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CAMP DOUGLAS • ELROY • HUSTLER • LYNDON STATION MAUSTON • NECEDAH • NEW LISBON • WONEWOC

Juneau County 2019 VISITOR & RECREATION GUIDE

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N6895 Ridgewater Drive, Mauston (Next to Castle Rock Park off Hwy. G)

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Table of Contents amish tours................................................... 34

CONTACTS City of Elroy

atv trails...................................................... 36

225 Main Street Elroy, WI 53929 (608) 462-2410 www.elroywi.com

biking....................................................... 10-12

City of Mauston

area attractions...........................................5

canoeing, kayaking & swimming................ 23

303 Mansion Street Mauston, WI 53948 (608) 847-6676 www.mauston.com

camping.................................................... 42-44

City of New Lisbon

boating..................................................... 16-17

dining guide............................................. 40-41 events calendar...................................... 46-54 festivals....................................................... 33 fishing.......................................................... 18 golf.............................................................. 37 hiking.............................................................6 hunting........................................................ 39 juneau county communities................... 29-32 juneau county history............................ 55-57 lakes & rivers........................................... 19-22 lodging guide......................................... 44-45 nature & bird watching.......................... 25-28 necedah national wildlife refuge........... 7-9 winter recreation...................................... 58

LOCAL INFORMATION ALSO AVAILABLE ON www.JuneauCounty.com Published by: Juneau County Star–Times Mauston, WI Advertising Director: Scott Zeinemann Advertising Sales: Linda Goldbeck, Carrie Champlin Creative Design: Dusty Drew-Baka Photos: Gail Boehm, Amanda Becker, Frank Kaiser, Rhonda Siebecker,

Chris Walker, Keith L., juneaucounty.com, www.wisconsinmounds.com, T. Galbrecht, Friends of the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, Tamaya Loewe, Riverside & Great Northern Preservation Society, Inc. Thank you to all the organizations listed on the right for their support in supplying photos, information, and guidance for this project. Thank you to Liz Housworth at Juneau County Land Information Office for producing the official map. Thank you to Juneau County Government for allowing us the opportunity to develop this visitor directory. Thank you to Ray Feldman for writing, compiling and editing the lakes and rivers information.

This publication has been created and produced for the purpose of promoting Juneau County Tourism. Every effort has been made to provide the most current, and accurate information available. The publisher, and the organizations represented, assume no responsibility for misinformation. Please contact the publisher, or your local organizations, with any additions or corrections.

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232 W. Pleasant Street New Lisbon, WI 53950 (608) 562-5213 Email: nladmin@mwt.net www.newlisbon.net

Greater Mauston Area Chamber of Commerce 651 N. Union Street, P.O. Box 171 Mauston, WI 53948 (608) 847-4142 Email: chamber@mauston.com

Greater Mauston Area Development Corp 103 Division Street Mauston, WI 53948 (608) 847-7483 Email: gmadc@mwt.net

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

N11385 Headquarters Road Necedah, WI 54646 (608) 565-2551 or (800) 877-8339 Email: necedah@fws.gov www.facebook.com/NecedahNWR/ www.fws.gov/midwest/necedah

New Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce 119 East Bridge Street New Lisbon, WI 53950 (608) 562-3555 www.newlisbonchamber.com

Village of Camp Douglas 304 Center Street Camp Douglas, WI 54618 (608) 427-3355 www.campdouglaswi.com

Village of Hustler 113 East Main Street Hustler, WI 54637 (608) 427-6575

Village of Lyndon Station 116 Lemonweir Street Lyndon Station, WI 53944 (608) 666-2500 www.lyndonstation-wi.com

Greater Mauston Area Tourism Association

Village of Necedah

651 N. Union Street, P.O. Box 171 Mauston, WI 53948 (866) 516-1646 www.VisitMauston.com

101 Center Street Necedah, WI 54646 (608) 565-2261 Email: necedahadmin@necedah.us www.necedah.us

Hidden Valleys

Village of Union Center

Juneau County Economic Development Corporation

Village of Wonewoc

Hidden Valleys showcases the beauty and diversity of the best of Wisconsin www.hiddenvalleys.com

122 Main Street, P.O. Box 322 Camp Douglas, WI 54618 (608) 427-2070 or (888) 898-2550 www.juneaucounty.com

Juneau County Government Land Information

220 East State Street, Room 6 Mauston, WI 53948 (608) 847-9446 www.co.juneau.wi.gov

Juneau County Historical Society 211 North Union Street Mauston, WI 53948 (608) 847-3294

Necedah Area Chamber of Commerce

102 S. Main Street Necedah, WI 54646 Email: necedahareachamber@gmail.com www.necedah.weebly.com

339 High Street Union Center, WI 53962 (608) 462-8810 www.villageofuc.com

200 West Street Wonewoc, WI 53968 (608) 464-3114 www.wonewocwisc.com

Wonewoc Development Corporation P.O. Box 305 Wonewoc, WI 53968-0305 (608) 464-5558 Email: info@ wonewocdevelopment.com www.wonewocdevelopment.com

Woodside Sports Complex

W4217 50th Street Mauston, WI 53948 (608) 316-1556 www.woodsidesports.com


Area Attractions ■ The Boorman House This 1876 Victorian mansion was built by Benjamin C. Boorman, a native of England. The Boorman House is now the home of the Juneau County Historical Society and showcases extensive collections of artifacts, records and research materials. Dr. McIntosh’s medical office building is also preserved at the site and a building housing agricultural implements, wagons and workshops was recently completed. The Boorman House is open on weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day and hosts a special Christmas Open House beginning around Thanksgiving. The house is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. The Boorman House is located at 211 N. Union St., Mauston WI 53948. 608-847-4142

■ Buckley Bridge and Mill Drive out of New Lisbon on Hwy M past Kennedy County Park and you’ll cross the Lemonweir River over the Buckley Bridge. The mill was built in 1850 and only its rock foundations can be seen today. 608-562-5213

■ Cranberry Creek Archaeological District This site contains effigy mounds of the Woodland Culture People dating from 499 B.C. to 1499 A.D. The Woodland Culture People were the ancestors of the Ho-Chunk. This 675 acre site is home to one of the largest and best preserved mound complexes in the upper Midwest. The southern cluster contains bear and panther mounds and a fifty-foot long bird effigy with a wingspan of 125 feet! Directions: From Necedah, go north 10 miles on Cty. G to its junction with Cty. F and 7th Street. Park in the southwest corner of the intersection and walk west along 7th Street into the site. The best mounds are located east of Cranberry Creek, north of the drainage ditch and south of 7th Street.

■ The Elroy Historical Society Museum This quaint museum in downtown Elroy steps into the city’s past when it was a bustling railroad town. Photographs and memorabilia from that bygone era includes a working model railroad for the young at heart. The museum is open from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on weekends from May 1 to September 30. 608-462-2400 elroy.com

■ Gee’s Slough Effigy Mounds The Woodland Culture people, ancestors of the Ho-Chunk, lived throughout this area from 499 B.C. to around 1500 A.D. Indian Mounds Park, just south of New Lisbon is the site of several effigy mounds including a rare flex-legged running panther. The park also includes a linear mound and several round or oval burial mounds that were used by the tribal nobility. The park is located on Indian Mound Road south of New Lisbon off Hwys 12 & 16 and is maintained by the New Lisbon Lions Club. The Effigy Mounds are listed on the National Register of Historical Places. 608-562-5213 juneaucounty.com

■ Harry A. Mortensen Collection

An impressive collection of artifacts from the Woodland Culture people, the collection represents the lifetime achievement of Harry A. Mortensen, a New Lisbon native. A portion of the collection can also be seen at Raabe’s Pharmacy on Adams St. in New Lisbon. The Mortensen Collection is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. Harry A. Mortensen Collection, New Lisbon Memorial Library, 115 W Park St., New Lisbon WI 53950. 608-562-3213

■ Juneau County Courthouse Originally built in 1925, the Juneau County Courthouse, with its marbled floors and richly paneled courtrooms, is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. It stands on a square in the center of Mauston, the county seat, and hosts many community activities including a farmers market during the summer. Juneau County Courthouse, 220 E. State St., Mauston WI 53948. 608-847-9300

■ Marian Shrine Over 50 years ago, a local farm woman claimed to have a vision of the Virgin Mary at this site in Necedah. The followers of this group have built 14 grottoes to depict saints and events in the life of the Holy Family. East of Necedah on Hwy. 21 approximately 2 miles. 608-565-2617 queenoftheholyrosaryshrine.com

The Elroy Historical Society Museum

■ Mauston Dam This dam, built in 1842, powered a saw mill owned by M. M. Maughs. The lake formed behind the dam is Lake Decorah, named after a prominent Ho-Chunk family in the area. The mill was destroyed in a fire in 1864 and later rebuilt in another location by Benjamin Boorman. 608-847-4142

■ New Lisbon Civil War Memorial A statue erected by the GAR in 1897 stands in Heritage Park on Adams St in New Lisbon. The statue and an authentic Civil War cannon honor the dead from the War Between the States. Also in the park is a restored horse trough that once sat at Adams and Bridge St. in the center of town. 608-562-5213

■ Sprague Bridge This bridge spanning the Yellow River southeast of Finley, WI in northern Juneau County has been listed on the National Register of Historical Places since 1995. Built in the early 1900s, the bridge is an excellent example of small bridge construction during that era. North of Necedah off of Hwy. 80 approximately 10 miles. 608-565-2014

■ Wisconsin National Guard Museum This fully restored 1896 log lodge features exhibits including uniforms, weapons and equipment, terrain maps and dioramas of famous battles. Military vehicles from years past and static displays of aircraft are found throughout the grounds. 608-427-1280, 101 Independence Dr., Camp Douglas WI 54618. Open to the public Wednesday thru Saturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 10am-2pm.

■ Woodside Sports Complex The Midwest’s largest all-turf sports complex. W4217 50th Street, Mauston, WI 53948 800-517-8360 woodsidesports.com www.juneaucounty.com | 5


Hiking Plan A Hiking Adventure If you’re thirsting for new experiences and would like to discover different parts of the area without spending too much money, why not try hiking. It’s good physical exercise, an excellent way of getting in touch with nature and is sure to satisfy your need of adventure. Hiking is above all a great opportunity to discover forests, lakes, rivers and hillsides while being environmentally responsible. Moreover, it’s a sport which is becoming extremely popular as a physical activity which can be adapted to the individual. Juneau County has such diverse terrain, you can hike through woods, plains, marshes, forests, savannas, quarries, sandy shorelines, hills, bluffs, dells, and other breathtaking natural scenic areas. Some of our favorite hiking trails include: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, Buckhorn State Park or find an interactive map at www.JuneauDells.com

Buckhorn State Park Buckhorn State Park is a paradise for water enthusiasts, hunters, hikers, location campers and nature lovers. The park and two adjacent state wildlife areas cover more than 8,000-acres on a peninsula in the Castle Rock Flowage of the Wisconsin River and along the connecting Yellow River. Family and group campsites, unique cart-in camping, a cabin for people with disabilities, canoe trail and an accessible fishing pier, are all available at Buckhorn State Park. The park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Physical Park Address: W8450 Buckhorn Park Ave., Necedah, WI 54646. Phone: (608) 565-2789 Website: https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/ buckhorn/ Vehicle admission sticker is required. Camping fees for the Wisconsin State Park System. Hunting and fishing licenses apply. Canoe and kayak rentals are available in season from the Friends of Buckhorn State Park. Contact the park office for more information. 6 | www.juneaucounty.com

The Friends of Buckhorn State Park work on numerous park projects and events throughout the year, including the annual photography contest, candlelight hikes and summer naturalist programs. Please contact the park office for more information or to join the Friends of Buckhorn.

beautiful Castle Rock Lake which covers 16,000 acres. Amenities at the park include spots for tents, trailers and RV’s, showers, flush toilets, water, playgrounds, picnic tables, swimming (supervised beach), a park officer, boating and boat access, fishing, water skiing, canoeing, grills, shelter, electricity and concessions.

Juneau County Parks

Maps of Castle Rock and Wilderness Campgrounds can be viewed at http://www. juneaucounty.com/camping--resorts.html You can see the layout and amenities, then call to make your reservation for the camping site you would like.

Juneau County offers a wealth of outdoor recreational areas administered by federal, state, county, and local agencies. In fact, we have a total of 68 parks - about 75,000 acres in all. Half the county is forested. With our waysides, recreational trails, and 57 lakes and public boat accesses, it’s easy to see why our ‘backyard’ is a recreational paradise. Wilderness Park is over 80 acres and has over 100 campsites for tents and trailers. Electricity, toilets, boating, swimming, fishing, playground, picnic tables, concessions, grills, firewood, water, group camping, shelter, scenic trails, boat ramp, water skiing and showers are available. Castle Rock Park has over 300 campsites on 160 acres. It is located on Highway G about seven miles from Mauston, Wisconsin, on

Camping reservations for Castle Rock Park can be made at 608-847-9389 or 608-847-7089. Castle Rock Park Office Hours: Office is open Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. Sunday-Thursday - 9am to 7pm; Friday - 8am to 10pm; Saturday - 8am to 9pm. Physical Park Address: N6700 22nd Ave. Mauston, WI 53948 (off of HWY G). For GPS location use “Castle Rock County Park, Mauston, WI”


Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

Photo: Sunset by Rox Gerard/USFWS

Photo: Eastern hognose snake by Rox Gerard/USFWS

The Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is a MUST SEE when coming to the refuge, especially if it’s your first time! The Visitor Center opened in 2011 and is fully equipped with everything you need for an enjoyable and educational visit to the refuge. Hands-on minds-on exhibits, naturalist led programs, and great viewing areas await our guests. Visitor Center staff can assist you with current wildlife sightings, trail conditions and refuge information before exploring the 44,000 acres of refuge. You can also sign

Photo: Short-Eared Owl on Seedskadee NWR by Tom Koerner/USFWS

out binoculars, bird books, or explorer backpacks from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily and be sure to check out the Karner Korner Nature Store. Activities: Hiking, Hunting, Fishing, Wildlife Observation, Nature Photography, Cross-country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Environmental Education and Interpretation. Location: 2 miles North of Hwy 21 on Headquarters Rd. Hours of Operation: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Photo: Shy Karner by Roxy Gerard/USFWS

Mon. – Sat. Year-round Closed: Sundays, Federal Holidays, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve Please call as you plan your visit; our hours are subject to change. Necedah National Wildlife Refuge N11385 Headquarters Road Necedah, WI 54646 (608) 565-2551 or (800) 877-8339 TTY Plan your next visit at www.fws.gov/refuge/ Necedah/ www.juneaucounty.com | 7


Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

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Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Eagles Nest: Enter the NNWR from Hwy 21 by turning onto Headquarters Road (4 miles from intersection of Hwy 21 & 80). At the first body of water on the right, pull off and park. The deck offers a scope to take a closer look at nesting eagles, ducks, swans and cranes. Stay a while and you might even see a deer or muskrat! Use the telescope provided to get a closer look! White-Tail Loop Hike: Continue further down Headquarters Road to the stop sign and turn right. Travel about 1/4 mile down 20th Street until you see the split rail fences. If you are looking for a leisurely stroll through the woods, White-Tail Loop is definitely your style! Explore one of Necedah’s forests and the wildlife that inhabits it by walking this 1.7 mile trail. This trail is famous for wildlife viewing and a quiet peek into the upland forested areas of our 44,000 acre landscape. This dynamic trail offers opportunities for both serenity and exciting wildlife photography! Visitor Center & Trails: The NNWR Visitor Center is a MUST SEE when coming to the refuge, especially if it’s your first time! Open Monday-Saturday from 9am-4pm (Closed Holidays), it is fully equipped with everything you need for an enjoyable and educational visit, such as hands-on minds-on exhibits, naturalist-led programs, and great viewing areas. Staff can alert you to current wildlife sightings or trail conditions. Binoculars, books, snow shoes, and even explorer backpacks can be checked out for the day at no charge. The Muskrat Hiking Trail is a short loop that takes about 10 minutes to stroll around, and is handicap accessible. Stop at the viewing scopes to scan the wetland for Whooping Cranes and Trumpeter Swans. Looking for more? Hike the Karner Loop which winds through forest and savanna along with Rynearson Pool #2. The Visitor Center is equipped with outdoor bathrooms on the West side of the building that are open from dawn to dusk. Suk Cerney Flowage: As you exit the Visitors Center Lot turn right then look for the body of water on your left, Suk Cerney Flowage. Just like people, wildlife species have needs that must be met if they are to survive and reproduce. Water, food, shelter, and living space are the most important requirements for any species. The mission of the NNWR is “Wildlife Comes First”. We manage the land to provide quality habitat for wildlife and a quality outdoor experience for visitors. Boghaunter Trails: Leaving Suk Cerney turn left, then at the fork stay right and you’ll come to the Boghaunter Trail System which offers the longest trails on the refuge with a combined total of over 6 miles to explore! The trail loops wind through various habitats and demonstrate Necedah’s amazing species diversity. The trail system is named for the endangered Ringedboghaunter dragonfly occasionally found here. Combined, Meadow Beauty Loop and Boardwalk Loop are about 2.5 miles long. The Tamarack Loop stretches over 3.5 miles and offers a slightly more challenging hike with some hills and forest in addition to wetland and prairie vistas. You’re sure to find something of interest! Watch for

aerial wildlife such as dragonflies and damselflies, shorebirds such as whooping cranes, eastern kingbirds, and turkeys, or larger mammals such as deer, bear, wolves, and bobcat. An observation photo blind is located on the Northwest side of the trail near the Wildlife Viewing Area. Great place to use your binoculars or the spotting scope! Diversity Of Grasses: Leaving Boghaunter, turn right and continue on. At the T-intersection turn right onto 6th Avenue. The scene to your left may have looked like this 200 years ago. There were only a few trees, no roads, and as far as you could see there was open prairie, miles and miles of swaying grasses interrupted only by lowland sedge meadows and islands or red and white pine along the Little Yellow River. While the vast expanses of prairie are gone, the grasses still exist here including Bluestem Indian Grass and Switch Grass, which can grow to heights of 6 feet. Other grasses here which grow shorter and survive even better in drier soils include June Grass and Little Bluestem Grass. Break For Wildlife: As you come to the next T-intersection (12th Street) notice the shallow ponds and wetlands on both sides of the road. They are very important for the survival of many kinds of birds. If you could scoop up a cup of this water you would discover some of the thousands of small aquatic insects that live there. These insects provide large quantities of protein, which are essential to nesting ducks, birds, turtles, frogs, dragonflies, and others. This is another great spot for birdwatching, so pull out your binoculars. Then watch the road as you turn right onto 12th Street and continue on, because wildlife critters of any size may be crossing! Clear-Cutting For Wildlife: After the road turns left (becoming Bewick Road) look off to your right side. Years ago it looked just like the landscape on your left side. Trees were removed to create an opening for native grasses, berries, and other ground cover plants to grow. Carefully planned clear-cutting creates good feeding areas for many kinds of animals. Encroaching oak sprouts are controlled with prescribed fire or by mechanical means such as mowing. Lupine Loop Trail: Continue driving up Bewick Road, cross 9th Street/ Sprague Mather Road, to the end. Goose Pool is on your left (and there is a handicap-accessible pier available), and Sprague Pool is on your right. These open water areas are home to dabbling ducks all summer and are favorites among diving ducks during their migration. Other waterfowl commonly seen are cormorants, trumpeter swans, coots, grebes, and Canada Geese. Around the waters edges you’re likely to spot Whooping Cranes, Bald Eagles, and other shore birds. The 0.8 mile Lupine Loop Trail is a lovely hike. Be sure to check out the photo blind nestled along the shoreline. While the endangered Karner Blue Butterfly lives on the refuge all year, they can be seen in their adult butterfly form from the end of May thru July. Managing Water For Wildlife: Drive back down Bewick Road and turn left onto Sprague Mather Road. Just after 7th Avenue turns

off to the right, you’ll see the structure used to control the water level in Sprague Pool, a “LowHeaded Dam”. Refuge pools are lowered in late spring to encourage the growth of waterfowlloving plants such as Millet, Smartweed, Beggar Ticket, and Spikebrush. In early fall these pools are reflooded to provide feeding areas for geese, ducks, swans, Whooping and Sandhill Cranes. Sedge Meadow: Travel down 7th Avenue. After the road turns left (becoming Speedway Road), notice the wetland meadows on both sides of you… very typical for the Necedah area. Because the sedge plants are so thick and the water so acidic, these wetland meadows are not very attractive to waterfowl. However, birds such as Great Blue Herons, Alder Flycatchers, and Sandhill Cranes might be seen in the openings. Another great spot to pull out those binoculars for a closer look! Observation Deck & Trail: Continue to follow Speedway Road as it curves along, merges into 17th Street, and out to Hwy 80. Turn right onto Hwy 80, pass 18th Street, and then turn right onto 19th Street. Take your second left onto 11th Avenue, then right onto 20th Street/ Grand Dike Road. After passing the 9th Avenue turn off watch for a right turn by the sign pointing to the Observation Deck. Turn in and park here. The tower is down the left (western) trail beyond the kiosk. This 0.8 mile winding hike goes through forested habitats and has a two-story observation tower with a viewing scope (tower is about 100 yards from parking lot), and a small viewing blind at the far-east end. Sunrise at the tower offers amazing and unique sights and sounds. Spend some time here and watch as the wading birds emerge from grasses and sedges. Ducks and other waterfowl love dabbling in the shallow waters of the pool and loafing on the white sand bars during the summer months. Along the trail be on the lookout for distinct black bear tracks, eye-catching scarlet tanagers, and badger burrows! The viewing blind offers cover for watching and photographing wildlife in the backwater areas of the pool. Harvey’s Pond Trail: Leaving the Observation Tower’s parking lot, go back down 20th Street/ Grand Dike Road to 9th Avenue and turn right onto 9th Avenue. Then turn right onto Hwy 21. Just past Headquarters Road but before 7th Avenue, pull off to the right for Harvey’s Pond trail-head. This is a 0.7 mile mowed hiking trail that winds between marshy lowlands and forested upland habitats. Whether it’s from the bank of the pond or the pier, fishing at Harvey’s Pond is another great way to enjoy the refuge. Species you may encounter include Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Pumpkinseed, Bluegill, Yellow Perch, Crappie, and Brown Bullhead. This spot is the most popular fishing area on the refuge! Although Harvey’s pond is small in size, it’s huge when it comes to its abundance of wildlife. Look for beavers, river otters, and aquatic insects. It’s a wonderful opportunity to discover the diversity that makes NNWR so special… every season of the year!

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Biking The many bike trails of Juneau County are just waiting for your visit. They all begin (or end) in Elroy WI, located on Hwys 80-82 in southwestern Juneau County. The Elroy-Sparta State Bike Trail is the “Granddaddy of All Trails.“ It was the very first Rails to Trails Conversion in the United States in 1965. The hard-packed limestone trail covers 32 miles of an abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railroad bed and has no more than a 3% grade at any point. The trail passes through three tunnels as it makes its way toward Sparta and we recommend flashlights and jackets for tunnels. The Elroy-Sparta State Bike Trail links with the LaCrosse River Trail in Sparta. The '400' State Trail is often called the most scenic trail in the Wisconsin State Trail System. It's named for the Chicago & Northwestern passenger train that traveled the 400 miles from Chicago to Minneapolis in 400 minutes. The 22 miles of smooth, hard-packed limestone parallels or crosses the Baraboo River the entire length between Elroy and Reedsburg. A recent addition to the trail links Hillsboro to the south.

Tunnel along the ElroySparta Trail.

The Juneau County Omaha Bike Trail is 12.5 miles of sealcoated trail owned and maintained by Juneau County and has a separate trail fee. It also follows an abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railroad bed all the way to Camp Douglas and opened in the spring of 1992. The Omaha Trail is the most peaceful and secluded of our trails. For more information on these trails, as well as trail maps you can download, visit our website at www.juneaucounty.com For additional information, please visit www.elroy-sparta-trail.com or www.400statetrail.org

One of the 400 State Trail Bridges Photo: 400statetrail.org

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Elroy is the hub of the three major bike trails in Juneau County. The Omaha Trail is a 12.5 mile trail from Elroy to Camp Douglas along the old Chicago & Northwestern railbed. The ElroySparta Trail heads west and north to Sparta along 32 miles of hard-packed, limestone trail. The trail features three tunnels along its route. The ‘400’ Trail heads east out of Elroy following the Baraboo River to Reedsburg, some 22 miles away. At Union Center, the ‘400’ Trail branches off as the Hillsboro State Trail. Elroy is located on Hwys 71, 80 & 82 in southwestern Juneau County. Information on the trails can be found by calling the Commons Trails Shop at 608-462-2410.

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Biking Family Bike Tour Bike touring is a great way for friends and family to explore and visit a specific region or area. Together you can get a feel for the terrain, take in the smells and sights, explore the history, and culture, meet new people and have experiences that aren’t always possible in other modes of transportation. Plus is a great physical activity for health. We have alot to offer. Try Biking 101 miles of connected State Trails. From Great River State Trail Marshland to Onalaska. LaCrosse River State Trail Onalaska to Sparta. Elroy-Sparta State Trail Sparta to Elroy or the “400” State Trail Elroy to Reedsburg. Visit www.bike4trails.com

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Boating Enjoy the Water No matter the size of your family – big or small; boating is a great way to bond and it will create long lasting memories and can be a very rewarding experience. Boating is a great family activity, because it encourages families to come together, to put the phones away and to spend the day together. So get to Juneau County because we have miles and miles of boating, canoeing, kayaking and tubing opportunities!. We have four rivers - the Lemonweir River, the Yellow River, the Baraboo River and the Wisconsin River. And let’s not forget about the second & fourth largest lakes in Wisconsin, Castle Rock and Petenwell, both located right here in Juneau County!

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Find Your Favorite Fishing Spot Juneau County has so much to offer the sportsman! Maybe catching that big elusive fish is what you enjoy, no matter which type, because you’ll find them all right here! Fishing is a great activity to enjoy with your family and friends that can be done at any age. It’s easy to learn how to fish, it just takes a little time and practice. Try your luck fishing at the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge which includes Northern pike and bullheads which inhabit refuge waters, as well as, black crappies, bluegills, and sunfish. Sprague and Goose pools are open to fishing from June 1 through September 15 and December 15 through March 15. Suk Cerney Flowage is open year round, except during waterfowl season. Harvey’s Pond is open year round.

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Juneau County Lakes The Lakes The Lakes region of Juneau and Adams counties has something for everyone. Both Castle Rock and Petenwell Lakes are created by power dams on the Wisconsin River. The river forms the eastern boundary of the county. Castle Rock Lake is the fourth largest inland lake in Wisconsin and offers plenty of fishing, camping and boating. Buckhorn State Park, Castle Rock Park and Germantown Park offer visitors plenty of space to picnic and enjoy the view. Many campsites and resorts surround the lake and boat launches are plentiful. Whether your thing is jet skiing or sailing, there's plenty of big water for you to enjoy for a day, a week or a lifetime. Petenwell Lake is the second largest inland lake in Wisconsin, and is well known for its great fishing. Walleyes, northern pike, muskies and pan fish are plentiful and there are plenty of public boat launches available. The lake is 23,000+ acres over a 36 sq. mile area. It was created in 1948 by damming the Wisconsin River near Necedah. Its maximum depth is over 40' and is well-known for its excellent fishing and waterfowling. American eagles winter at the dam and can be observed daily during the season. Camping at Wilderness Park on Petenwell Lake ranges from full hookup to primitive and the scenery is great. For a brochure of the lakes contact the Castle Rock Petenwell Lakes Association (608) 847-1904 juneauctourism@yahoo.com

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Paddle the Four Rivers Baraboo River Paddlers put-in upstream of Highway 33, at Union Center adjacent to the Spring Valley Golf Course. Going downstream to Wonewoc the flat water river follows a snake like scenic path through the “driftless area”. Halfway is a huge rock formation known as the Third Castle, a sheer 150 foot sandstone cliff. The 400 Bike Trail crosses the river at two points. Wonewoc Park has a boat landing, a covered picnic shelter, & toilet and downtown Wonewoc is nearby. Camping is available here, at Baker’s Field and at Wonewoc Legion Park. Canoe/kayak rentals and shuttle services are available in Wonewoc through Beyond Boundaries at (608) 464-7433. For additional information visit www.goingfarbeyond.com/bb_paddling.html, www. wonewocwisc.com and www.juneaucounty.com/canoe-kayaktube.html.

Lemonweir River From the 37th Street landing 1000 feet west where County Hwy M crosses the Lemonweir about 3 1/2 miles north of New Lisbon going downstream is a relative easy paddle for all levels of paddlers. Watch for the boat landing sign by the bridge. Kennedy Park about 2 miles downstream has a boat landing, camping, outhouses and pump well water. Another 3 miles downstream is New Lisbon Riverside Park which has camping, indoor warm showers, toilets, electric hook ups and a boat launch site. For more information on this section call the City of New Lisbon at (608) 562-5213 weekdays or check the New Lisbon websites www.newlisbon.net or www. newlisbonchamber.com. From below the New Lisbon dam to Mauston is a 7 to 8 hour paddle for more experienced boaters because of the numerous trees in the river. For a shorter about 2-hour paddle to Riverside Park put-in at the Outdoors Forever landing reached from Hwy 12/16 about 1.5 miles West of Mauston. After going around the bluff there is a boat landing river right on Lake Decorah. Further downstream is Riverside Park which has a covered picnic shelter, flush toilets and boat landing. For more information on this section, as well as, going further downstream to Lemonweir Mills call Mauston City Hall weekdays (608) 847-6676. For water levels and flows go to: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?site_no=05403500 From below the Mauston Dam down to 19th Street. Lemonweir Mills is about a 3 hour paddle suitable for all

levels of paddlers. From the 19th Street bridge downstream to the Two Rivers landing near the junction with the Wisconsin River is a long day journey depending upon deadfalls in the river, water levels, etc. For more information check www. juneaucounty.com/canoe-kayak-tube.html.

Wisconsin River Petenwell and Castle Rock Flowage were created by dams on the river. Downstream of the Castle Rock dam to the flowage at River Bay landing is the primary Wisconsin River flatwater paddling section. Castle Rock Resort www.camptherock.com and 4 miles downstream on the west bank (river right) has camping and food/drink weekends. Less than 2 miles farther on the east bank (river left) Point Bluff Resort www.pointbluff.com has kayak/canoe/tube rentals and food and drink service. A couple miles further downstream a short paddle up the Lemonweir River is the Two Rivers boat landing. About 6 miles further down the Wisconsin River is the River Bay boat landing on the west side (river right). For a tour up the world-famous Upper Dells, continue from River Bay Marina downstream to the boat landing in Wisconsin Dells. This route is for experienced paddlers only because of the big boat traffic from the tourist boats. Best to start early in the morning to avoid the tour boats that come out around 9am. For more information visit www.JuneauCounty.com

Yellow River For a wilderness experience, paddle from Hwy F east of Finley to the 9th Street Bridge east of Sprague. Best if the Necedah River Gauge reads over 10 feet. From Necedah to the Castle Rock Flowage the put-in is at the 9th Street landing just off Hwy 80 on the south side of Necedah. The paddle to Castle Rock Flowage takes about 4-5 hours. No rapids but plenty of fallen trees for obstacles. The single vertical poles highline are about halfway to the Crappie Point takeout. When the river splits take river left channel. Then in the Yellow River Wildlife area Bald Eagles are often seen. When you see the Buckhorn Bridge paddle to the West Shore (river right) for Crappie Point landing. For more information www.necedah.us.canoe.html www.juneaucounty.com/canoe-kayak-tube.html and river level information https://waterdata.usgs.gov/wi/nwis/uv?site_ no=05403000

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Canoeing, Kayaking & Swimming Get Out and Go Canoeing The world of canoeing is jam-packed with new skills to learn and adventures to be had, making it a great sport. One of the best ways to get your kids canoeing is to head out on a family paddle and if you want to keep an eye on young children, sharing a boat can be the perfect solution. A 16-foot canoe is big enough for two adults, two small kids, a dog and a picnic. The most important consideration is to choose a craft that allows your youngsters to participate in the paddling but you can also pilot on your own. Basic paddling strokes engage muscles you don’t generally use, so it’s worth practicing somewhere before allowing the kids onboard. Canoeing is also a great couple sport. What could be more romantic than canoeing down a slow moving river or gliding atop a mirror-still lake? With the chirping of the birds, the quiet splash of your oars and the conversation, canoeing can be a great way to reconnect with your partner while enjoying all the beauty that nature has around you.

Kayaking Adventures One of the best things about kayaking is that it’s a healthy and fun activity that you can do alone or share with your whole family. Not only is it a fun physical activity where everyone can expend excess energy, but it’s also a wonderful way to connect with the nature. It can be a welcome outdoor activity that allows all members of the family to connect with each other and with nature. Kayaking doesn’t require a lot of strength which makes it the perfect activity for family members of all ages. Not only are sit-on-tops great for paddling around the lake, but they also make really fun platforms from which to jump into the water and swim (always remembering to never dive, but to jump in feet first). They’re easy to get back on after a swim and they aren’t restrictive which will make children feel at ease.

Public Swimming Beaches

There are plenty of places to swim on Castle Rock Lake because the lake is mostly a sand bottom and has plenty of spots along the shoreline that are about 3 to 5 feet deep. Buckhorn State Park which is open to the Public has about 10 miles of frontage. If you are looking for a nice sandy beach open to the Public for swimming there are two Castle Rock County Parks, one in Adams County and the other in Juneau County, WI. These two waterfront parks have lifeguards on staff part of the time. Lake Petenwell is the second largest body of water in Wisconsin. This 431 acre park is on a beautiful lake with a designated swimming area, boat launch/harbor of refuge, playground equipment and hiking trails, heated showers and restroom facilities. Castle Rock County Park is open year-round. This 141 acre park is on the fourth largest body of water in Wisconsin. The park also includes a designated swimming area, boat launch, game room, playground equipment, heated showers and restroom facilities. Concessions and firewood available.

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Nature & Bird Watching Become Nature-wise Children are fascinated by nature discovery. When parents revisit nature through the eyes of children, we’re reminded that life, when all is said and done, is still infinitely a beautiful place. Take time to get to know the birds who share our habitat is a wonderful pastime for families. It’s good, clean fun, and builds values of respect and compassion for nature and all living things. Any time of year is good for viewing birds. Each season offers a new experience on how birds cope within the environment. During spring and fall, mass migration of some birds takes place — an outstanding phenomenon. Children begin to notice similarities and differences in birds and that builds their skill for identifying birds. But the really fun part of bird watching is observing bird behavior.

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Juneau County Communities Camp Douglas | 608-427-3355 | campgdouglaswi.com Camp Douglas, nestled among the rugged peaks of natural rock formations and the beautiful terrain of the area, is the western gateway to Juneau County and the home of Volk Field and Camp Williams Military facilities. The friendly village has an atmosphere of mutual caring and concern that shows in their providing a recreation center for all age groups. The village boasts several tourist attractions, hunting, fishing, biking and hiking.

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The ‘400’ State Trail, the Elroy-Sparta State Trail and the Juneau County Omaha Trail are the three bicycle trails that meet in Elroy. They are all built on discontinued rail lines that once served the area. They are also used as snowmobile trails in the winter. The Elroy-Sparta trail was the first official ‘Rails to Trails’ bicycle trail in the nation. The Elroy-Sparta trail and the ‘400’ trail join at the Elroy Commons, and the Omaha Trail is connected by way of the new covered bridge.

Hustler | 608-427-6575 Hustler is a quiet little village set in an unglaciated area of Wisconsin. The Omaha Bike Trail runs through the center of town and connects with the ‘400’ State Trail and the ElroySparta State Trail. As you proceed southward to the state trails, you pass through very scenic hillsides and a tunnel. This small town has the distinction of having two churches located in the village, a bowling alley and restaurant, a bed & breakfast, a hair salon, and two friendly taverns. In August, Hustler hosts an annual tractor pull as part of the ‘Hustler Fest” celebration. Visit hustlerfest.com for more information. This event brings in people from many different areas.

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Juneau County Communities Lyndon Station | 608-666-2500 lyndonstation-wi.com

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Lyndon Station is in the Southeastern section of Juneau County on Highways 12/16 and Interstate 90/94 near the beautiful Rocky Arbor State Park. It’s a quick eight mile trip to Wisconsin Dells. Lyndon Station features one of the most impressive Veteran’s Memorials in the area. It is also home to the Friends and Family Cancer Foundation. Visitors can get behind the microphone during one of the karaoke nights in downtown Lyndon Station.

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Necedah | 608-565-2261 | necedah.us Necedah is a friendly village nestled among majestic rock formations, natural bluffs and pine trees. It is located near Petenwell Lake, Castle Rock Lake, and the Wisconsin and Yellow Rivers. Visitors can relax at the new Old Mill Park. The Necedah National Wildlife Refuge and Buckhorn State Park are close by, and offer a ‘back to nature’ experience. Necedah is home to a new library built in 2010; The Necedah Community-Siegler Memorial Library. It is open Monday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and comprises a wide selection of reading materials, several public computers and free wireless internet. You’ll also find several unique shops selling antiques, Polish and homestyle foods, household items and books, hardware and auto parts, along with other retailers and eating establishments.

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Look for adventure in New Lisbon in Juneau County! Excellent recreational opportunities await you all year round. Fishing, boating, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling and the nearby Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail, as well as, the Omaha Trail beckon you to explore, or to rest and relax among majestic pines and oaks. www.juneaucounty.com | 31


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Union Center is a quiet little village tucked among pine forests and natural sandstone bluffs in the southeast corner of Juneau County. Union Center is on the ‘400’ State Trail, a four-season, recreation trail built on an abandoned railroad bed. Union Center’s casual, rural setting is perfect for getting close to nature but there are plenty of activities for those who like to keep busy. Picnicking, playing basketball in the park, canoeing on the scenic Baraboo River or playing a round of golf on a challenging 9-hole course are just some of the ways to have some fun. 33 ¬ «

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Los Dells is the first major Latin Music & Arts Festival in the Midwest and soon to be North America’s largest Latin Music Festival. It’s been nominated for the 2019 Wisconsin Governor’s Tourism Award for Arts, Culture, and Heritage! Visitors travel from major metropolis areas in the US and even from South American countries to attend the Los Dells Annual Festival. It’s an opportunity to enjoy a multi-cultural experience for fans of music just outside one of the largest family-friendly entertainment destinations in the Midwest: the Wisconsin Dells. With art installations, a vast culinary program, and a heavy hitting musical lineup, Los Dells Festival attendees will be in for an unforgettable experience. We hope you’ll come to Juneau County and join us on Labor Day Weekend! Festival details can be found at www.losdells.com.

Please see details and contact information on our Events Calendar pages 48-54 SPRING FLING CRAFT FAIRS APRIL FISHING EXTRAVAGANZA JUNE ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK FEST JULY BURR OAK WINERY HARVEST FEST SEPT

ARMED FORCES DAY FEST MAY 40 ET 8 TRAIN FEST JULY

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BURR OAK WINE SPRING FEST MAY

BOAT BASH JULY

HUSTLERFEST AUGUST

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OLD FASHIONED DAYS MAY

ELROY FAIR JUNE

LEGION CAR SHOW JULY

PARKFEST JULY

PORKFEST JULY

JUNEAU COUNTY FAIR AUGUST

WATERFEST WEEKEND AUGUST

APPLE DUMPLING DAY FEST SEPT

NORTHWOODS ORCHARD HARVEST FEST OCTOBER

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It has been reported that Wisconsin is quickly growing into the state with the fourth largest Amish population. A fact many Juneau County locals wouldn’t in the least find surprising.

Often confused for Amish are the Old German Baptist Brethren and Mennonites , two cultures who also live and work within Juneau County communities. All three share a common history and roots, and all three call the rolling hills and valleys of Juneau County home.

Whether you’re driving down one of the many country roads through the rolling hills or you stop by any one of the many local farmer’s markets or festivals, you will be sure to see what we all know, the Amish community is just one segment of the population to

You can find the fruits of their labor for sale at various shops, festivals and outside markets. Known for their cheese making, wood crafts and furniture, along with their quilts - each item represents a living history.

Mauston Veterinary Clinic J.S. Kaleka, DVM g.S. Khurmi, DVM Phone: 608-847-6024

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Stay in one of our beautifully appointed rooms

BED & BREAKFAST

Located along the Elroy-Sparta ike Trail Breakfast included in overnight stay

Amish Driving & Bike Tour Maps Available Here

202 E. Main Street, Hustler 608-427-3787 www.fountainchateau.com


RE/MAX RealPros

Victorian Manor Bed and Breakfast, LLC is an 1895 Queen Anne Victorian home with spa-like bathrooms, luxury linens, and a delicious breakfast. You’ll receive personal service as well as the peace and quiet that you desire at a competitive price. Located just a short drive from Petenwell and Castle Rock Lakes. Call us today to plan your getaway!

414 E STATE ST #2A MAUSTON, WI 53948 608-254-9488

234 Tremont St., Mauston • 608-350-1973 www.victorianmanorbandb.com

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Toll free order line: 866-213-6818 www.clarkshoovesnfeathers.com

Emu Oil & Emu Oil Products Handmade Soaps -Vegan Friendly -Plant Based Formula

Check out our Facebook page for weekly specials

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ATV Trails ATV/UTV Adventures As residents can attest to, Juneau County has some of the most diverse and appealing scenery in the country, from the hills to the forests, the bluffs and the waterways. Each corner of the county has something special to offer. With the expansion of ATV routes, visitors can exit at any of the four Juneau County I90/94 exits, eat and stay locally, and hop on their vehicles to explore the area. ATV/UTV riding is a great family experience and Juneau County has miles and miles of routes to explore traversing 21 municipalities. Each municipality has its own governance over ridership. It is important for visitors to know the designated roads, speed limits, age limits, time of day and dates open. The best way to stay up-to-date and ride legally is to ride with someone who knows the area - like an ATV club member. You can join any of our clubs and experience a fun-filled, rewarding ride. Please check with the townships to see if they have any additional ordinances prior to ATV use. For trail map sources and township contact information visit www.JuneauCounty.com/atv-ing--utv-ing.html

BEHinD EVERY PROJECT is a Mauston

601 N. Union St. Mauston, WI 53948

Full Line of Hardware DJ’s small EnginE Paint Specialist Small Engine Repair Plumbing • Electrical Service & Sales (608)847-6029 36 | www.juneaucounty.com

ATV/UTV Clubs

Serving Juneau County Bear Bluff ATV Club

608-542-0647

Castle Rock Family ATV Club

608-547-0635

Over the Hill ATV Club

608-462-8372

Petenwell ATV Club

608-565-3118

Sauk Ridge Runners ATV Club

608-524-7796


Golf

Golfing Adventures Whether golfing is your passion or just an occasional pastime, Juneau County offers a variety of courses for your pleasure. From the novice to the professional golfer, be assured an adventure awaits you! Experience the charm of Juneau County with a club in your hand! Plan a few days in Juneau County and golf all three of our courses for a challenge you won’t soon forget.

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2019 Race Events BROUGHT TO YOU BY

STEPPING FOR HUNGER

WA DU SHUDA Days -5k Run/ Walk & Half Marathon Saturday, July 6th 2019

(New Lisbon, WI)

Custom t-shirt, finisher medals & pint glass. Free wristband included in race bag to Wa Du Shuda Days festival grounds. All proceeds go to the New Lisbon Wrestling Club: - Student Athlete Awards - Scholarships Silver Star Health Fair -Come and enjoy local vendors and their tips on health and wellness.

STEPPING FOR HUNGER -5k Night Glow Run Friday , September 6th 2019

(New Lisbon, WI)

Every single dollar goes directly to the Juneau County Food Pantries. To date, Stepping for Hunger has raised over �90,000.

Runner-Travis McCathie Kansas State 100 Mile Record Holder Silver Star Nutrition Endurance Athlete

Register Online @ Steppingforhunger.com Follow us at facebook/steppingforhunger


Hunting

Hunting - A Family Tradition Hunting, is a true American pastime, is something that we can share with one another. It is a tradition that’s passed from generation to generation, person to person, as we learn valuable life lessons and participate in a special rite of passage. Juneau County has so much to offer the sportsman, whether it’s hunting whitetail, wild turkey, bear, coyote, ducks & geese, or even delicious wild mushrooms, this is the place you want to be!

Wisconsin River Meats As FEATURED on The Food Network

Cateri n Availa g Call fo ble rD etails

• Landjaegers • 15 varieties of Brats • 10 Varieties of Summer Sausage • Ring Bologna • Jerky • Weiners • Wild Game Sausages

FRESH CUT BEEF & PORK FROM WISCONSIN Open Monday-Friday 8-5 • Saturday 8-4 • Sunday 10-1

N5340 Cty. Road HH, Mauston, WI 53948 Phone 608-847-7413 • www.wisconsinrivermeats.com We accept Food Stamps, Quest, Visa, MasterCard and Discover

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» DINING TIMMY’S TIMEOUT BAR & GRILL

The AreA’s FAvoriTe supper Club

• Daily Specials • Friday Night Fish Fry Menu • Saturday Night Prime Rib & Steak Menu • No Reservation Needed

Casual priCes

with an elegant taste!

• Large Groups Welcome • Clean Family Friendly Atmosphere

Steaks and Shrimp

• Watch your favorite teams on 6 TVs

Home of the 3½ lb. Pizza T-Bones & Hand-Cut Ribeye Steaks

Pizzas & Snacks

• VIP Suite seat up to 60 people 

• ATV UTV Access

Happy Hour Thursday 5-6 p.m. Go to

www.jacksonclinicbar.com

for all your Clinic Gear & Events

Reservations Accepted

Or Have the Best Local Burger

www thelittlecranecafe com

522 Gateway Ave - In Midtown Plaza Mauston, WI 53948 608-847-1990 Open Daily at 11 a.m.

N1068 Hwy. K, Mauston 608-847-5104

All You Can Eat

Chicken & Fish with 21 item soup & salad bar - $13.99

FRidAyS at 4 p.m. 2,000 sq. ft. Private Lounge

Book Your FamilY reunions, Wedding Parties & BirthdaYs uP to 100 PeoPle. no room Charge With minimum order!

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PIG ROAST Every Saturday

Harmony Bistro at

• Fresh Sandwiches • Polish Specialties • Deli Meats & Cheeses • Fresh Bakery • Homemade Polish Sausage • Catering Trays

Call to reserve our Bistro for your family gatherings and parties.

JB DELI, INC.

Amish Driving & Bike Tour Maps Available Here

Polish & American Grocery 220 S. Main St. • Necedah, WI 54646 Phone: (608)565-3453

202 E. Main Street, Hustler 608-427-3787

www.fountainchateau.com

N8404 19th Ave Necedah 608-565-2757 www.buckhornstoregrillandbar.com

Thursday Prime Rib Famous Friday Fish Fry Saturday Smoked Ribs & Chicken Sunday Fried Chicken Seasonal Pig Roast

Winter Hours: Thurs.-Fri. 4 p.m. - close; Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m. - close Summer Hours: Wed. – Fri. 4 p.m. – close, Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m. – close


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Open year round Wednesday-Sunday Nightly Specials Friday Seafood & Prime Rib Buffet Hand Cut Steaks Sandwiches Soup & Salad Bar Costa Ricky’s Ricky’ Beach Bar Open Memorial Day - Labor Day Fri., Sat. & Sun.

www.carlsonsrusticridge.com

Friday Fish Fry & Saturday Prime Rib

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201 LEER STREET NEw LISbON

Homemade Pizza and Subs 24-Hour Gas Pumps Huge Fishing & Camping Section Largest Live Bait Selection by Castle Rock Lake Large Liquor and Beer Department

“Best Vienna Dogs Outside of Chicago”

gLuTEN FREE OPTIONS

MON-FRI: 5AM-9PM SAT: 7AM - NOON

N8414 Cty Rd G Necedah 608-565-2425 www.buckhornstorewi.com

DJ’s & Bands on Weekends

(Memorial Day - Labor Day)

Stay in one of our beautifully appointed rooms

Located along the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail

608-562-3741 SILvERSTARHEALTH.COM

Pontoon Rentals N6895 Ridgewater Dr. Mauston (Next to Castle Rock Park off Hwy. G)

608-350-0555

www.portofinobayrestaurant.com Check

for a calendar of events.

VIENNA HOT DOGS & ITALIAN SAUSAGE ITALIAN BEEF NACHOS & FRIES CHEESE CURDS CHICKEN NUGGETS & MORE!

Breakfast included in overnight stay

Monday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 65 p.m.

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N7010 Hwy. 58, 7 mi. N. of Mauston,

www.fountainchateau.com

GERMANTOWN JUNCTION STORE 608-847-6909

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» CAMPGROUNDS RV CampgRound & Log Cabin ResoRt

Please purchase all firewood locally. Firewood can harbor many different kinds of invasive pests and diseases that are harmful to Wisconsin’s trees in both forest and urban settings. Gypsy moth, oak wilt, and emerald ash borer hitchhike on firewood, to name just a few, making their way easily into previously unaffected, healthy areas. This poses a serious threat to trees throughout the state. Although it is still legal to move firewood in certain areas, it is almost always a bad idea to do so. Moving firewood can put the trees at your destination at risk.

Seasonal Camping at its Best!

Get Away in Luxury

BAVARIAN CAMPSITE On Castle Rock Lake Open May - Mid - October

County Rd. Z to Dover Drive on the Adams Co. side of Castle Rock Lake

theoaksatrusticridge.com

“We mow your lawn!”

Well Shaded Units Sandy Beach • Boating Fishing • Water Hook-ups Grocery Store, Beer & Liquor Hot Showers • FlushToilets 7 miles north of Mauston on 58 to G, turn right 3 miles to campsite

Seasonal RV & Park Model Sites Large, wooded 60x40 sites, water, metered electric & full hook ups. Near restaurant & beach bar.

Call to reserve your site

608-547-6620

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50’x75’ sites with water & electric Shower & Flush Toilets New Bathhouse Tent Sites Available Fire Rings Best campground rates in the county. Sewer Sites Water & Electric Seasonal Sites Campers on Sites, Custom Tiny Cabins 2 Bars, 3 Dining Areas WE SELL: Ice, Firewood, Liquor, Beer, Steaks, Homemade Pizza & More!

Rent or Own Your Site CITY WATER, CITY SEWER Extend Your Camping Season • Large Wooded Campsites 50’ x 90’ • Volleyball & Basketball • City Water & City Sewer Peaceful & Quiet • Playground & Horseshoes • Heated Pool

www.buckscrossing.com 7 Mi. W. of Wisconsin Dells Lyndon Station - Hwy 12/16

866.666.3009

608-847-7039

N9671 Hwy. 80 S., Necedah 608-565-2262 thereelcampground.com Located 25 Min. N. of WI Dells Between Petenwell & Castle Rock Lakes

Conveniently located close to Castle Rock Lake & Boat Landing, Golf, Wisconsin Dells and National Wildlife Refuge

Right on main ATV & Snowmobile Trails!


» CAMPGROUNDS ARKDALE Cottage Keeper Vacation Homes

20+ on Castle Rock & Petenwell Lakes ..... 888-404-2688

CAMP DOUGLAS Eagle’s Nest Resort

N11770 Hwy H .................................................. 608-427-3235

Mill Bluff State Park Campground

15819 Funnel Rd............................................... 608-427-6692

ELROY Schultz Park Camping

Hwy 80/82 South.............................................. 608-462-2400

Allen Thompson Memorial Park

Hwy 71 West....................................................... 608-462-2400

LYNDON STATION Bass Lake Campground

N1497 Southern Rd.......................................... 608-666-2311

Bucks Crossing RV Resort

150 S East St....................................................... 866-666-3009

Country Corners Bait & Tackle

N3195 28th Ave................................................. 608-666-2717

Crockett Resort Camping & RV

N2884 28th Ave................................................. 608-666-2040

Lyn-Dells Campground

N1405 Hwys 12 & 16........................................ 608-254-2121

River Bay Campground

W1147 River Bay Rd........................................ 608-254-7193

Yukon Trails Camping

N2330 Hwy HH.................................................. 608-666-3261

MAUSTON Bavarian Campsites

W4796 Hwy. G................................................... 608-847-7039

Castle Rock Hideaway

N6187 Cty Hwy G............................................. 608-847-4475

Castle Rock Resort & Campground

N4310 26th Ave................................................. 608-847-6269

Juneau County Castle Rock Park

Hwy. G................................................................. 608-847-7089

Wells Lakeside Cottages

W4926 Hwy G.................................................... 608-847-7286

NECEDAH Buckhorn Resort & Campground

N8410 Hwy G.................................................... 608-565-2090

Buckhorn State Park Campground

W8450 Buckhorn Pk Ave................................ 608-565-2789

Juneau County Wilderness Park

3650 21st Ave N................................................. 608-565-7285

Moonlite Trails Campground

W4641 9th Street East..................................... 608-565-6936

Reel Inn Campground

N9671 State Road 80........................................ 608-565-2262

St. Joseph Resort

W5630 Hwy 21.................................................. 608-565-7258

Summer Hideaway

30th Street East................................................. 608-565-3825

NEW LISBON Cedar Springs Campground

N7001 Hwy 58.................................................... 608-847-7676

Kennedy County Park Campground

Hwy M.................................................................. 608-847-9390

Li’L Yellow River Campground

N7989 Hwy 80.................................................... 608-562-5355

Little Pond Lodge

N6768 State Rd 58............................................. 608-847-4593

Riverside Park

Hwy 80 & Hog Island Rd................................. 608-562-5213

WISCONSIN DELLS Arrowhead Resort Campground

W1530 Arrowhead Rd..................................... 608-254-7344

Dells Timberland Campground

N1005 Hwy 12 & 16.......................................... 608-254-2429

Eagle Flats Campground

W864 Hwy J........................................................ 608-254-2764

Edge-O-Dells Camping & Resort

N555 US Hwy 12 & 16...................................... 608-254-2429

Point Bluff Resort

3199 Hwy Z......................................................... 608-253-6181

Stand Rock Campground

N570 Hwy N....................................................... 608-253-2169

WONEWOC Chapparal Campground

S320 Hwy 33....................................................... 608-464-3200

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Camping Camping Fun Juneau County is home to Beautiful Buckhorn State Park located on Castle Rock Lake. Buckhorn State Park is a paradise for water enthusiasts, hunters, hikers, campers and nature lovers. The park and two adjacent state wildlife areas cover more than 8,000-acres on a peninsula in the Castle Rock Flowage of the Wisconsin River and along the connecting Yellow River. Family and group campsites, unique cart-in camping, a cabin for people with disabilities, canoe trail, and an accessible fishing pier, are all available at Buckhorn State Park Juneau County boasts two fantastic county parks: the Castle Rock and the Wilderness. There are also many private resorts and campgrounds nestled throughout the wooded landscape on or near lakes and rivers...each with something unique and special to offer.

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Calendar of Events JANUARY 29 Community Supper

New Lisbon, WI | New Lisbon Community Center 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Typically every last Tuesday. 608.562.3555 | nlchambr@mwt.net

19 Bingo

New Lisbon, WI | City Hall Community Room 6pm Every third Tuesday. Doors open at 5:15pm. Bingo supplies, snacks and beverages available for purchase. 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com

30 Community Supper

21 Business After 5

Entrepreneurs Event

New Lisbon, WI | Location TBA 5pm – 8pm Every second Thursday, open to the public, hosted by New Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com

16 Grilled Steak Dinner

Camp Douglas, WI | VFW Hall 4pm – 8pm $10/plate, every third Saturday, hosted by Memorial VFW Post 10911 & Auxiliary 608.427.3355 | vfw10911@yahoo.com

16 Valentine’s Winery -17 Festival

New Lisbon, WI | Burr Oak Winery, N5873 Hwy 12 & 16 Sample our wines and enjoy complimentary chocolates 608.562.5271 | burroakwinery.com

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Mauston, WI | Location TBA 5pm – 8pm Every third Thursday, open to the public, hosted by Greater Mauston Area Chamber of Commerce 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

26 Community Supper

New Lisbon, WI | New Lisbon Community Center 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Typically every last Tuesday. 608.562.3555 | nlchambr@mwt.net

FEBRUARY 14 Business After 5

New Lisbon, WI | Location TBA 5pm – 8pm Every second Thursday, open to the public, hosted by New Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com

19 Junior Duck Stamp

31 Inventors &

Camp Douglas, WI | Lynxx Telcom, 127 Hwy 12, Lower Level 5:30pm – 8pm. Every last Thursday, open to the public, free presentation on starting a business/invention. 608.427.2070 ie.club@juneaucounty.com

Camp Douglas, WI | VFW Hall 4pm – 8pm $10/plate, every third Saturday, hosted by Memorial VFW Post 10911 & Auxiliary 608.427.3355 vfw10911@yahoo.com

31 Community Supper

14 Business After 5

16 Grilled Steak Dinner

Elroy, WI | United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 125 Royall Ave 4:30pm – 6pm. Complimentary meal open to all. Every last Wednesday. 608.462.5953 | elroywi.com (Business Directory/ Churches/ Elroy United Methodist Church) Mauston, WI | Mauston High School, 800 Grayside Ave 5pm – 6:30pm Every last Thursday, complimentary meal open to all. 608.847.7924 | sharingsupper.org

MARCH

27 Community Supper

Elroy, WI | United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 125 Royall Ave 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Every last Wednesday. 608.462.5953 | elroywi.com (Business Directory/ Churches/ Elroy United Methodist Church)

28 Community Supper

Mauston, WI | Mauston High School, 800 Grayside Ave 5pm – 6:30pm Every last Thursday, complimentary meal open to all. 608.847.7924 | sharingsupper.org

28 Inventors &

Entrepreneurs Event

Camp Douglas, WI | Lynxx Telcom, 127 Hwy 12, Lower Level 5:30pm – 8pm Every last Thursday, open to the public, free presentation on starting a business/invention. 608.427.2070 ie.club@juneaucounty.com

Entries Due

Necedah, WI | Necedah National Wildlife Refuge 4pm Free to enter, pick up materials at Visitor Center or online 608.565.2551 fws.gov/refuge/necedah/

19 Bingo

New Lisbon, WI | City Hall Community Room 6pm Every third Tuesday. Doors open at 5:15pm. Bingo supplies, snacks and beverages available for purchase. 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com

21 Business After 5

Mauston, WI | Location TBA 5pm – 8pm Every third Thursday, open to the public, hosted by Greater Mauston Area Chamber of Commerce 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

22 Spring Stampede -24 Tournament

Mauston, WI | Woodside Sports Complex 4217 W 50th Street. Open to the public 608.316.1556 ext 3011 woodsidesports.com

26 Community Supper

New Lisbon, WI | New Lisbon Community Center 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Typically every last Tuesday. 608.562.3555 | nlchambr@mwt.net


Calendar of Events 26 Community Supper

Elroy, WI | United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 125 Royall Ave 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Every last Wednesday. 608.462.5953 | elroywi.com (Business Directory/ Churches/ Elroy United Methodist Church)

28 Community Supper

Mauston, WI | Mauston High School, 800 Grayside Ave 5pm – 6:30pm Every last Thursday, complimentary meal open to all. 608.847.7924 | sharingsupper.org

16 Bingo

New Lisbon, WI | City Hall Community Room 6pm Every third Tuesday. Doors open at 5:15pm. Bingo supplies, snacks and beverages available for purchase. 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com

18 Business After 5

Mauston, WI | Location TBA 5pm – 8pm Every third Thursday, open to the public, hosted by Greater Mauston Area Chamber of Commerce 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber

20 Spring Fling Craft

20 Grilled Steak Dinner

Entrepreneurs Event

Challenge Varsity Tournament

19 Easter Egg Hunt

Mauston, WI | Riverside Park Begins 2:30pm Contact the Greater Mauston Area Chamber of Commerce for details 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber

Mauston, WI | Woodside Sports Complex 4217 W 50th Street. Open to the public 608.316.1556 ext 3011 | woodsidesports.com

6 Spring Craft Show

New Lisbon, WI | New Lisbon Schools, 500 S Forest St 9am–2pm Sponsored by the New Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com

11 Business After 5

New Lisbon, WI | Location TBA 5pm – 8pm Every second Thursday, open to the public, hosted by New Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com

Entrepreneurs Event

Tournament

Mauston, WI | Woodside Sports Complex 4217 W 50th Street. Open to the public 608.316.1556 ext 3011 | woodsidesports.com

20 41ST Annual Easter

20 Lone Rock Easter

Egg Hunt

Camp Douglas, WI | Lynxx Telcom, 127 Hwy 12, Lower Level 5:30pm – 8pm Every last Thursday, open to the public, free presentation on starting a business/invention. 608.427.2070 ie.club@juneaucounty.com

28 New Vintage -29 Weekend

Egg Hunt

Necedah, WI | Veterans Memorial Hall on Hwy 21 10:30am Hunt begins, 10:00am Doors open Children Grade 3 & Under can hunt for eggs, play games, visit with the Bunny and win prizes. 608.565.2261 Discover Necedah on facebook.com

Mauston, WI | Mauston High School, 800 Grayside Ave 5pm – 6:30pm Every last Thursday, complimentary meal open to all. 608.847.7924 | sharingsupper.org

25 Inventors &

20 Easter Classic

12 Draft Beer Walk

Mauston, WI | Downtown Mauston 6pm – 9pm Contact the Greater Mauston Area Chamber of Commerce for details 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber

Elroy, WI | United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 125 Royall Ave 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Every last Wednesday. 608.462.5953 | elroywi.com (Business Directory/ Churches/ Elroy United Methodist Church)

25 Community Supper

APRIL 5-6 High School

Camp Douglas, WI | VFW Hall 4pm – 8pm $10/plate, every third Saturday, hosted by Memorial VFW Post 10911 & Auxiliary 608.427.3355 | vfw10911@yahoo.com

24 Community Supper

28 Inventors &

Camp Douglas, WI | Lynxx Telcom, 127 Hwy 12, Lower Level 5:30pm – 8pm Every last Thursday, open to the public, free presentation on starting a business/invention. 608.427.2070 ie.club@juneaucounty.com

& Gift Show

Mauston, WI | Olson Middle School Grayside Ave 9am – 2pm More than 60 vendors. 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber

New Lisbon,WI | Burr Oak Winery, N5873 Hwy 12 & 16 Try out some of our newest wines 608.562.5271 | burroakwinery.com

30 Community Supper

New Lisbon, WI | New Lisbon Community Center 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Typically every last Tuesday. 608.562.3555 nlchambr@mwt.net

Camp Douglas, WI | Lone Rock Park 9:30am Bake Sale, 10am Hunt Begins 608.427.6768

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Calendar of Events MAY

11 Cactus Classic

* Farmers’ Market

Mauston, WI | County Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) Wednesdays 3pm–7pm & Saturdays 7am-Sold Out Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. May through October 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber

Mauston, WI | Woodside Sports Complex 4217 W 50th Street. Open to the public 608.316.1556 ext 3011 | woodsidesports.com

11 Church Rummage

* Farmers’ Market

Tournament

Necedah, WI | Village Hall Parking Lot at the intersection of Hwy 21 & Hwy 80 Saturdays 9am–12pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, and other farm to table treats. May through October 608.565.2261 | facebook.com/ necedahfarmersmarket/

Sale Outreach

Mauston, WI | United Methodist Church, 420 Suszycki Drive 8am – 12pm Huge Rummage Sale, Food Stand & Bake Sale 608.847.5964 | MaustonUMC.com

Camp Douglas, WI | VFW Hall 4pm – 8pm $10/plate, every third Saturday, hosted by Memorial VFW Post 10911 & Auxiliary 608.427.3355 | vfw10911@yahoo.com

25 SPRING WINERY -26 Festival

Tournament

Sale Outreach

Mauston, WI | United Methodist Church, 420 Suszycki Drive 4pm – 8pm Huge Rummage Sale, Food Stand & Bake Sale 608.847.5964 | MaustonUMC.com

9 Business After 5

New Lisbon, WI | Location TBA 5pm – 8pm Every second Thursday, open to the public, hosted by New Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com

10 Church Rummage

Sale Outreach

Mauston, WI | United Methodist Church, 420 Suszycki Drive 8am – 6pm Huge Rummage Sale, Food Stand & Bake Sale 608.847.5964 | MaustonUMC.com

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Wonewoc, WI 608.464.3210 wonewoc-wisc.com/ old-fashioned-day

18 Grilled Steak Dinner

Mauston, WI | Wisconsin River Meats, N5340 Co Rd HH 10am – 3pm 608.847.7413 wisconsinrivermeats.com

9 Church Rummage

Mauston, WI | Woodside Sports Complex 4217 W 50th Street. Open to the public 608.316.1556 ext 3011 | woodsidesports.com

Pork School

Mauston, WI | Woodside Sports Complex 4217 W 50th Street. Open to the public 608.316.1556 ext 3011 | woodsidesports.com

Camp Douglas, WI | Nelson Park 4pm – 9pm Carnival, Tractor Pull, Softball Tournament, 5k Run, Live Music and more 608.427.3355 campdouglaswi.com

18 horseshoe summer -19 Slam Tournament

4-5 Cinco De Mayo

18 Old Fashioned Day

4 PorkFest and

17 ARMED FORCES DAY -19 Celebration

11 International

Migratory Bird Day

Necedah, WI | Necedah National Wildlife Refuge 8am – 4pm Free Event. Family friendly activities all day. Advanced and family birding hikes also. Refreshments by Friends of Necedah. Meet at the Visitor Center 608.565.2551 fws.gov/refuge/necedah/

14 Bingo

New Lisbon, WI | City Hall Community Room 6pm Every third Tuesday. Doors open at 5:15pm. Bingo supplies, snacks and beverages available for purchase. 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com

16 Business After 5

Mauston, WI | Location TBA 5pm – 8pm Every third Thursday, open to the public, hosted by Greater Mauston Area Chamber of Commerce 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

New Lisbon, WI | Burr Oak Winery, N5873 Hwy 12 & 16 11am – 5pm Sample our wines and local chocolate treats 608.562.5271 burroakwinery.com

25 MIDWEST SLUFEST -26 Tournament

Mauston, WI | Woodside Sports Complex 4217 W 50th Street. Open to the public 608.316.1556 ext 3011 | woodsidesports.com

28 Community Supper

New Lisbon, WI | New Lisbon Community Center 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Typically every last Tuesday. 608.562.3555 nlchambr@mwt.net

29 Community Supper

Elroy, WI | United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 125 Royall Ave 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Every last Wednesday. 608.462.5953 elroywi.com (Business Directory/ Churches/ Elroy United Methodist Church)


Calendar of Events 30 Community Supper

Mauston, WI | Mauston High School, 800 Grayside Ave 5pm – 6:30pm Every last Thursday, complimentary meal open to all. 608.847.7924 | sharingsupper.org

30 Inventors &

Entrepreneurs Event

13 STAGECOACH -16 Tournament

20 7TH ANNUAL HO DOWN -23 Tournament

15 Grilled Steak Dinner

21 7th annual -22 community wide

Mauston, WI | Woodside Sports Complex 4217 W 50th Street. Open to the public 608.316.1556 ext 3011 | woodsidesports.com

Camp Douglas, WI | VFW Hall 4pm – 8pm $10/plate, every third Saturday, hosted by Memorial VFW Post 10911 & Auxiliary 608.427.3355 vfw10911@yahoo.com

Camp Douglas, WI | Lynxx Telcom, 127 Hwy 12, Lower Level 5:30pm – 8pm Every last Thursday, open to the public, free presentation on starting a business/invention. 608.427.2070 ie.club@juneaucounty.com

JUNE

1 Movie in the Park

Mauston, WI | Riverside Park on Mansion St. Begins at Dusk. Bring your blanket, chairs, and bug spray. 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

1-2 Buffalo Cup

Tournament

Mauston, WI | Woodside Sports Complex 4217 W 50th Street. Open to the public 608.316.1556 ext 3011 | woodsidesports.com

7 sandstone series -9 Tournament

Mauston, WI | Woodside Sports Complex 4217 W 50th Street. Open to the public 608.316.1556 ext 3011 | woodsidesports.com

Necedah, WI | Various locations 8am – 4pm Maps, Crafts & Vendors at Village Hall across from Kwik Trip. Refreshments by BETA include grilled Necedah Burgers & Dogs 608.565.2261 | Discover Necedah on facebook.com

Necedah, WI | Old Mill Park, Hwy 21 & Hwy 80 9am–1pm Fishing contest, lure making, games & tons of great prizes! Necedah Burgers & Dogs on the Grill available from BETA 608.565.2261 | Discover Necedah on facebook.com

Mauston, WI | Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) Wednesdays 3pm–7pm & Saturdays 7am-Sold Out Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. May through October 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber Necedah, WI | Village Hall Parking Lot at the intersection of Hwy 21 & Hwy 80 Saturdays 9am–12pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, and other farm to table treats. May through October 608.565.2261 | facebook.com/ necedahfarmersmarket/

garage sales

22 Fishing Extravaganza

* Farmers’ Market

* Farmers’ Market

Mauston, WI | Woodside Sports Complex 4217 W 50th Street. Open to the public 608.316.1556 ext 3011 | woodsidesports.com

15 father’s day wine & -16 cheese party

New Lisbon, WI | City Hall Community Room 6pm Every third Tuesday. Doors open at 5:15pm. Bingo supplies, snacks and beverages available for purchase. 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com

20 Business After 5

Block Country Picnic and Walk/Run

New Lisbon, WI | Burr Oak Winery, N5873 Hwy 12 & 16 11am – 5pm Celebrate Father’s Day by sampling our wines and local cheeses 608.562.5271 | burroakwinery.com

18 Bingo

22 Rock Around the

Castle Rock Lake Area, WI | Location TBA 5pm – 8pm Every third Thursday in Summer, open to the public, co-hosted by Greater Mauston Area & New Lisbon Area Chambers of Commerce 608.847.4142 or 608.562.3555 mauston.com/chamber or newlisbonchamber.com

New Lisbon, WI | Lone Rock School, N8242 6th Ave 8am – 3pm 5K walk/ run, potluck picnic, silent auction, kids games, music, balloon release 608.427.6768 | LoneRockSchool.com

25 Community Supper

New Lisbon, WI | New Lisbon Community Center 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Typically every last Tuesday. 608.562.3555 nlchambr@mwt.net

26 Community Supper

Elroy, WI | United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 125 Royall Ave 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Every last Wednesday. 608.462.5953 | elroywi.com (Business Directory/ Churches/ Elroy United Methodist Church)

20 ELROY FAIR -23 Elroy, WI | Elroy Fairgrounds

All your favorite summer fair activities! elroyfair.webs.com/

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Calendar of Events 27 Inventors &

Entrepreneurs Event

Camp Douglas, WI | Lynxx Telcom, 127 Hwy 12, Lower Level 5:30pm – 8pm Every last Thursday, open to the public, free presentation on starting a business/invention. 608.427.2070 ie.club@juneaucounty.com

27 Community Supper

Mauston, WI | Mauston High School, 800 Grayside Ave 5pm – 6:30pm Every last Thursday, complimentary meal open to all. 608.847.7924 | sharingsupper.org

28 ghosttown games -30 Tournament

Mauston, WI | Woodside Sports Complex 4217 W 50th Street. Open to the public 608.316.1556 ext 3011 | woodsidesports.com

JULY * Farmers’ Market

5 tombstone -7 Tournament

6 Fireworks Display

6 Annual Chicken

7 Wa Du Shuda Days

Dinner

New Lisbon, WI Silver Star Health, 201 Leer St 7am–11am Free Health Fair. Pre-register for runs. 608.562.3741 | silverstarhealth.us

6 Wa Du Shuda

New Lisbon, WI | Riverside Park, Hog Island Rd 8am-Midnight Fun for all ages! Live music, Generations Dance Academy performances, fun shows, great food, races/competitions, craft vendors, and more! 608.562.3555 | wadushuda.com

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Tournament

Mauston, WI | Woodside Sports Complex 4217 W 50th Street. Open to the public 608.316.1556 ext 3011 | woodsidesports.com

13 Movie in the Park

Mauston, WI | Riverside Park on Mansion St. Begins at Dusk. Bring your blanket, chairs, and bug spray. 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

Chicken BBQ Picnic

New Lisbon, WI | 40et8 Forest, 5523 37th Road 11am – 4pm While the music plays there will be plenty of activities for children and adults including locomotive rides, a children’s treasure hunt, bingo, raffles, and silent auction. 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

16 Bingo

6 12th Annual American

5 Wa Du Shuda

New Lisbon, WI | Riverside Park, Hog Island Rd 4pm–11pm Movie in the Park, Teen Dance, Kids’ Activities, Live Music at the Stage, Beverage Garden & more 608.562.3555 | wadushuda.com

14 Annual 40et8

Necedah, WI | Village Hall Parking Lot at the intersection of Hwy 21 & Hwy 80 Saturdays 9am–12pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, and other farm to table treats. May through October 608.565.2261 | facebook.com/ necedahfarmersmarket/

Days Festival

12 wild west -14 CHAMPIONSHIP

Days Festival

4 Fireworks Show

(UW-Madison Marching Band Performers) New Lisbon, WI From NLHS to Riverside Park, New Lisbon 12pm–3pm Wa Du Shuda Festivities continue throughout the day, Generations Dance Academy performances 608.562.3555 | wadushuda.com

& Half Marathon Runs and Health Fair

* Farmers’ Market

Mauston, WI | Riverside Park Begins at Dusk 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber

Parade and Echoes of Camp Randall

Mauston Fire House 11am – 2pm or until sold out Annual fundraiser for the Mauston Fire Department. Deliveries available. 608.847.5475 mauston.com/chamber

6 Wa Du Shuda Days 5K

Mauston, WI | Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) Wednesdays 3pm–7pm & Saturdays 7am-Sold Out Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. May through October 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

New Lisbon, WI | Riverside Park Begins at dusk New Lisbon’s Fireworks are most impressive, come check them out! Free for all. 608.562.3555 | wadushuda.com

Mauston, WI | Woodside Sports Complex 4217 W 50th Street. Open to the public 608.316.1556 ext 3011 | woodsidesports.com

Legion Car Show at Wa Du Shuda

New Lisbon, WI | New Lisbon Community Center 8am–3pm Anything with a motor is welcome! $10 registration fee for all entries. Pancake breakfast and lunch served on site. Great door prizes. We do not judge as we put our donations into prizes. Call or text Roy for details 608.547.7745 | wadushuda.com

New Lisbon, WI | City Hall Community Room 6pm Every third Tuesday. Doors open at 5:15pm. Bingo supplies, snacks and beverages available for purchase. 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com


Calendar of Events 18 Business After 5

Castle Rock Lake Area, WI | Location TBA 5pm – 8pm Every third Thursday in Summer, open to the public, co-hosted by Greater Mauston Area & New Lisbon Area Chambers of Commerce 608.847.4142 or 608.562.3555 mauston.com/chamber or newlisbonchamber.com

30 Community Supper

3-4 WOODSIDE

31 Community Supper

18 VIVA LAS DELLS -21 Tournament

Mauston, WI | Woodside Sports Complex 4217 W 50th Street. Open to the public 608.316.1556 ext 3011 | woodsidesports.com

20 Grilled Steak Dinner

Camp Douglas, WI | VFW Hall 4pm–8pm $10/plate, every third Saturday, hosted by Memorial VFW Post 10911 & Auxiliary 608.427.3355 | vfw10911@yahoo.com

Mauston, WI Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) Wednesdays 3pm–7pm & Saturdays 7am-Sold Out Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. May through October 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber Necedah, WI | Village Hall Parking Lot at the intersection of Hwy 21 & Hwy 80 Saturdays 9am–12pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, and other farm to table treats. May through October 608.565.2261 | facebook. com/necedahfarmersmarket/

25 Inventors &

Entrepreneurs Event

Camp Douglas, WI | Lynxx Telcom, 127 Hwy 12, Lower Level 5:30pm – 8pm Every last Thursday, open to the public, free presentation on starting a business/invention. 608.427.2070 ie.club@juneaucounty.com

25 WISCONSIN AA LEGION -28 STATE TOURNAMENT Mauston, WI | Woodside Sports Complex 4217 W 50th Street. Open to the public 608.316.1556 ext 3011 | woodsidesports.com

26 PARKFEST FESTIVAL -27 Lyndon Station, WI | Begins at

5pm on Friday, Parade at 1pm Saturday, and Fireworks at 10pm Saturday 608.666.2071 | facebook. com/Lyndon-Station-ParkFest

* Farmers’ Market

New Lisbon, WI | Heritage Park, South Adams St (Hwy 12/16) Thursdays 2pm–6pm & Sundays 9am-1pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. August through October 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com

3 Waterfest Festival

Mauston, WI | Castle Rock County Park, N6700 22nd Ave 8am – 11pm Fun family activities: 5K walk/ run, bike parade, food & music. 608.427.2070 | juneaucounty.com

3 Waterfest Venetian Lights Boat Parade

New Lisbon, WI | O’Dell’s Bay on Castle Rock Lake 8pm – 11pm Decorated boats drive the shoreline from the Dirty Turtle to the Castle Rock County Park, culminating with a spectacular fireworks display 608.427.2070 | juneaucounty.com

CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENTS

Mauston, WI | Woodside Sports Complex 4217 W 50th Street. Open to the public 608.316.1556 ext 3011 | woodsidesports.com

7 Free Community

Vacation Bible School

Mauston, WI | United Methodist Church, 420 Suszycki Drive 8am – 5pm for children in Preschool – 8thgrade 608.847.5964 MaustonUMC.com

10 Movie in the Park

Mauston, WI | Riverside Park on Mansion St. Begins at Dusk Bring your blanket, chairs, and bug spray. 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

10 back to school bash -11 tournament

* Farmers’ Market

25 Community Supper

Mauston, WI | Mauston High School, 800 Grayside Ave 5pm – 6:30pm Every last Thursday, complimentary meal open to all. 608.847.7924 | sharingsupper.org

Elroy, WI | United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 125 Royall Ave 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Every last Wednesday. 608.462.5953 elroywi.com (Business Directory/ Churches/ Elroy United Methodist Church)

AUGUST * Farmers’ Market

20 BOAT BASH -21 New Lisbon, WI | Castle Rock Lake Area Sponsored by Castle Rock Marine, Docking Solutions, and Smith II Marine 608.847.7200 castlerockmarine.com

New Lisbon, WI | New Lisbon Community Center 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Typically every last Tuesday. 608.562.3555 nlchambr@mwt.net

Mauston, WI | Woodside Sports Complex 4217 W 50th Street. Open to the public 608.316.1556 ext 3011 | woodsidesports.com

11 Patriots Day Heroes

5K Run/Walk

Camp Douglas, WI Nelson Park 608.343.1411 | www.active.com

11 juneau county fair -18 Mauston, WI | Juneau County

Fairgrounds All Day Every Day. Rodeos, draft horse pulls, demolition derbies, pig races, 4-H crafts, music, food & more! 608.547.2426 | juneaucountyfair.com

15 Business After 5 at

the Fair (Co-Chamber) Mauston, WI | Juneau County Fairgrounds 5pm–8pm Open to the public, co-hosted by Greater Mauston Area & New Lisbon Area Chambers of Commerce 608.847.4142 or 608.562.3555 | mauston.com/chamber or newlisbonchamber.com

17 Movie in the Fair

Mauston, WI | Ganther Show Building at Veteran’s Memorial Park Begins at Dusk Bring your blanket, chairs, and bug spray. 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber www.juneaucounty.com | 51


Calendar of Events 17 Grilled Steak Dinner

Camp Douglas, WI | VFW Hall 4pm–8pm $10/plate, every third Saturday, hosted by Memorial VFW Post 10911 & Auxiliary 608.427.3355 | vfw10911@yahoo.com

29 Inventors &

Entrepreneurs Event

17 CORRAL CUP -18 TOURNAMENT

Mauston, WI | Woodside Sports Complex 4217 W 50th Street. Open to the public 608.316.1556 ext 3011 | woodsidesports.com

20 Bingo

New Lisbon, WI | Mauston-New Lisbon Union Airport, W7493 Ferdon Rd 7am – 2pm Pilots, builders & enthusiasts welcome 608.547.6503 | 1365.eaachapter.org

SEPTEMBER * Farmers’ Market

Mauston, WI | Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) Wednesdays 3pm–7pm & Saturdays 7am-Sold Out Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. May through October 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

New Lisbon, WI | City Hall Community Room 6pm Every third Tuesday. Doors open at 5:15pm. Bingo supplies, snacks and beverages available for purchase. 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com

23 HUSTLERFEST -25 Hustler, WI | Friday night mini rods, Saturday night live band, Sunday tractor pull, chicken dinner. All weekend food, crafts, contests, Hustler Museum open & more! 608.427.6583 | hustlerfest.com

29 Community Supper

Mauston, WI | Mauston High School, 800 Grayside Ave 5pm – 6:30pm Every last Thursday, complimentary meal open to all. 608.847.7924 | sharingsupper.org

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Necedah, WI | Village Hall Parking Lot at the intersection of Hwy 21 & Hwy 80 Saturdays 9am–12pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, and other farm to table treats. May through October 608.565.2261 | facebook.com/ necedahfarmersmarket/

New Lisbon, WI | Heritage Park, South Adams St (Hwy 12/16) Thursdays 2pm–6pm & Sundays 9am-1pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. August through October 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com

5 Church Rummage

Mauston, WI | Riverside Park on Mansion St. Begins at Dusk Bring your blanket, chairs, and bug spray. 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

7 Dash n Bash Run

Lyndon Station, WI | Travis Fitzgerald Memorial Park 7:30am 5K Walk/ Run and 10K Run sponsored by the Friends & Family Cancer Foundation 608.547.0765 friends.family@hotmail.com

7 Dash n Bash Festival

Lyndon Station, WI | Travis Fitzgerald Memorial Park 8am–6pm Breakfast 8am-11, lunch 11am-6pm, live music, corn hole tournament, celebrity dunk tank, raffles, live auction and more. Sponsored by the Friends & Family Cancer Foundation 608.547.0765 facebook.com/lyndondashnbash/

7 Apple Dumpling

WI | United Methodist Church, 420 Suszycki Drive 4pm – 8pm Huge Rummage Sale, Food Stand & Bake Sale 608.847.5964 | MaustonUMC.com

Sale Outreach

Mauston, WI | United Methodist Church, 420 Suszycki Drive 8am–6pm Huge Rummage Sale, Food Stand & Bake Sale 608.847.5964 | MaustonUMC.com

Day Festival

Elroy, WI | Schultz Park 7am–3pm Family Fun: pancake breakfast, running races, inflatables, pedal pull, craft vendors, bean bag toss & more. Refreshments by Elroy Lions Club 608.963.7988 appledumplingdayraces.com

7 FALL HARVEST WINERY -8 Festival

Sale Outreach Mauston,

6 Church Rummage

Mauston, WI | United Methodist Church, 420 Suszycki Drive 8am–12pm Huge Rummage Sale, Food Stand & Bake Sale 608.847.5964 | MaustonUMC.com

7 Movie in the Park

* Farmers’ Market

28 Community Supper

Elroy, WI | United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 125 Royall Ave 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Every last Wednesday. 608.462.5953 elroywi.com (Business Directory/ Churches/ Elroy United Methodist Church)

* Farmers’ Market

27 Community Supper New Lisbon, WI | New Lisbon Community Center 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Typically every last Tuesday. 608.562.3555 nlchambr@mwt.net

Sale Outreach

31 EAA Fly-In/Drive-In

18 Summer Fair Parade Mauston, WI | Downtown Begins at Noon 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber

Camp Douglas, WI | Lynxx Telcom, 127 Hwy 12, Lower Level 5:30pm – 8pm Every last Thursday, open to the public, free presentation on starting a business/invention. 608.427.2070 ie.club@juneaucounty.com

7 Church Rummage

New Lisbon, WI | Burr Oak Winery, N5873 Hwy 12 & 16 11am–5pm Food, arts & crafts, wine tasting & cooking with wine demonstrations, wagon rides. Grape stomping at 3pm each day – dress up like Lucy! 608.562.5271 | burroakwinery.com

17 Bingo

New Lisbon, WI | City Hall Community Room 6pm Every third Tuesday. Doors open at 5:15pm. Bingo supplies, snacks and beverages available for purchase. 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com


Calendar of Events 19 Business After 5

(Co-Chamber) Castle Rock Lake Area, WI | Location TBA 5pm–8pm Every third Thursday, open to the public, hosted by Greater Mauston Area Chamber of Commerce 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

20 Annual Wine Walk

Mauston, WI | 6pm–9pm Various downtown locations Sample delicious wines and tasty foods while visiting downtown businesses 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber or wrjc.com

21 Grilled Steak Dinner Camp Douglas, WI | VFW Hall 4pm – 8pm $10/plate, every third Saturday, hosted by Memorial VFW Post 10911 & Auxiliary

24 Community Supper

New Lisbon, WI | New Lisbon Community Center 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Typically every last Tuesday. 608.562.3555 nlchambr@mwt.net

27 CRANFEST -29 Warrens, WI | Downtown Main Street 7am – 5pm daily World’s largest Cranberry Festival has marsh tours, shopping, royalty contests, food & more 608.378.4200 | cranfest.com

26 Community Supper

Mauston, WI | Mauston High School, 800 Grayside Ave 5pm – 6:30pm Every last Thursday, complimentary meal open to all. 608.847.7924 | sharingsupper.org

26 Inventors &

Entrepreneurs Event

Camp Douglas, WI | Lynxx Telcom, 127 Hwy 12, Lower Level 5:30pm – 8pm Every last Thursday, open to the public, free presentation on starting a business/invention. 608.427.2070 ie.club@juneaucounty.com

OCTOBER * Farmers’ Market

Mauston, WI | Courthouse Lawn, 220 East State St (Hwy 82) Wednesdays 3pm–7pm & Saturdays 7am-Sold Out Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. May through October 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

Necedah, WI | Village Hall Parking Lot at the intersection of Hwy 21 & Hwy 80 Saturdays 9am–12pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, and other farm to table treats. May through October 608.565.2261 | facebook.com/ necedahfarmersmarket/

* Farmers’ Market

New Lisbon, WI | Heritage Park, South Adams St (Hwy 12/16) Thursdays 2pm–6pm & Sundays 9am-1pm Fresh produce, delicious edibles, arts & crafts. August through October 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com

5 Movie in the Park

Mauston, WI | Riverside Park on Mansion St. Begins at Dusk Bring your blanket, chairs, and bug spray. 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

10 Business After 5

New Lisbon, WI | Location TBA 5pm–8pm Every second Thursday, open to the public, hosted by New Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com

W7428 State Rd 82 West 8:30am – 5:30pm both days Corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin picking patch, animal farm park, fur trade era blacksmithing, candle dipping, wool spinning & weaving, apple butter making demos, food & craft vendors. Most activities are free. 608.847.4142 facebook.com/NorthwoodsOrchard-and-Farm-Market

12 Pumpkin Bash

* Farmers’ Market

25 Community Supper

Elroy, WI | United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 125 Royall Ave 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Every last Wednesday. 608.462.5953 elroywi.com (Business Directory/ Churches/ Elroy United Methodist Church)

11 fall harvest days -12 Mauston, WI | Northwoods Orchard,

Mauston, WI | Riverside Park 10am – 4pm Pumpkin smashing contest, Trunk-or-Treat, chili cook-off, and more 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

15 Bingo

New Lisbon, WI | City Hall Community Room 6pm Every third Tuesday. Doors open at 5:15pm. Bingo supplies, snacks and beverages available for purchase. 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com

17 Business After 5

Mauston, WI | Location TBA 5pm – 8pm Every third Thursday, open to the public, hosted by Greater Mauston Area Chamber of Commerce 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

19 Grilled Steak Dinner

Camp Douglas, WI | VFW Hall 4pm – 8pm $10/plate, every third Saturday, hosted by Memorial VFW Post 10911 & Auxiliary 608.427.3355 | vfw10911@yahoo.com

29 Community Supper

New Lisbon, WI | New Lisbon Community Center 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Typically every last Tuesday. 608.562.3555 nlchambr@mwt.net

30 Community Supper

Elroy, WI | United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 125 Royall Ave 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Every last Wednesday. 608.462.5953 elroywi.com (Business Directory/ Churches/ Elroy United Methodist Church)

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Calendar of Events 31 Trick or Treat

Mauston, WI 4:30pm - 7:30pm Citywide in Mauston, contact the Chamber for details 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber

31 Community Supper

Mauston, WI | Mauston High School, 800 Grayside Ave 5pm – 6:30pm Every last Thursday, complimentary meal open to all. 608.847.7924 | sharingsupper.org

20 Community Supper

20 Grilled Steak Dinner Camp Douglas, WI | VFW Hall 4pm – 8pm $10/plate, every third Saturday, hosted by Memorial VFW Post 10911 & Auxiliary 608.427.3355 | vfw10911@yahoo.com

31 Inventors &

Entrepreneurs Event

Camp Douglas, WI | Lynxx Telcom, 127 Hwy 12, Lower Level 5:30pm – 8pm Every last Thursday, open to the public, free presentation on starting a business/invention. 608.427.2070 ie.club@juneaucounty.com

NOVEMBER 14 Business After 5

New Lisbon, WI | Location TBA 5pm–8pm Every second Thursday, open to the public, hosted by New Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com

16 Holiday Craft

& Gift Show

Mauston, WI | Mauston High School 9am – 3pm Festive holiday shopping for the whole family 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

16 Grilled Steak Dinner

Camp Douglas, WI | VFW Hall 4pm – 8pm $10/plate, every third Saturday, hosted by Memorial VFW Post 10911 & Auxiliary 608.427.3355 | vfw10911@yahoo.com

19 Community Supper

New Lisbon, WI | New Lisbon Community Center 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Typically every last Tuesday. 608.562.3555 nlchambr@mwt.net

19 Bingo

New Lisbon, WI | City Hall Community Room 6pm Every third Tuesday. Doors open at 5:15pm. Bingo supplies, snacks and beverages available for purchase. 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com 54 | www.juneaucounty.com

Elroy, WI | United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 125 Royall Ave 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Every last Wednesday. 608.462.5953 elroywi.com (Business Directory/ Churches/ Elroy United Methodist Church)

21 Business After 5

Mauston, WI | Location TBA 5pm – 8pm Every third Thursday, open to the public, hosted by Greater Mauston Area Chamber of Commerce 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber

17 Community Supper

17 Bingo

Dinner Fundraiser

DECEMBER 7 Christmas Craft Fair New Lisbon, WI | New Lisbon High School, 500 S Forest St Crafts & gifts. Visit with Santa. Hosted by the New Lisbon Lioness Club. 608.562.3555 | nlchambr@mwt.net

7 Holiday Parade

Mauston, WI | Downtown Begins at 6pm 608.847.4142 mauston.com/chamber

New Lisbon, WI | City Hall Community Room 6pm Every third Tuesday. Doors open at 5:15pm. Bingo supplies, snacks and beverages available for purchase. 608.562.3555 newlisbonchamber.com

18 Community Supper

24 Hunter’s Spaghetti Mauston, WI | United Methodist Church, 420 Suszycki Drive 4:30pm – 6:30pm Complete All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner 608.847.5964 | MaustonUMC.com

New Lisbon, WI | New Lisbon Community Center 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Typically every last Tuesday. 608.562.3555 nlchambr@mwt.net

Elroy, WI | United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 125 Royall Ave 4:30pm – 6pm Complimentary meal open to all. Every last Wednesday. 608.462.5953 elroywi.com (Business Directory/ Churches/ Elroy United Methodist Church)

19 Business After 5

Mauston, WI | Location TBA 5pm – 8pm Every third Thursday, open to the public, hosted by Greater Mauston Area Chamber of Commerce 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

21 Grilled Steak Dinner

Camp Douglas, WI | VFW Hall 4pm – 8pm $10/plate, every third Saturday, hosted by Memorial VFW Post 10911 & Auxiliary 608.427.3355 | vfw10911@yahoo.com

25 Free Community

Christmas Ham Dinner

Mauston, WI | United Methodist Church, 420 Suszycki Drive 11am – 2pm complimentary meal open to all. 608.847.5964 MaustonUMC.com

12 Community Supper

JANUARY 2020 1 purple plunge

Mauston, WI | Mauston High School, 800 Grayside Ave 5pm – 6:30pm Every last Thursday, complimentary meal open to all. 608.847.7924 | sharingsupper.org

14 Santa’s House

Mauston, WI | Hatch Public Library 1pm – 3pm Pictures with Santa 608.847.4142 | mauston.com/chamber

(FORMERLY, THE TURTLE DUNK)

New Lisbon, WI | The Dirty Turtle Restaurant, Bar & Marina, W5250 N Osprey Dr. 11am-3pm Jump into the frigid waters of Castle Rock Lake! Silent aucton, basket raffle, bingo. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life. 608.562.5931 | dirtyturtle.com


Juneau County History Our blend of geography satisfies even the most particular tastes. How many counties can boast all this natural variety? •

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Castle Rock and Petenwell lakes, the second and fourth largest lakes in Wisconsin Three major recreational trails, the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail, the Omaha Trail, and 400 State Bike Trail Rock formations such as Castle Rock and Petenwell Rock The beautiful sandstone cliffs of the Wisconsin River Some of the most beautiful and best golf courses in the region Native American effigies and other sites Several wildlife viewing areas, such as the Sprague Mather Flowage, Eagle's Nest, and the Necedah Wildlife Refuge, a national wildlife preserve Breathtaking bluffs, including Target Bluff, Mill Bluff, and Mile Bluff

Juneau County, WI was established in 1857 when the State of Wisconsin passed legislation separating lands west of the Wisconsin River from what was then Adams County. The county was named after Solomon Juneau, a Milwaukee legislator who influenced the legislation establishing Juneau County. Today, Juneau County retains the charm of the early days, while it moves forward into the future of electronic government. Juneau County is your pathway to adventure. Whether you’re spending some time on our beautiful lakes, rivers or streams, hiking or biking our many trails, enjoying a round of golf, taking your family on an ATV adventure, snowmobiling on a groomed trail, relaxing by your campfire after a day of exploring or enjoying the many tastes of Juneau County.

Juneau County's natural beauty brings year round pleasure to area residents and visitors alike. Geographical diversity is a hallmark of Juneau County. From sand country to hill country, from northern forests to unglaciated “driftless areas,” we have beautiful and scenic landscapes. Most of what is today’s Juneau County was carved out of the sandstone bedrock during the last North American Glacial Period some 18,000 years ago. For a long time, Juneau County was covered by the glacial Lake Wisconsin. The lake (up to 150’ deep) stretched over 1,800 sq. miles from Tomah to the west and up to Stevens Point in the north. A huge natural dam formed by rock, earth and sand burst some 14,000 years ago. After three days it took to drain the lake, the runoff created a new course for the Wisconsin River, carved out the Wisconsin Dells and moved south

toward Baraboo to create Devil’s Lake. The rocky outcroppings, called buttes or bluffs, you see throughout the central and northern part of the county are really the tops of islands that dotted the surface of glacial Lake Wisconsin. If you’re ambitious, climbing to the top of one of these ‘islands’ shows you the outline of the old lake. The low and sandy prairies you see are the old lakebed. Much of the southern part of the county escaped the destructive force of the last glacial period and is part of the “driftless” region of Wisconsin. Deep valleys, high ridges and quiet rural life make this area a special place to visit. We invite you to embark on your Juneau County adventure. We know you’ll find a reason to stay for a day, a week, or a lifetime. www.juneaucounty.com | 55


Juneau County History

Our heritage adventure starts with a look backwards in time at the people and places of Juneau County. The first known inhabitants of the area were the people of the Woodland Culture. These semi-nomadic people hunted, gathered and farmed this area after the draining of glacial Lake Wisconsin some 14,000 years ago. These early people raised corn, squash and beans and harvested wild blueberries, cranberries and other wild fruit for use during their winter camps. Others harvested wild rice, buffalo, deer, moose and other wild game. The rivers of Juneau County were the highways that allowed exploration. Rivers such as the Wisconsin, the Lemonweir, the Yellow and the Baraboo were used to harvest the abundant natural resources of the county and early settlements along those rivers included Mauston, New Lisbon, Necedah, Elroy and Wonewoc. After the period of early exploration, trading posts and sawmills sprang up to harvest the abundant pine timber that covered the county. Unwise harvesting practices soon exhausted these resources and as the land was stripped, agriculture took hold. Crops of summer wheat, tobacco, corn, sphagnum moss, hops, grains and cranberries were harvested, sold and traded by early farmers who survived brutal winters and the backbreaking task of eking a living out of the land. Much of the land, especially in the northern part of the county, was unsuitable for agriculture and the sandy, light soil of the Lemonweir River Valley blew away during the spring. Even with these long odds, agriculture became the largest industry in the county and today still holds that position. The mix is different now than it was back then. Dairy, hogs and sheep are more prevalent and corn, soybeans and wheat are the main crops. With the coming of the railroads in the mid-1800s, Juneau County’s geographical location midway between Chicago and Minneapolis made it an important part of rail history. The City of Elroy was on the main line of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway and Mauston, New Lisbon and Camp Douglas were regular stops on the old Milwaukee Road. The present Interstate system 56 | www.juneaucounty.com

(I90-94) roughly parallels the Milwaukee Road as it cuts diagonally across the county. Necedah was served by the Chicago & Northwestern and served as an important rail point for access to northern and central Wisconsin. At one time, passenger service was available at many of these stops to connect Juneau County residents with the world. The Chicago & Northwestern Railroad beds around Elroy, Camp Douglas, Union Center and Wonewoc have been converted into bike trails including the ElroySparta State Trail, the Omaha Trail and the ‘400’ Trail.

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Native Americans left an indelible mark on south-central Wisconsin and many dedicated Ho-Chunk are still working hard today to preserve that legacy. Deanna Laufenberg, New Lisbon Library Director, received a donation from the Harry Mortensen family that took years to collect that is several thousands of years old. During the 1960s, Mortensen collected more than 12,000 Native American artifacts, dating from 500-1200 A.D. With more than 4,000 pieces — all found in Juneau County — it’s one of the largest personal collections in the state. Mortensen’s goal was to keep his vast collection in Juneau County and give future generations the opportunity to enjoy artifacts from a time when

Wisconsin looked very different from the state we know today.

National Register of Historic Places in the 1970s.

The New Lisbon library also received arrowheads and other artifacts from Roger Mortensen (no relation).

The Town of Armenia also features several effigy mounds, along with Mauston and several other spots in south central Wisconsin.

Some of Harry Mortensen’s collection is more than 10,000 years old. One of the most unique items among the artifacts is a fragment of melted sand, hardened after a lighting strike and preserved for centuries. The library isn’t the only place in New Lisbon to find ancient native history. New Lisbon Indian Mounds Park, also known as Gee’s Slough Group, is located on Indian Mounds Road, a few miles south of New Lisbon on Highway 12 and 16. The park features several rolling burial mounds and the sacred native landmark was placed on the

Natives of Juneau County left their mark in other ways, too. Near Hustler, ancient petroglyphs are etched into the stone along Twin Bluffs and the bluff at the mouth of the Lemonweir River. The pictorial etchings (one resembles a thunderbird) are believed to have been carved by the Winnebago Ho-Chunk tribe between 100 B.C. to 1650 A.D. Despite many natives being driven away from the local area, their impact remains. Their names and culture can be found in almost any direction one looks. www.juneaucounty.com | 57


Winter Recreation

Enjoy Snowmobiling, Snow Shoeing or Cross Country Skiing in Juneau County The trails in Juneau County are so diverse that you’ll never get bored, from the hills to the valleys, the rivers and woods to the expansive flat-lands, you’ll enjoy every moment. So let the adventure begin!! Snowmobiling in Juneau County is a lot of things. It’s gliding along on a well-groomed trail with your friends on a clear, crisp day watching the shimmering trees zoom by. It’s traveling on a moonlight night with somebody special riding behind you as you wind your way to that favorite night spot. It’s stopping to watch a herd of whitetails or a flock of turkeys disappear in a flash or listening to the sounds of the woods, rivers and lakes before moving on. We have hundreds of miles of trails that are well-groomed and clearly marked thanks to the efforts of our local snowmobile clubs. Try cross-country skiing this winter. It may not be as fast as down-hill skiing, but cross-country skiing will tone your upper and lower body and give you a great cardio workout! Or try snowshoeing, slush along snow-covered trails and have great conversation while taking in the beauty of nature. Snowshoes can be rented for free from the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge and from the Buckhorn State Park. 58 | www.juneaucounty.com


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