Attractions February 02, 2017
13 Small Towns In Rural Wisconsin That Are Downright Delightful
All across the state, Wisconsin is dotted with small towns rich with charm and history. Far from just farmland, Wisconsin’s rural towns boast amazing scenery, gorgeous landscapes and quaint main streets for you to explore.
There are tons of great small town in Wisconsin, but here are just a few worth spending time in:
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The seat of Vernon county, Viroqua is a slightly larger town with a population of 4,362. Visit the delightful main street and shop at their famous local businesses.
Sitting on a bend of the Wisconsin River in the northwoods, Tomahawk is a great summer getaway.
3. St. Germain
This northwoods town is near to a lot of the bustle of life up there, but just far enough away to provide some quiet. The newly paved bike and hike path helps visitors explore the area.
This small town of 1,000 residents is the center of Wisconsin's cranberry growing region. Wisconsin grows more than half the cranberries grown in the world. They host the largest cranberry festival in the world.
Boscobel is a great place to make your home-base as you check out Wisconsin's driftless area. They have some of the best wild turkey hunting in the state, 90 class A trout streams and more than a century of history to explore.
A charming and quaint town located on the tip of the Horicon Marsh, you'll love all the small town feel when you stay here to explore the different flora and fauna the marsh has to offer.
7. Mineral Point
Wisconsin's third-oldest city has a rich mining past. Our first territorial governor was inaugurated here. The Cornish history of those that first settled here is well celebrated and embraced. Come for a pasty, stay to enjoy this beautiful town.
Located on the northeast edge of Lake Winnebago and home to High Cliff State Park, Sherwood gives you access to all the Fox Valley has to offer, but with the charm and quiet of a small town.
9. Richland Center
Located due west of Madison, Richland Center is a great place to explore the lower Wisconsin River valley as well as the rolling hills of this part of the state. Birthplace of Frank Lloyd Wright and important in Wisconsin's suffrage movement, there's a ton of history to discover here, as well.
Stockbridge is home to just 634 people on the eastern edge of Lake Winnebago. They call themselves the Sturgeon Center of the World and it's possible there's not one store in town that doesn't sell bait. This is small town Wisconsin at its finest.
This town of 800 right on the edge of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in far northern Wisconsin, Cable is an outdoorsman's paradise. From snowmobiling and cross-country skiing to mountain biking and hiking, this town makes use of its natural resources.
A little rural oasis just a little north of Milwaukee, Belgium is home to the gorgeous Harrington Beach State Park as well as quaint, old-world charm.
With the Flambeau River winding through it and a charming downtown district, Ladysmith is a gorgeous place to make your base as you explore northern Wisconsin.
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