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Waterfest on Castle Rock Lake

Boat Parade at Waterfest on Castle Rock Lake

Waterfest on Castle Rock Lake is held annually on the first Saturday of August. It’s one of the biggest family week-ends of the year. There are times you go camping to quietly commune with nature in serenity and peace. Well, this ain’t that! This is a fun-filled, social week-end for kids and families. Put down…

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The Round Barns of Juneau County

Interior of one of Round Barns of Juneau County spring

Red barns, round barns, family farms and rolling hills are an intrinsic part of the landscape of the Greater Mauston area in Southwest Wisconsin. Drive on any road in any direction and a barn can be spotted. Some of the even more alluring sights are the round barns of Juneau County. Whether you’re a photographer…

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Along The Elroy-Sparta State Bike Trail

Biking The Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail

The Elroy-Sparta State Bike Trail The ‘Granddaddy of them all’, the Elroy-Sparta State Bike Trail, this 32-mile bike trail was the first opened ‘Rails to Trails’ conversion in the country. It starts in Elroy and goes through the small but, oh so friendly, communities of Kendall, Wilton and Norwalk, ending, of course, in Sparta. You’ll traverse…

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Hunting in the Greater Mauston Area

hunting at sunrise in Greater Mauston area Wisconsin

Want to see more videos like this? Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Turkey hunting, water fowling, or whitetail deer hunting… Hunting in the Greater Mauston Area will not disappoint! Greater Mauston Tourism Association and Outdoor Junkies, a video production company dedicated to the sport of hunting, and supported by many Mauston area locals, are partnering…

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Greater Mauston Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country Skiing Kennedy Park New Lisbon

The Winter Fun of Cross Country Skiing The unique appeal of Greater Mauston cross country skiing is it’s easy accessibility to nature and all it offers. When the snow flies, the beauty and activities abound. The variety of cross-country trails is astounding. Some trails are tracked for traditional skiing, some groomed for skate-style skiing and…

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Holiday Train Visits Mauston

holiday train visits mauston wisconsin

The Holiday Train chugs it’s way into Mauston on Saturday, December 8th (2018) and will come to a safe stop where the track intersects Division Street near Tremont Street. The train will arrive promptly at 4:15pm. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is about 1,000 feet in length with 14 brightly decorated rail cars. Each car is decorated with hundreds of…

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Outdoors Forever Creates A New Lemonweir River Landing

Wild Rice on the Lemonweir River near Mauston, WI

A new canoe and kayak landing has been created by Outdoors Forever and made possible with grants from local businesses and associations, including the Greater Mauston Tourism Association (GMTA).  It offers a new way for paddlers to access the Lemonweir River and Lake Decorah through a slough that runs adjacent to the river. Traveling west from…

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Paddling The Lemonweir River from Mauston | Lemonweir River Series

Paddling the Lemonweir River in Mauston, WI

The Lemonweir River offers a variety of excursion options upstream and downstream from Mauston as it meanders through the heart of Juneau County before joining up with the Wisconsin River.  The section from Mauston to Lemonweir Mills is a great place to start your exploration of this hidden gem with its meandering path and gentle…

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5 Ways Mauston Connects You With Summer … Naturally

The first family Whooping Cranes

Greater Mauston offers a great way to connect naturally with the outdoors. Here are are five ways to kick your summer and early fall into high gear. The Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail holds an iconic place in cycling as the first rails-to-trails route in the nation. Three hand-dug train tunnels give this 32-mile ride its unique…

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