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2016

VISITORS GUIDE w i s c o n s i n

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www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com


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325 Seippel Blvd., P.O. Box 718, Beaver Dam, WI 53916

920-356-9000 • 800-634-3444

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

www.americinnbeaverdam.com

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

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Year round recreational activities Cabin Fever Fest

Last Saturday & Sunday of January

Sportsman’s Expo 4th Wednesday of February and October

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

Race Into Summer Festival Sunday of Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day Parade Memorial Day

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

Swan City Classic Car Show Father’s Day

Lake Days

Thursday through Saturday following Independence Day

A Day in the Park Art & Craft Fair 2nd Sunday in July

Corn Roast

1st Thursday of August

Midwest Cream Cheese Competition and Wine Tour 2nd Friday of August

Dodge County Fair

3rd Wednesday in August through the next Sunday

Cache & Release

Saturday of the weekend before Labor Day Weekend

Holiday Parade

1st Saturday in December

For the latest updates on all events in Beaver Dam visit www.beaverdamchamber.com Experience the arts year round at the Seippel Center for the Arts or catch a live theatrical production at the Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre. History enthusiasts will enjoy the Dodge County Historical Museum in downtown Beaver Dam.

Lake Days

Nancy’s Notions Sewing Weekend

Races Every Saturday Night All Summer

Enjoy golfing, hiking, biking, and other outdoor sports throughout the spring, summer and autumn. There is water skiing, boating and fishing on Beaver Dam Lake, Wisconsin’s 16th largest lake with 6,542 acres. Beaver Dam Raceway provides racing enthusiasts with exciting dirt track racing action that includes sprint cars, midgets, late models and more. Racing is held every Saturday, May through October, beginning at 6:30 PM.

Taste of Wisconsin

The Dodge County Fairgrounds, just east of Beaver Dam, is home to the Dodge County Fair which is held the third week of August. Enjoy free water ski shows provided by the award winning Beaverland Must-Skis ski team, who perform just off Tahoe Park on Beaver Dam Lake from the Monday of Memorial Day weekend to the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. See schedule at www.mustskis.com

FREE Waterski Shows Sundays in Summer

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Dodge County

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

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

Russell Kottke Dodge County Board Chair


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

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

Official 2016 Dodge County Visitors Guide

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

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

Capital Newspapers, Beaver Dam, WI

General Manager: Scott Zeinemann Graphic Design: Melissa Boehler Photos, Content, Maps:

Thank you to all the people and organizations that contributed content and resources for the development of this publication.

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

This publication has been created and produced for Discover Dodge. Every effort has been made to provide the most current and accurate information available. Capital Newspapers, and the organizations represented, assume no responsibility for misinformation. Please contact Discover Dodge at 920-386-3701, with any additions or corrections. To advertise in the 2017 Dodge County Visitors Guide please call (920) 356-6776. Discover Dodge Tourism Information Center N7156 E. Plaza, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 920-386-3266 www.discoverdodgecounty.com

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Historical Societies & Museums Ashippun History Committee

museums

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

Columbus Area Historical Society

www.columbusareahistorical society.vpweb.com

Email: columbusareahistory@gmail.com

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

Dodge Centre Historical Society

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

Museum

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

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

Email: frankdesigns@powerweb.net

Horicon Historical Society

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

Hustisford Historical Society

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

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

Lebanon Historical Society

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

Museum

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

Lomira Historical Society

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

Silver Leaf School House Work In Progress

Lost Lake-Randolph Historical Society

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

Lost Lake-Randolph Historical Society Museum

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

Mayville Historical Society

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

Neosho/Rubicon Historical Society

2nd and 4th Sundays May 22nd-October 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment. 115 S. Schuyler St., Neosho, WI Look for us on Facebook: Neosho Rubicon Historical Society 262-443-3583 Free Admission. Donations accepted.

Honey Acres, Inc.

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

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

Theresa Historical Society

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

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

Waupun Historical Society

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

Explorium - Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center

N7725 Hwy 28, Horicon, WI 920-387-7890 • www.horiconmarsh.org Hours: Weekdays 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Weekends 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Closed major holidays

Dodge County Historical Society

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

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Fox Lake Depot Museum

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

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


Arts & Entertainment

Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre

Schauer Arts and Activities Center

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

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

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

Hollenstein Wagon & Carriage Museum

Old Village Hall Museum

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

Wisconsin Automotive Museum

147 N. Rural St., Hartford, WI 262-673-7999 • wisconsinautomuseum.com May 1 - September 30 Mon.-Sat. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sun. Noon-5:00 p.m. October 1 - April 30 Wed.-Sat. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sun. Noon-5:00 p.m.

John Hustis House/Museum Memorial Park, Hustisford Tours given on the 1st and 3rd Sunday from 1:30-3:30 p.m. June - September www.hustisford.com

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

Bridge & German Streets, Mayville May-Oct., 2nd and 4th Sundays 1:00-4:00 p.m.

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

arts & entertainment

Seippel Homestead and Center for the Arts

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

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

Waupun Heritage Museum

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

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Churches Come worship in Dodge County. You will be a welcome guest at any of the religious communities listed on this page. Discover more about them and participate with them in nurturing your life and building up our community.

Union-Congregational Church 125 Beaver Dam St, Waupun Church Office: 324-2801

www.uccwaupun.net Media Service 8:30 a.m. Traditional Service & Sunday School 9:30 a.m.

422. W. Franklin Street, Waupun Phone: 920-324-2321; Email: frchurch@powerweb.net Website: www.firstreformedwaupun.com Facebook: First Reformed Church, Waupun

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Sunday Worship: 9:00 am Radio Broadcast 10:00 am Sunday – AM 1170 WFDL 9 a.m. Sunday Services Pastor: Dennis R. Bratz (920) 387-9989 dbratz@plbb.us www.stpeterskekoskee.com

23 Main St Kekoskee WI 53050

RANDOLPH PROTESTANT REFORMED CHURCH 229 Hammond Street Randolph, WI 53956

A Traditional REFORMED Worship Service Services Held Every Sunday 9:30am and 2:00pm Rev. Erik Guichelaar 920-326-5642

Reformed Witness Hour Broadcast AM1170 at 8:00am Sundays 8 ❘ Dodge County Visitors Guide 2016

Children/Youth Programs – Wednesdays (Sept. – April) Awana (Grades K-5) – 6:00 pm Jr. High Youth Group – 6:00 pm Sr. High Youth Group – 7:30 pm “Seeking God – Nurturing One Another – Reaching Others for Christ”

United Methodist Church Shared Covenant Ministries

One congregation - Three locations Horicon, Juneau, Lowell Horicon - Emmanuel, 222 S. Cedar St. Service 9:00am Juneau, 127 E. Oak Grove St. Service 10:00am Lowell, 225 Cross St. Service 10:30am

Allie Scott • 920-296-8436 www.scmofwi.org


Lodging & Camping AmericInn

royal oaks inn

Arnold Jackson House

the playful goose campground

325 Seippel Blvd., Beaver Dam 920-356-9000 www.americinn.com

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

quality inn & suites

815 Park Ave., Beaver Dam 920-887-7171 www.choicehotels.com

Super 8 Hotel

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

Columbus Carriage House B&B

super 8 - columbus 219 Industrial Dr., Columbus 920-623-8800 www.super8.com

Hayes Resort

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

Westphal Mansion B&B 90 S. Main St., Hartford 920-673-7938 www.westphalmansioninn.com

Honey Bee Inn

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

2001 S. Main St., Horicon 920-485-4744 www.playfulgoose.com

Iron Ridge Inn

129 Main St., Iron Ridge 920-387-4090 www.ironridgeinn.com

Prairie House

N4898 Arrowhead Trail, Juneau 414-690-3464 www.prairiehouse.info

Waterdown Farms Bed & Breakfast

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

Information on camping in any of the Dodge County Parks begins on p. 24

willow mill campsite

Super 8

Heritage Inn Hotel

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Audubon Inn

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

Mayville Inn

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

45 N. Main St., Mayville 920-387-5858 www.auduboninn.com 701 S. Mountain Dr., Mayville 920-387-1234 www.mayvilleinn.com

River's Bend Inn B&B 257 N. German St., Mayville 920-387-2224 www.riversbendinn.com

Silver springs campsites inc.

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

Holiday Inn Express

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

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

Boarders Inn & Suites

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

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

Jesse Stone B&B

Inn Town Motel

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

lodging

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

W4419 Hwy. 33, Horicon 920-485-4489

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

• Family Campground • Site Rentals • One Cabin Rental • Large Heated Pool • Convenient Store • Planned Activities • Game Room & Activity Center • 2 Playgrounds • Horseshoe Pits • Boat Rental • Fishing from Shore Only

N5830 Cty. Hwy SS • Rio, WI 53960

May 1 - Oct. 1 • Call for Reservations • 800.582.0393 WiFi Available • Credit Cards Accepted

www.willowmillcampsite.com

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Downtown Beaver Dam the heart of our community

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owntown Beaver Dam has been the commercial hub of Dodge County ever since a dam was constructed to harness the water power of the Beaver Dam River in 1843. Land behind the dam was flooded and became Beaver Dam Lake. Early enterprises included a blacksmith shop – the first spark of a thriving metal fabrication industry, which still dominates Beaver Dam’s manufacturing sector. Over time the water power of the dam supplied power for a flour (grist) mill, a woolen/cotton mill and a tannery. Stores of all kinds popped up downtown, which thrived until a fire destroyed most of the downtown area in 1863.

pal parking lot, has been restored. The river now flows unimpeded through downtown, adding beauty to the community of shops, restaurants, banks, a museum, offices, services and other enterprises. All are invited to come and discover downtown, which is always changing and always surprising those who visit.

• Jewelry • Scarves • Mittens • Bags • Home Decor • Children’s Books & Toys • And much more!

Change of Heart Outreach Center • 114 Front Street • Downtown Beaver Dam 920.219.4559 • www.trinitychurch-unitedmethodist.org

Focused on the beauty of natural fibers, our store offers fine yarns and accessories in a relaxing contemporary atmosphere.

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Over time the area has been improved and expanded, so much so that many businesses built over the river, which ran behind the storefronts on Front Street between Madison and Spring streets.

More information is available at www.beaverdamchamber.com or www.bddowntown.com.

Looking for something different? Unique items from around the world.

Join us for Coffee Mon, Wed & Fri 9 - 11:30 am Saturday 9 - noon

• Yarn • Supplies • Classes

The tenacious residents persevered, however, and shops of all kinds rose from the ashes almost before they cooled.

In recent years floods threatened all of downtown, and the river channel, once confined to culverts beneath a munici-

Fair Trade Gifts F Shopping that makes a difference.

Road • Mountain Fat Tire • BMX

Scooters Disc Golf Skateboards Radio Control

Sales • Repairs • Parts • Accessories

920-219-4027

112 Front St. Beaver Dam, WI 920.356.8859 www.fireflyfibers.com

something for everyone! ...within our unique, 3-level building... with tin ceilings & hardwood floors. 142 Front street Downtown Beaver Dam open Daily 10-5 Closed holidays

920.887.1116

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books coins depression glass stoneware jewelry militia dinnerware vintage tools

Fast EddiE’s BicyclE and HoBBy Emporium

108 S. Center St., Downtown Beaver Dam

Twisted Sisters

Eclectic Twist wist of Home Decor & Gifts

• Vintage intage One of a Kinds • Chalk Paints Open Wed.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-4, Sun. 11-3 twistedsisters@yahoo.com

112 So. Spring St. • Beaver Dam • 920.356.8984

Specialty Popcorns 40+ flavors, Kettle Corn Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade, Farmstead Ice Cream, Locally Roasted Coffee, Retro Candies, Locally Grown Popcorn Seeds, Popcorn Tins, Gift Baskets, Popcorn Gifts, Fun Popcorn Bowls and more… 507 Madison St. Beaver Dam 920-885-CORN (2676)

www.chippyspopcorn.com

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Beaver Dam

something for everyone

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eaver Dam is located on shores of Beaver Dam Lake, the 15th largest lake in Wisconsin. The community currently has 20 municipal parks, with more in the development stage. Many feature public picnic areas, playground equipment and several have boat launch access to the lake.

summer ski shows by the award winning Beaverland Must-Skis ski team June through August. Two quality golf courses provide golf enthusiasts with hours of recreation. The Beaver Dam Country Club is located just north of the city and Old Hickory Golf Club is located just east of the city.

Locals and visitors enjoy golfing, hiking, biking, swimming, water skiing, boating, fishing, waterfowl hunting and other outdoor sports throughout the spring, summer and autumn. Winter brings ice fishing, snowmobiling, iceskating, cross-country skiing and tobogganing. The Beaver Dam Raceway is adjacent to the city, and the Dodge County Fairgrounds, home to seasonal events and the Dodge County Fair, is just east of Beaver Dam. There are free

Cultural attractions include live, local theatrical entertainment through the Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre (BDACT) and changing exhibits at the Seippel Center for the Arts. Beaver Dam is also home to the Dodge County Historical Society Museum. Beaver Dam and the surrounding area are home to a number of annual events, including Cabin Fever Fest, Nancy’s Notions Sewing Exposition, the Taste of Wisconsin, Lake Days, A Day in the Park Craft Fair, the Dodge County Fair and the Holiday Day Parade, among others.

We have everything for the Harley and bmW motorcycle enthusiast!

MISCHLER’S HARLEY-DAVIDSON & bmW mischlershd.com • mischlersbmw.com • 920-887-8425 N8131 Kellom Rd., Beaver Dam • 151 N. & Cty. B North of Beaver Dam

Check out upcoming events at www.beaverdamchamber.com.

Experience Fall at

just minutes from the Horicon Marsh

OvEr 25 attractiOns FOr OnE lOw admissiOn FEE! www.waldvogelfarm.com N7416 Cty Rd I Between Beaver Dam & Horicon 1¼ miles north of Hwy 33

Featuring Over 125 Varieties of Cheese

“Wow! The Cardio Room is Amazing!” No waiting to workout!

• Largest Weight Room • Indoor Track • Group Fitness • Whirlpool/Sauna • Tanning

• Gifts, Candies, Sausage, Wines Including Wollersheim, Door County, von Stiehl & Imported • Packer & Badger Corner • Wisconsin Souvenirs and more

US Hwy. 151 South, Beaver Dam Open Daily 1-800-236-3734

www.schultzscheese.com

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N7156 E Plaza Dr. Beaver Dam 920-887-7601 www.getfithc.com


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

Racing

Gourmet Coffee Drinks smoothies Baked Goods Sandwiches Drive-thru meeting space Tourism Center

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

920-885-4990

hgcoffeeshop.net N7156 E Plaza Drive, Beaver Dam

Also go to www.beavercycleclub.com for the 2016 Cycle Club race schedule and Cycle Club info.

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www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

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Columbus

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

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

Columbus Area

Chamber of Commerce WISCONSIN

www.columbuswichamber.com

Shop, Tour & Discover Columbus

County Fairs Fond du Lac County Fair

Columbia County Fair

Jefferson County Fair

Green Lake County Fair

Fond du Lac | July 20-24 www.fonddulaccountyfair.com

Jefferson | July 6-10 www.jeffersoncountyfairpark.com/fair

Washington County Fair West Bend | July 26-31 www.wcfairpark.com

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Portage | July 27-31 www.columbiacofair.com

Green Lake | August 4-7

www.greenlake.uwex.edu/fair

Dodge County Fair

Beaver Dam | August 17-21 www.dodgecountyfairgrounds.com


Wisconsin’s Largest Antique Mall 200 DEALERS 78,000 sq. ft.

Columbus’ Celebration Calendar March 15 - Business Ag Dinner

July 4 - Firecracker 5K Run/Walk

A dinner event celebrating Columbus, Wis., as an agribusiness hub This event is held at Kestrel Ridge in Columbus

Sponsored by the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce columbuswichamber.com

May 6 & 7 - Red Bud Days

City Wide Garage Sales, Prince and Princess crowned on May 7, Brat Fry on the Boulevard and other activities. Sponsored by the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce 920.623.3699 / info@columbuswichamber.com

May 30 - Memorial Day Parade June 18-19 - Horse & Carriage Festival

Horse and Carriage competition at Columbus Fireman’s Park. columbuscarriagefestival.org

June 30- July 4 - Columbus Fourth of

July Celebration - Columbus Fireman’s Park, Park Ave. Free admission. June 30th kicks off the celebration with the mid-way opening, music entertainment and a free family movie in the park at 9pm. Activities include music, food, refreshments, midway rides and much more! July 4th enjoy the area’s largest parade at noon, entertainment in the park and a HUGE fireworks display at 9pm. columbus4thofjuly.net or facebook. com/pages/Columbus-4th-of-July-Festival

September 24 - Oddtoberfest This event is held at Columbus Fireman’s Park Pavilion. 2pm - 10pm. Oddtoberfest is an Oktoberfest themed event hosted by the Odd Fellows (Tri County Lodge) Live polka music, German food and beverages, kid’s activities. www.wioddfellows40.org October 2 - Columbus Fire Department Pancake Breakfast 7am – 1pm at the Columbus Fire Station November 18-20 - Holiday Open House in Downtown Columbus columbuswichamber.com

November 25 - Holiday Parade Parade at

6:30pm with floats, music and Santa. Parade goes through downtown Columbus. The official tree lighting ceremony follows at the community Christmas tree on the Columbus Public Library lawn. This event is sponsored by Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce and Columbus Downtown Development Corp. and the City of Columbus. columbuswichamber.com

over 400 booths!

Columbus

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Antiques Collectibles Used Books Largest Selection of Glassware in the Midwest • 3rd Floor Furniture

JULY 4TH Celebration •

June 30 - July 4 ★ ★ ★

Free Admission Live Music, Carnival, Food & Drinks Family Fun

Monday, July 4

Parade at Noon Live Music • Entertainers

FIREWORKS!

Columbus Fireman’s Park www.Columbus4thofJuly.net

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS MUSEUM “World ClAss exhibit”

2000 Quality Souvenirs from 1893 Chicago’s World’s Fair Open 362 Days a Year • 8:00am - 4pm

239 Whitney St., Columbus (920) 623-1992 Phone & Fax

Tour buses are always welcome

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Traci rose Broker, ABR, CRS, MRP, SRES

Call/Text: 920.210.2121

Email: tracirose@remax.net

www.tracirose.com

270 Commerce Dr. Suite 1, Columbus, WI

Featuring: • Historic Architecture • Antique Shops • Specialty Shops • Artisans • Food & Spirits • Services • Filming site of “Public Enemies” starring Johnny Depp

Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC)

Keeping Downtown the Heart of Our Community

Preferred

Like us on Facebook at Visit Downtown Columbus

Each office independently owned and operated.

Coffee sHop • Coffee • teas

701 South Main Street, Fall River, Wisconsin 53932 Phone 920-484-3348 • Web www.spiweb.com

• iced Drinks • Lattes • Cocoa • smoothies

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• Dish • Cone • Handpacked Quarts

• Bulk tea & Coffee

Commercial • Publication • Heatset web

100 S. Ludington, Columbus Located Downtown on the 4 Corners 920-623-2701 Hours: Mon-Fri; 8am-5pm • Sat; 8am-3pm

www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

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On The Course

in and around dodge county

Golfers will find a number of picturesque and challenging courses in and around Dodge County complete with pro shops, restaurants and 19th hole hospitality. Dodge County’s courses will challenge any golfer, no matter what skill level. Enjoy reasonable rates and well-manicured courses.

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

Columbus country club 301 Ingalsbe St., Columbus 920-623-5880 Kestrel ridge golf club 900 Avalon Rd., Columbus 920-623-GOLF (4653)

Old Hickory Golf Club W7596 St. Rd. 33, Beaver Dam 920-887-7179 www.oldhickorycc.com

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18 Hole Scenic Course Available for Outings, Weddings, Parties, Meetings, etc. ■ New Members & Green Fees Players Welcome ■ Serving Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Evenings starting in May ■ Friday Fish Fry, Prime Rib, Fresh Salad Bar & More! ■ ■

Make Your Tee Time Online or Call 920.928.2508

Fox Lake Golf Club N10500 Indian Point Rd. Fox Lake 920-928-2508 www.foxlakegolfclub.com

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

erin hills Golf Club 7169 Cty. Hwy. O, Hartford 262-670-8600 www.erinhills.com

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

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

Windwood Of Watertown W5710 County Trunk CW Watertown 920-262-9091

The Golf Club at Camelot W192 St. Rd. 67, Lomira 920-269-4949 www.golfcamelot.com

Rock River Country Club 700 County Park Rd., Waupun 920-324-2621 www.golfrrcc.com

www.foxlakegolfclub.com N10500 Indian Point Rd., Fox Lake

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GOLF THE ROCK! NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Horicon 920-643-2000 Camelot 920-269-4949 West Bend 262-675-9922 horiconhillsgolf.com golfcamelot.com westbendlakesgolf.com 16 ❘ Dodge County Visitors Guide 2016

18 HOLE gOLF PASS

2 for the Price of 1 greens Fee Requires Cart Rental Mon. - Wed. All Day, Fri. - Sun. after Noon

Must present coupon. Tee times required. Offer good thru 9/30/16.

• Driving Range and Rolled Greens • Pro Shop & Bar • Banquet Facilities • Open Dining Friday Evenings

700 Cty. Park Rd., Waupun, WI For Tee Times Call

(920) 324-2621

Visit our website for more specials and discounts

www.golfrrcc.com


Fox Lake

On The Water lakes in dodge county

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

Lake Emily Beaver Dam Lake

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

Lake Sinissippi is a haven for wildlife. The fisheries consist of northern pike, walleye, catfish and carp. A variety of waterfowl are either residents or visitors to the lake every year. American white pelicans, sandhill cranes, blue herons, Canada geese, eagles and others provide great opportunities for bird watching. Each season brings new activities and opportunities. The Lake Sinissippi Ski Club offers “Learn to Ski” programs every summer. The LSA 4th of July Lakefest and the Venetian Nite lighted boat parade in August highlight the summer events. Water skiing, swimming, wave runners, pontooning, kayaking, and canoeing are activities enjoyed all summer long. There are many places to explore with nine islands, backwaters and feeder creeks. Winter brings ice racing, snowmobiling and skiing to the snow covered ice. Lake Sinissippi is a wildlife haven with easy access for all boaters. Lake Size: 2,855 Acres Maximum Depth: 8 Ft.

Lake Emily is a shallow, fertile lake located in the extreme northwest corner of Dodge County. The lake provides a quality fishery primarily of perch, bluegills, largemouth bass, and northern pike and receives heavy usage year round. Much of the lakeshore is developed with cottages and homes, except for the west side which is still undeveloped. A town-owned boat landing provides good fishing and boating access on the southern end of the lake. Lake Size: 268 Acres Maximum Depth: 17 Ft.

Lost Lake

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

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lakes

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

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s tay t o l i v e , w o r k a n d pl ay ! Tour Wisconsin’s largest auto museum. The Wisconsin Auto Museum that features the largest assembled group of Kissel luxury automobiles. With more than 100 cars in total, as well as the 1003 Steam Locomotive, a 250-ton operating steam locomotive, the museum is also home to a huge fully functional Lionel train layout to delight fans of all ages. Discover the Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame that celebrated its grand re-opening in January 2015. The Short Track Hall of Fame honors the greats of 60 years of racing and commemorates this very real slice of Wisconsin History with restored vintage race cars, Hall of Fame plaques, history of area racing, and a large collection of photographs and memorabilia.

For more information on our area go to www.Hartfordchamber.org or downtownhartfordwi.com.

Cycling ✹ Scooters ✹ Disc Golf ✹ Skateboards Ski ✹ Snowboards ✹ Snow Shoes Accessories & Apparel

20 W. Sumner St. HARTFORD

Sales ✹ Service ✹ Repair ✹ Rentals

262.673.7303

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The Heart of Hartford! Lift your spirits and brighten your day!

Experience world-class performances at the Schauer Arts Center, climb to the heights of nearby Holy Hill—the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, or celebrate with charm and elegance at the Chandelier Ballroom. Hartford truly has something for everyone!

Inspirational Gifts, Cards, Books & More!

Shop... Dine... Play...

• Inspirational Gifts • Greeting Cards • Books • Jewelry, Scarves & Accessories • We carry Ginger Snaps! (Interchangeable fashion jewelry and snaps)

42 North Main Street Hartford, WI

Come to Historic downtown Hartford and spend a wonderful day browsing through our unique shops, have lunch or dinner at one of our eateries, see a play, visit the Auto Museum...

THERE’S SO MUCH TO DO AND SEE! www.DowntownHartfordwi.com

Gift Shop Open 7 Days a Week!

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• Baptisms • First Communions • Confirmations • Weddings • Memorials

262-397-8689

Gifts • furniture • supplies

• Poly Lumber Patio & Deck Furniture • Bird Feeders, Houses, Baths, Bird Feed and Gifts for bird lovers! 62 N. Main St. Downtown Hartford

262-670-5988 • www.birdsondeck.com @SchauerCenter /SchauerCenter

World-class performances at small town prices

TICKETS

262-670-0560, EXT. 3

SchauerCenter.ORG • Downtown Hartford

• Awnings • Doors • Siding • Windows • Gutter Covers • Decks • Screen Rooms & More 62 N. Main St. Downtown Hartford 262-670-6604 or 262-670-5988 homeimpbybirdsondeck.com www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

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Hustisford c o m e v i s i t u s . Y o u ' ll b e g l a d y o u d i d !

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ome visit picturesque Hustisford, population 1,121, located on historic and beautiful Lake Sinissippi. We’re located midway between Milwaukee and Madison, just a short distance south of the world renowned Horicon Marsh. Enjoy our small town atmosphere and charm. Visit The Mercantile (a modern day general store with a selection of fine wines, cheese, and one of a kind gifts), Mike’s Hardware (an old time hardware store with memorabilia from the past), Impact By Dzine (custom apparel, banners, signs, souvenirs and

solitude with a view Midwest Guest House & Retreat Center Bald eagles, great blue heron and deer are your neighbors when you visit the Prairie House on 120 acres of glacial drumlin and wetland bays of Lake Sinnisippi.

print shop), Mainstreet Emporium (a craft and gift store featuring many local products), Rock River Salon & Tanning (hair care and tanning salon), Robin’s Countryside Gardens (garden center and gift shop) and Essential Elements Boutique & Home (featuring fab fashions and gifts). Enjoy our hospitality and fine dining at Lake St. Inn, Days Gone By, Teddy’s, Joan’s Country Cookin’ or Karen’s Lone Pine. Relax and enjoy the beauty and serenity of Lake Sinissippi from the deck of Karen’s Lone Pine. Launch your boat at Neider Park and

Robin’ s Countryside Gardens

• Annuals and Perennials • 3,000 sq. ft. building with

Garden Accents, Gifts and Sculpture

• Seasonal Decor • Country Curtains

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920.349.3030 robinscountrysidegardens.com Ever wonder why your skin loves our handmade soaps so much? It’s because our soap contains natural glycerine which leaves your body silky smooth. Our products moisturize and work with the natural oils in your skin to keep you clean and healthy.

• Kayaks & Canoes

Nature Made Heaven Scent Soap 146 N. Lake Street Hustisford, WI 53034 920.349.9160

www.naturemade-heavenscentsoap.com www.prairiehouse.info

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theprairiehouse@charter.net

Open Tues - Sat. 10 am- 5 pm


Hustisford Calendar of Events Every Tuesday Night

May through October

see firsthand the beauty of Lake Sinissippi. Come to the Hustisford Community Hall for Open Jam Sessions with the Nite Trax band held every Tuesday night from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. Visit our Farmers Market on Saturday mornings 7:00 a.m. to noon from late May through October. Tour the John Hustis House/Museum, open from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the first and third Sundays, June through September. Enjoy Music in the Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays, June through August in Memorial Park.

7 - 11pm Open Jam with Nite Trax

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

Husty Players Brat Fry 10am - 2pm

August 27

May 25

www.hustisford.com

Hustisford Community Hall

January & February - Sundays

Hustisford Farmers Market Every Saturday from 7am - noon Corner of S. Hustis St. & W. Griffith St.

www.hustisford.com Sinissippi Ice Racing - Lake Sinissippi by Karen’s Lone Pine • sinissippiracing@yahoo.com June through Sept. John Hustis House/Museum January & February - Sundays Tours given on the Wisconsin Auto Group Ice Trails 1st and 3rd Sundays 1:30 - 3:30pm Lake Sinissippi by Neider Park Boat Memorial Park www.hustisford.com Landing • www.w-a-g.org

April 2

1st Annual Talent Showcase Hustisford Community Hall www.thehustyplayers.com

April 9

1st Annual Fledgling Festival Hustisford Community Hall www.thehustyplayers.com

May 21

Leroy Meats, Horicon

Memorial Day Parade & Celebration American Legion Post 420 Downtown Hustisford & Memorial Park www.hustisford.com

June through August

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

July 9

Lakefest sponsored by the Lake Sinissippi Association Neider Park www.lakesinissippi.org Hustisford Lions Venetian Night Riverside & Lions Parks

October 28

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

October 29

“Thriller” presented by The Husty Players Downtown Hustisford

www.thehustyplayers.com

December 3

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

December 3 & 4

Ha Ha Holiday Show presented by The Husty Players Hustisford Community Hall www.thehustyplayers.com

January 1, 2017 Winterfest

Downtown Hustisford and

Hustisford Community Hall www.hustisford.com

September 10

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

The MercanTile “a Modern day General STore”

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

Independently Owned Community Bank

Cabin Rentals on Lake Sinissippi Visit these websites for more information about renting a cabin on Beautiful Lake Sinissippi. www.homeaway.com

“Serving the community for over 100 years”

www.vacaguru.com www.vrbo.com www.lakehouse.com www.lakeplace.com www.cyberrentals.com/lake-sinissippi

200 S. Lake Street in Hustisford

920-349-3241

www.HustisfordStateBank.com www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

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On The River

’s Kar enLONE PINE TAP on Historic Lake Sinnissippi view from our d e c k!

• Fresh Burgers & Chicken • Homemade Soups • Pizza • Nightly Specials • Friday Night Fish Fry

N4571 Cty Rd. E Hustisford Closed Tuesdays

920-349-3733

Canoeing and Kayaking

(Showroom located 1 mile North of Hustisford)

Dodge County offers several excellent paddling opportunities. Horicon Marsh offers winding channels, open water and expansive wetlands to explore. Canoe and kayak rentals are available in the City of Horicon.

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

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

N4741 Co. Rd. E P.O. Box 404

Hustisford, WI 53034

“We install What We sell”

Ross & Pam Roeseler, Owners

920-349-3109 roeselerflooring@hotmail.com

Mike’s Hardware

Small town service. When you need help, stop at Mike’s!

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Please respect the River’s neighbors. Most of the lands adjacent to the river are privately owned - to avoid trespassing , only disembark at public parks, landings or road crossings.


On The Trails Auto Tours

The glaciers that once covered Dodge County have sculpted a landscape ideal for auto touring. Several scenic overlooks around the Horicon Marsh allow you to view the wetland’s wildlife. Follow the brown signs that mark the route of the Horicon Marsh Parkway, a 50-mile auto tour that encircles the Horicon Marsh and follows state and county highways through Burnett, Kekoskee, Horicon, Mayville and Waupun. The Parkway is easily accessible from U.S. Highway 151 or State Highway 41 by following State Highway 33 to access the south end of the & Wildlife Parkway or Highway 49 to access the northFish end of theService Parkway.

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

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Watertown

Where you’re always welcome

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

Outdoor Recreation

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

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Dining

Watertown has a wide variety of restaurants including Mullen’s Dairy and Eatery, an old-time ice cream parlor and local restaurants like Rock River Pizza and Elias Inn Supper Club. Be sure to check out the new Harvest Market, a made to order restaurant that prepares all its ingredients from scratch. Tribeca Gallery Café & Books is the perfect spot to browse local art, shop for books and enjoy a hot beverage. For more information go to www.watertownchamber.com.

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Music and Theater

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

Our Rich Heritage

The Octagon House Museum and the First Kindergarten in the U.S. are open to visitors from May through October with guided tours daily on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Don’t miss the Octagon House Ice Cream Social with the 1st Brigade Band Concert held every August. The city also has nine walking tours to guide visitors through historic neighborhoods, commercial districts and highlight the growing collection of murals that depict stories from the city’s past. Brochures, as well as commemorative postcards, are available through the Chamber of Commerce and at area businesses.

The Watertown Farmer’s Market, a tradition begun in 1860, is held in Riverside Park every Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. May through the middle of November.

MAJOR EVENTS AND FESTIVALS

Riverfest, a free four-day music festival, is held every year in August. It features nationally known entertainers, a carnival, classic car show, craft show, fireworks and the “Taste of Watertown” food pavilion. A popular twist on a traditional triathlon, the Rockman Challenge lets participants paddle the Rock River, bike in rural Jefferson County, run through the woods and finish with a military style obstacle course with drill sergeants “encouraging” racers to finish. The M2N (March 2 November 5k Series) is a unique 5k run series that include the Jig Jog, Fiesta 5k, Finger Prick’n 5k, Riverfest 5k, Run from the Cops and Run Turkey Run. Watertown has many fall and winter events including the Run from the Cops, Run Turkey Run, United We Cook BBQ Competition, Holiday Parade of Lights and the Watertown Bridal Fair.

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Celebrate Waupun, a free family festival, kicks off our annual Festivals season in July. This celebration of community draws visitors both near and far to enjoy three days of fun and entertainment. The annual Truck ‘n Show, one of the largest truck shows in the country, salutes the trucking industry and features the Lights of Night Convoy. The season wraps up with Volksfest, a festival for all ages, featuring traditional German food and beverage, and live music and dancing.

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Sept. 30 - John Denver Tribute Concert and Silent Auction to benefit youth education programs at Marsh Haven Nature Center.

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2016 - 2017

Calendar of Events FEBRUARY FEB 27 FOX LAKE

Fox Lake Charities 5th Annual Ice Fisheree

7am-2pm at the Boat House Pub, N10575 Chief Kuno Trail. www.foxlakechamber.com

FEB 27 HARTFORD Iced On Main

Downtown Hartford. Ice carving event from 10am–2pm. www.downtownhartfordwi.com

MARCH MARCH 5 HORICON MARSH Nestbox Seminar

Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center, N7725 Hwy28, 9am-3pm www.horiconmarsh.org

MARCH 12 WATERTOWN Irish Jig Jog 5k

1st Street parking lot. 5K at 9:30am, 1K Fun Run at 10:30am. www.watertownjigjog.com 920-261-7204

may MAY 5-7 BEAVER DAM

Nancy’s Notions Sewing Weekend 8am-6:30pm 333 Beichl Avenue. www.nancysnotions.com

MAY 6 HORICON

Horicon Chamber Steak Fry

Leroy Meats, 85 Washington St.

MAY 6-7 COLUMBUS Redbud Days Celebration

MAY 21 FOX LAKE

JUNE 1 – AUG 31 HORICON

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

Summer Concert Series and Farmers Market Wednesdays at Kiwanis Park, South Hubbard St. www.horiconphoenix.com

Fish Tales 5th Annual Walleye Tournament

MAY 21 HARTFORD

Old Fashioned Block Party & Classic Car Show

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

City Wide Garage Sales, Prince and Princess crowned on May 7, Brat Fry on the Boulevard and other activities. 920.623.3699 info@columbuswichamber.com

MAY 21 HORICON

MAY 6-8 HORICON

MAY 21-22 WATERTOWN

Satterlee Clark Historical House, Sat. 9am-5pm. Sun. 9am-3pm. 322 Winter St. www.facebook.com/pages/ Horicon-Historical-Society 920-485-0483

www.watertownchamber.com

Living History Days

5th Annual Horicon Huk

Disc Golf Tournament River Bend Park. info@horiconphoenix.com

Military Show

MAY 29 BEAVER DAM Race Into Summer Festival

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

MAY 7 MAYVILLE

Swan Park. Noon -11pm. Free music, race cars on display, vintage modified race car display. Bounce room, face painting, children’s ID, petting zoo, junior hot rod racing, free bingo. Drawings. www.beaverdamchamber.com 920-887-8879

MARCH 19 MAYVILLE

920-387-7900

MAY 30 WAUPUN

Easter Basket Hunt

MAY 8-11 HORICON MARSH

MARCH 2O HORICON

920-210-4832 www.horiconmarshbirdclub.com

9am. Downtown, Shaler Park, 400 N. Madison St. Followed by a ceremony at Shaler Memorial Park. 920-324-7900

MARCH 13 FOX LAKE

1pm. www.foxlakechamber.com

Downtown & Westside Mayville. 920-387-5776 www.mayvillechamber.com

Easter Egg Hunt

Discher Park 800 N. Finch St. Noon to 1pm. www.horiconchamber.com

APRIL APRIL 2 BEAVER DAM Global Fair

Lindsey Gymnasium at Wayland Academy. 1-4pm.

APRIL 22 WATERTOWN Big Brothers Big Sister Annual Casino Night

Professional dealers will teach you how to play. Auction items, Wheel of Fortune. Windwood of Watertown, W5710 County Rd. CW. 6-8pm. www.watertownchamber.com

APRIL 24 WATERTOWN Share the Road Duathalon or 5k Run/Walk

Part of M2N race series. Event consists of both run/bike/run duathalon and a separate 5k run/walk. www.watertownsharetheroad.com

MAY 7 RANDOLPH

City Wide Rummage Sale www.randolphwi.net

City Wide Rummage Sale

Bird Festival

MAY 13–15 FOX LAKE Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee

Memorial Day Parade

MAY 30 FOX LAKE Memorial Day Parade

www.foxlakechamber.com

Followed by a program in Clausen Park. www.foxlakechamber.com

MAY 14 WAUPUN

MAY 30 HUSTISFORD

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

City Wide Rummage Sale

MAY 14 NEOSHO

Neosho Rubicon Historical Society 5k Run/Walk

Woodlawn Park. 262-443-3583

MAY 14 BEAVER DAM Fishing Tournament

Beaver Dam. Park TBD on Beaver Dam Lake.

MAY 14 WATERTOWN City Wide Rummage Sale 920-261-4949

MAY 14 MAYVILLE

Main Street Open House

Memorial Day Parade & Celebration

MAY 30 COLUMBUS Memorial Day Parade

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

june JUNE - AUG HUSTISFORD Music In The Park Concerts

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

“Music at the Market”

JUNE 4 BEAVER DAM Fish ‘n Fun Day

Edgewater Park on Beaver Dam Lake. 8:30am-2:30pm. www.beaverdamchamber.com

JUNE 4 THERESA

Annual Village Wide Rummage Sale & Brat Fry

Brat Fry at Theresa American Legion, 101 Church St. www.villageoftheresa.com

JUNE 4 HORICON MARSH Tour De Marsh

Bicycling event around and through Horicon Marsh. 8 mile guided tour or go all the way around Horicon Marsh (approximately 40 miles). 920-387-7893 or www.horiconmarsh.org

JUNE 10 WAUPUN

Musical salute to our veterans. Flag retirement ceremony. W1266 Cty. Hwy O, 7pm. www.dirtykettle.com

Relay for Life

Waupun Community Center, 510 E. Spring St. www.cityofwaupun.com

JUNE 11 ASHIPPUN Patriotic Musical Salute

JUNE 18 RANDOLPH Summer Sizzler

Food, fun and entertainment. Downtown. www.randolphwi.net

JUNE 18 BEAVER DAM

10th Annual Taste of Wisconsin

Taste over 120 Wisconsin brewed beers and over 50 Wisconsin cheeses. Live music and food tent. 304 S. Spring St. Noon-4pm. www.tasteofwisconsin.net

JUNE 18-19 COLUMBUS Horse & Carriage Festival

Fireman’s Park. Horse and Carriage competition at Columbus Fireman’s Park all weekend. Horse and Carriage parade through city streets. columbuscarriagefestival.org

JUNE 21 WATERTOWN Outdoor Arts Festival

Riverside Park. Admission is free. Enjoy live music, food, free art activities for children and a spectacular array of art. pawld@watertown.k12.wi.us

10am-5pm. www.mainstreetmayville.com www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

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2016 - 2017 Calendar of Events JUNE 22 THERESA

JULY 2 FOX LAKE

JULY 23 FOX LAKE

AUG 12 BEAVER DAM

Music by “River City Blaskapelle”. West Rock River St. 7pm. www.villageoftheresa.com

Free concerts in the Park at Riverside Park Shelter. 4th of July parade on Blackhawk Trail, starting at 1pm from Town Park. FLPO Boat Parade starting at 5pm. Fireworks at dusk over the lake.www.foxlakechamber.com

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

The Watermark, 209 S. Center St. www.beaverdamchamber.com

Community Band Day

JUNE 24-25 WATERTOWN Rock the River

1st Street parking lot in downtown Watertown. A community celebration, featuring an outdoor movie on Friday evening, food and beverages, music by the river Saturday night from 7-11pm. bkonz@oswaldkonzgroup.com or www.watertownchamber.com

JUNE 24-26 THERESA

Fireman’s Annual Picnic and Parade

Full weekend of activities and food. Parade on Sunday at 11am. Theresa Fireman’s Park. www.villageoftheresa.com

JUNE 25 BEAVER DAM Lawn Party, Bus Tours

Dodge County Historical Society. Bus Tours of historic Beaver Dam. www.beaverdamchamber.com

JUNE 25 HORICON MARSH Paddle Horicon Marsh

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

JUNE 25 BEAVER DAM

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Beaver Dam Raceway, N7086 Raceway Rd. www.wismotorsports.net

JUNE 25 WATERTOWN Jon Fisch Memorial Tour da Goose Bike Ride

4th of July Celebration

JULY 3 MAYVILLE Rock N’ Boom

Independence Day celebration with baseball, live music and fireworks at Mayville City Park. www.mainstreetmayville.com 920-387-1167

JULY 4 HARTFORD

4th of July Fireworks & Family Festival 2pm parade, free family festival after and fireworks at dusk at Veterans Park, Hartford 262-673-7002 www.hartfordchamber.org

JULY 4 BEAVER DAM Concert

“First Brigade” Band at Swan Park.

JULY 7-9 BEAVER DAM

23rd Annual Beaver Dam Lake Days Tahoe Park. Live music, fireworks, Must-ski’s water ski show, family and children’s activities, food, carnival rides. www.beaverdamlakedays.com

JULY 7-28 WAUPUN Concerts in the Park

Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm. www.waupunfestivals.com

JULY 9 BEAVER DAM Bus and Walking Tour

Sponsored by Dodge County Historical Society.

Firefighters 14th Annual Classic Car Show

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AUG 12-13 WAUPUN

Softball tournament, water barrel fights and water bucket brigade.

Parades, free live music, children’s activities. Tanner Park, Waupun Community Center 510 E. Spring St. 324-9985 www.waupuntrucknshow.com

Firefighters Tournament

JULY 30 BEAVER DAM Paddling Festival

New event. Time and park TBD. www.beaverdamchamber.com

JULY 30 MAYVILLE Maxwell Street Day

Downtown Mayville. www.mainstreetmayville.com

JULY 31-AUG 2 BURNETT

Dodge County Antique Power Show

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

august AUG 4 BEAVER DAM

55th Annual Public Corn Roast

Tower Lanes, 1660 N. Spring St. All you can eat brats and fresh sweet corn. Live music, raffles and entertainment. 5-9pm. www.beaverdamchamber.com

AUG 5-6 WATERTOWN

Bike ride for all ages and abilities. 5 routes through the beautiful countryside ranging from 100 miles to 10 miles. Start and end at Riverside Park. 7am. 920-285-1986 www.tourdagoose.com

Lakefest

American Cancer Society Relay for Life

july 9 WATERTOWN

AUG 5-7 BEAVER DAM

june 30-july 4 COLUMBUS

5k trail run through Brandt Quirk Park. www.theprick5k.com

Columbus Fourth of July Celebration.

June 30th kicks off the celebration with the mid-way opening, music entertainment and a free family movie in the park at 9pm. July 4th enjoy the area’s largest parade beginning at noon, entertainment in the park and the day ends with a HUGE fireworks display at 9pm. 920-382-7823. www.columbus4thofjuly.net

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JULY 9 HUSTISFORD Sponsored by Lake Sinissippi Association at Neider Park. www.lakesinissippi.org

The Prick 5k

JULY 10 BEAVER DAM

45th Annual “A Day in the Park Arts & Craft Fair” Swan Park. 10am-4pm. www.beaverdamchamber.com

JULY 12 WATERTOWN

Lights & Sirens Community Fair

Waupun Community Center, 510 E. Spring St. 324-7900 www.waupunfestivals.com

This safety fair is intended to teach kids and adults injury prevention. Lights’n’ Sirens has over 25 booths and displays for people to explore and over sixty emergency vehicles on hand to explore. Riverside Park on Labaree St. 6-8pm. 920-262-4671

JULY 1-3 WAUPUN

JULY 13 HARTFORD

JULY 1-2 WAUPUN Prison City Pull-Off

Celebrate Waupun

Features music, fireworks, carnival rides, sculpture tour and more! Tanner Park across from the Community Center, 510 E. Spring St. Fireworks at Juniper Hill, E. Spring St. on July 3rd. www.waupunfestivals.com

JULY 2-4 WATERTOWN

Watertown 4th of July Celebration

Live music, food, parade, and lots of other activities at Riverside Park, Labaree St. www.watertownchamber.com.

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Maxwell Street Day

Downtown Hartford 8am–8pm. www.downtownhartfordwi.com

JULY 16 BEAVER DAM

175th Parade & Anniversary Picnic

Parade from 9:30-11:30am downtown followed by picnic at Swan Park from 11:30am-4pm. www.beaverdamchamber.com

11th Annual Midwest Cream Cheese Festival

Watertown High School track, 825 Endeavour Dr. 920-261-0077

48th Annual Dodge County Antique Power Show Burnett, 6505 Cty, Hwy B. www.dcapc.org 920-689-3460

AUG 6 FOX LAKE 8th Annual Kuno Fest

Food, fun and live bands. 920-928-3470

AUG 6 WAUPUN Art & Craft Fair

Dodge Park, 518 S. Madison St. 10am-4pm. www.waupunfestivals.com

AUG 7 WATERTOWN

Octagon House Ice Cream Social

“First Brigade” Band Concert with ice cream and other goodies while touring the Historic Octagon House and beautiful grounds. 919 Charles St. 10am-4pm. www.watertownhistoricalsociety.org

AUG 11-14 WATERTOWN Riverfest

Music, rides, Taste of Watertown, carnival, classic car show, craft show, fireworks, half marathon, 5k and more! Riverside Park on Labaree St. www.watertownriverfest.com

Truck-N-Show

AUG 20 FOX LAKE Tunes on the Lake

Sponsored by FLPO from 1-5pm. www.foxlakechamber.com

AUG 21 WATERTOWN Family Adventure March 5k

1-5pm. www.march2november.com

AUG 27 THERESA

Lion’s Annual Tractor Pull

Theresa Fireman’s Park – Hwy 28 West. www.villageoftheresa.com

AUG 27 HUSTISFORD

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

AUG 27 BEAVER DAM Cache & Release

Geocache event. Noon–5pm. www.beaverdamchamber.com

AUG 28 THERESA

Historical Society Ice Cream Social

Musical entertainment. Solomon Juneau House, S. Milwaukee St. (Hwy 175) 1-4:30pm. www.villageoftheresa.com

september SEPT 3 WAUPUN Waupun Super Pull

Local tractor pulling at the Waupun Community Center, 510 E. Spring St. Free music 11am & 7pm. www.waupunfestivals.com

SEPT 4 FOX LAKE Venetian Night

Sponsored by FLPO beginning at 8pm.

SEPT 4 lomira

Chamber Appreciation Days Corn Roast, Brat and Burgers. www.lomirachamber.com

SEP 7-OCT 5 HORICON Fall Farmers Market

Open Mic Night River Bend Park. info@horiconphoenix.com

SEPT 5 RANDOLPH

Community Corn Carnival

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

SEPT 9-10 WAUPUN

Volksfest German Ethnic Festival

German food & beverages, live music, Volkswalk Sculpture Tour, Wild Goose Chase 5K & 10K and Youth Fun Run! FREE Admission! Tanner Park, 510 E. Spring St. www.waupunvolksfest.com


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

SEPT 10 BEAVER DAM

Beaver Dam Pepper Festival

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november

Park Village Shopping Center lot. 9am-4pm. www.BeaverDamPepperFestival.com

OCT 1 HARTFORD

NOV 11 FOX LAKE

SEPT 10 HUSTISFORD

Check out fire engines at the station to celebrate Fire Safety – bargains at the shops while Main Street is closed! 10am-3pm. www.downtownhartfordwi.com

American Legion, Flag Memorial at 11am. www.foxlakechamber.com

Founder John’s Day

Heehaw Shows by the Husty Players. 2pm. Memorial Park. www.hustisford.com

SEPT 11 THERESA

American Legion & Auxiliary Pioneer Days

Downtown Autumn Fest

OCT 2 COLUMBUS

Columbus Fire Department Pancake Breakfast

Veterans Day Program

NOV 11-12 HARTFORD

DEC 4 WATERTOWN Holiday Parade of Homes

Showcases 5-6 beautiful Watertown homes dressed in their holiday best. Silen auction. www.watertownchamber.com

DEC 5-6 HORICON Christmas Open House

www.downtownhartfordwi.com

Satterlee Clark Historical House, 322 Winter St. 920-485-0483.

NOV 12 HARTFORD

DEC 6 JUNEAU

Holiday Open House

Fire equipment on display. Columbus Fire Dept. Service Organization 920-623-5914

Christmas Parade

Parade of Trees

3pm. www.downtownhartfordwi.com

Juneau Public Library. Admission is free

NOV 18-20 COLUMBUS

DEC 10 HORICON

OCT 7-9 MAYVILLE

Business Open House

Cookies and Milk with Santa

Wisconsin Aviation Annual Open House and Pancake Breakfast

30th Annual Family Fall Festival 920-387-5776 or www.audubondays.com

Downtown Columbus. www.columbuswichamber.com

9:45am-noon. 920-485-3200 www.horiconchamber.com.

NOV 18-20 WATERTOWN

DEC 10 HORICON

SEPT 17 WATERTOWN

Discover Dodge’s “Fall Farm and Foliage Tour”

5k run/walk, kids run, spanferkel & concert by Lomira High School Band at 1pm. Pork & chicken on the spit, cake & ice cream at 11am. Theresa Fireman’s Park – Hwy 28 West. www.villageoftheresa.com

SEPT 11 WATERTOWN

Audubon Days

Oct 8 Dodge County

WOW Women’s Only Weekend

Stroll the Stars Holiday Celebration

Restaurant and retail specials, raffles and more. Downtown. www.watertownchamber.com

Downtown Horicon. 4-7pm. www.horiconphoenix.com

Paddle, bike, run and end with a military style obstacle course. 414-704-9969 www.RockManChallenge.org

Self guided tour of Dodge County, visit local attractions, stores and agricultural sites. 9am-3pm. www.discoverdodgecounty.com

NOV 25 COLUMBUS

DEC 10 FOX LAKE

SEPT 17 WATERTOWN

OCT 8 FOX LAKE

Parade at 6:30pm. Tree lighting ceremony follows on library lawn. 920-623-3699

Mud, great tunes, around 20 obstacles, and a celebration with food, drinks and more. www.watertownchallenge.org/rugged-rockman

Ride around the Fox Lake area on hay wagons. 920-928-3470 www.foxlakechamber.com

Noon-6pm including parade at 5pm, as well as tree lighting, chili lunch, raffles/silent auction, bake sale and free kids activities. 920-928-3777 www.foxlakechamber.com

SEPT 17 WATERTOWN

OCT. 8-9 HORICON MARSH

920-261-4949

Re-enactment, tee-pee, atl-atl, campfire, drum circle, vendors. 920-387-7890 www.horiconmarsh.org

8am-3pm.

RockMan Challenge

Rugged RockMan

Citywide Rummage Sale

SEPT 17 NEOSHO

WI Garden Tractor Pull

Woodlawn Park. 262-443-3583

SEPT 24 COLUMBUS Columbus ‘Odd’toberfest

Held at Columbus Fireman’s Park pavilion. 2pm - 10pm. Live polka music, German food and beverages and kids activities. 920-623-2285 wioddfellows40@yahoo.com

SEPT 24 HARNISCHFEGER PARK Winterfest

Family fun activities. Wagon rides, crafts, concessions, entertainment. W3048 Crawfish Rd., Ixonia. www.dodgeparks.com

SEPT 25 HORICON

Autumn Art on the Marsh

13th Annual Boat House Hayride

Rock River Archeology Weekend

OCT 14-15, 21-22, 28-30 HORICON Horicon Haunted History Tour

Satterlee Clark House Historical Museum, 6pm www.horiconphoenix.com

OCT 22 BEAVER DAM

Special All-Star 175th Anniversary Haunted Cemetery Tour Times TBD. Oakwood Cemetery. www.beaverdamchamber.com

OCT 27 MAYVILLE

Downtown Business Trick or Treat

6-7:30pm. www.mainstreetmayville.com

OCT 28 HUSTISFORD

Riverbend Resort. Haunted House. Kids costume party with games, pumpkin painting, trick or treating. Saturday night DJ with adult costume contest. www.rbresort.com

NOV 26 RANDOLPH Holiday Bazaar

9am-3pm at the Randolph High School, 110 Meadowood Dr. www.randolphwi.net

NOV 29 - DEC 2 WAUPUN

Avenue of Angels Christmas Celebration Parade down Main St. at 6:30pm. Entertainment, Festival of Trees, Santa and refreshments are offered Tues.-Fri. evening at Waupun City Hall Auditorium. www.waupunfestivals.com

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Farmer’s market, petting zoo, Halloween story time, movie and more. Downtown. 9am-5pm. www.watertownchamber.com

Randolph Village Hall, 248 W. Stroud St. www.randolphwi.net

DEC 16 HARTFORD Midnight Madness

6pm-midnight. Horse-drawn wagon rides, live entertainment. www.downtownhartfordwi.com

DEC 17 FOX LAKE

Buffett Brunch with Santa

Festivities begin at 11am at the Boat House. 920-928-3470

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Christmas Festival and Parade

DEC 3 BEAVER DAM

22nd Annual Holiday Parade

1 – 2:30pm. www.downtownhartfordwi.com

DEC 3 COLUMBUS

OCT 29 FOX LAKE

Columbus Country Club. For more info call 920-623-3699 or go to info@columbuswichamber.com

Downtown Fox Lake, Tons of kids’ activities. www.foxlakechamber.com

Santa’s Workshop

Tree Lighting and Caroling. Hustisford Community Hall. Memorial Park. www.hustisford.com

OCT 29 HARTFORD

Spooktacular Fall Event and Citywide Trick or Treat

DEC 10 RANDOLPH

Winterfest

Visit with Santa

Downtown. Parade on Center St. at 5:30pm. Holiday open house at Dodge County Historical Society. www.beaverdamchamber.com.

Trick or Treat

Christmas December to Remember

DEC 3 HUSTISFORD

OCT 29 WATERTOWN Pumpkin Palooza

Halloween Havoc

Parade at 5:30pm. E. Main St. Visit Santa in his house after the parade. 920-261-6320 www.watertownchamber.com

Downtown. 3pm. Parade at 5pm with fireworks and tree lighting ceremony to follow. www.mainstreetmayville.com

SEPT 30-OCT 2 ASHIPPUN

SEPT 30-OCT 2 & OCT 7-9 WATERTOWN

Holiday Parade of Lights

DEC 3 MAYVILLE

Hustisford Community Hall www.hustisford.com

Ashippun Town Hall. Re-enactment camps, Native American, Highlanders, Buckskinners, 4 different war camps: War of 1812, Civil War, Revolutionary War, Spanish American War, Native American Tipi Village, food, traders and it is free. Free 28’ Voyageur Canoe Rides. www.dirtykettle.com

NOV 26 WATERTOWN

Soccer Club Halloween Dance

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

10th Indian Summer Living History Event

Columbus Christmas Parade

Breakfast with Santa

DEC 3-4 LEBANON

St. Peter’s Christmas Cookie and Craft Sale

Hustisford Community Hall and downtown. www.hustisford.com

Candlelight Snowshoe Hike

Hiking/snowshoeing by candlelight. Trails lined with luminaries, owl talks, children’s activities, bonfire, indoor activities, gift shop open. 920-387-7893 www.horiconmarsh.org

JAN 28 HORICON MARSH Owl Prowl

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

february 2017 FEB 11 HARNISCHFEGER PARK Winterfest

Family fun activities. Wagon rides, crafts & entertainment. W3048 Crawfish Rd., Ixonia. www.dodgeparks.com

W4661 County road MM, Lebanon 8am-3pm on Saturday and from 9am-1pm on Sunday. 920-925-3342 www.stpetersoflebanonwi.org

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Our locally-sourced menu features made from scratch pastas, sauces, soups, desserts, and salad dressings. Best craft beer menu in Dodge County and our wine menu features 15 boutique wines by the glass.

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MAKE IT MAYVILLE The Audubon Inn is a boutique full service hotel on the National Register of Historic Places, built in 1896.

We offer:

• 16 elegant guestrooms with modern amenities • Signature destination restaurant, NOLA North Grille • Spa services available in The Spa Room or your guest room • Close proximity to internationally renowned Horicon Marsh • Movies and sporting events onsite at 20-seat Le Petite Theater NOLA North Grille brings an authentic New Orleans inspired dining experience to Wisconsin. Open daily for dinner and brunch on Sunday. NOLA North Grille is the perfect venue for weddings, private parties and business retreats. 45 North Main St., Mayville, WI • 920-387-5858 • www.auduboninn.com

The beautiful historic Main Street in Mayville offers a unique blend of specialty shops, wonderful dining, historical museums, fun events & so much more! Come see what Mayville’s downtown has to offer.

Events Main Street Open House – Saturday May 14 Maxwell Street Day – Saturday July 30 Downtown Business Trick or Treat – Thursday October 27 Small Business – Saturday November 26 Christmas Festival, Parade, & Fireworks – Saturday December 3

www.MainStreetMayville.com 920-387-1167

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m a k e it may v ille ! Experience our community by attending our festivals and celebrations throughout the year. From celebrating our Nation’s Independence at Rock ‘N Boom to the annual fall migration of Canada Greese at Audubon Days there is always plenty of family fun! Audubon Days kicks off on Friday with the Bed Races that are held downtown and a Beer and Wine tasting. The weekend event line-up includes: The Audubon Days Run and Walk, Metric Century Bike Tour, The Audubon Arts and Crafts Gallery, a car show, gigantic parade, food court, kid’s events, live bands, entertainment and much more! Festivities are held in City Park along the river with a full bloom of fall color. It does not get better than that!

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The Annex 40 S Main St Vintage jewelry apparel-hats purses-& other flashy trash

D&L ResaLe & LiquiDation LLC We Buy @ Consign Merchandise Tools Guitars Model Cars Electronics Fishing Antiques Jewelry Bow Hunting Fishing Pole Bow And Arrows Model Car 42 south Main street, Mayville, Wi

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Natural Medicines • Eatery Vitamin & Herbs Organic Produce • Beer & Wine Natural Foods • Skin Care Products Open Tuesday-Saturday call for hours

The Rock River Trail A River of Opportunities for All Interests! Drive it. Hike it. Bike it. Kayak it. Canoe it.

35 S. Main Street, Mayville, WI • 920-387-9899 Hours: Mon - Fri. 7:30am-8pm Sat 8am-5:30pm Sun 9am-4pm

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

Mayville Inn

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

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

Spring

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

Summer

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

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Fall

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

Winter

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

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Relaxing Choice for Business or Pleasure • Indoor Pool and Whirlpool • Complimentary Continental Breakfast • High Speed Internet • Whirlpool Rooms with King Bed • Refrigerator in Every Room • Romance Packages • Extended Stay and Corporate Rates • Pool Membership/Open Swim

Enjoy your favorite cocktail or wine selection with your dinner

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Iron Ridge Inn Restaurant 131 S. Main Street, Iron Ridge, WI 53035 920-387-3348

Iron Ridge Inn Motel

129 S. Main Street, Iron Ridge, WI 53035 920-387-4090 or 877-387-4090


Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center

N7725 Hwy 28, Horicon Hours: Weekdays 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Weekends 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. With the exception of major holidays. Winter Weekend Hours 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Restrooms available to the public from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. year round. www.horiconmarsh.org

Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Office & Visitor Center

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

Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center opened to the public in the spring of 2009 with the goal of providing a world class visitor center and conducting wildlife education programs at Horicon Marsh. The Wildlife Education Program focuses on the abundant wildlife resources of the marsh, their ecology and management. DNR educators rely on the diverse wildlife to develop a wide range of educational programs aimed at introducing and sharing our native wildlife with a broad audience. Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center serves as both a destination and gateway for visitors to Horicon Marsh as well as providing for year-round educational opportunities. More than 500,000 people visit Horicon Marsh annually to observe wildlife in a natural setting, creating a huge demand for interpretive services. The facility features an auditorium, two classrooms, the Flyway Gift Shop, public viewing area, wildlife displays, a Children’s Discovery Area and other building amenities. Visitors may borrow binoculars, field guides, educational backpacks and snowshoes at no cost.

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

Marsh Haven

W10145 State Hwy 49, Waupun Hours: Weekdays Noon - 4:00 p.m. Weekends 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Open Mid April to Late November www.marshhaven.com Marsh Haven Nature Center is located at the north end of the Horicon Marsh, just 3.5 miles east of Waupun on Highway 49. The center features displays and exhibits that help depict the history and wildlife of Horicon Marsh. In addition, they also have an Art Gallery where a diverse collection of wildlife art, and beautiful wildlife photography is on display; a classroom/meeting room with full kitchen access for your teaching and meetings needs; outdoor amphitheater and indoor theater with large television and screen; bunkhouse/lodge for overnight adventures, and the only observation tower, campfire and camping accommodations on the Horicon Marsh. Marsh Haven Nature Center offers unique environmental education programs with a focus on experiential, hands-on learning.

Brand new interpretive exhibits called the “Explorium” opened in August of 2015. Visitors have a unique opportunity to travel through time. Long before Horicon Marsh achieved international status as an important bird and wildlife area and a destination for outdoor recreation, glaciers carved a basin where a wetland would one day form. Today, guests of Horicon Marsh’s “Explorium” can get a glimpse of life at Horicon Marsh thousands of years before European settlement and witness how the current wetland came to be. Videos and interactive displays greet guests at every turn, encouraging audiences of any age to learn more about the history and ecology of Horicon Marsh. A wooly mammoth replica that children are free to touch and climb represents wildlife that roamed the land during the Ice Age. Relics from the age of European settlement as well as modern hunting and trapping equipment illustrate the marsh’s popularity as a waterfowl hunting site. Games encourage visitors to learn about wildlife identification. An airboat simulator gives visitors a thrilling perspective on the management and conservation activities currently occurring on the marsh before heading out to enjoy it for themselves.

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Museum Displays, Hiking Trails, Gift Shop, Educational Programs, & Special Events

www.marshhaven.com 920.324.5818 or 920.318.9518 A non-profit, volunteer-supported nature center where nature is appreciated, conserved, and celebrated! www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

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

Columbus Discovery Orchard W11888 Behan Rd., Columbus Sept. - Oct.

www.powerweb.net/kirschbaums

Pieper's Fruit Farm W2423 State Road 49 Brownsville (920) 583-3056 Zastrow's Strawberries W2364 County Road Y Mayville (920) 387-3696

www.zastrowsstrawberries.com

HONEY Dean Lapp 500 S Main St. Reeseville (920)927-3848

www.lappsbeesupplycenter.com

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

Jeanne Malterer W3507 County Road R Iron Ridge (920) 349-8853 Melvin Saeger W6140 State Road 33 Juneau (920) 386-2063 Tyler Kufalk N6201 County Road G Beaver Dam (920) 356-9012

Old Fashioned Foods Cheese Factory & Outlet 331 S. Main St. Mayville, WI 53050 920-387-7924.

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

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

Golz Orchard W5961 St. Rd. 49, Waupun (920) 324-5308

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

Fall River Savanna Oaks

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

Schultz’s Cheese Haus N6312 Hwy 151 South, Beaver Dam (920) 885-3734

920-484-6257 Saturdays, May - Oct 8:30 a.m. – noon

Horicon Winter Farmer’s Market American Legion Post #157 735 S. Hubbard St., Horicon

columbusdiscoveryorchard.com

Tom Dooley Orchard W5759 St. Rd. 49, Waupun (920) 324-3664

PUMPKIN PATCHES

www.oldfash.com

www.schultzscheese.com

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

Eberle's Produce W5548 St. Rd. 33, Horicon (920) 485-2702

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

www.eberlesproduce.com

www.widmerscheese.com

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

FARM/FLEA MARKETS

www.tietzfamilyfarms.com

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

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

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

Hwy. 16 across from Village of Fall River

Fox Lake Flea Market Main St., Fox Lake (262) 353-1704 Saturdays, April - Oct 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hartford 147 N. Rural St., Hartford Hartford Recreation Center parking lot (262) 673-7193 Saturdays, May - Nov 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Hartford Indoor Farmer’s Market Link Building 33 N. Main St., Hartford Saturdays, Nov 12 - Dec 17 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Horicon Bethesda Mall 620 Washington St., Horicon Thursdays, May – Fall 8:00 a.m. - noon

www.horiconphoenix.com

2nd Wed. of the month Nov thru March Hustisford Hustis St., Hustisford (920) 349-3188 Saturdays, May - Oct 7:00 a.m. - noon Juneau Piggly Wiggly Parking Lot Juneau (920) 386-3359 Fridays, May - Oct 8:00 a.m. – noon Watertown Riverside Park, Watertown (920) 261-6320 Tuesdays, May - Nov 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Watertown Library Parking Lot 100 S. Water St., Watertown Thursdays, August – Oct 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Waupun Tanner Park 510 E. Spring St., Waupun (920) 324-7915 Thursdays, May - Oct 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

A community with rich heritage and friendly people.

Full Service Florist ~ Willow Tree Collectibles ~ Statuary and Plaques ~ Fun Signs ~ Gifts for all occasions and so much more!!! We rent Tuxedos.

Breakfast with the Bunny March 26

June Dairy Days Festival June 10-12

Parade June 11th at 7 pm

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Augustfest Corn Roast August 12

Homespun Holiday

Craft Fair, Silent Auction & Kids Zone November 18 & 19

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Email: markesanchamber@gmail.com Website: www.MarkesanWI.com Follow us on Facebook

We Deliver!

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There are many small Amish businesses in the south east part of Green Lake County, as well as businesses supporting the Amish heritage. The Markesan and Kingston/Dalton Historical Societies can provide visitors with information on where these settlers came from, their traditions and customs and how they have integrated into their neighboring communities, as well as what trades they are known for (woodworking, baking, cheese making, greenhouses to name a few). Enjoy a quiet drive through Amish country and discover a simpler time and an area rich in heritage.

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Locate the Amish businesses below by finding their correlating number on the map. 1- Pine Lumber 2 - Bontrager Cabinets 3 - Metal Buildings 4 - CVS Buildings

5 - Kingston Custom Cabinets 6 - Happy Hollow Bakery 7 - Weaver Cabinets 8 - Katie’s Carpet Shop

9 - Schrocks Sawmill 10 - Miller Greenhaus 11 - Millers Small Engine 12 - Miller Cabinet

W 1996 Barry Road • Dalton WI 53926 lilacwoodshop@yahoo.com lilacfurnituregallery.com 608-617-2662

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13 - Mast Buggy Shop 14 - Mast Bend & Dent 15 - Sloping Acres Greenhouse 16 - Mishler’s Country Store 17 - Pleasant View Bakery 18 - Jr. Miller Chair Shop 19 - Miller Harness Shop 20 - Millers Bent & Dent 21 - Yoder Candy 22 - Townline Greenhouse 23 - Sunshine Jam Shop & Greenhouse 24 - Hillside Hardware & Greenhouse 25 - Otto’s Produce & Greenhouse 26 - Hershberger Sawmill 27 - Maple Lane Furniture 28 - Hill Top Repair Restaurant

29 - Shady Lane Furniture 30 - Maple Grove Cabinets 31 - Weaver Harness Shop 32 - Oven Fresh Bakery 33 - Miller Cabinet Shop 34 - Whitetail Ridge Woodworking 35 - D&L Metal Buildings 36 - Sandhill Cabinets 37 - Tiny Acres Greenhouse 38 - D&E Sharpening 39 - Salemville Cheese Factory 40 - Salemville Greenhouse 41 - Sunrise Buggy Shop 42 - Grand River Greenhouse 43 - Mullet Furniture Finishing 44 - Wayside Repair 45 - L&L Furniture Shop 46 - Chair Shop

47 - Pine Grove Greenhouse 48 - A&E Bulk Foods 49 - GreenhouseGary Swanke 50 - BP Lumber 51- Pride Originals 52 - Rugs 53 - Bakery 54 - Lilac Furniture Gallery 55 - South & Main 56 - Bull Pen 57 - Ms. Bouvi’es Vintage Market 58 - Butterfly Antiques

Serving...5am-10pm Open 7 Days a Week

Breakfast • Daily Lunch • Dinner Specials! Friday Fish Fry • Famous Broasted Chicken • ICE • SODA • BEER/LIQUOR • LOTTERY • PIZZA • SNACKS • ICE CREAM • GAS • OIL • DIESEL • VIDEO RENTAL • DAIRY ITEMS • ATM Repair

WRECKER SERVICE EMERGENCY REPAIRS

WAYSIDE AMOCO RESTAURANT & REPAIR Hwy 44 & 73 • Markesan, WI Repair • 920-398-3722 ~ Restaurant • 920-398-3484

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elcome to Randolph, a traditional, small town community located about an hour north of Madison, bound by two counties, Dodge and Columbia and within 5 miles of fishing and recreational lakes, which include Beaver Dam Lake and Fox Lake. Randolph offers peaceful residential neighborhoods, quality schools (public and parochial), a variety of churches and recreational opportunities, with a beautiful park and a pool. Randolph features a book and gift store, a resale store, a print shop, plumbing, heating and electrical shop, auto mechanics, gas and convenience stores, a large

grocery store, beauty salons, a tanning salon, and more. There are also home based businesses such as embroidery, screen printing and quilting. Randolph is also the host of the famous FFA Alumni Community Corn Carnival, which is held on Labor Day every year. The fun starts bright and early with the FFA breakfast and is followed by the parade. And there is more fun to be had at the park, where you will find great food, kids games, bingo, great music and more. Come to the park hungry! There is PLENTY OF FREE SWEET CORN FOR EVERYONE! For more information go to www.randolphwi.net.

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920 326-4769 • www.randolphwi.net P.O. Box 66 Randolph WI, 53956 Providing Insurance for your Auto, Home, Farm, Business and Life with Acuity, Auto-Owners, Hagerty, Hastings Mutual, Dairyland, Pekin and Progressive

(920) 326-5245 Dan & Maxine De Young

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

American Collections 133 Stark Street in Downtown Randolph

Home Décor, Gifts & Unique Finds

349 STARK ST. CASH ONLY! RANDOLPH, WI 53956 Hours: Thursday - 9 AM - 6 PM Please like us on Facebook for pictures, information, & updates!

Feil’s Supper Club If you’re in the mood for great food, good conversation and a relaxing atmosphere, we’ve got just what you’re looking for: Serving lunch Mon - Fri 11:00 - 1:30 Try our extensive Pub Menu • Friday Fish Fry • Saturday prime rib • Sunday brunch buffet • Our famous “Herb’s special” sirloin & onion rings • Salmon, rib eye steak • German and American Cuisine

Free Appetizer with Meal Purchase

One coupon per person

920-326-5544 N8743 HWY 73 Randolph, WI 53956 Bar opens 4:00 p.m.

Hours: Thursday & Friday 10 am-3 pm Saturday 10 am-2 pm

Wed - Thurs Fri - Sat Sunday brunch

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

920-210-0304

Sunday dinner

4:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Bar opens 10:00 a.m.

To learn more: www.feilssupperclub.com

Use a QR reader on your smart phone to access our location on a Google map.

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Fox Lake

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

From the ripple of a wave to the roar of a snowmobile, the lake has many activities for all interests in all seasons. Our resorts and lakeside community continually host fishing events, ice races, and guided or rented boat tours.

Prime Steakhouse on Beautiful Fox Lake

If one day just isn’t enough time to enjoy the repose of the lake atmosphere, rent a cabin on the water and let the crickets serenade you to sleep. While visiting our lake community, be sure to venture downtown. Freckled with personality, Fox Lake emits a warm reception to the inquisitive visitor.

Friday Night Fish Fry Steaks - Seafood Pasta

Try your hand at a round of golf on our pristine 18-hole course, or stop in for ice cream at our nostalgic Drive In. Peruse our vintage and specialty shops, or take a dip in our aquatic center designed for young and old alike. For the refined palette, we offer fine dining at several area restaurants.

Year Round Cottage Rentals N10604 Chief Kuno Trail Fox Lake

Fox Lake is a city rich in history. Knowledge of the history and archaeology of Fox Lake was enriched in 1983 when the Fox Lake Inland Lake Rehabilitation and Protection District installed a sewer system. Workers uncovered one of Wisconsin’s largest archaeological discoveries on Elmwood Island in Fox Lake.The details of the dig and artifacts were painstakingly catalogued and preserved. The Fox Lake Historical Museum, in the old train depot, displays the findings from the archaeological dig as well as other local history.

920.928.2576 Closed Wednesdays

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

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

theshoresoffoxlake.com

Outside Patio Dining Including Full Tiki Bar! Daily Specials Including All-You-Can-Eat Wings Wednesdays are “Dollar Days” Full Sandwich Menu Homemade Half Pound Burgers and Pizza

Live Music Saturday Nights!

Cottage For Rent • Boat Launch • Boat Rentals • Year-Round Lake Access Open Tuesday - Sunday 11:00 am - Close • Monday 3:00 pm - Close N10575 Chief Kuno Tr., Fox Lake, WI 53933

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(920) 928-3470 www.boathousepubandeatery.com


GOOD NEWS WE ARE HERE

Specializing in Waterfront & Residential Properties. Servicing Fox Lake & surrounding areas with 40 years of experience. The area LEADER in listings and solds.

Mother/Daughter Team

214 West State Street - Fox Lake www.QuadeRealEstate.com IF YOU EXPECT MORE, CONTACT THE COMPANY THAT CARES! (920) 928-2422

Fish Tales

BAIT & LIQUOR LLC

Outstanding in Our Field

Large selection of fishing lures and equipment, beer, wine and liquor! • PONTOON & FISHING BOAT RENTALS • GAS YOUR BOAT FROM OUR PIER • HUNTING & FISHING LICENSES • FISHING SUPPLIES

www.foxlakefishtales.com

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

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

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

248 E. State St. • Fox Lake • 920-928-6288

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

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Horicon

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njoy great food, friendly service and good company in Horicon. Whether you’re looking for a great meal or an evening’s entertainment, you’ll find it in Horicon. Horicon offers several shops and retailers. Find gifts, hardware, farm-fresh produce and more. Horicon is a great place to enjoy the outdoors. Activities include hiking, biking, auto tours, fishing, boating, paddling, swimming, hunting and golf. Our aquatic center, museum, public library, boat tours, fitness club and bowling alley are all waiting to entertain you! We also have five beautiful parks to picnic and play in. The disc golf course at River Bend Park offers an inexpensive way to spend time outdoors with family and friends. If you’re ready for fun, Horicon is ready for you!

CHAMBER of COMMERCE

May 6

Steak Fry

September 25

Autumn Art on the Marsh

2016 December 3

Christmas Bus to Chicago

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

For more information go to www.horiconchamber.com or www.cityhoriconwi.us.

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

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

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

“Best in Wisconsin”

309 Barstow St. 920-485-6767 • fax 485-6768

Two 140 ft. Water Slides Umbrella Spray & Water Curtain in the Kids Area! Chaise Lounge Chairs & Grass Area Zero-Depth to 12.5 Feet

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

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

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et outdoors and experience the wildlife and many seasons of natural beauty at Horicon Marsh. The marsh provides habitat for endangered species and is a critical rest stop for thousands of migrating ducks and Canada geese. Because of its importance to wildlife, Horicon Marsh has been formally recognized as a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention of the United Nations, is a “Globally Important Bird Area” and is a unit of the Ice Age Scientific Reserve. It has also been designated as one the “Seven Natural Wonders of Wisconsin” and is often referred to as the “Little Everglades of the North.” Located in southeast Wisconsin, this vast wetland is only a one hour drive from Milwaukee and Madison. While the marsh in renowned for its migrant flocks of Canada geese, it is also home to more than 300 resident and migratory bird species which have been sighted over the years. Due to its international significance, scientists from around the world have traveled here for professional training to improve conservation programs in their own countries. The Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area comprises 11,000 acres of the marsh while the northern 22,000 acres is part of the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge. The National Wildlife Refuge was established as a breeding habitat for the Redhead Duck. Besides the over 300 bird species, other wildlife that live on the marsh are muskrats, red foxes, coyotes, turtles, frogs, bats, fish, deer, beaver, raccoons, river otters, mink and much more. New to the

marsh is the release of whooping cranes. These were reintroduced in 2011. The chicks were trained by a crane-costumed biologist and left to freely migrate on their own. They returned to the refuge in 2012 and also utilized other local wetlands.

agement of Horicon Marsh. It helps the visitor understand the delicate natural relationship that exists at the 33,000 acre marsh.

Within the marsh there are hiking and bicycling trails, driving trails, two boardwalks, fishing piers, boat launches and canoe/kayak trails. Geocaching is enjoyed on the southern end of the marsh. Of course birding, photography, hiking, hunting, site seeing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and fishing are popular activities on the marsh as well.

Visitors should stop at Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center or Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Office and Visitor Center for maps and information about the marsh. Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center also has other area visitor information and maps avail-

Horicon Marsh has a unique and important story to tell. The geologic features of the area, created by our last ice age, were instrumental in providing resources for wildlife and humans alike. The human history of Horicon Marsh is rich with culture and story; however it is one of tragedy and restoration. The wildlife present today at Horicon Marsh are the result of geologic and human activities, including modern-day wildlife management. To view a movie about the history of the marsh or to see the new “Explorium”, visitors can visit Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center on Hwy 28 between Mayville and Horicon. Public naturalist talks and hikes are given at both Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center and Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center throughout the year and are free and open to the public. These talks focus on a variety of topics related to the geology, history, wildlife and man-

able. There are various restrictions on certain areas of the marsh so visitors should stop for information at one of the visitor centers.

Horicon Marsh Boat Tours at Blue Heron Landing

Birding Adventure ○ Sightseeing Tour Canoe & Kayak Rentals ○ Sunset Cruise Gift Shop…and more!

Travel Green Certified

horiconmarsh.com ○ 920-485-4663

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Wildlife Viewing Tips • Dawn and dusk are the best times to see wildlife. • Move or sit quietly, watch for movement, listen for sounds and look for animal signs. • Keep a safe distance to avoid disturbing an animal - use a scope or binoculars. • Cars make good observation blinds. • Don’t feed wildlife - human food can disrupt wild digestive systems and alter natural feeding habits. • Leave “abandoned” young alone - a parent is most likely close by.

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Open weekdays 9am-5pm and weekends 10am-5pm except major holidays. www.horiconmarsh.org for more information and pricing.

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■ Horicon "TernPike" Auto Tour and Hiking Trails - Located on State Highway 49, just east of the city of Waupun. Open daily year-round, conditions permitting. Paved driving route (3 miles) and three hiking trails along with a floating boardwalk and bicycling and hiking access to the Wild Goose State Trail. Closed to hunting except during the deer gun season as well as the December antlerless gun hunt - auto tour route is closed to vehicles during this timeframe and hikers are required to wear blaze orange. ■ Highway 49 Wildlife Viewing Area - Located on State Highway 49 just west of County Road Z. Open daily year-round. Hiking trail (1/4 mile) with observation area. Closed to all hunting. ■ Old Marsh Road - Accessed from Point Road or auto tour. Only open seasonally (June through August and special Earth Day opening in April) for hiking and bicycling to minimize disturbance to migratory birds. Adjacent dikes are closed. Photo blind located on east end of the road and reservable yearround. Contact the refuge office for reservation information. ■ Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area – Quick’s Point Loop, Indermuehle Island Loop, Bachhuber Loop hiking trails. Fishing, hiking, geocaching, photography blind, mounted high powered binoculars, birding, hunting during season on designated areas, snowshoeing, cross country skiing on un-groomed trails, kayaking/canoeing permitted. ■ Boardwalks located on state wildlife area and refuge. ■ Tour De Marsh – Driving and bicycle route suggested for viewing Horicon Marsh. Summer kick off date is the first Saturday in June each year. Maps available at either visitor center. ■ Palmatory Hill – Best view of Horicon Marsh from this site. At dead end of Palmatory Street in Horicon. Hiking trail access. Part of Tour De Marsh driving/bicycling route.

Visit for a day or spend the weekend at Horicon Marsh! Experience the Horicon Marsh Explorium View the “Horicon Marsh Story” Movie Shop the Flyway Gift Shop Get Active by Hiking, Bicycling, Geocaching, Snowshoeing Photograph the Wildlife and Landscape Calling all Birders with a Variety of Marsh Birds and Migrations Canoe or Kayak on the Canoe Trail GET yOUR GROUP TOGETHER Group tours available - contact us to make arrangements. Facility rental available for business or educational use. For more information about activities and special events go to

www.horiconmarsh.org

or like Friends of Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center on Facebook.

Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center N7725 Highway 28, Horicon

Located between Mayville and Horicon HOURS – Weekdays: 9am-5pm – Weekends: 10am-5pm

■ Bud Cook Hiking Area - Located off Point Rd. Two hiking trails and observation area. Open daily year-round. Closed to all hunting. ■ Rockvale Road Viewing Point - Rockvale Rd. Observation platform with spotting scope. ■ Main Dike Road - Open daily year-round conditions permitting. Entire road is open for hiking and bicycling year-round. Access is limited to the road only - adjacent dikes are closed. Vehicles can drive eastern portion (two-level gravel). Please use pull-offs for wildlife viewing/photography on the eastern portion of Main Dike Road. Parking located near fishing platform on the eastern portion of the road as well as near the Wild Goose State Trail on the western portion of the road (Access from Hwy 26 and use designated parking area). ■ Peachy Road, Ledge Road, and Main Dike Road - Designated locations for bank fishing/piers. Opportunities for perch, pike, bullhead, and other game species. ■ Greenhead Boat Launch – Greenhead Road. Start of canoe trail through the marsh. ■ Nebraska Street Boat Launch – Nebraska Street in Horicon.


Dodge County 2016 Visitors Guide