One of the great things about Wisconsin is that there are tons of towns insulated from the craziness of the city. They tend to have nice folks, nice scenery, and a sense of safety. They might not be the most advanced, but that’s definitely why we like them. Here are some of the best slow-paced towns in Wisconsin.
1. Gays Mills
In the driftless area of Wisconsin, nestled among steeply chiseled bluffs, is the town of Gays Mills. This town is known for its apples, but you will also be charmed by its open meadows and glassy creeks.
Located along the Great River Road, Lynxville is just off of one of the wildest stretches of the Mississippi. But that's the craziest thing going on here. It's a small town with really nice people. In fall and spring, people are very interested in watching for various waterfowl.
Just along the Eau Galle River, Elmwood is a small town that has been host to some strange and unexplained happenings. Each year, the town has "UFO Days," which sounds like the best festival ever.
4. Spring Valley
This town is home to one of the world's largest earthen dams after the town was severely flooded. Thank goodness the water dissipated, because the town is home to caves and sandy beaches. It is also a great spot for fishing.
This small community isn't home to many people, but it is home to one of the largest tourist attractions in the state: Holy Hill. This shrine was built for the Virgin Mary, and it sits nestled among the tranquil surroundings of the town. The view from the top gives you an amazing shot of the town.
This small town is located just outside of Milwaukee. In fact, it was founded by one of the founders of Milwaukee. This historic town is also picturesque, as it is located just off of the Rock River.
7. Lake Nebagamon
This town is known for its 900 acre lake by the same name. In the summer, the population of the town doubles as people flock to cabins by the lake. The auditorium here is the centerpiece of the town and it is actually on the National Register of Historic Places.
This town is rich in history, but the secret is not out! In the center of Wisconsin, this town is known for its murals, and is a must-see for visitors.
Avoca is a charming town located off of the scenic Wisconsin River. Avoca is about everything outdoors, with loads of places to camp and tons of places to bike.
Driving to Cashton is stunning, as the town is situated among rolling hills. The town has great schools and super friendly folks. It's also in the heart of Amish country, so you can head to some wonderful Amish shops.