674-4330

Quality meats, cheese, processing, and catering services to the surrounding Jefferson County area for over 25 years. Locally owned by Scott & Linda Fischer.

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Home cooked meals in a warm, welcoming atmosphere! Local Restaurant and Bakery big enough to make a difference, but still small enough to care.

521 S. Main Street, Hwy 26, Jefferson • 920-674-6466 ww.riversedgemarket.com Vetro Winery handcrafts a special line of unique wines just for you. Vetro Wines have steadily grown in quality and reputation over the years. The experience that will expand your mind and open your heart to the love of our life. Salute! Hours: Tues-Thurs 10am-6pm; Fri-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-4pm; Closed: Mondays, New Years Day, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving & Christmas Day.

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JEFF

ERSON

School District

Providing quality education for all students! • 21st Century Technology

• Small Class Sizes

• AP Course

Offerings Learning Programs

• Gifted &

• State-of-

Talented Program

the-Art Facilities

Contact us today to register! Co-Curricular Programs

SCHOOL YEAR:

Mon-Thu 9am-8pm Fri 9am-5:30pm Sat 10am-3pm

SUMMER:

Mon-Thu 9am-7pm Fri 9am-5:30pm Sat 10am-1pm

www.jeffersonwilibrary.org 321 S. Main St. • 920-674-7733

• Service

• Comprehensive

SINCE 1911

Books. Help. Technology.

920-675-1000

www.jefferson.k12.wi.us

317 S. Main, Lower Level Turn on W. Linden • Jefferson jeffersonhistoricalsociety.org Open Wed & Sun • Groups Welcome For appointments, call

920-541-3332 • 920-674-6463

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JEFFERSON 874 Collins Road • Jefferson, WI 53549 (920) 674-7500 • FAX (920) 674-7520

www.comeherefirst.org www.wisconsinjobcenter.org One Stop Center for Employers and Job Seekers Employment • Links to Resources • Specialty Programs Labor Market Information • Testing and Assessment • Training Apprenticeships • Career Planning • Employment Laws

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Live Music Often... Great Food Always!

Open Mon-Fri. at 11am; Sat. & Sun. at 10am

123 W. Milwaukee St., Jefferson

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The Edgewater’s unique architecture combined with excellent bar and dining room service professionals, and a crackling fireplace, creates a wistfully familiar ambiance for all patrons, be they first-time or long-time comers. • Wide range of classic dishes as well as novel ones in a cozy dining atmosphere. • Locally produced foods with sustainable products. • Fully stocked bar with unique liquor as well as liquor made right here in Wisconsin.

N3522 County Road K, Jefferson 920-674-9942 – theedgewatersupperclub.com www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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JOHNSON In the center of Jefferson County, Johnson Creek provides easy access to all points of interest At the intersection of I-94 and State Highway 26, the village of Johnson Creek is the ideal home base to shopping, dining and recreation throughout our area.

HERITAGE Johnson Creek known by many names such as Johnson’s Creek, “Crick”, and Johnson “Crick” is named after Timothy Johnson; one of the first settlers in the village. The slogan of Johnson Creek is Crossroads with a Future Location, Location, Location at the crossroads of I-94 and Hwy 26 provides future growth opportunities.

RECREATE IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS Golf, Biking, Hiking and Snowmobiling: Pack your clubs and test your skill at one of the area golf courses. The League of American Bicyclists ranked Wisconsin as the third most bike-friendly state in the nation. So if hiking or biking is your thing—you can hop on the Glacial River Trail and pedal from Johnson Creek to the surrounding communities in Jefferson County. Combine history with hiking at Aztalan State Park with ancient pyramid 20

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mounds and archeological history—just 5 miles west of Johnson Creek. And when old man winter arrives bring your cross country skis, snowshoes and snowmobiles to travel the over 472 miles of well-marked trails in Jefferson County. And for all the latest machines, clothing and accessories, Johnson Creek has you covered. Visit Rob’s Performance Motorsports (Honda, Can-AM, Sea-Doo, SkiDoo and KTM) John Hartwig Motor Sports (Polaris) or Rock River Power Sports (Yamaha).

LODGING & SHOPPING Updated in 2012, nestled on over 10 acres of rolling hills and situated on the Glacial River Trail, Comfort Suites offers 100 suites with extensive room amenities, complimentary hot breakfast, pool/hot tub/waterpark, and beautiful sunsets every night. Non-smoking and pet friendly with plenty of parking for motor homes, bikes and snowmobiles. Less than one mile from the hotel, Johnson Creek Premium Outlets (see Back Cover) welcomes bargain shoppers from all over the world with a collection of over 60 outlet stores including; Adidas, Ann Taylor Factory Store,


CREEK Columbia Sportswear, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour, American Eagle Outfitters (coming soon) and many more! Come shop and enjoy everyday savings of 25% to 65%. Go to premiumoutlets.com/vip and register as a VIP to get “Deals around Town” and exclusive coupons.

RESTAURANTS AND DINING For exceptional food and a glamorous atmosphere, dine at Hi-Way Harry’s (see pg 23). Drink in the ambiance of this beautiful restaurant designed by James Dresser, a Frank Lloyd Wright protégé. The extensive menu includes prime rib, salads, steaks, seafood all accompanied by wine selections from the Wine Cave. If you enjoy Mexican, Fiesta Garibaldi’s offers a great lunch and dinner menu. For a real truck stop diner experience, stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Pine Cone Restaurant & Bakery (see pg 23). Open 24 hours and well known for out-of-this-world bakery items including the 8 oz. cookie—you’ll want to take some to go. You can feed your gas tank too at the Pine Cone Plaza adjacent to the restaurant.

If you’re looking for a quick meal, we offer many fast food opportunities including Culver’s (see pg 22), Subway and more.

COMMUNITY EVENTS August 2, 2014 Johnson Creek Community Family Festival. Bring your family and enjoy a fun-filled day starting with a pancake breakfast, 5K run/walk, baseball tournament, musical and entertainment your whole family can enjoy. Fireworks included!

PHOTOS: LEFT PAGE (top row): Biking in Johnson Creek; Comfort Suites. (bottom row): Snowmobiling. RIGHT PAGE (top row): Johnson Creek Premium Outlets; Baseball at Fireman’s Park. (bottom row): Centennial Park; Terri Tinsley Exercise Area for Dogs; Johnson Creek from a distance.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: JOHNSON CREEK AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 920-699-4949 info@johnsoncreekchamber.com johnsoncreekchamber.com johnsoncreek-wi.us www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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This fenced 109-acre dog park features 2 large and 2 small off-leash dog exercise areas as well as picnic tables, restrooms, hand water pumps, benches, shelters, play equipment and parking for 100 cars.

Annual or daily permits can be purchased at the dog park or from the Jefferson County Courthouse in Jefferson. Call 920-674-7260 for more information.


I-94 & Hwy 26 Intersection Johnson Creek Extensive Menu & Wine List Featuring Prime Rib, Steak & Seafood Sandwiches & Salads Wine Cave, Outdoor Patio A glamourous but comfortable restaurant designed by Frank-Lloyd Wright protegé James Dresser

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LAKE RECREATION AND LEGENDS Legendary Lake Mills, in beautiful Jefferson County, Wisconsin, is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty. From the mysterious waters of Rock Lake to the scenic Glacial Drumlin Bike Trail to historic Aztalan State Park and Museum to the picturesque downtown shopping and dining district, Lake Mills has something for everyone! Why are the waters of Rock Lake mysterious? Many tales have been told of the stone structures that are reported to be found on the bottom of Rock Lake. One such legend says that after suffering a long and terrible drought, natives appealed to their gods for help by building and using sacrificial pyramids. In answer to their prayers, great waters soon covered the pyramids and created the beautiful lake the Indians came to call Tyranena, meaning “Sparkling Waters.” Legends aside, Rock Lake is a crystal clear 1,371-acre recreational oasis, beckoning funseeking visitors and residents to its cool waters and tree-lined shores. The lake is surrounded by five parks which offer fishing, swimming, canoeing, rowing, kayaking, water-skiing, or a leisurely sunset cruise, all part of your next legendary experience. 24

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Located on the southern edge of Lake Mills, the Glacial Drumlin Trail offers recreation for hikers and bikers alike. The 47 mile trail follows the old Chicago and Northwestern railway. It is open 365 days a year – trail pass needed. Navigating the trail, you will find one of Lake Mills’ newest treasures, Zeloski Marsh.

HISTORY Just east of Lake Mills lies Aztalan State Park (see pg 26), one of Wisconsin’s most important archaeological sites. It showcases an ancient Middle-Mississippian village that thrived between 1000 and 1300 A.D. The people who settled Aztalan built large, flat-topped pyramidal mounds and a stockade around their village. Just north of the state park is the Aztalan Museum, operated by the Lake Mills-Aztalan Historical Society. The site features two pioneer churches as well as other 19th century structures and displays. The displays feature historic items dating back to 1000 A.D.

SHOPPING & DINING In the heart of downtown is Commons Park. It is surrounded by charming 19th century buildings that house unique shops and


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Discover what the ancients knew: Lake Mills is a special mystical place. Forget your everyday cares and enjoy the natural beauty, friendly people, fabulous food and unique shops. Come feel the magic. restaurants. Lake Mills is a designated Main Street Program Community. This program has guided the renaissance of downtown Lake Mills since 2006. Dining in Lake Mills offers a number of culinary experiences, from legendary sliders to home smoked brisket to artisan breads and Friday night fish fries. For those who crave ethnic fare we have Creole, Italian, Chinese, and Mexican. And of course we have traditional family favorites, sit down and fast food. Shopping opportunities abound! Lake Mills is home to many galleries, jewelry and specialty shops. It is also headquarters for a number of nationally recognized businesses Ephraim Faïence Pottery, Tyranena Brewing Co., James J. Chocolate and Lewis Station Winery.

Legendary Classic Christmas shopping and events in December; Winter Market in December and for more family fun, the first weekend in February is the Knickerbocker Ice Festival. Visit lakemills.org for a full listing of events.

DISCOVER LAKE MILLS... AND UNLOCK THE LEGEND Lake Mills lies on the shores of Rock Lake just 25 miles east of Madison and 55 miles west of Milwaukee. Take I-94 exit #259. Hwy 89 is our Main Street - what could be easier! PHOTOS: LEFT PAGE (top row): Lake Mills Arts Festival; Commons Park. (bottom row): Lake Mills Arts Festival. RIGHT PAGE (top row): Lake Mills Library; Ice carving demo at the 2013 Knickerbocker Ice Festival, carver name unknown, girls are Mary Hinderliter, Maddie Martins, Cathy Martins; Farmer’s Market; Carliann Hepp and Tahlia Koehler having some fun on a snowy day out on a very frozen Rock Lake (photo by Monica Hepp); Rock Lake in fall (photo by Marianne Hauser).

EVENTS Lake Mills hosts many wonderful events throughout the year: Farmers’ Market every Wednesday, May-October; Wednesday evening City Band Concerts; Town & Country Days the last weekend in June; Lake Mills Arts Festival in July; Fall Festival of Color in October;

FOR MORE INFORMATION: LAKE MILLS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 920-648-3585 lakemills.org www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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Saturday, July 19 ~ 10am to 4pm A juried fine arts & crafts show Downtown in Commons Park

Entertainment, concessions, kid’s activities www.LakeMillsArtsFestival.com ANOTHER GREAT LAKE MILLS MAIN STREET PROGRAM EVENT! www.LegendaryLakeMills.com

While visiting, shouldn’t your accommodations be just as unique and charming as Lake Mills itself? see for yourself at www.bartelsbeachcottage.com

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• Rent is based on income and medical expenses. Maximum rent is $500. • Next to police station, bordering fish hatchery and woods. • Close to town with parking for residents. • Utilities and newer appliances included. Modern, carpeted, recently remodeled and very well maintained apartments. Large furnished common rooms, porch and kitchen for potlucks, cardplaying and activities. Resident gardens and good neighbors. 24 hour maintenance. Call Ann, Monday–Friday 8am–2:30pm

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900 Year Old Platform Mound Mississippian Indian Civilization – Photo by Dan Seuer, Lake Mills


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PALMYRA Palmyra appeals to the senses. A place to walk, bike, browse and enjoy. Every season has its charm here. Whether you’re an outdoor or indoor enthusiast, Palmyra has something for you to enjoy. Palmyra is situated at the extreme upper end of the Scuppernong River and lies about forty miles from both Milwaukee and Madison. The Village is near the heart of the southern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest which has more than 20,000 acres of glacial hills, kettles, lakes, prairie restoration sites, pine woods and hardwood forests.

for yourself, stop in at the museum and visit the gift shop. The Carlin House and Turner Museum are open on Saturdays from 10am until 2pm, from April until December or by appointment anytime by calling 262-495-4406. There are volunteers anxious to help you select that perfect item for yourself or someone else.

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Named after a city in the Syrian Desert because of the abundance of sand, Palmyra was incorporated on April 4, 1866. Six mineral springs, each known for their medical and therapeutic properties, were an important part of Palmyra’s early years. From 1870 to the early 1920’s, people from across the country visited Palmyra enjoying the healing waters at the Palmyra Spring Sanitarium. In 1924, the sanitarium became the National Druggist Home, but a few years later interest in the therapeutic mineral water treatments declined and the sanitarium was closed. In the late 1950’s the building was razed and the land leveled. This era helped shape the history of Palmyra. History buffs are welcome to visit the Turner Museum and McKenzie/Carlin Historical House at the corner of Third and Main Street. The next time you need a gift or just want something unique

Palmyra is a friendly community of 1,800 residents in the village and another 1,200 in the township that welcome visitors to their restaurants, retail shops, parks, churches, library, historic sites and attractions. Come and spend a day, a week or a lifetime in historic Palmyra.

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PHOTOS: TOP ROW: Fishing at Rushing Waters; Standard Process organic farm; The Palmyra Airport; Fishing at the Palmyra Village Park. BOTTOM ROW: Lower Spring Lake beach area. Main Street shopping and good eats!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: PALMYRA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 262-495-8316 palmyrawi.com


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• Open from May 1st to 3rd weekend in October. W1316 Island Rd, Palmyra Store • Game Room • Swimming Pool • Fishing Pond Laundry • Showers • Wi-Fi Hotspot • Archery Tag ATM • Ice • Wood • Soda • Ice Cream

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Airports Airports Fort Atkinson Municipal Airport N3465 County Road K Jefferson, 920-563-8940 Gutzmer Twin Oaks Airport 755 N. Tratt Street Whitewater, 262-473-7890 McDermott Airpark/Ideal Helicopter Service 200 Main Street Sullivan, 262-593-8612

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Palmyra Municipal Airport Hwy 106 Palmyra, 262-495-2837

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WATERTOWN Whether you are attracted to our unique outdoor features and activities, including the beautiful Rock River basin, the fine arts, or the historic and history laden locations, Watertown is the place for you. Opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors abound here. But, it’s much more than that. We are the perfect destination no matter what you find exciting and invigorating.

OUTDOOR RECREATION 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.

DINING Watertown has a wide variety of restaurants including Chalet Restaurant (see pg 32), Perkins (see pg 32) and Rock River Pizza. Be sure to check out the new Harvest Market, a made to order restaurant that prepares all its ingredients to from scratch. Another must see is the Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters & Cafe (see inside back cover) for lunch or dinner. Tribeca Gallery Café & Books (see pg 80) is the perfect spot to 30

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browse local art, shop for books and enjoy a hot beverage.

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. 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 M-N (Mar-Nov) is a unique 5k run series that includes the Jig Jog, Fiesta 5k, Riverfest 5k, Run from the Cops and Run Turkey Run. The Art on Main program exhibits local artist’s work along Main Street during the summer. The banners are then auctioned off at the end of summer. The Art on Main coincides with the annual Art Walk through downtown. Pumpkin Palooza is all day festival featuring a costumed 5k run (Zombie Run), petting zoo, farmers market, Halloween themed movie at Towne Cinema and a jack-o-lantern carving contest.


Watertown has many fall and winter events including the Rock River Wine Festival, Run from the Cops, Run Turkey Run and United We Cook BBQ Competition.

ART, ANTIQUES AND SHOPPING Watertown’s downtown boasts something for everyone, making it a memorable shopping experience whether you fancy crafts, antiques, art, or anything in between. The Watertown Farmer’s Market, a tradition begun in 1860, is held in Riverside Park every Tuesday from 7am1pm May through the middle of November.

MUSIC AND THEATER 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, the Watertown Chamber Orchestra and the Watertown Community Concert Series. Watertown is also the home base of the 1stBrigade Band, a nationally known Civil War era band which plays 19th century music on period instruments.

OUR RICH HERITAGE The Octagon House Museum and the First Kindergarten in the U.S. are open to visitors from May through October with guided tours daily on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Don’t miss the Octagon House Ice Cream Social with the 1st Brigade Band Concert held every August. The city also has eight walking tours to guide visitors through historic neighborhoods, commercial districts and highlight the growing collection of murals that depict stories from the city’s past. Brochures, as well as commemorative postcards, are available through the Chamber of Commerce and at area businesses. For more informat ion a nd f u l l calendar of events please visit our website: watertownchamber.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION: WATERTOWN TOURISM COUNCIL TOLL FREE: 1-877-733-9886 watertowntourism.com www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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WHITEWATER

A perfect blend of past, present and future. Historic landmarks, proudly preserved, stand firmly beside state-of-the-art facilities for businesses, education and entertainment. There are few places as dynamic, yet as quaint and picturesque as Whitewater, Wisconsin. Situated on Cravath and Trippe Lakes, nestled within the Kettle Moraine State Forest’s glacially carved landscape, Whitewater offers endless vacation and cultural opportunities. Whitewater is also home to the University of WisconsinWhitewater, a premier regional comprehensive university that takes pride in its regional leadership, national presence and global vision.

RICH IN HISTORY Proudly preserved historic landmarks stand firmly throughout the community. Effigy Mounds Preserve is one of the most diverse and unusual collections of animal and geometric mounds in the nation.  The effigy mounds are believed to have been constructed around 1000 AD.  The Whitewater Historical Society Museum is located in the Historic Train Depot. Calvary Cemetery, associated with St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, is where some of the city’s most notable historic figures are buried.  Touring Historical Whitewater guides are available free of charge at the Whitewater Tourism Council office located at 150 W. Main Street (the corner of First and Main). 34

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BEAUTY As the gateway to Kettle Moraine State Forest, Whitewater provides opportunities to experience the peacefulness of rolling hills and beautifully clear lakes during the day and to dine in a fine restaurant and enjoy a world-class performance at night. You are a short walk away from our unique hometown stores where everyone is treated like family and a short drive away from the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago.

ENTERTAINMENT The arts are alive and well in Whitewater. Enjoy world class entertainment from many disciplines and diverse cultures at Young Auditorium (see pg 36), view art exhibits at Crossman Gallery, experience the annual outdoor community art projects along historic Main Street, rejuvenate at Concerts at the Park or find your inspiration and create your own art at an area studio. Many free entertainment opportunities exist in Whitewater for the informed traveler. Whether it’s a Saturday evening on Whitewater Lake watching the Minneiska Water Ski Show or a Thursday evening in the summer at Concerts in the Park


or Family Fun Nights at Cravath Lakefront, you and your family are sure to find exciting things to do. Other entertainment includes Pig in the Park, Freeze Fest Polar Plunge, Discover Whitewater Series Marathon, Group Guided Walks, Biking the Scenic Roads, Whitewater’s Historic Walking Guide, Effigy Mounds Preserve, our Artesian Well, or the countless other events and festivals held throughout the year. Whitewater has something for everyone! For more information please visit whitewater-wi.gov. Whitewater is home to one of the largest 4th of July celebrations in the area. Our multi-day event is not to be missed and features live music, food, a carnival and plenty of spectacular fireworks. See ww4th.com.

HIGHER EDUCATION Excellence in education has always been a focus in Whitewater as the University of Wisconsin Whitewater joins with our outstanding school district, the business community, and city to offer continuing education for all ages. Students and community members also keep a creative spirit alive by hosting exhibits, contests, events and cultural events throughout the year. Whether you are just visiting or plan to make Whitewater your home, we invite you to look around and Discover Whitewater. PHOTOS: LEFT PAGE: UW-Whitewater Football Team; Flowing Well. RIGHT PAGE (top row): Downtown Whitewater; Full house attending Hal Holbrook’s Mark Twain Tonight at Young Auditorium. (bottom row): Ice skating; Whitewater Lake; Historic Train Depot (courtesy Dave Saalsa).

ADVENTURE Challenge yourself at one of the nation’s top twelve par three golf courses; a round of disc golf; an hour or two of biking; a day of hang gliding or perhaps a family afternoon at Whitewater’s very own Aquatic Center, featuring a 20 foot tall slide, lazy river and interactive play structure. However you choose to spend your time in Whitewater, you are sure to like what you find!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Request your free Whitewater travel guide. TOLL FREE : 866-4WW-TOUR (499-8687) DiscoverWhitewater.com www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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A little off the beaten path, the Jefferson County Area has many historic and picturesque “Heritage Communities,” each of which offer a chance to discover local secrets and explore chic to antique. AZTALAN

FARMINGTON

Somewhere between 900-1200 AD an ancient Middle Mississippian village and ceremonial complex thrived. Prior to the arrival of the settlers, Aztalan was a site colonized by the mound builder Indians. Now considered by experts to be one of the nation’s premier archaeological sites, Aztalan is a quiet town filled with history.

Established in 1848, much of Farmington’s known history is about Harriet Esselestein, who taught children basic school instruction in a log house one mile west of the creek. Farmington plays host to many of the county’s youth baseball games on Saturdays throughout the summer.

COLD SPRING

Named in honor of founder Ortiges Bullwinkel’s love for his wife Helen, the community is home to the oldest parochial school in the state. St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran School was established in 1851 and still serves families of the area today. Visit Jelli’s Market (see pg 51) for freshly picked fruits and vegetable.

Abraham Lincoln was granted an honorable discharge from the US Army on July 10, 1832 in Cold Spring. Ready to begin the journey home, Lincoln discovered his horse had been stolen and was forced to walk an agonizing 250 miles. Today in Cold Spring a historical marker marks the site of Lincoln’s fateful discovery.

CONCORD Since the beginning of time, Concord’s roots have been in agriculture. A farming community since its creation in 1846, Concord is the town that books are written about. Concord was home to the family of well-known children’s author Laura Ingalls Wilder. Today Concord remains as beautiful and natural as it was in Wilder’s day. 38

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IXONIA Ixonia is a flourishing community to live and work with beautiful parks and country charm. Its unique name has quite a history. To settle a dispute in the naming of Town 8, young Mary Piper drew letters of the alphabet until a name could be formed. As the result, “Ixonia” was the name given in 1846, and remains the only town bearing this name in the United States.


HAMLETS KOSHKONONG

SULLIVAN

According to legend, Koshkonong, once referred to as Finch, was the home of the Fighting Finches. This gang of wild horse thieves was rumored to have stolen horses throughout the county. Ultimately the Fighting Finches were driven out of the Koshkonong area and today it remains a peaceful scenic area.

Stores, taverns, and many tool and trade businesses sprung up overnight as the railroad caused a building boom. Today, Sullivan has changed very little. A quaint village with all daily necessities within reach.

PIPERSVILLE Pipersville was named after its first settler, Benjamin Piper, who was well noted for assisting his fellow neighbors in getting their crops to the Milwaukee market place in the mid 1800’s. That same neighbors-helping-neighbors charm is alive today.

ROME The Bark River was the lifeline of the early settlement of Rome. It supported nearly all early industries for growth and sustenance. In 1842, settlers Myron Smith and S.D. Tenney dammed the river creating Rome Mill Pond, the largest in the state at that time. Today, Rome is a nature lover’s paradise offering canoeing, hunting, angling and bird watching.

WATERLOO Located along the meandering Maunesha River, historic Waterloo is home to Trek Bicycle Corp., C.W. Parker Carousel and many outdoor locations for biking, hiking and various sports. Events include Weiner & Kraut Day in September and the Trek 100 Ride for Hope in June.

TOUR THE COUNTRYSIDE Tour of the countryside through many other communities including Busseyville, Grelton, Hebron, Hoopers Mill, Hubbleton, Kroghville, Lac La Belle, London, Milford, Oak Hill, Oakland Center, and Portland - all friendly communities, where the locals will gladly direct you to their favorite places just off the beaten path. PHOTO CREDITS: LEFT PAGE: Jelli’s Market, Helenville; Aztalan State Park. RIGHT PAGE (top row): The 100-year-old C.W. Parker Carousel, located in Waterloo’s Fireman’s Park (courtesy The National Carousel Association); World’s Greatest Junk Parade, Sullivan. (bottom row): Sullivan Saloon; Koshkonong Mounds Country Club; Concord Car Show.

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1st Brigade Band parade entering the Octagon House grounds in Watertown. Photo by John Laatsch.

Jefferson County has art, sports, entertainment, and much more to keep you busy year-round, indoors and out. Here are some of our top events – please check our calendar at enjoyjeffersoncounty.com for additional events. There is always something to do in Jefferson County! Communities represented: Cambridge, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Lake Mills, Marshall, Palmyra, Waterloo, Watertown and Whitewater.

YEAR-ROUND J efferson County Fair Grounds. Events held throughout the year. JcFairPark.com  wight Foster Public Library - Fort Atkinson. D Poetry events every third Thursday. fortlibrary.org

February 13-15: Chocolate Covered Valentine’s Day - Vetro Winery, Jefferson. 1414 Vino Lane, 920-674-9650, vetrowine.com. February 15: Masquerade Gala Fundraiser Cambridge February 22: Chili Cook-Off and The Choir Boys - Council for the Performing Arts, Jefferson. councilfortheperformingarts.org

MARCH March 1-31: Mary Poppins - The Fireside Theatre, Fort Atkinson. firesidetheatre.com

The Dozer 52 Scholarship Foundation - a unique event that brings the Cambridge community together to celebrate the life of a friend it lost far too young, to cherish past memories, and to create some new ones that will long endure. Held in early February.

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March 8 & 22: Taste of Art Workshop Series Cambridge. Stir up your creativity! Join area artists as you try your hand at a variety of mediums and take home a one-of-a-kind piece. cambridgewiarts.org March 8: Don’t Hug Me - Council for the Performing Arts, Jefferson. councilfortheperformingarts.org March 29: Community Expo - Marshall (Elementary School)


To verify dates and times for these events and more, visit enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

APRIL April 1-20: Mary Poppins - The Fireside Theatre, Fort Atkinson. firesidetheatre.com April 19: Johnson Creek Premium Outlets Annual Egg Hunt. Children 10 and under are invited to bring a basket and enjoy a free traditional egg hunt at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets. Bring your camera and visit with the Easter Bunny. The event will be held near the grassy plaza east of Nike Clearance Store, beginning at 2 p.m.

galleries will be open with new work on display. theclaycollective.org May 9-11: Cheers to Moms Weekend - 1414 Vino Lane, Jefferson. Celebrate all Mothers at Vetro Winery. Bring Mom for a weekend of wine tasting and specials on wine purchases. vetrowine.com May 24-25: Buckskinner’s Rendezvous - Fort Atkinson. Step back into time and see how the first settlers of Fort Atkinson lived and traded. Rock River Park.

April 25-27: Madison Classics Car Show & Swap Meet: Jefferson. Held at the Jefferson County Fair Park. madisonclassics.com

Buckskinner’s Rendezvous in Fort Atkinson. Madison Classics Car Shows and Swap Meets held in spring, summer and fall each year at the Jefferson County Fair Park.

April 26: Diva Day - Cambridge. Grab your girlfriends and welcome spring by spending the weekend in Cambridge on Friday, April 25th and Saturday, April 26th. Enjoy boutique treats and special deals in our downtown shops, enjoy spa treatments, glamour shots, raffles and more. April 26: Rummage-o-Rama - Johnson Creek. Big deals and steals: find rummage sales maps at Kwik Trip, Pine Cone Plaza, Badger Bank and Pernat’s Meats. johnsoncreekchamber.com

MAY May 1-31: Fiddler on the Roof - The Fireside Theatre, Fort Atkinson. firesidetheatre.com

May 31: Dairy Breakfast - Jefferson County Fair Park. JcFairPark.com

JUNE June 1: Triathlon - Lake Mills. witriseries.com June 1: Battle of CamRock - Cambridge. Wisconsin Off-Road Series Event (WORS) by Capital Off-Road Pathfinders is held at CamRock III. Capital Off-Road Pathfinders has worked for years to build CamRock Park into one of the hidden gems of mountain biking in Wisconsin. CORP is a volunteer organization that builds and maintains the majority of the off-road cycling trails in Dane County. More information is available at battleofcamrock.com

May 2-3: Community Wide Rummage Sale - Lake Mills. lakemills.org May 2-4: Village Wide Rummage Sale - Palmyra May 2-4: Dairyland Classic Dog Show - Jefferson. Held at the Jefferson County Fair Park. badgerkennelclub.com May 3-4: Clay Collective Spring Pottery Studio Tour - Cambridge. An all clay, driving tour of seven area studio potters, with over 250 years combined experience, displaying new works from their spring firings. Each studio will have a pottery raffle with all proceeds donated to local food pantries. Studios and

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June 6-7: Ragnar Relay - throughout Jefferson County. ragnarrelay.com www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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June 15: Watertown Outdoor Art Festival Riverside Park. Admission is free. Enjoy live music, food free art activities for children, and a spectacular array of art. This is a juried fine art show where only quality original artwork or prints of originals may be displayed. June 19-22: General’s Baseball Fest - Fort Atkinson. A Home Talent League tournament spanning 4 days and hosted by the Fort Atkinson General Baseball team. Event includes: baseball, carnival, music, food, and more! Jones Park, Fort Atkinson, www.fortgenerals.com June 19-22: Cap Gun Horse Show - Jefferson County Fair Park. JcFairPark.com June 21: Fort Half Marathon. forthalf.org June 26-29: Town & Country Days - Lake Mills. Parade, live music, food, raffle, midway


To verify dates and times for these events and more, visit enjoyjeffersoncounty.com June 27: Chamber of Commerce Street Dance: Palmyra June 27-29: Thundercats Baseball Tournament Johnson Creek (Centennial Park) June 28: Parade - Lake Mills. 10:30am.

August 7-10: Watertown Riverfest. Riverfest features several national acts and a host of top quality regional entertainment. You will also enjoy: A Taste of Watertown, Carnival, Craft Fair, Classic Car show and much more. Location is Riverside Park in Watertown. watertownriverfest.com

JULY

August 14: Fifth Annual Johnson Creek Child Safety Fair - JC Community Center. With assistance from the JC EMS, Fire and Police Departments. Great learning opportunity for all ages as representatives from local health organizations, school district personnel and local businesses provide information on bicycle safety, home and school safety, health and nutrition Door prizes and refreshments. 920-699-3741

July 1-20: Driving Miss Daisy - The Fireside Theatre, Fort Atkinson. firesidetheatre.com

August 16: Chamber of Commerce Car & Bike Show - Palmyra

July 3-5: 4th of July Celebration - Cravath Lake, Whitewater. Family festival, parade, fireworks, live music, food vendors, car show, carnival. ww4th.com

August 17: Concours on the Green - Lake Mills. A spectacular show of collectible cars. LakeMillsCarsandCoffe.com

July 5: Independence Day Celebration - Waterloo. Join the fun and look for baseball games, food and fireworks.

August 23: Rhythm on the River - Fort Atkinson. End of summer blockbuster: a music celebration along the downtown river walk.

July 9-13: Jefferson County Fair - Jefferson. Held at the Jefferson County Fair Park. JcFairPark.com

August 24: Dog Dayz of Summer - Jefferson. 12-3pm at the Jefferson Family Aquatic Center, 518 N. Fifield Ave. Come on out to enjoy a day at the pool solely for our canine friends! Enter your dog into one of the contests or just enjoy their splash! Fun for the whole family! $5 per Dog (suggested donation). Proceeds to benefit the Jefferson County Dog Park!

Fort Half Marathon held June 21.

July 9-13: Join Vetro Winery at The Jefferson County Fair at the Vetro Winery Tent. Come try our Brain Freeze wine slushies. July 11-13: Thundercats Baseball Tournament: Johnson Creek (Centennial Park) July 19: Arts Festival - Lake Mills. Juried art festival. LakeMillsArtsFestival.com July 19: Lion’s Club Chicken Barbecue - Palmyra July 26: Jefferson Art Walk. Take a leisurely stroll around the beautiful city of Jefferson while visiting designated locations where you will discover a variety of artists and performers. 10am-4pm. artinjefferson.com July 27: Old Settler’s Day Picnic - Palmyra

AUGUST August 1-31: Smokey Joe’s Café - The Fireside Theatre, Fort Atkinson. firesidetheatre.com August 2: Whitewater Main Street Festival. Art, sidewalk sales, face painting, family activities and more! August 2: Johnson Creek Community Festival. Pancake breakfast, 5K Run/ Walk, entertainment, food and fireworks. johnsoncreekchamber.com

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August 24: Try Cambridge Tri. This sprint distance triathlon will take you along the shores of Lake Ripley, traveling scenic country roads and through beautiful downtown Cambridge. cambridgecap.net August 24: Thomas Holcomb Post 304 Horse Pulls - Palmyra August 29-31: Gun Show - Jefferson County Fair Park. JcFairPark.com August 29-31: Flyball Competition - Jefferson County Fair Park. JcFairPark.com www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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SEPTEMBER September 5-7: Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival - Jefferson. Held at the Jefferson County Fair Park. wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com

Gemuetlichkeit Days. Photo by Tom Pinnow.

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September 11-30: Les Miserables - The Fireside Theatre, Fort Atkinson. firesidetheatre.com September 12-14: Gemuetlichkeit Days Jefferson. This annual German festival is held at the Jefferson County Fair Park. gdays.org September 13: 54th Annual Wiener & Kraut Day - Waterloo. Held at Fireman’s Park, look for wieners, beer, sauerkraut, fundraisers, live music and much more.

September 14: Arts & Sparks in the Park - Fort Atkinson. An exhibition of welding and design set in Ralph Park. fortartscouncil.org September 19-21: The Great American Time Machine Experiment, Cambridge. Enjoy an inspiring weekend immersed in the art of sculpture, imagination, craft brew, food, music and celebration. facebook.com/americantimemachine September 20: Harvest Moon Festival - 1414 Vino Lane, Jefferson. Come celebrate the harvest season of Jefferson County at Vetro Winery 11am-5pm. Crafters, various vendors, farm vendors, food and music. This is a Special Olympics fundraiser. vetrowine.com

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September 20: Rockman Challenge - Watertown. Paddle on the Rock River, bike in Jefferson County, the run through the woods. A military style obstacle course with drill sergeants at the end provides the twist. Race begins at 9:30 am. Participants may go solo or be part of a team. watertownchallenge.org September 20: Fall Festival - Cambridge. Enjoy scarecrow building, shopping for antiques and hand-made items, live music, tractor hayrides, face painting, petting some farm animals, a piebaking contest, auction and great food.

October 4: Jefferson’s Autumn Fest. Sales and vendors on the street, horse drawn wagon rides, activities for the children. October 4: Tyranena Oktoberfest Bike Ride - Lake Mills. oktoberfestbikeride.com October 4-5: WIHA District 2 Horse Show Jefferson County Fair Park. JcFairPark.com October 5: Fall Festival of Color - Lake Mills. Crafts, food and music in Commons Park. LakeMills.org

September 22: Discover Whitewater Marathon Whitewater Aquatic Center. Half marathon, 5K, and fit kid shuffle. runwhitewater.com

October 10-11: Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival - Dwight Foster Public Library, Fort Atkinson

September 26-28: Madison Classics Car Show & Swap Meet - Jefferson. Held at the Jefferson County Fair Park. madisonclassics.com

October 11-12: WIHA District 1-3 Horse Show Jefferson County Fair Park. JcFairPark.com

September 27: City-Wide Rummage Sale - Fort Atkinson. Sign up at the Chamber Office this summer to be listed on the map. fortchamber.com, 920-563-3210

October 18: Jefferson County Grass Drags-Swap Jefferson County Fair Park. JcFairPark.com October 18-19: WIHA State Horse Show Jefferson County Fair Park. JcFairPark.com October 19: Whitewater Bridal Fair - UW-W Hamilton Room. Style show and booths. October 25: Pumpkin Palooza. Celebrate Autumn in downtown Watertown! Many activities are planned which will include: Farmers Market, Petting Zoo, Zombie Fun Run, Pumpkin Carving Contest and lighting ceremony, Seasonal Drink and Food Specials, Wine Tasting and MORE. watertownchamber.com

Fort Atkinson Art Council annual welding competition held in September. Photo by Ruth Mack.

OCTOBER October 1-26: Les Miserables - The Fireside Theatre, Fort Atkinson. firesidetheatre.com

October 25-26: Earth, Wood and Fire Fall Artist Studio Tour - throughout Jefferson County. earthwoodandfiretour.com

NOVEMBER November 1-30: A Fireside Christmas - The Fireside Theatre, Fort Atkinson. firesidetheatre.com

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2014 EVENT CALENDAR November 1: Cambridge Arts & Crafts Fair. Friends of the Library are very proud of the quality of handmade merchandise that the 95 vendors bring to our fair. It is a great kick-off to the Christmas holiday shopping experience. In addition to the artwork, we will offer:raffle, lucheon and craft demonstrations. cambridgelibraryfriends.org November 8: Fort Atkinson Holiday Parade. On Main Street at 5:30pm. November 21-23: Deer Widows Weekend Event: Johnson Creek Premium Outlets. The weekend for ladies who would rather save a buck! Visit the Information Center to receive a FREE Bargain-Hunting Guide for additional savings throughout the weekend. Kick off your shopping weekend with a welcome reception on Friday. Visit premiumoutlets.com/johnsoncreek for a detailed listing of giveaways and special events throughout the weekend.

DECEMBER December 1-21: A Fireside Christmas - The Fireside Theatre, Fort Atkinson. firesidetheatre.com

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December 6: Fort Winter Farmers & Art Market Fort Atkinson. Our goal is to create a welcoming environment with activities that will produce a fantastic holiday shopping experience. Our commitment is to the small farmer/producer and local artisan. SHOP LOCAL for all your holiday needs. fortfarmersmarket.com, 920-563-3210 December 6-13: Merchants Holiday Open House - Fort Atkinson. Enjoy refreshments served by shopkeepers, strolling carolers, and hayrides with Santa. Enter the Holiday Red Box drawings at participating merchants for a chance to win Chamber Gift Certificates and the Merchants Giant Gift Box Give Away. fortchamber.com December 7: Holiday Parade of Homes Watertown. Visit homes that are decked out for the holidays. The six homes on the tour are contemporary and historic and appeal to everyone’s sense of whimsy. Tickets may be purchased in advance at local merchants and are also available the day of the event. watertownchamber.com

JANUARY 2015 Mid January: The Watertown Bridal Fair. Watertown High School, 920-261-7770. January 17: 4th Annual Winter Blues Bazaar Vetro Winery, 1414 Vino Lane, Jefferson. Visit various vendors in the winery for a Special Olympics fundraiser 12pm-5pm. From Spa service to organic spices. Free wine tastings. Raffles. vetrowine.com

FEBRUARY 2015 Christmas at Fort Atkinson’s Fireside Theatre.

December 5-7: Country Christmas - Cambridge. Shopping in Victorian storefronts, enjoy free horse-drawn hayrides , visits and photos with Santa, Pop Up Art Gallery, Elf Shelf, Kids Activities, Caroling, Cookies, dress up Vintage photos, Strolling Madrigal Singers, magical Holiday Lights Display at Lake Ripley Park , traditional tree lighting ceremony, Breakfast with Santa, pet photos with Santa and more. December 5-14: Classic Christmas - Lake Mills. From craft shows to cookie walks, from home tours to visits with Santa: Lake Mills has activities the first two weekends of December to fill your holiday pleasure. More details will be posted on the website lakemills.org when they are available. December 6: Holiday Parade - Waterloo 46

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February 7: Knickerbocker Ice Festival Lake Mills. Outdoor festival including ice carvers, ice golf, family games and sports. legendarylakemills.com February 13-15: Chocolate Covered Valentine’s Day - Vetro Winery, 1414 Vino Lane, Jefferson. Bring your Valentine for a fun romantic weekend. We have created a special package for this weekend. Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Pairing with a tour: Call 920-674-9650 for reservations. vetrowine.com February 14: Dip for Dozer & Frosty Frolic Cambridge. Take a dip into frozen Lake Ripley in the middle of winter for a great cause! Costumes are encouraged plus there’s Turkey bowling, Kites on Ice & Ice Sculpting, Raffles, Food & Music. Then warm up your winter with the Frosty Frolic in downtown Cambridge for a fun day of shopping, wine tastings, food & drink specials.


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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER OF THE 2013 GOLDEN PINEAPPLE AWARD

Pictured from left to right: Greg Breese, Watertown Rockman Challenge (2013 Runner-up), Michael Cobleigh, Sentry Foods (2013 Winner), Jerry Fitzgerald, Paddy’s Pub (2013 Runner-up).

Michael Cobleigh from Sentry Foods in Fort Atkinson was awarded the 2013 Golden Pineapple by the Jefferson County Tourism Council (JCTC) for his exemplary customer service. Michael works in the Produce section of Sentry Foods, and is often the first to greet customers. And he does this, according to Evie Johnson, who nominated him, with obvious joy and enthusiasm. Johnson wrote: “When tourists come to Fort Atkinson to take advantage of the great recreational activities nearby, it is great to know that when buying groceries for camping or traveling, Michael will be there to greet them with his friendly smile and will be willing to help them find whatever they need!” Johnson continued: “Michael also is a great example to the numerous high school and college students who work at Sentry. His respectful and positive attitude and outstanding work ethic help create a great atmosphere for employees.” Michael was honored at the JCTC’s Annual Golden Pineapple Banquet in May, held at Hi-Way Harry’s in Johnson Creek. When presenting the Golden Pineapple award, Steve Cline, JCTC President, explained the origin of the trophy. “The pineapple,” said Cline, “especially in Colonial times, was felt to represent a sense of welcome, good cheer, and human warmth. We believe it is the perfect symbol for this award.” Gregg Breese, Coordinator of the Watertown Rockman Challenge, and Jerry Fitzgerald, bartender at Paddy Coughlin’s Pub in Fort Atkinson, were also awarded plaques for their outstanding service and contributions to Jefferson County tourism. Cline congratulated Michael, Gregg and Jerry on their nominations, and thanked them for exemplifying the best that Jefferson County has to offer. The Golden Pineapple is awarded each year by the JCTC. Residents and visitors are encouraged to nominate any front-line employee who demonstrated excellent customer service. Watch our website for news on the 2014 Golden Pineapple Award, nominations and the winner!

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Farmers’ Market. Just the phrase itself conjures up happy thoughts of summer, fresh produce, meeting friends, and great meals made with your purchases. FARMERS’ MARKETS Farmers’ Markets have become extremely popular, and Jefferson County is no exception. Most of our communities host weekly Farmers’ Markets during the warm-weather months, and a few host Winter Markets as well. Farmers’ markets provide the consumer with a wide variety of organic and fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy, nuts and other produce directly from the local farmers’ back yards. Consumers are embracing a healthier lifestyle, and nowhere are the selections better than shopping at a farmers’ market. The majority of the farmers that vend at Jefferson County farmers’ markets travel less than 30 miles to their market. This means that the produce found at a Jefferson County Farmers’ Market is much fresher – picked that morning, most likely – than the actual 7-14 days that can go by between the time other produce is picked and when it becomes available at a grocery store. Grocery store produce might travel a thousand miles or more before reaching the consumer. Studies have 48

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shown that produce loses nutritional value the longer it is between harvest and consumption. Fa rmers’ ma rket vendors a re loca l entrepreneurs, and they set prices that allow them to reasonably cover their costs. Prices vary by product, but typically, farmers’ market produce is equal to or less than the cost of buying produce at the grocery store – and again, has greater nutritional value and tastes amazing. Still not convinced? Here are the top ten reasons to include regular shopping at a Jefferson County Farmers’ Market: 1. Support your local farmers. It’s great to support the men and women who work hard on their farms to produce their product. You get to meet them every week, and get to know them too! 2. Eat seasonal produce and eat local. Reconnect with your local growing season watch for asparagus in the spring, sweet corn in the summer, and pumpkins in the fall to name a few. As the weather changes, so will your anticipation.


3. You will find that your produce has greater taste and is so fresh! No sitting on trucks for delivery across the country – the produce you find at a Jefferson County farmers’ market may have been fresh-picked just that morning! 4. Many farmers use little or no pesticides. Just ask the vendor to be sure. 5. You will find much more than fresh fruit and produce at a Jefferson County farmers’ market. You will most likely find honey, jams, baked goods, crafts, food, gifts and more. 6. Farmers’ markets stimulate the local economy. Reinvest in your own community and keep the investment close to home. 7. Boost your nutrition! You might just find that you eat more fresh fruit and vegetables as you soak in the sights and colors and selections of a Jefferson County farmers’ market. 8. Discover new cooking ideas. Ask the vendors if they recommend recipes for using

their seasonal produce. You may just find your new favorite recipe! 9. Learn a new fruit or veggie. Many vendors will have fruits and vegetables that you’ve never seen before, or maybe you’ve never incorporated into your meal plan before. Ask them about something new – and try it out at home! 10. Be entertained! Jefferson County fa rmers’ ma rkets of ten have musica l entertainment, jugglers, balloon artists and more. They are a great venue to be part of the community – eat your meal there, bring the family there, spend the day there. Along with weekly Farmers’ Markets, there are many farms in Jefferson County who set up stands in our beautiful communities, and some that encourage shoppers to come right to the farm where the food is grown. Looking for a great place to buy fresh produce? Consider all of the options around

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our Jefferson County communities including Farmers’ Markets, farmstands and farm stores. Stop by one of the places listed below.

HAVE FUN AT A FARM! Experience a day of fun on the farm with the whole family. You’ll be able to interact with the animals, play in the fields, sit on the farm equipment, enjoy some entertainment and more! You’ll have a fun day learning how a farm works and even be able to milk a cow! While most farms are open April through October, fall is probably the most popular time of year to visit. Halloween somehow brings out the farm in all of us! Pick out your favorite pumpkin, go on a hayride and enjoy the crunch of the dry corn stalks. Don’t forget about apples in the fall! Jefferson County has a number of farmstands and apple orchards to pick from!

COMMUNITY GARDENS Jefferson County Parks Department, in partnership with local coordinators, operates two community gardens within Jefferson County’s Parks System. Hearty Gardens is located off of Jones Lane in Dorothy Carnes County Park. Harvest Gardens is located off of Elm Point Road in Korth County Park. Both locations offer individuals a chance to maintain a rented garden plot or plots, as well as social opportunities to interact and learn from other gardeners. If interested, contact the Jefferson County Parks Department at 920-674-7260 or email inquiries to: janes@jeffersoncountywi.gov. Additional information about both gardens can be found at jeffersoncountywi.gov/parks. No matter what the season, there are so many ways to get active in Jefferson County!

FARMSTANDS, FARM STORES AND SPECIALTY STORES NAME

WHEN

WHERE

Esther Schroeder Farmstand

June - Oct

W. Main St., across from State Cambridge Bank

June - Oct

504 South Main Street

Jefferson

June - Oct

Commons Park

Lake Mills

June - Sept

501 East Main Street (Latte Donatte parking lot)

Watertown

Jelli’s Market

May - Oct

N5648 S. Farmington Road

Helenville

Joe Skelly Farmstand

July - Aug

Raceway Food Mart parking lot

Karberg Apple Orchard

Sept - Nov

355 Hwy 12 and 18

Cambridge

Loefer’s Acres Farmstand

July - Oct

Main Street at H & 59

Palmyra

N9660 Peschel Road

Waterloo

Maynard Pribbenow Farmstand June - Oct

SEE OUR AD

See pg 51

Poyer’s Farm Market

Open year round 323 N. 4th Street

Fort Atkinson See pg 51

Rivers Edge Farm Market

Open year round 843 S. Whitewater Ave.

Jefferson

Schuster’s Playtime Farm

Sept - Oct

Deerfield

Simple Life Country Store Amish / Specialty Store

Open year round N2795 Ebbert Lane

Fort Atkinson See pg 8

Straubhaar’s Farmstand

May - Oct

Waterloo

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1326 Hwy 12 & 18

47 Canal Road


• Open Year Round • MaMa Mary’s Homemade Pies Center open ORCHARDS • Garden FA R M MA RKET May-October • Apples, Cider, Homemade Since 1948 Caramel Apples (920) 563-8254 • Summer Fruits, Pumpkins, Colored Corn, etc. • Christmas Wreaths

JEFFERSON FARMERS MARKET

JUNE-OCTOBER

POYER

THURSDAYS 11AM TO 6PM BEHIND JEFFERSON CITY HALL AT THE CORNER OF WEST DODGE AND SOUTH GARDNER AVE. IN DOWNTOWN HISTORIC JEFFERSON

Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm Sundays 9am-5pm (Apr-Dec Only)

323 N. 4th St., Fort Atkinson • Corner of n 4th & Bus 26

Catalog Outlet Stores

Pick-Your-Own Fruits & Vegetables Greenhouse • Home Raised Meats Farm Store • Fall Produce & Activities Quality meats, cheese, processing, and catering services to the surrounding Jefferson County area for over 25 years. Locally owned by Scott & Linda Fischer.

N5648 S. Farmington Rd., Helenville www.jellismarket.com

262-593-5133

Ask about our tours for Daycares, Preschools & Girl Scouts

521 S. Main St., Hwy 26, Jefferson 920-674-6466 ww.riversedgemarket.com

FARMERS’ MARKETS COMMUNITY

WHEN

WHERE

DAYS

TIMES

Cambridge

May - Oct

Veteran’s Park, 100 E. Main St.

Tuesdays

2pm-6pm

Fort Atkinson

May 3 - Oct 25 Across from the Post Office

Saturdays

8am-12pm

Fort HealthCare

611 Sherman Ave (McMillen & 4th St.)

Wednesdays 2:30-4:30pm

June 5 - Oct 9

317 S. Main St. (next to Rotary Park)

Thursdays

11am-6pm

Sundays

7am-12pm

Lake Mills

May - Oct

Commons Park, Downtown Lake Mills

Wednesdays 1pm-6:30pm

Waterloo

May - Oct

Fireman’s Park

Thursdays

3pm-7pm

Watertown

May - Nov

850 Labaree St. (Riverside Park Parking Lot)

Tuesdays

7am-12pm

Whitewater

May - Oct

1415 W. Main St. (True Value Parking Lot)

Saturdays

7am-11am

Jefferson Jefferson Speedway

RECREATION FARMS NAME

WHEN

WHERE

Busy Barns Adventure Farm

April & May, Sept & Oct

W7675 US Hwy 12

Fort Atkinson See pg 10

SEE OUR AD

Hinchley’s Dairy Farm Tours

April - Oct

2844 Wisconsin 73

Cambridge www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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RECREATION Jefferson County has it all - lakes and streams, golf courses, bicycle trails and bird watching, snowmobiling and cross country skiing. THE GLACIAL HERITAGE AREA The Glacial Heritage Area (GHA) is a network of parks, wildlife and natural areas, historic and cultural sites, waterways and preserves – all connected by trails and waterways, like pearls on a string. The GHA is primarily in Jefferson County, but some portions are also in Rock, Dodge, and Dane counties. It supports high-quality grasslands, wetlands and forests, interspersed with productive agricultural land, and provides a wide range of outdoor, naturebased recreation while sustaining viable farming operations. The mission is to connect more people to the land through recreation, conservation and tourism through conservation parks, linking trails, wildlife areas and river-based recreation. For more information, please visit the Glacial Heritage Area website at glacialheritagearea.org.

GREAT OUTDOOR WINTER ACTIVITIES Jefferson County is the place to be for snowmobilers in the winter. With over 472 miles of well-marked trails that traverse every nook and cranny of the countryside, snowmobile enthusiasts will never get tired of the scenery. 52

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Beautiful Jefferson County is divided into four quadrants. State Highway 26 divides the county north and south; the Glacial Drumlin Trail divides the county east and west. All of the Jefferson County snowmobile trails (public and club) are maintained by the Jefferson Snowmobile Alliance, and their efforts ensure great rides in our scenic countryside. You can call their hotline at 920-699-SNOW for current trail information. Due to our unpredictable Wisconsin winters, it’s always best to find out before your snowmobile jaunt if the trails are open or closed! The public trails are funded through an annual grant from the Wisconsin DNR, through the Outdoor Motorized Recreation Trail Aids Program, providing trails with great signs and grooming for public use and enjoyment. Visit the Jefferson County Snowmobile Alliance’s website at jcsawi.com or the Jefferson County Parks Department website at jeffersoncountywi.gov/parks for more information or to download the snowmobile trails map. You may also call 920-674-7260 to have a map mailed to you. For current trail conditions, contact the 24-hour hotline at 920-699-7669.


The Glacial Drumlin State Trail is open to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. However, the trail is not groomed and skiers and snowshoers must share the trail with snowmobiles. Skiers do not need a trail pass while using the trail. The Jefferson County Parks Department maintains cross country skiing and hiking trails in 4 of its 16 parks boasting over 16.5 miles of groomed classic and 3 miles of skate ski trails, as well as groomed hiking trails. Dorothy Carnes County Park has designated ski and hiking/snow shoeing groomed trails. Both East and West Carnes Park offer trails featuring moderate rolling hills with gentle grades and great views of Rose Lake and the surrounding glaciated plains. If you’re not familiar with Carnes Parks East Access, head north from Fort Atkinson on Banker Road, and turn left onto Jones Lane. The Park begins at the end of the road, with more than 4.9 miles of groomed trails that meander throughout the properties beautiful landscape. This is the Park Systems only opportunity for skate skiing. Carlin Weld County Park, located in SE Jefferson County, offers 2 miles of groomed cross that follow along spring fed ponds, restored grasslands, wetlands and savannas. Korth County Park located on Rock Lake near Lake Mills has over 2.25 miles of groomed trails. The trails meander along the shore of Rock Lake and through the restored savanna and prairies of the park.

The Jefferson County Dog Park, located North of Jefferson on Hwy 26, boasts 4 separate dog exercise areas, with a total of 3.1 miles of groomed hiking trails. We recommend hiking or snowshoeing only in this park due to the high number of our four legged friends running the rounds and creating unassuming obstacles. This is a great area to get out into the white stuff with your four legged friends and stretch those neglected cold weather legs. Snowshoe and ice skate rentals are available from BicycleWise in Whitewater (bicyclewise.com). They also lead snowshoe hikes when conditions allow. If you have questions regarding cross country skiing or hiking in Jefferson County Parks feel free to contact at 920-674-7260 or visit our website at jeffersoncountywi.gov/parks. And don’t forget sledding – when Mother Nature grants us snowy winter, there’s nothing like sledding on the hill at Korth Park, overlooking beautiful Rock Lake!

GOLFING Jefferson County has more golf courses to choose from than ever before and the number of holes keeps expanding. Courses vary in topography and difficulty but pure golf enjoyment is a constant. Koshkonong Mounds Country Club (see ad below) utilizes many of the native effigy mounds as navigational hazards and has developed a course that allows you to experience the history and beauty of our beautiful county.

Historic Fort Atkinson GolF & Fine DininG WitH A cAsuAl

Twist

Championship Golf and Full Service Golf Shop Breathtaking Views Overlooking Lake Koshkonong Banquet and Wedding Facilities Famous Friday Night Fish Fry

W7670 Koshkonong Mounds Rd., Fort Atkinson

920-563-2823 • www.kmccgolf.com www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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BIKING Bike rides have never been more enjoyable than when experienced on one of Jefferson County’s superior bike trails. The 31.5 mile Glacial River Bike Trail extends the full length (North to South) of Jefferson County. The trail will connect by an on-road portion to the Wild Goose Trail in Dodge County. A portion of the Glacial River Trail from downtown Fort Atkinson to the Jefferson/Rock County line is set on a former rail bed that features a covered bridge. The majority of the trail provides recreationists an asphalt paved, separated grade trail. From Fort Atkinson, it is a mix of trail and on-road connections. This spectacular recreational attraction features an archway, bronze sculptures, rest areas and fountains - making it a relaxing and scenic adventure. Another great ride, called the Waterloo Tour, starts at Commons Park in Lake Mills and meanders through the farm fields to Waterloo. Take a tour of TREK USA when in Waterloo and start dreaming about your next bike! And not to be confused with the Glacial River Bike Trail, the Glacial Drumlin State Trail is one of Wisconsin’s most popular bicycle trails. Developed in 1986, the trail starts in Cottage Grove (just east of Madison) and heads east for 52 miles where it connects with other trails in the Fox River Sanctuary in Waukesha. The trail is open to cyclists, walkers, joggers and roller bladers. A pass is required before using the trail and is valid on all other state trails. Annual fee: $20; daily fee: $4. No pass is required for hikers or children under the age of 16. You can find more information at glacialdrumlin.com. Get your legs in shape on the Emma Carlin Trail, offering a challenging ride on less-traveled paths. The trail is comprised of three loops, with difficult sections covering nearly 40 miles. The west end of the Green Loop has a particularly tough uphill grind. For a total challenge, take the formidable Connector Trail south to the John Muir Trail (Palmyra). 54

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Organized bike rides are another great way to see Jefferson County. BicycleWise in Whitewater has rides from their shop and at the John Muir trails. They also offer free flat changing classes, free ski/snowboard waxing clinics, basic repair classes, free beginner riding classes, free 4th of July bike decorating at the shop, free bike route maps, free air, R/O water & safety bike checks & free helmet fitting. You can also stop by their Colectivo espresso bar & healthy snack area for a relaxing rest stop for your outdoor adventures– bicyclewise.com. County bicycle maps and Glacial Heritage Watertrail maps are available at trail heads, city and village halls, libraries, and Chamber of Commerce offices. You can also contact the Jefferson County Parks Department at 920-674-7260 or by email at janes@jeffersoncountywi.gov to request a copy. Or you can download a variety of maps from the DNR website at dnr.wi.gov/topic/outdoorrecreation/. Va r iou s maps a re a l s o av a i l able at enjoyjeffersoncounty.com on the “Maps and Resources” page. Please refer to the parks grid on pages 56-59 for specific activities available at each of our wonderful Jefferson County parks. Don’t have a bike? Bike rentals are available along the Glacial Drumlin State Trail by calling 920-648-8774 or at BicycleWise in Whitewater. Annual bicycling events include: • Pedal for Proceeds in April - wisport.org • Trek 100: A Ride for Hope in June - trek100.org • Best Dam Bike Tour in August bikewig.nationalmssociety.org • Mad Pretzel Challenge is a bicycling weekend in September with road rides, races, time trials, and family fun! - 2riversbicycle.com • Whitewater Fall Color Biking Festival in September fallcolorfestival.org • Lake Mills Tyranena Oktoberfest Bike Ride in October tyranena.com/bikeride • Lake Ripley Ride on the 4th Saturday of July cambridgecap.net Owen & Brandon Tully of Jefferson.


RUNS, MARATHONS AND TRIATHLONS Jefferson County hosts many popular runs throughout the year. Whether you belong to a club or just sign up for an individual race, you will be exhilarated by the running opportunities in Jefferson County. The Ragnar Relay in June is a seasoned run which begins in Madison and winds through Jefferson County on the way to the finish line in Chicago. Run for the Rock has added a multi-stage triathlon to their annual June run. You can run a half marathon in June, bike 56 miles in July and swim 1.2 miles in August. With a break between tri’s like that – imagine the possibilities! Great runs worth checking out: • J-Hawks Adult & child Early Bird Triathlon April 27th & Late Bird Triathlon Sept. 28th - www.j-hawks.org • Ice Age Trail 50 Run in May - iceagetrail50.com • Lake Mills Triathlon in June racedayeventsllc.com/content/lake-mills-triathlon • Kettle Moraine KM100 in June - kettle100.com • Ragnar Relay in June - ragnarrelay.com/race/chicago • Lake Mills Run for the Rock in June rocklakeac.org/Run_for_the_Rock.html • Fort Atkinson Half Marathon in June - forthalf.org • Waterloo Fit City Triathlon in August watfitcitytri.blogspot.com • Watertown Rockman Challenge Sprint Triathlon in September - rockmanchallenge.org • Cambridge Triathlon on the last Sunday in August cambridgecap.net • Discover Whitewater Series Half Marathon in September: runwhitewater.com • Johnson Creek Community Festival 5K Walk/Run in August - johnsoncreekchamber.com

BIRD WATCHING

e’s 920-261-6802 v Da Turf & Marine Over 60 Years of Service

The finest fishing, deck & pontoon boats! W2755 East Gate Rd • Watertown

Hwy. 16 East, 1Mile

The more you know the better we look

Who knew how much fun your family could be together

Bird watching has become more popular than ever, and Jefferson County is rich with areas for bird watcher to explore. Two of the finest are: • Rose Lake, where the Friends of Rose Lake and the Madison Audubon Society hold regular bird watching activities. • The Zeloski Marsh just outside Lake Mills is a favorite spot for bird watching as well.

www.davesturf.net www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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Koshkonong

Burnt Village Park

N2028 Cty N, Fort Atkinson; 1.5 miles North of Cold Spring along CTH N

Carlin Weld Park

N1841 Cty Z, Palmyra; 2 miles Northeast of Palmyra on CTY Z

Cold Spring Creamery Park

N1501 CTH N, Fort Atkinson; North boundary of Cold Springs along CTH N

Dorothy Carnes Park

(East) N3220 Radloff Lane, (West) W6509 Jones Ln, Fort Atkinson

Garman Nature Preserve

701 Fox Ln, Watertloo; Southwest side of Waterloo on Fox Lane

Indian Mounds & Trail Park

W7561 Koshkonong Mounds Rd, Fort Atkinson; 3.5 miles SW of Fort Atkinson

Jefferson County Dog Park

W5098 K-9 Drive, Johnson Creek; 1 mile South of Johnson Creek, just off of HWY 26

Joy Park

N6881 CTH F, Oconomowoc; 1.5 miles North of I-94 on CTH F, located on Spence Lake

2

78

1

540

40

5

109

1

45

89

10

23

Kanow Park

N8248 Rock River Rd, Ixonia; 500' on the Rock River 500’; North of HWY 16, 10 miles East of Watertown, 3 miles West of Oconomowoc

Korth Park

W8930 Korth Lane , W8282 Elm Point Rd, Lake Mills

Pohlman Park

M4809 Duck Creek Rd, Helenville; US HWY 18 and Duck Creek Road

Rock Lake Park

W8050 Park Lane Rd (Lower); N6999 Rock Lake Rd (Upper); North end of Rock Lake

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FITNESS STATION

SKATE PARK

PET EXERCISE AREA

ICE SKATING RINK

JEFFERSON COUNTY PARKS - 920-674-7260 Altpeter Park W7786 Lamp Rd, Fort Atkinson; 1 ■ 4 block East of North Shore Road at Lake

CAMPING

OPEN AREA

DISC GOLF

LAKE / POND / RIVER

SNOW SHOEING

X-COUNTRY SKIING

SWIMMING

TENNIS

VOLLEYBALL

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1213 S. Main Street, Lake Mills

BALL DIAMONDS

STATE TRAILS Glacial Drumlin State Trail

TRAILS

FISHING

22,000

Southern Unit - Eagle

BOAT ACCESS

125

Kettle Moraine State Forest

Lake Mills, 920-648-8774

PLAY AREA

Sandhill Station State Park

RESTROOM

DRINKING WATER

172

N6263 Co Rd Q, Jefferson

GRILLS

PICNIC AREA

STATE PARKS Aztalan State Park

SHELTER

ACRES

AREA PARKS


8

Ripley Park

18

Village Veterans Park

West Side Park

■ ■

MUNICIPALITY PARKS - FORT ATKINSON - 920-563-7781 Haumerson’s Pond ■ 107 at Bark River Park Barrie Park

1.5

Bicentennial Park

2.9

Endl Park

2.3

Jones Park

16.6

Klement Park

2.5

McCoy Park

MUNICIPALITY PARKS - CAMBRIDGE - 608-423-3712 300 ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Camrock I, II and III

FITNESS STATION

SKATE PARK

PET EXERCISE AREA

ICE SKATING RINK

CAMPING

OPEN AREA

LAKE / POND / RIVER

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DISC GOLF

SNOW SHOEING

X-COUNTRY SKIING

SWIMMING

TENNIS

VOLLEYBALL

BALL DIAMONDS

FISHING

TRAILS

BOAT ACCESS

4

PLAY AREA

RESTROOM

N482 CTH D, Whitewater; Junction of CTH U, CTH D and STH 59, just North of Whitewater

DRINKING WATER

Welcome Travelers Park

GRILLS

W1637 CTH F, Sullivan; On CTH F, North of Rome on the Bark River

SHELTER

Rome Pond Park

PICNIC AREA

W5281 CTH B, Johnson Creek; West side of the Rock River, just east of Johnson Creek

ACRES

Rock River Park

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■ ■

■ ■

■ ■

■ ■

3

Memorial Park

7.5

Ralph Park

15

Rock River Park

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MUNICIPALITY PARKS - JEFFERSON - 920-674-7720 0.2 ■ Business Center Park Lubahn Park (undeveloped)

Oakridge Park

4.5

Riverfront Park

19

Rotary Park

1.3

Schiferl Park

4

■ ■

Rock Park (undeveloped)

■ ■

■ ■

■ ■

■ ■

■ ■

■ ■

Stoppenbach Park

6.5

Tensfeldt Park

10

Utility Park

2

VFW Park

3

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■ ■

■ ■

■ ■

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Veteran’s Park

2.3

Bell Park

3.5

Centennial Park

16

1.5 3.7

0.6

Faville Park 2

6.9

Memorial Park

1.5

Millpond Area

17.2

9.4

Sandy Beach

27.2

Tyranena Park

13.5

Wallace Park

29.5

Wetland Park

5.6

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■ ■

■ ■

■ ■

■ ■

■ ■

■ ■

MUNICIPALITY PARKS - PALMYRA - 262-495-2189 12.5 ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Village Park ■

MUNICIPALITY PARKS - WATERLOO - 920-478-3025 ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 60 Fireman’s Park

■ ■

Sharon Moen and Alysia Krueger kayaking in the waters of Jefferson County.

Rock Lake. Photo by Marianne Hauser.

For more information on area Parks and facilities or public participation opportunities availability contact Jefferson County Parks Department at: 920-674-7260 or contact municipal or state park offices directly.

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FITNESS STATION

SKATE PARK

PET EXERCISE AREA

ICE SKATING RINK

OPEN AREA

CAMPING

LAKE / POND / RIVER

DISC GOLF

SNOW SHOEING

SWIMMING

TENNIS

VOLLEYBALL

Rotary Park

Matt Schroeder and Max (dog) walk with Audrina and Brooklyn at the Johnson Creek Dog Park.

East Lakeland Heights

0.4

Commons Park

Spring Lake Beach Park

MUNICIPALITY PARKS - LAKE MILLS - 920-648-2344 ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 4 Bartels Beach Brookstone Park

X-COUNTRY SKIING

MUNICIPALITY PARKS - JOHNSON CREEK - 920-699-2296 ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 13 Fireman’s Park

BALL DIAMONDS

TRAILS

FISHING

BOAT ACCESS

PLAY AREA

RESTROOM

DRINKING WATER

GRILLS

(CONT.)

SHELTER

PICNIC AREA

ACRES

AREA PARKS


Brandt-Quirk

167

Clark Park

9.4

Deer Trail Park

6.25

East Water Street Park

0.3

Fannie P. Lewis Park

1.1

Grinwald Park

20.1

Hunter Oaks Park

4.3

Kalota Park

10.8

Lincoln Park

4.7

MaryRose Park

4.5

Pet Exercise Area

5

Riverside Park

29

River Walkway

1.5

Schaller Park

1

Silver Creek

0.2

Skateboard Bike Park

2.76

Timothy Johnson Park

4.6

Tivoli Island Park Union Park

■ ■

Veteran’s Memorial

1

Washington Park

6

FITNESS STATION

SKATE PARK

PET EXERCISE AREA

ICE SKATING RINK

■ ■

■ ■

■ ■

■ ■

■ ■

Brewery Hill Park/Armory

7.3

Clay Street Nature Park

0.6

Cravath Lakefront Park

6.1

East Gate Park

2.0

Flat Iron Park

0.7

4

0.6

Minneiska Park

20.0

45

Optimist Turtle Mound Park

1

Ray Trost Nature Preserve

2.0

Skyway Park

2.6

Starin Park

34.2

Trippe Lake Park

24.2

Walton Oaks Park

2.6

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■ ■

Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve

■ ■

■ ■

Moraine View Park

Whitewater Creek Recreation Area 59.8

Mill Race Park

21.5

CAMPING

■ ■

MUNICIPALITY PARKS - WHITEWATER - 262-473-0122 ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 1.1 Big Brick Park

Meadowsweet Park

OPEN AREA

LAKE / POND / RIVER

DISC GOLF

SNOW SHOEING

X-COUNTRY SKIING

SWIMMING

TENNIS

VOLLEYBALL

■ ■

4 2.3

■ ■

BALL DIAMONDS

TRAILS

FISHING

BOAT ACCESS

PLAY AREA

RESTROOM

DRINKING WATER

GRILLS

SHELTER

PICNIC AREA

ACRES

MUNICIPALITY PARKS - WATERTOWN - 920-262-8080 ■ ■ ■ 11.8 ■ ■ Brandenstein Park

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1074 Reservoir 33 6 X Bean Lake 151 12 X Blue Spring Lake 68 10 BR Cravath Lake 48 7 X • Cushman Pond 8 5 X Fireman Park Pond 250 46 BR Golden Lake 144 6 Goose Lake 82 10 X • Hahns Lake Haumerson’s Pond Heiden Pond 12 6 X Hoopers Millpond 142 24 Hope Lake Lake Koshkonong 10,460 7 BR 418 44 BR Lake Ripley 30 • Mud Lake 93 23 X Mud Lake 318 X Mud Lake 359 6 BR Red Cedar Lake 137 10 BR Rice 1,371 56 BF, P Rock Lake 446 7 X Rome Millpond 140 10 Rose Lake 8 6 Spence Lake 104 11 BR Spring Lake, Lower 113 8 BR Trippe Waterloo Millpond 4 X Watertown Millpond 84 640 38 BF Whitewater

NW Navigable Water. Navigable access is provided by the presence of an inlet or outlet stream which furnishes adequate boat access to a lake. A small stream not large enough to float a boat does not provide effective navigable access.

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DG

DG

CLOSEST TOWN

LAKE TYPE

PANFISH

NORTHERN PIKE

MUSKY

CARP

SMALL MOUTH BASS

LARGE MOUTH BASS

WALLEYE

SE

Jefferson Lake Mills Palmyra Whitewater Rome

DG •

SP

Concord Concord DG Grellton Reservoir Fort Atkinson Watertown DG Lake Mills SE Cambridge • DG Fort Atkinson • DG Cambridge DG Rome DG Fort Atkinson DG Lake Mills SE Oakland DG Richmond • DG Lake Mills DG Rome SE Fort Atkinson DG

BW Barrier-free Wilderness Access. Sites have a firm surface to gain access to the water, but no special piers or ramps.

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BR Boat Ramp. Sites have a defined public boat launching facility which may or may not have parking.

Barrier-free Pier. Designed to accommodate wheelchairs.

ACCESS (NOT SPECIFIED)

BF Barrier-free Boat Ramp. Sites have a boarding dock or means of wheelchair access to boats.

P

WALK-IN TRAIL

SURROUNDED BY PRIVATE PROPERTY

ROADSIDE ACCESS

(CONT.)

NAVIGABLE WATER ACCESS TO LAKE

PUBLIC ACCESS

MAX. DEPTH (FEET)

AREA LAKES & PONDS

SURFACE AREA (ACRES)

AREA PARKS

• • •

DG

DG

DG

DG

• •

• • •

Palmyra Whitewater Waterloo Watertown Richmond

R Roadside. Sites do not include any access developments. Public roads with a marked right-of-way extending to the water provide a limited degree of access. T

Walk-in Trail. These access sites are partially developed, excluding a boat ramp, and are entirely within public lands.

W Wilderness in Public Ownership. A lake is in a wilderness area if there are no roads or buildings within 200 feet of the waterbody. Wilderness lakes have no defined walk-in trail to the water. X A few counties do not have detailed access information. For those waters marked with an “x,” some type of access, other than navigable water access, is available. Regulations governing boat usage are effective on certain lakes and are posted at the public access sites.


CANOEING

FISHING

WILDLIFE VIEWING

BIRD WATCHING

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

CAMPING

BERRY PICKING

BIKING

SNOWMOBILE TRAILS

HIKING

TRAPPING

HUNTING

ACRES

HABITAT

WILDLIFE

PUBLIC DNR WILDLIFE AREAS

3,328 • • • • • • • • • • Jefferson Marsh Waterfowl, pheasants, Diverse wetland ranging Wildlife Area furbearers, deer, from open water marsh in squirrels, rabbits, the south to a 900 acre turkeys, cranes, tamarack bog in the north. grassland and woodland songbirds. Travel east of Jefferson on US Hwy 18 about one mile and watch for a parking lot on the south side of the road. Another option is to head east of Jefferson on US Hwy 18 and turn south on county Hwy Y. Continue approximately 2.5 miles southeast on Hwy Y to 3 different parking lots centrally located within the property. 846 • • • • • • • • • • Koshkonong Waterfowl, pheasants, High quality deep water Wildlife Area furbearers, deer, marsh which transitions into squirrels, rabbits, shrub carr and bottomland turkeys, cranes, hardwoods. grassland and woodland songbirds. Travel South of Fort Atkinson on US 26 and watch for access to OLD 26 on the west side of the highway. Head south on OLD 26 to Mounds Road, turn west and the southern most parking lot is immediately on the right or north side. 2,644 • • • • • • • • • • • • Lake Mills Waterfowl, pheasants, Open water marsh, large Wildlife Area & furbearers, deer, areas of wet prairie, lowland Zeloski Marsh squirrels, rabbits, hardwoods with tamarack, turkeys, cranes, and some oak savanna grassland and uplands. woodland songbirds. The eastern unit is located immediately southwest of the City of Lake Mills. The western unit is about 2 miles further west. To find a parking area to use as a starting point, travel to the southwest of Lake Mills on Hwy A, go north on Hwy S approximately 1 mile and turn west on Alley Road. Continue west 1 mile to the parking lot on the north side of Alley Road. 2,329 • • • • • • • • • • Prince’s Point Waterfowl, pheasants, Mostly bottomland Wildlife Area furbearers, deer, hardwoods and open water squirrels, rabbits, marsh. turkeys, cranes, grassland and woodland songbirds. Located just off of County Hwy D three miles northeast of Whitewater. • • • • • • Rome Pond Waterfowl, pheasants, Central feature is a large open 2,390 • • • • Wildlife Area furbearers, deer, water cattail marsh surrounded squirrels, rabbits, by rolling hills covered with turkeys, cranes, upland hardwoods like oak and grassland and hickory. Interspersed in the woodland songbirds. uplands are agricultural fields and areas restored to prairie or savanna. The wildlife area is easily found immediately east of the Village of Rome in Jefferson County on County Road F. Approximately one mile east of Rome is a park with a picnic area, pit toilet, boat launch, and easy access to the wildlife area. 4,006 • • • • • • • • • • Waterloo Waterfowl, Open water marsh, sedge Wildlife Area pheasants, turkeys, meadow, fens (including a deer, squirrels, state natural area), lowland rabbits, furbearers. and upland hardwoods, some native prairie, and extensive shrub carr. The property is located in northwestern Jefferson County and southwestern Dodge County approximately one mile east of the city of Waterloo. Waterloo Wildlife Area is a sprawling set of state owned properties spread across an area about 2 miles east to west and 7 miles north to south.

PET NOTE: It is illegal to allow dogs to run on DNR lands from April 15 - July 31 unless the dog is on a leash 8 feet or less. All dogs must be under their owner’s control at all times on state-owned and leased lands. Any questions on public hunting in Jefferson County should be directed to the DNR office in Lake Mills, 920-648-3054. www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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A 4-H girl relaxes with her cow at the Jefferson County Fair. Photo by John Laatsch.

ANTIQUE, RESALE & CONSIGNMENT SHOPS Cambridge

All American Sales & Auctions, LLC Binghams/Buy Sell Cambridge Furniture Traders

Fort Atkinson

2nd Take Five Star Antiques Mall Goodwill Industries The Quilt Patch St. Vincent de Paul Vermillion Emporium

920-728-5511 920-728-5511 608-219-7921 920-397-7395 920-568-9313 920-563-8950 262-593-8462 920-568-1266 504-232-5514

Jefferson

Another Round Antiques & Consignments 920-675-0545 Jefferson Bargain Fair (at Jefferson Speedway) 920-648-2705 Jefferson Indoor Flea Market (at Fair Park) 262-679-2293 Legendary Antiques 920-541-3339 Once and Again Consignments 920-723-9411 St. Vincent de Paul 920-674-4546 Tea and Textiles Quilt Shop 920-674-9017 Twice is Nice Resale Shop 920-674-6868

Lake Mills

Calamity Janes Lake Street Emporium Opera Hall Antiques Center St. Vincent de Paul

920-650-8560 920-648-5511 920-648-5026 920-648-2800

Waterloo

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Watertown

Bethesda Thrift Shop Clara’s Antiques The Closet Hanger / The Chic Shack St. Vincent de Paul

Whitewater Area

The Corner Closet The Fuzzy Pig Lodgewood Mfg. Civil War Memorabilia Reflections of the Past Thrift Shoppe White Elephant Shop

920-261-7030 920-206-8597 920-262-0062 920-261-2691 608.868.3035 262-473-4574 262-473-5444 262-473-6050 262-473-3138 262-473-4140

ART GALLERIES/STUDIOS Cambridge

Broadwing Clay Studio Cambridge Art Glass Cambridge Woodfired Pottery The Clay Collective Rowe Pottery Works

Jefferson

Derek Hambly Fine Art Studio Terrence Coffman Studio

Lake Mills

Ephraim Faience Pottery Lake Mills Arts Center Sprout Artisan Marketplace

Whitewater

Crossman Gallery, UW-Whitewater Whitewater Cultural Arts Center

608-884.8099 608-212-3272 608-423-4507 608-423-4507 608-423-3935 920-723-3893 920-541-2365 920-648-5269 608-843-3308 920-648-5511 262-472-1207 262-472-0204


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RESALE - ANTIQUE - CONSIGNMENT We are not your ordinary “Antique” store!

St. Vincent de Paul Fort Atkinson

“Helping our neighbors in need”

Find us on

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Hours: M-T,Th-Fri 10-5; W 10-7; Sa 9-4

1525 Summit Dr., Fort Atkinson, 920-568-1266 www.facebook.com/svdpfort legendary-antiques.com • facebook.com/LegendaryAntiques 127 S. Main St., Jefferson, 920-541-3339

St. Vincent de Paul Lake Mills

We Pray, We Care, We Share Clothing • Furniture • Appliances Large Selection of Books Hours: M-W 10-5; Th-F 10-6; Sat 9-4 We now take Credit/Debit

720 E. Lake St., Lake Mills 920-648-2800 • www.svdplm.org

A shopping experience like no other that has you coming back! Open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm 907 W. Racine St. Jefferson 920-674-6868

THE QUILT PATCH L.L.C.

Full Service Quilt Shop

Jct. Hwy D & Lower Hebron Rd. W3352 Lower Hebron Rd, Fort Atkinson 262-593-8462 • www.thequiltpatchstore.com

St. Vincent de Paul Jefferson “People Helping People”

Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm; Sat 9am-4pm

1438 S. Ryan Ave., Jefferson 920-674-4546 Consignment Retail Shop

This is FUN Shopping!

Tues 10-6; Wed-Fri 10-5; Sat 10-4 Closed Sunday & Monday

251 Parkview Dr. (Hwy 59 Exit), Milton 608-868-3035

Once & Again

Consignments

Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 9am-3pm

109 N. Main St., Jefferson • mlelk@hotmail.com 920-723-9411 • onceandagainresale.com

Tea and Textiles Quilt Shop

Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm

Hrs: Mon. Closed; Tues. & Wed. 10am-7pm Thurs. 3pm-7pm; Fri. & Sat. 9am-5pm; Sun. 10am-5pm

125 N. Main St., Fort Atkinson 920-568-9313 • 5starantiques@charter.net

107 S. Main St., Jefferson 920-674-9017 Home Brewing Supplies Floral & Gifts 215 S. Center Ave., Jefferson 920-674-6008 • wineandrosesinc.com

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Watertown Arts Council • watertownart.com

39th Dairy Breakfast on the Farm June 14: 6am-12pm and June 15: 7am-1pm The Hasel Farms, N5012 Cty Rd G, Lake Mills watertownagri-businessclub.com

BEAUTY & RELAXATION

Menu: Scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, cheese, ice cream, coffee, milk, juice and water. Live band, petting zoo, tractor drawn rides and bus shuttles. Southwest of Lake Mills off I-94 (Hwy 89 exit) to Hwy G. First farm on right at the corner of Hwy G and Mud Lake Road. Advanced tickets at local Watertown businesses: Adult $7 ($8 at door); Children $3 ($4 at door). Watertown Agri-Business Club.

Jefferson County Fair Park 503 N. Jackson Ave., Jefferson 920-674-7148 • JcFairPark.com The Jefferson County Fair Park will host over 100 events in 2014 including: Craft Shows, Festivals, Trade Shows, Antique Auctions, Gun Shows, Flea Market and more. See pg 79 for camping information and view our website for all upcoming events.

The 50th Annual Outdoor Art Festival will be held Sunday, June 15th from 10am to 4pm on Riverside Park Island in Watertown. Admission is free. Enjoy live music, food, free art activities for children, and a spectacular array of art. There will be a free hourly drawing for art gift cards as well. Come see displays by over fifty artists from the Midwest. This is a juried fine art show where only quality original artwork or prints of originals may be displayed.

B.E. Hive Hair Salon & Spa 123 E. Milwaukee St., Jefferson 920-674-2341 • behivehairsalon.com The B.E. Hive Hair Salon & Spa is a full service AVEDA Salon offering hair care and spa services. Enjoy a luxurious spa experience with a Massage, Facial, Pedicure, Manicure, or Detoxify with an Ion Cleanse. Let our Staff help create a truly unique day for yourself or a loved one. Mention this ad when booking an appointment to receive 10% off.

BANKING & FINANCIAL

Fort Community Credit Union fortcommunity.com 800 Madison Ave. Fort Atkinson 1610 Janesville Ave. Fort Atkinson 100 North Main St. Jefferson 203 E. Milwaukee Whitewater

Madison Classics Held at the Jefferson & Walworth County Fairgrounds 608-244-8416 • madisonclassics.com Madison Classics will host 3 great shows in 2014: the 37th Annual Spring Jefferson - April 25-27, the 29th Annual Summer Elkhorn - August 2-3 and the 37th Annual Fall Jefferson - September 26-28. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 17 64

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920-563-7305 920-563-0869 920-674-7020 262-473-2130

A not-for-profit financial institution providing all of the traditional banking services offered by large financial institutions since 1940. FCCU’s profits are returned to its members in the form of high dividends on savings, low loan rates, great personal service and member dividends. During the last nine years, FCCU members have received over $2.9 million in loyalty dividends. If your bank isn’t sharing its profits with you, it’s time to make the switch to FCCU. Invested in you, with you, for you. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 11


PremierBank bankwithpremier.com 100 E Sherman Ave Fort Atkinson 920-568-4068 910 S Main St Fort Atkinson 920-568-4071 1505 Madison Ave Fort Atkinson 920-568-8646 320 S Center Ave Jefferson 920-674-4500 1491 S Hwy 26 Jefferson 920-674-3010 100 Grell Lane Johnson Creek 920-699-6900 154 Main St Sullivan 262-593-2227 Jefferson County’s leading financial institution. We are an independent community bank committed to meeting the financial needs of our customers and the communities we serve. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 8

BUSINESS SERVICES

you something as old as Jefferson’s History in the textile industry, then we will surprise you with something as new as Photovoltaic panels making our electricity and finish with a sky blue view of the city. All framed in a whimsical pattern of colors, art work and craftsmanship. You plan your event; we will give you the space to make it (a success) (incredible) (extraordinary) (fantastic) (remarkable) (amazing) (phenomenal)! SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 71

Jefferson County Economic Consortium 864 Collins Rd., Suite 111, Jefferson 920-674-8710 • jcedc.net The Jefferson County Economic Development Consortium (JCEDC) serves as the lead economic development organization in Jefferson County. The Consortium was formed in June 2003 to implement Jefferson’s Overall Economic Development Program and to achieve the economic development goals of the County and the participating communities. Its overall goals are to foster and encourage responsible, sustainable economic development activities that result in job creation, job retention, increase the tax base and improve the quality of life for the citizens of Jefferson County.

Jefferson Area Business Center 222 Wisconsin Dr., Jefferson 920-674-9000 • jeffersonabc.com

Travel Green Wisconsin 608-261-1238 travelwisconsin.com/experience-fun/ The New Sustainable Business Center is nearing travel-green-wisconsin completion. When you come to visit one of our 22 tenants stop in the authorized Fed Ex shipping center for a tour of all we have to offer: from heated mini storage units, a moving company, warehouse storage, offices spaces and meeting rooms. Not only will you appreciate the aesthetic nature of our building, you’ll also see our concern for livable working space with the day lighting spine, atrium area, photo voltaic cells and choice of building material. A few not so obvious details: R-62 insulation rating in all the ceilings, geo-thermal cooling from the lower level, state-of-the-art restroom equipment to minimize water usage, recycled water for atrium plants, high quality fixtures and materials to reduce the cost of maintenance and provide relaxing break areas for all the tenants. That means - all electricity (some is even produced by our own photo voltaic system), all heat, all common area maintenance, all bathroom needs, sidewalk and parking care are all provided at no extra monthly fees. Bring your ideas and great attitude. Our staff waits to welcome you and make you sustainable! “Old Woolen Mill Event Center” Reserve the Atrium Room, the Hall on the West Bank or the City View Room for up to 350 guests. Let us show

Travel Green Wisconsin is a voluntary, affordable certification that reviews, certifies, and recognizes tourism businesses that have made a commitment to continuously improve their operations in order to reduce their environmental impact. This certification program allows tourism businesses to evaluate their operations, set goals, and take specific actions towards environmental, social, and economic sustainability.

W.D. Hoard & Sons – Web Printing Division 28 Milwaukee Ave. West, Fort Atkinson 920-563-5551, ext. 105 • tgarant@hoards.com hoardprinting.com We are a 142 year-old publisher that is also a printer. Unlike printing companies that come and go, W.D. Hoard & Sons has persevered because of its vision for the future. We are unique in that we are a debtfree company, which allows us the flexibility to adapt quickly in the market and to offer excellent service at a competitive price. We are committed to seeking innovative ways to produce the best publications at the best price. Let’s make your next issue your best issue. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 11 www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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Koshkonong Mounds Country Club (SEE PG 53) W7670 Koshkonong Mounds Rd., Fort Atkinson kmcc.com 920-563-2823 Spring Creek W4787 Yandry Rd, Whitewater 920-563-4499 In the township of Cold Spring, just off Hwy N

Madison College madisoncollege.org 827 Banker Rd. Fort Atkinson 920-568-7200 1300 West Main St. Watertown 920-206-8000 Madison College uses TelePresence technology to virtually bring teachers and students to our classroom who are actually miles away. It is just one of the ways Madison College delivers the right career, right here! SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 9 Maranatha Baptist University 745 W. Main St., Watertown

920-261-9300

School District of Jefferson 206 S. Taft Avenue, Jefferson 920-675-1013 • jefferson.k12.wi.us The School District of Jefferson encompasses an area of 94 square miles and operates three elementary schools (PreK-5), one middle school (6-8), and one high school (9-12). Our district is committed to the development of challenging and engaging standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment. A six-year curriculum cycle is followed to assure regular review and updating of K-12 course offerings. Systematic staff development activities are provided for our staff. In general, our goal is to provide students with engaging learning opportunities which enhance knowledge, skill development, and problem-solving skills relevant to the world in which they will work and live. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 17 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 800 W. Main Street, Whitewater

262-472-1234

Lake Mills Golf Club 800 S. Main St., Lake Mills

920-648-5013

Windwood of Watertown W5710 County Highway CW, Watertown

608-836-0596

HEALTHCARE St. Coletta of Wisconsin N4637 County Rd Y • Jefferson 920-674-4330 • stcolettawi.org Founded in 1904, St. Coletta has been believing in people for over 100 years! St. Coletta is recognized as a leader in providing services to adults with developmental disabilities. With locations in Jefferson, Waukesha, Madison, and Northern Illinois, we provide a variety of services to nearly 300 adults. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 16

HISTORICAL SOCIETIES & MUSEUMS Bark River Woods Historical Society W30087 Green Isle Dr., Hebron

920-563-4773

Cambridge Historic School Museum 213 South Street, Cambridge cambridgehistoricmuseum.org 608-423-3327 Concord Historical Society W1185 Concord Center Dr. Sullivan concordwisconsin.org 262-593-8099 Heritage Military Music Foundation 504 S. 4th St., Watertown 1stbrigadeband.org 920-262-1864 Jefferson Historical Society Museum 317 S. Main St., Jefferson jeffersonhistoricalsociety.org 920-674-7731

FARMERS MARKETS

Johnson Creek Historical Society johnsoncreekhistory.com 920-699-2325

GOLF COURSES

Koskonong Prairie Historical Society Library and Museum 211 South Street, Cambridge

608 423-4272

Jefferson Golf Club 913 Golf Drive, Jefferson

Lake Mills Aztalan Historical Society N6264 Hwy Q, Lake Mills orgsites.com/wi/aztalan/

920-648-8575 or 920-248-9327

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Matt Kenseth Museum 700 Kenseth Way, Cambridge mattkenseth.com 608-423-3626 Octagon House, 919 Charles St., Watertown watertownhistory.org 920-261-2796 Town of Sullivan Historical Society

262-563-7171

Turner Museum, 112 N. Third St., Palmyra 262-495-2412 Waterloo Area Historical Society Museum Open every Sunday afternoon, 1-4pm until early September 130 E. Polk St., Waterloo 920-478-8015 Whitewater Historical Society 301 W. Whitewater St., Whitewater

262-473-6820

Other points of interest: Aztalan State Park Aztalan; C.W. Parker Carousel, Waterloo Fort Koshkonong Replica, Fort Atkinson Governor Peck Marker, Cold Spring Lincoln Marker, Cold Spring Panther Intaglio, Fort Atkinson St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Palmyra

Karl Junginger Memorial Library 625 N Monroe St, Waterloo

902-478-3344

L.D. Fargo Public Library 120 E Madison St, Lake Mills

920-648-2166

Powers Memorial Library 115 W Main St, Palmyra

262-495-4605

Watertown Public Library 100 S Water St, Watertown Whitewater Public Library 431 W Center St., Whitewater

920-262-4090 262-473-0530

PERFORMING ARTS Cambridge Deerfield Players Theater cdplayerstheater.org 608-423-4442 Cambridge Reader’s Theatre cambridgewiarts.org 608-513-0479

Council for the Performing Arts councilfortheperformingarts.org Our continued mission is to provide culturally valuable, affordable and accessible entertainment. That mission has been accomplished over the many years of continued performances within the community. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 45

Hoard Historical Museum & National Dairy Shrine Museum 401 Whitewater Ave., Fort Atkinson 920-563-7769 • hoardmuseum.org The Hoard Historical Museum’s new permanent exhibit, Mysteries of the Mounds, is devoted to describing the people who lived in this part of the Midwest thousands of years ago, including a Late Woodland Camp diorama showing a family home about 1,000 years ago. Watch the video and view the exhibits to learn why and how the area’s Indian mounds were built. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 6

LIBRARIES Cambridge Community Library (SEE PG 3) 200 Spring St., Cambridge 608-423-3900 Dwight Foster Public Library (SEE PG 6) 209 Merchants Ave., Fort Atkinson

920-563-7790

Jefferson Public Library (SEE PG 17) 321 S Main St, Jefferson

920-674-7733

Johnson Creek Public Library 125 Lincoln St, Johnson Creek

920-699-3741

Milford Hills Johnson Creek, WI

Milford Hills is proud to be the only 5-star shooting facility in Wisconsin. We offer the area’s best selection of pistols, rifles, shotguns and a full-service gunsmith in our Trading Post. We also offer a pistol and rifle range, 5-Stand, and sporting clays. Check out our website for upcoming shooting leagues and monthly promotions. 920.699.2249 | milfordhills.com

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ALSO SEE PGS 2-35 FOR MORE SHOPPING LOCATIONS

Fireside Dinner Theatre 1131 Janesville Ave., Fort Atkinson 800-477-9505 • firesidetheatre.com Browse the unique gift shops, enjoy award-winning cuisine, and top off the evening with one of the best professional theatre experiences Wisconsin has to offer, featuring talent straight from Broadway and the regional stage. Celebrating 50 years of family hospitality, The Fireside Dinner Theatre is a favorite destination for couples, families and tour groups. Seven shows weekly plus Friday Night Fish Fry. SEE OUR AD PAGE 7 Fort Community Theatre fortfact.org

Penguin Productions 920.285.1986 • wwwpenguinproductions.info This independent theater group performs in the tasting room of the Lewis Station Winery in Lake Mills, a former gas station. Audiences can enjoy, musicals, comedies and dramas while tasting wine and nibbling on crackers, cheese and chocolates. The theater company also performs in different venues in Jefferson County, check their website for info. Watertown Players watertownplayers.org 920-261-1176

Young Auditorium 930 W. Main St., Whitewater Info: 262-472-4444, Box Office: 262-472-2222 uww.edu/youngauditorium Facebook: facebook.com/Young.Aud Twitter: twitter.com/Irvstweet Located on the UW-Whitewater campus, Young Auditorium invites you to experience Broadway’s best musicals, dance, classical music, family shows, comedy, and popular music entertainment. Other exciting cultural activities in the Greenhill Center of the Arts include UW-Whitewater’s Theater/Dance & Music department events, the Crossman Gallery, and arts activities throughout the year. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 37

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Ephraim Pottery Gallery 130 East Lake St., Lake Mills 920-648-3534 – ephraimpottery.com Shop for fine art pottery, tiles, and wood accessories made by hand by Lake Mills artists. Inspired by Nature, pottery and tiles are decorated in serene earth tones. Frames are meticulously crafted of quarter-sawn white oak. Visit and discover why this studio has a national reputation as a leader in the Arts and Crafts Revival.

Johnson Creek Premium Outlets 575 W Linmar Lane, Johnson Creek 920-699-4111 premiumoutlets.com South Central Wisconsin’s destination for outlet shopping. Located on I-94 at Hwy 26, exit 267 between Milwaukee and Madison. Find an exciting collection of 60 outlet stores from the world’s leading designers and brand names offering savings of 25% to 65% every day. Be sure to visit our website to register for the free online VIP Shopper Club for additional savings and coupon offers. SEE OUR AD ON THE BACK COVER

St. Vincent de Paul Store 1525 Summit Dr., Fort Atkinson 920-568-1266 facebook.com/svdpfort Located on the south side of Ft. Atkinson. Take Bus. 26 to Highland Ave. (next to Shopko), east on Highland Ave., then right on Ridge Dr. to Summit Dr. We offer outstanding bargains on everyday essentials and more, including newly refurbished mattress sets. The money that is made is given back to the community through our organization’s mission work. Like us at facebook.com/svdpfort Hours: M-T-Th-F 10-5; Wed 10-7; Sat 9-4 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 63


FIND MORE ONLINE! enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

The Shops at 125 W. Main Street, Cambridge Back Door Gifts 608-423-7671 The Garment Shop 608-423-3740 Located in a completely renovated building from the 1860s listed by the State Historical Society. Next to Ripley’s Bakery & Eatery, Back Door Gifts shares the building with the Garment Shop. Spend half a day browsing both shops on the buildings two levels. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 3

Tuttle’s Hallmark 104 S. Main Street • Downtown Fort Atkinson 920-563-3954 • tuttleshallmark.com We have a creative and diverse collection of thoughtful gifts to celebrate life’s special occasions. From everyday laughs, a life milestone, words of comfort, or the bond of friendship, we have something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a card with just the right words or a gift that is absolutely perfect, we would like to be a part of the unforgettable moments of your life. Proud to be celebrating over forty years in business, we care about our community and our customers and look forward to helping you. Find us on Facebook! Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm; Sat 8am-5pm; Sun 8am-1pm SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 8

The Velveteen Rabbit Bookshop & Guest House 20 E. Sherman Ave, Fort Atkinson 920-568-9940 • velveteenrabbitbookshop.com facebook.com/thevelveteenrabbitbookshopandguesthouse Step inside The Velveteen Rabbit Bookshop and you’ll find a selection of lovingly handpicked books, cards, journals and more. Our friendly staff of book lovers will help you find the perfect book for yourself or a friend. Out-oftowners and locals alike can enjoy a relaxing getaway surrounded by books in our Guest House, located above the bookshop. You’ll find a spacious flat with a sleeper sofa, a cozy living room, a full kitchen, a bath, and a lovely bedroom, all with an abundance of charming antiques and locally-made artwork. Visit our website or find us on Facebook for more information! Bookshop Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm Sat 10am-2pm SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 9

The Willows Home and Boutique 644 S. Church St., Watertown (Hwy 26) Located in the Pick ‘n Save Shopping Center 920-206-9101 • thewillowsgifts.com Two stores combined to make one! Our Boutique side has all the latest trends in clothing and fashion accessories. We specialize in unique Sterling and gemstone jewelry, Boutique designer handbags, fun and stylish clothing, scarves and the hottest fashion accessories. Our Home side is stocked full of home décor and gift items. We specialize in unique seasonal displays (gardens to Christmas), fabulous florals and greenery, and great gift ideas in all price ranges. We have a large selection of linens, candles, teas, lamps and more to make your home fresh and cozy. Our friendly and helpful staff will be happy to help you find that special item for you or your home at prices you will love!!!! A Wisconsin destination for 13 years. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 33

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Jefferson Family Aquatic Center 518 Fifield Avenue, Jefferson, 920-674-7732 jeffersonwis.com/aquatic.htm

Cambridge Area Community Pool 802 W. Water St., Cambridge Located in the Cambridge Elementary School 608-423-8097 • cambridgecap.net

Special Features Include: Zero depth pool, 148 foot water slide, floor fountains, overhead water raindrop, wooden sun deck, sand volleyball court, wet/dry sand play area and concession stand. Available for rentals on Saturday and Sundays.

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Pool boasts 8 lanes and a 13’ diving well. Swim lessons, certification courses, open and lap swim, water fitness classes, swim team and much more! Senior and student discounts available. Available for groups and parties. Hours: Open Year round Daily: $5-6 Adult, $10-12 Family Seasonal: $45-55 Adult, $70-85 Family Annual: $125-155 Adult, $175-215 Family

Hours: Open June-Aug Lap Swim: Mon-Fri: 12-1pm Open Swim: Daily: 1-6pm; Daily: $3 Adult, $2.50 Child Seasonal: $45-55 Adult, $80-95 Family Punch pass: $25 (good for 10 visits)

Waterloo Community Pool Located near the North entrance of the High School 865 N. Monroe St., Waterloo 920-478-3511 or 920-478-3633 ext: 4166 175 foot waterslide, Baby Duck waterslide, Whale waterloo.k12.wi.us/community-pool Fort Atkinson Family Aquatic Center Rock River Park (Hwy. 106), Fort Atkinson 920-563-7799 • fortparksandrec.com

waterslide, Watering Palm Tree, Shallow water “beach” entry, 6 lane pool with basketball hoop, 2 diving boards, 3 Jumbo Shade umbrellas, 100+ lounge and deck chairs, sand playgrounds, heated water. Hours: Open June-Aug Mon-Fri: 12-4pm & 6:30-8:30pm Sat-Sun: 12-6pm Admission: $3.00-3.25 daily, $3.00 evenings Seasonal: $35-45 Individual, $80-100 Family

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Open swim, lap swim and aquaerobics held throughout the year. Call or visit website for lap swim and aquaerobics hours. Open Swim: Tues & Thurs: 6:30pm-8pm Sat: 9am-12pm; Sun: 11am-2pm Daily: $2-6, $10-12.50 Family Summer: $35-56.25, $75-93.75 Family Annual: $95-150, $170-212.50 Family Punch pass: $65-81.25 (good for 10 visits)

Watertown Aquatic Center Riverside Park (1009 Perry St.), Watertown 920-262-8085 • ci.watertown.wi.us/park%20 &%20rec/Aquatic%20programs.htm Large zero depth area to enjoy the heated water in depths from 0’ to 5½’ in the main pool. Other features include a 12’ Mushroom Waterfall, several floor fountains, 216’ waterslide and 24’ dropslide. One-meter diving board, 25-meter lap lanes and an area for water basketball. Sand playground area, concession stand with adjacent eating areas, sand volleyball court, sun arbors, large deck and grass area with lounge chairs, and a bathhouse with coin-operated lockers for your convenience. Hours: Open June 2 - August 24 Mon-Sat: 11am-7pm; Sun: 1-7pm Daily: $3.00, Under 1 Free Season Passes available.


Whitewater Aquatic Center 580 S. Elizabeth St., Whitewater 262-473-4900 • whitewateraquatic.com

Vetro Winery 1414 Vino Lane, Jefferson (at Sanctuary Ridge) vetrowine.com, 920-674-9650

Water playground, leisure pool, lap pool and diving well, handicap accessible family locker rooms, concessions and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Available for groups and parties. Fitness Ctr: Mon-Thu: 5:30am-10pm; Fri: 5:30am-9pm Sat: 7am-6pm; Sun: 9am-6pm Open Swim: Mon-Fri: 12-9pm Sat: 11am-6pm; Sun: 12pm-6pm Daily: $6.00, Under 2 Free Memberships available to aquatic and fitness ctrs.

The new 6,000 sq.ft. facility, tucked within Sanctuary Ridge in rural Jefferson, houses the winery’s entire winemaking process, from crush to bottle, and features a new spacious tasting room, wine store and relaxing sun-drenched patio which features captivating views over woods and marshland. Enjoy the ultimate FREE wine tasting experience of our 16 divine wines at the wine bar and gourmet wine cheddar cheese spread with Vetro’s fine wines while listening to some old 45’s on a vintage jukebox and playing a game of pinball. Please enjoy Vetro Wine in good health and moderation. CHEERS! Wine tasting is FREE but a donation to Special Olympics Wisconsin is greatly appreciated. Hours: Tuesday-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-4pm. Closed Mondays, New Years, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 16

WINERIES & BREWERIES Lewis Station Winery 217 N. Main St., Lake Mills

920-648-5481

Randy’s Fun Hunters Brewery 841 E. Milwaukee St., Whitewater

262-473-8000

Staller Estate Winery W8896 County Hwy A, Delavan Tyranena Brewing Company 1025 Owen Street, Lake Mills

608-883-2100 920-648-8699

• See and feel concern for livable working space with resourceful day lighting, atrium area, efficient fan system and choice of building material. • R-62 insulation rating in all ceilings, geo-thermal cooling, high efficiency heating and cooling equipment, 99 photovoltaic panels mounted on the roof, state-of-the-art restroom fixtures to minimize water usage, recycled water for atrium plants, high quality materials to reduce the cost of maintenance…all framed in a relaxing, imaginative, playful and endearing environment with a surprise around every motion-sensor lighted corner. • Ample storage throughout the building plus additional storage off-site.

Whether starting a new business or you’re looking to move your business, let the Jefferson Area Business Center help you.

• Office and shipping assistance and load-in and load-out services available. • FedEx and heated Mini Storage on site!

Jefferson Area Business Center – 222 Wisconsin Drive, Jefferson

920-674-9000 – www.JeffersonABC.com www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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Dining at Milford Hills. Photo by Rose:Life Photography

AMERICAN Culvers of Johnson Creek 525 Village Walk Lane, Johnson Creek 920-699-8420 culvers.com We specialize in frozen custard treats and our famous Butterburgers. We offer seating in-house, on our patio, and take-out or drive-thru service. We have recently expanded our parking and seating areas to serve you better! We offer great food and friendly service! Hours: 10:00am-10:00pm daily SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 22

Edgewater Supper Club N3522 Cty Rd K, Jefferson 920-674-9942 theedgewatersupperclub.com Locally produced foods along with sustainable products arriving daily allow our Chef and kitchen staff to prepare a variety of dishes from seafood to steaks. Our mixologists at the bar serve up a multitude of drinks. How about an Old Fashioned made with Wisconsin’s own Old Sugar Factory Honey Liqueur? The Edgewater’s unique architecture combined with excellent bar and dining room service professionals, and a crackling fireplace, creates a wistfully familiar ambience for all patrons, be they first-time or long-time comers. Hours: Thursday: 4-9pm; Friday: 4-11pm Saturday: 4-11pm; Sunday: 4-9pm SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 19

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Hering’s Sand Bar and Grill 345 Sandy Beach Road, Lake Mills 920-648-3227 An indoor & outdoor dining experience on the shore of Rock Lake. The Sand Bar has been an area tradition for 19 years. Serving the best area fish fry plus steaks, seafood, sandwiches, salad bar, homemade soups and Sarah’s Pie. Tropical atmosphere with a tropical drink menu. Karaoke every Saturday night at 9pm. Sunday Breakfast Buffet Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Lunch & Dinner daily. Saturday prime rib. Hours: Open late April thru October at 11am SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 27

Hi-Way Harry’s Steakhouse 710 Glover Lane, Johnson Creek 920-699-9999 • hi-wayharrys.com A full service restaurant featuring prime rib, steak & seafood, sandwiches, salads, a wine cave, and an extensive wine list. Hi-Way Harry’s is great for a romantic dinner, casual outing or just a visit to the bar. Hours: Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am11pm, Sun 10:30am-8pm SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 23

Looking for something good to eat? Be sure to visit our “what to eat” section on our webstie at enjoyjeffersoncounty.com. Also read our fish fry reviews of area restaurants around Jefferson County.


Jefferson Café & Pizza 339 E. Racine Street, Jefferson, WI 53549 920-541-3377 • facebook.com/jeffersoncafe1

Wayside Inn W4820 US Highway 18, Jefferson 920-674-6766

A quaint little café serving up big flavor! Join us at the Jefferson Café for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Serving Jefferson county with home cooking, good food, reasonable prices, fresh large portions and good service. Specials include daily fresh soups, a variety of sandwiches, New York style pizza, and calzones. Senior Menu and children’s menu available. Hours: Mon-Sat. 6am-8pm; Sun. 6am-2pm

Home-made cooking at its best! A quaint family restaurant that has been part of the community since 1848. Our friendly staff and extensive menu selection are sure to please your family and friends. Our menu offers 20+ sandwiches, many seafood and steak selections. Hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs 11am-9pm; Fri 11am-10pm; Sat 4-10pm; Sun 8am-9pm (open for breakfast); Closed Tuesdays.

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery 1727 South Church St., Watertown 920-261-9080 • perkinsrestaurants.com Daily All-You-Can-Eat specials including: Chicken on Monday, Kids Eat Free on Wednesday, Grande Pasta Bar on Thursday, Roast Chicken and Fish Fry on Friday, Grande Fajita Bar on Saturday and Pig Roast on Sunday. Deliveries and carry-out available. Hours: Sun-Thur 6am-9pm, Sat-Sun 6am-10pm SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 32

Pine Cone Restaurant 665 Linmar Lane, Johnson Creek 920-699-2767 Breakfast, lunch, and dinner 24 hours a day. All food is made to order from scratch. We also offer a made-from-scratch bakery including our famous cream puffs, and eclairs. Open 24 hours all year. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 23

FIND MORE ONLINE! GO TO OUR WEBSITE FOR THE MOST CURRENT LIST OF EVENTS

www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

CAFE/BAKERY Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters Cafe 202 Air Park Drive, Watertown 920-261-6554 • coffeepartyinacup.com Where people, food and coffee come together. We’ll help you feel yourself just by holding a mug in your hands. It’s that simple. Let us introduce ourselves along with our family of coffees. You might discover something you didn’t even know you were missing! We offer over 100 types of specialty coffee, a full lunch menu and espresso bar. Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 9am-3pm SEE OUR AD ON THE INSIDE BACK COVER

Ripley’s Bakery & Eatery 121 W. Main Street, Cambridge 608-423-3513 Old-fashioned, traditional bakery with a sandwich deli, full espresso bar, and the best fresh homemade pizza around! Hours: Mon-Wed 6am-5pm; Thurs 7am-7pm; Fri-Sat 6am-8pm; Sun 7am-7pm SEE OR AD ON PAGE 3 www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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Mangiami Italiano 226 South Main St., Fort Atkinson 920-397-7790 • mangiamiitaliano.com Cozy Italian bistro set in a welcoming downtown location. With warm, richly painted walls, dark, well-worn floors, tables illuminated by candlelight and music set to that perfect background level we are the ideal location for a romantic evening out or a relaxing meal with friends or family. Enjoy our delicious dishes and delectable wines. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 5pm-9pm SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 6

Pizza Pit W7655 CTH V, Lake Mills 920-648-4333 • pizzapitoflakemills.com FREE DELIVERY! Our Pizzas are handcrafted from the finest and freshest ingredients and 100% Real Wisconsin Cheeses, made as you order it, and baked to perfection with tender oven care. Order online! Hours: Sun-Thu: 11am-9pm; Fri-Sat: 11am-10:30pm SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 27

Looking for something good to eat? Be sure to visit our “what to eat” section on our webstie at enjoyjeffersoncounty.com. Also read our fish fry reviews of area restaurants around Jefferson County.

Milford Hills Johnson Creek, WI

YOUR SUMMER GETAWAY Escape the day-to-day and join us at Milford Hills. When our seasonal drink menu featuring custom cocktails and a large craft beer selection, is paired with our outstanding pub menu, you’ll forget you’re so close to home. Outdoor Dinning • Happy Hour Specials Outstanding Friday Fish Fry 920.699.2249 | milfordhills.com

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Salamone’s Italian Pizzeria 1245 Madison Ave, Fort Atkinson 920-563-9217 • salamonespizza.com Authentic Italian cuisine made with the freshest ingredients. Delicious sauces and our famous pizza dough made fresh daily. We offer a full menu in our relaxing atmosphere as well as the spacious bar. Carry out and delivery available. Find us on Facebook! Hours: Sun-Thurs 4-10pm; Fri-Sat 4-11pm; Closed Tues. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 9

PICNICS

SEE THE PARKS GRID ON PAGES 56-59

FIND MORE ONLINE! GO TO OUR WEBSITE FOR THE MOST CURRENT LIST OF EVENTS

www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com


VENDING MACHINES

COFFEE MAKER

PETS ALLOWED

REFRIGERATOR

FITNESS CENTER

MICROWAVE

GAME ROOM

INTERNET ACCESS (WIFI)

IRON/IRONING BOARD

CABLE / SATELITE TV

IN-ROOM FIREPLACE

IN-ROOM WHIRLPOOL

SAUNA OR WHIRLPOOL

INDOOR OR OUTDOOR POOL

KITCHEN/KITCHENETTE

ROOM SERVICE

FULL BREAKFAST

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

MEETING ROOMS

SUITES

PRICE RANGE

HOTELS, MOTELS & COTTAGES

NUMBER OF ROOMS

WHERE TO STAY

CAMBRIDGE

Cambridge Country Motel 608-423-3246

10

$4050

Village Motel

10

$50

57

$69109

78

$99189

16

$4045

28

$4299

28

$3550

41

$65120

FORT ATKINSON

America’s Best Value Inn 866-511-6444 / 920-563-6444 abvicourtyardinn.com Holiday Inn Express 920-563-3600 hiexpress.com/fortatkinsonwi Mile-Away Motel 920-563-6326 The Villa Inn 920-568-4552

JEFFERSON

Hilltop Motel 920-674-4610 Rodeway Inn 920-674-4404

1680 Madison Ave. Fort Atkinson At Hwy 12 & 26 Bypass Intersection

• Complimentary Express Start Hot Breakfast Bar • Fitness Center • Deluxe Whirlpool Suites • 2 Phone Lines in Every Room • Frequent Guest Program • Meeting Space for

up to 40 People • Iron and Board in Every Room • Refrigerator and microwave in every room • Indoor Pool and Whirlpool • Game Room • Guest Laundry

• Executive King Suites • Voice Mail/Speaker Phones • 40" Flatscreens with Cable & HBO • Free Wireless High Speed Internet

920-563-3600 • www.HIExpress.com

Holiday Inn Express & Suites • 1680 Madison Ave. • Fort Atkinson • Fax: 920-563-3030

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MICROWAVE

REFRIGERATOR

COFFEE MAKER

IRON/IRONING BOARD

Comfort Suites 920-699-2800

100

$89159

43

$5480

PRICE RANGE

VENDING MACHINES

INTERNET ACCESS (WIFI)

PETS ALLOWED

CABLE / SATELITE TV

FITNESS CENTER

IN-ROOM WHIRLPOOL

GAME ROOM

SAUNA OR WHIRLPOOL

IN-ROOM FIREPLACE

INDOOR OR OUTDOOR POOL

KITCHEN/KITCHENETTE

$65150

ROOM SERVICE

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

45

FULL BREAKFAST

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

Days Inn 920-699-8000

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NUMBER OF ROOMS

MEETING ROOMS

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SUITES

WHERE TO STAY

JOHNSON CREEK

LAKE MILLS

America’s Best Value Inn 920-648-3800 Aztalan Fields Guest House 920-699-8449

$295 4 $1500/ week

Bartel’s Beach Cottage 920-648-8421 bartelsbeachcottage.com

Call for 2 weekly rates

Pyramid Motel 920-648-5909 Setz Motel & Cottages 920-648-5515

Under New Ownership

$3549

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• Indoor Heated Pool • Continental Breakfast • Whirlpool Suites • Meeting & Wedding Facilities - Capacity of 85 • FREE Wireless Internet • Courtyard with Gazebo • Discounted Rates for Churches and Charities • Special Rates for Groups Booking Over 10 Rooms • Weekly and Monthly Rates Available

1225 Janesville Ave., FortAtkinson (920) 563-6444 • (866) 511-6444

www.abvicourtyardinn.com

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Deluxe Fireplace Whirlpool Suites Indoor Pool • Whirlpool Cable TV • Free WiFi In-Room Hair Dryers, Coffee Makers, Refrigerators Free Continental Breakfast No Pets

Off Route 26 - South End of Jefferson One Mile from Jefferson County Fair Park

1456 S Ryan Ave., Jefferson 1-800-972-5530 920-674-4404 choicehotels.com

The Victorian of Cambridge Luxury Lodging & Events

109 E. Main Street Cambridge Accommodating groups of up to 14 wivictorian.com Located in historic downtown Cambridge.

Tel: 847.269.6515


VENDING MACHINES

PETS ALLOWED

FITNESS CENTER

REFRIGERATOR

GAME ROOM

MICROWAVE

IRON/IRONING BOARD

INTERNET ACCESS (WIFI)

COFFEE MAKER

CABLE / SATELITE TV

IN-ROOM FIREPLACE

IN-ROOM WHIRLPOOL

SAUNA OR WHIRLPOOL

INDOOR OR OUTDOOR POOL

KITCHEN/KITCHENETTE

ROOM SERVICE

FULL BREAKFAST

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

MEETING ROOMS

SUITES

PRICE RANGE

HOTELS, MOTELS & COTTAGES

NUMBER OF ROOMS

Not all rooms have all amenities listed. Ask to be sure.

WATERTOWN

Candle-Glo Motel 920-261-2281

12

$5070

Heritage Inn 920-261-5700

38

$45109

Holiday Inn Express 920-262-1910 hiexpress.com/watertownwi

79

$99159

Nite-Cap Motel 920-261-2452

16

$4550

Super 8 Motel 920-261-1188

45

$65115

Baymont Inn & Suites 262-472-9400 baymontinns.com

60

$69134

Super 8 262-472-0400

50

$64119

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917 E Milwaukee St Whitewater

(262) 472-0400 super8.com

- Indoor Pool - Free Expanded Continental Breakfast - Free High Speed Internet - Microwave & Refrigerators in Every Room - Premium Movie Channels - Fitness Center - Guest Laundry - 32" Flat Screen TV's

(262) 472-9400

1355 W. Main St. ~ Whitewater www.baymontinns.com

• 100% non-smoking. • Located less than 2 miles from UW-Whitewater. • Free continental breakfast. • Free wireless high-speed Internet. • Microwave, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, cable TV with HBO. • Children age 17 and younger stay for free in their parents room with existing bedding. • No pets allowed. www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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$119199

3

$150175

The Lamppost Inn 920-563-6561

3

$85120

Rock River Inn 920-563-6987

3

$85115

Velveteen Rabbit Guest House 920-568-9940 velveteenrabbitbookshop.com

1

$90120

The White Pelican 920-568-8663

4

$115170

FULL BED

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Kosh’s Lake View 920-563-7476

WATERFRONT PROPERTY

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Victorian of Cambridge 847-269-6515

NEARBY

$149184

STATE PER DIEM ACCEPTED

4

FREQUENT SLEEPER PROMO

Oscar H. Hanson House 608-423-4379

ASK

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CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED

$110179

ASK

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OFF-STREET, ON-SITE PARKING

Lake Ripley Lodge 1-877-210-6195

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

FULL BREAKFAST

AIR CONDITIONING

PETS ALLOWED

$125165

KIDS ALLOWED

4

IN ROOM WHIRLPOOL

Covington Manor 608-417-9554

INTERNET ACCESS (WIFI)

CABLE/SATELLITE TV

$140165

BED & BREAKFASTS

HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE

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IN ROOM FIREPLACE

PRIVATE BATH

Cambridge House 608-423-7008

SHARED BATH

PRICE RANGE

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5

$104185

Sweet Autumn Inn 920-648-8244

3

$89119

2

$85

Hamilton House 262-473-1900

8

$59195

Victoria on Main 262-473-8400

3

$7095

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RESERVATIONS CREDIT CARDS CABINS DUMP STATION ELECTRIC / WATER SHOWERS BEACH BOAT LANDING BOATS / CANOES NATURE TRAILS BIKING TRAILS PICNIC AREA PLAYGROUND MINIATURE GOLF GAME ROOM POOL RESTAURANT BASKETBALL COURT VOLLEYBALL COURT HORSESHOES FISHING BOCCE BALL HORSES ALLOWED PETS ALLOWED

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CAMPGROUNDS & CABINS

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Bark River Campground & Resort 270 262-593-2421 Jefferson County Fair Park 199 920-674-7148 +tents jeffersoncountyfairpark.com

Events going on every weekend. Yearround camping including events like reunions, rallys, families and company functions. 30+ acres available for tent camping. Capable of accommodating all size RV’s and trailers. See our ad on page 65.

Rome Riverside Campground 262-593-8663 romeriversidecampground.com

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Circle K Campground Seasonal Camping Only! 262-495-2896 Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit, Eagle 888-947-2757 reservations 262-594-6200 local info

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48

6

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569

80

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Overnight/seasonal camping, sleeping & park model cabins, 2 pools, 3 playgrounds, 18 hole mini-golf, activity facility and supervised activities, fishing, store, tennis, water balloon wars, jumping pillow, gem stone mining, skate park, snack bar and dunk tank. Call or visit our website for information/specials. See our ad on the Inside Back Cover.

Pilgrim’s Campground 920-563-8122

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$25-28

170

350

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Sandhill Station State Campground 16 920-648-8774 Woodland Beach Resort (Cabins Only, No Camping or RV Sites) 14 920-648-5513

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Snug Harbor Lakefront Campground W7772-2C Wisconsin Park, Delavan 608-883-6999 Whitewater Lake Campground

257

NEARBY NEARBY

Scenic Ridge Campground (Seasonal /Weekend Sites) 608-883-2920

SNACK BAR

WHITEWATER AREA

(see Kettle Moraine State Forest)

*56 sites are equestrians only. **Vehicle admission sticker also required

www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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Waterloo Piggly Wiggly Main Office: Branch Office: 125 W. Madison St. 810 N. Monroe St. Waterloo Waterloo

Find us on

facebook

Exquisite Café • Eclectic Art Essential Atmosphere

A great selection of books, local/regional art, specialty coffee, tea, beer and wine. Our charming café and bookstore is located in Historic Downtown Watertown. Live music, call or check our FREE Wi-Fi website for a schedule of events.

tribecagallerycafe.com 920-206-2885

401 E. Main Street, Watertown

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Marshall Office: 701 W. Main St., Suite 179 Marshall

avestarcu.com 920-478-2151 MeMberShip eligibility required


OPEN: Mon-Fri 7am-5pm Sat 8am-5pm Sun 9am-3pm

See coffee ! roasters in action

afé CSunny Café

Specialty Coffee Drinks Fresh Bakery Desserts Soups Sandwiches Salads

S PA . S A L O N . C A F E

Bean Hall Retail Store

haircuts • coloring • perming • make-up waxing • manicures • pedicures • nails massages • facials • body treatments

Over 100 Freshly Roasted Coffees Coffee Accessories Gifts & Teas

serving coffee drinks, beer, wine and smoothies!

920.262.8333 hwy 16 frontage rd, watertown w w w.domanisalonandspa.com

“Behind the Beans” Call for more information!

(920) 261-6554 • (800) 233-5443 202 Air Park Drive, Watertown FREE Wi-Fi

www.berresbros.com


Area Tourism Contacts CAMBRIDGE 102 W. Main Street, P.O. Box 572 Cambridge, WI 53523 608-423-3780 www.cambridgewi.com www.visitcambridgewi.com FORT ATKINSON 244 N. Main Street Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 920-563-3210 1-888-SEE-FORT www.fortchamber.com JEFFERSON 621 W. Racine Street Jefferson, WI 53549 920-674-4511 www.jeffersonchamberwi.com JOHNSON CREEK 417 Union Street P.O. Box 527 Johnson Creek, WI 53038 920-699-4949 johnsoncreekchamber.com LAKE MILLS AREA 200 C Water Street Lake Mills, WI 53551 920-648-3585 www.lakemills.org PALMYRA 100 W. Taft Street P.O. Box 139 Palmyra, WI 53156 262-495-8316 www.palmyrawi.com WATERTOWN 519 E. Main Street Watertown, WI 53094 1-877-733-WTTN (9886) www.watertowntourism.com WHITEWATER AREA 177 W. Main Street Whitewater, WI 53190 1-866-4WW-TOUR www.discoverwhitewater.org


2014 Jefferson County Official Guide  

Things to do, where to stay and what to eat in Jefferson County Wisconsin.