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Lake Decorah Ice Fishing winners

Mauston’s Lake Decorah Ice Fishing Annual Tournament And Benefit

December 29, 2019

Have you and your family ever taken in a Wisconsin ice fishing tournament? Here’s your chance! Within this small rural town, you can easily feel a part of it all while making fun, new memories with your family. The 3rd Annual Restoration of Lake Decorah Ice Fishing Tournament is set for Saturday, January 11th, 2020…

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Caroling at Victorian Manor B&B Mauston WI

Mauston’s 2019 Attempt to Break Guinness World Record for Most People Caroling

December 6, 2019

NEWS RELEASE- Mauston, WI Dec. 6, 2019, 650 Mauston citizens and visitors attempted to break “The Most People Caroling” Guinness World Record set by Portsmouth, OH. with 1,880 carolers. Though the record this year was not beaten, Mary Hudack, Greater Mauston Chamber Director was quick to state, “But look out next year, we’ve only just…

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Juneau County Rustic Road Lee Rd in fall with turning road

The Making of Juneau County Rustic Road #121

October 25, 2019

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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CP Holiday Train Crowd soon to be carolers

Mauston Sets To Break Guinness World Record for the Most People Caroling

October 17, 2019

UPDATE: Dec 6, 2019 Mauston citizens and visitors attempted to break “The Most People Caroling” Guinness World Record set by Portsmouth, OH. in 2018. Though the record set by The Friends of Portsmouth was 1,880, actual participation for the first attempt by the Greater Mauston Tourism Association (GMTA) was about 650 carolers, so did not…

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A cave hidden most times of year revealed during Castle Rock Lake Draw Down

The Amazing Castle Rock Lake Draw Down

April 13, 2019

Early Spring is the time when the annual Castle Rock Lake draw down takes place. The end of this low water period is near, so pack up the kids and the dog and get on over to Castle Rock Lake in the Greater Mauston area! But first, read a little here on the background of…

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Offroad lineup

Land Leases Sought by Offroad Group in Juneau County

September 26, 2018

The Greater Mauston Tourism Association (GMTA) is working with leaders from the Wisconsin Offroad 4×4 community (WOHVA and W4WDA). Their goal is to find land opportunities and create an Offroad Group in Juneau County.  Note that these photos were taken on the Rubicon. There is a lot of Juneau County land that is very similar…

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Waterfest Boat Parade

Waterfest on Castle Rock Lake

August 17, 2018

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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Artistic Expressions Motto

Shopping in Mauston – Art Decor and Gifts

August 17, 2018

Join us as we take a walk down State Street in Mauston to see what kind of gifts, treasures and creativity could be uncovered while shopping in Mauston. Artistic Expressions The perfect stop when local art will make the perfect gift. See what’s hanging on their walls and adorning their corners. For instance young artist, Owen…

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Interior of one of Round Barns of Juneau County spring

The Round Barns of Juneau County

June 11, 2018

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 (see on a map…

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Biking The Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail

Along The Elroy-Sparta State Bike Trail

May 10, 2018

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 at sunrise in Greater Mauston area Wisconsin

Hunting in the Greater Mauston Area

March 8, 2018

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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Cross Country Skiing Kennedy Park New Lisbon

Greater Mauston Cross Country Skiing

February 22, 2018

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

November 5, 2017

2020 CP Holiday Train is cancelled for this year, but please join us again in 2021! The Holiday Train chugs it’s way into Mauston on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 and will come to a safe stop where the track intersects Division Street near Tremont Street. The train will arrive promptly at 4:00pm. New for 2019!…

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Wild Rice on the Lemonweir River near Mauston, WI

Outdoors Forever Creates A New Lemonweir River Landing

October 9, 2017

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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Lake Decorah map Mauston Wisconsin

Wisconsin Canoe and Kayak paddle from Lake Decorah to Mauston | Lemonweir River Series Part 2

September 13, 2017

Find a favorite Wisconsin Canoe and Kayak paddle in our Lemonweir River Series on Canoeing and Kayaking! Lake Decorah, a favorite Wisconsin canoe and kayak trip, and which is actually a flowage of the Lemonweir River, is shallow (maximum depth of 15 feet) and weedy, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t good canoeing or kayaking…

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Paddling the Lemonweir River in Mauston, WI

Paddling The Lemonweir River from Mauston | Lemonweir River Series

August 11, 2017

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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The first family Whooping Cranes

5 Ways Mauston Connects You With Summer … Naturally

July 26, 2017

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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Bike headed down trail in Juneau County

Biking Juneau County and the Greater Mauston Area

June 6, 2017

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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Man in boat on Castle Rock Lake

Spring 2017 Castle Rock Lake Fishing

April 26, 2017

Wisconsin is home to Castle Rock Lake, one of the many beautiful lakes found in the Midwest. It is located just 15 minutes Northeast of Mauston. Castle Rock Lake, technically a flowage, was created in 1951 and claims some of the best fishing found in Wisconsin. In 2016, Travel Wisconsin named Castle Rock Lake one…

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Greater Mauston’s Naturally Connected Brand Takes Musical Flight

June 20, 2016

When Social Energizer began the Where’s Aldo campaign in May of 2016 as a way to promote the Naturally Connected brand of Greater Mauston, we wanted it to be multi-dimensional. What a better way to attract attention new audiences than by having a custom-written song developed for the brand? Better yet, have it written by…

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Win Prizes with Wheres Aldo in Mauston WI

May 24, 2016

Have you been following Mauston’s fun this spring? Did you know you can win prizes with the Wheres Aldo promotion? Weekly winners will receive a Living off the Land pack filled with survival gear that will help you keep in touch with the land. Weekly prizes include a Leatherman-like utility knife, a survival bracelet with…

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Volunteers needed in Mauston

The Most Unique Volunteer Opportunity of the Year!

May 2, 2016

Can you donate a few hours to help us grow tourism volunteering in Greater Mauston? We need volunteers to chaperone our life-size standup figure of Aldo Leopold around the county as part of our Where’s Aldo tourism campaign, which begins in May and runs through June. Greater Mauston and Juneau County EDC are joining forces…

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Juneau County Tourism Growth Outpaced State Average in 2015

April 29, 2016

The Juneau County Messenger today, released great news on tourism in the Greater Mauston area. MAUSTON, WI – The annual economic impact figures released today by the State Department of Tourism show that direct tourism spending in Juneau County last year was nearly $60 million and grew just under 6 percent, outpacing the 4.42 percent…

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Greater Mauston Tourism Association

Mauston City Room Tax Committee To Launch New Tourism Brand and Marketing Campaign on May 20th

April 23, 2016

Mauston City Room Tax Committee To Launch New Greater Mauston Tourism Brand and Marketing Campaign on May 20th Unveiling at City Hall to include presentation by Department of Tourism and a customer service workshop the next day The Mauston City Room Tax Committee will enter the 2015 summer tourism season with a new creative brand…

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Juneau County EDC and Greater Mauston JEM Grant Proposal 2016

January 14, 2016

Greater Mauston JEM Grant The Juneau County EDC, the Mauston Room Tax Committee and Social Energizer, LLC are seeking a $40,000 JEM (Joint Effort Marketing) Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism to support a  2016 tourism campaign to promote the Greater Mauston region. We are seeking the support and involvement of at least two…

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Mauston – New Lisbon Airport FLY-IN

September 5, 2015

18th Annual Mauston New Lisbon FLY-IN / DRIVE-IN at the Union Airport Saturday, August 31st, 2019 Breakfast served by the Mauston Lions Club from 7 am – 10:30 a.m. Lunch served from 11:30am – 2pm Directions: Ferdon Rd, approximately 1 mile south of New Lisbon. Access to Ferdon Rd from Hwy 12-16 & Hwy 80…

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Kyle Roberts and Bree Morgan making music

Kyle Roberts – A Mauston Inspiration

June 22, 2015

An Old Soul And An Up And Coming Musician On a summer day driving down a side street in Mauston you see children playing, homeowners tending to their lawns, and couples strolling by simple houses rich with history. If you look closely you may also spot a young man sitting on the steps of his home, strumming…

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