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The Making of Juneau County Rustic Road #121

Juneau County Rustic Road Lee Rd in fall with turning road

You’re taking a leisurely country drive in Wisconsin and happen upon a Rustic Road Sign.  If you’re anything like me, it is NOT to be resisted. You take the turn and it seldom disappoints.  Juneau County with all its incredible natural beauty hasn’t had a designation– UNTIL NOW! The first Rustic Road route designation has…

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Waterfest on Castle Rock Lake

Waterfest Boat Parade

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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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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Boat Bash on Castle Rock Lake Mauston WI

boat bash crowd

We do not yet have an update on Boat Bash 2020, but will post here as soon as we have an update! Thank you for your patience.   Updated for Boat Bash 2019! Boat Bash The largest on-the-water party in the State of Wisconsin is set to take place Saturday, July 20 (2019 – update).…

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Biking Juneau County and the Greater Mauston Area

Bike headed down trail in Juneau County

Greater Mauston Offers Three Great Biking Experiences In One Great Location Looking for a great place – or better yet, three great places – to spin your spokes? Biking Juneau County Wisconsin / Greater Mauston Area is the right choice for those wanting easy choices and premier bike trails.  Greater Mauston located just off the…

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