Glacial River Bike Trail

The 31.5 mile Glacial River Bike Trail extends the full length (North to South) of Jefferson County. The trail extends seamlessly beyond Jefferson County into Rock and Dodge Counties offering users even more distance, scenery and outdoor recreational opportunity. The trail is connected by an on-road portion of the Wild Goose Trail in Dodge County. A portion of the Glacial River Trail from downtown Fort Atkinson to the Jefferson/Rock County line is set on a former rail bed that features a covered bridge. The majority provides an asphalt paved, separated grade trail. It is a mix of trail and on-road connections from Fort Atkinson. This spectacular attraction features an archway, bronze sculptures, rest areas and fountains – making it a relaxing and scenic adventure.

Glacial Drumlin State Trail

Developed in 1986, the trail starts in Cottage Grove (just east of Madison) and heads east for 52 miles where it connects with other trails in the Fox River Sanctuary in Waukesha. The trail is open to cyclists, walkers, joggers, roller bladers and snowmobiles. A pass is required before using the trail and is valid on all other state trails. Annual fee: $20; daily fee: $4. No pass is required for hikers or children under 16. glacialdrumlin.com.

The Rock River Trail

The trail runs along the Rock River from the headwaters in Fond du Lac County, to the Mississippi River at Rock Island in Illinois. Following on its 2013 designation as a National Water Trails System by the Secretary of the US Dept. of the Interior, the 320-mile Water Trail began an effort to connect the many communities together through a joint initiative.There has been a great deal of cooperation between both states as it crosses 11 counties and 37 municipalities.

The Rock River Water Trail begins at two trailheads in the Wisconsin headwaters: Waupun County Park on the South Branch of the river in Waupun and Rivers Edge Park on the East Branch in Theresa. It meanders down a gentle gradient to safely carry the water traveler and recreational enthusiast alike past picturesque rural and scenic landscapes, natural wilderness areas and vibrant urban riverfronts. Not only does it provide recreational activities, but it also gives the recreationalist access to various retail, restaurants and events along its river banks.

There are a plethora of routes within the river corridor to provide access for all to the natural resources, recreational opportunities, scenic beauty and historic and cultural assets of the Rock River Valley. We invite you to paddle it, drive it, bike it, hike it, taste it (chocolate tour), appreciate it (art tour), ride it (horse trails) or fly it. There’s virtually something for everyone!

The Glacial Heritage Area (GHA)

The GHA is a network of parks, wildlife and natural areas, historic and cultural sites, waterways and preserves – all connected by trails and waterways. It’s located primarily in Jefferson County with some portions in Rock, Dodge, and Dane counties and supports high-quality grasslands, wetlands and forests, interspersed with productive agricultural land. The mission is to connect more people to the land through conservation parks, linking trails, wildlife areas and river-based recreation. glacialheritagearea.org.

CamRock Park

Located between Rockdale and Cambridge along the Koshkonong Creek, this 422-acre park has three areas with shelter facilities and play areas. It’s suitable for hiking, cross-country skiing and some of the best singletrack in the area. The park can be reached via several access points with connector trails to all parks, access points located trailhead adjacent to Westside Park on Water Street in downtown Cambridge, County Hwy B and Highland Drive in the village of Rockdale.

Emma Carlin Trail

The trail is comprised of three loops, with difficult sections covering nearly 40 miles. The west end of the Green Loop has a particularly tough uphill grind. For a total challenge, take the formidable Connector Trail south to the John Muir Trail (Palmyra).

Parks & Trails

 

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STATE PARKS
Aztalan State Park
N6263 Co Rd Q, Jefferson
172
Holzhueter Farm State Park
W7664 Island Road, Waterloo
175
Kettle Moraine State Forest
Southern Unit – Eagle
22,000
Sandhill Station State Park
Lake Mills, 920-648-8774
125
STATE TRAILS
Glacial Drumlin State Trail
1213 S. Main Street, Lake Mills
52
JEFFERSON COUNTY PARKS – 920-674-7260
Altpeter Park
W7786 Lamp Rd, Fort Atkinson; 1 block East of North Shore Rd at Lake Koshkonong
4
Burnt Village Park
N2028 Cty N, Fort Atkinson; 1.5 miles North of Cold Spring along CTH N
2
Cappie’s Landing
N8625 Jefferson Rd, Watertown
6
Carlin Weld Park
N1841 Cty Z, Palmyra; 2 miles Northeast of Palmyra on CTY Z
78
Cold Spring Creamery Park
N1501 CTH N, Fort Atkinson; North boundary of Cold Springs along CTH N
1
Dorothy Carnes Park
(East) N3220 Radloff Lane
(West) W6509 Jones Ln, Fort Atkinson
514
Garman Nature Preserve
701 Fox Ln, Watertloo; Southwest side of Waterloo on Fox Lane
46
Indian Mounds & Trail Park
W7561 Koshkonong Mounds Rd, Fort Atkinson; 3.5 miles SW of Fort Atkinson
5
Jefferson County Dog Park
W5098 K-9 Drive, Johnson Creek; 1 mile South of Johnson Creek, off of HWY 26
109
Joy Park
N6881 CTH F, Oconomowoc; 1.5 miles North of I-94 on CTH F, on Spence Lake
1
Kanow Park
N8248 Rock River Rd, Ixonia; 500' on the Rock River 500’; North of HWY 16, 10 miles East of Watertown, 3 miles West of Oconomowoc
45
Korth Park
W8930 Korth Lane , W8282 Elm Point Rd, Lake Mills
89
Pohlman Park
M4809 Duck Creek Rd, Helenville; US HWY 18 and Duck Creek Road
10
Rock Lake Park
W8050 Park Lane Rd (Lower)
N6999 Rock Lake Rd (Upper)
North end of Rock Lake, Lake Mills
23
Rock River Park
W5281 CTH B, Johnson Creek; West side of the Rock River, east of Johnson Creek
4
Rome Pond Park
W1637 CTH F, Sullivan; On CTH F, North of Rome on the Bark River
10
Welcome Travelers Park
N482 CTH D, Whitewater; Junction of CTH U, CTH D and STH 59, just North of Whitewater
8
JEFFERSON COUNTY FAIR PARK, JEFFERSON – 920-674-7148
503 N Jackson Ave.90+NNNNN
MUNICIPALITY PARKS – Cambridge – 608-423-3712
Camrock I, II and III300
Ripley Park18
Village Veterans Park
West Side Park
MUNICIPALITY PARKS – Fort Atkinson – 920-563-7781
Haumerson’s Pond at Bark River Park107
Barrie Park1.5
Bicentennial Park2.9
Endl Park2.3
Jones Park16.6
Klement Park2.5
McCoy Park3
Memorial Park7.5
Ralph Park15
Rock River Park60
MUNICIPALITY PARKS – Jefferson – 920-674-7720
Business Center Park0.2
Lubahn Park14
Oakridge Park4.5
Rivers Edge Nature Preserve4
Riverfront Park19
Rock Park (undeveloped)
Rotary Park1.3
Schiferl Park4
Stoppenbach Park6.5
Tensfeldt Park10
Utility Park2
VFW Park3
MUNICIPALITY PARKS – Johnson Creek – 920-699-2296
Firemans Park13
Veteran’s Park2.3
Bell Park3.5
Centennial Park16
MUNICIPALITY PARKS – Lake Mills – 920-648-2344
Bartels Beach4
Brookstone Park1.5
Commons Park3.7
East Lakeland Heights0.6
Faville Park 26.9
Memorial Park1.5
Millpond Area17.2
Rotary Park9.4
Sandy Beach27.2
Tyranena Park13.5
Wallace Park29.5
Wetland Park5.6
MUNICIPALITY PARKS – Palmyra – 262-495-2189
Village Park12.5
Spring Lake Beach Park0.4
MUNICIPALITY PARKS – Waterloo – 920-478-3025
Fireman’s Park60
Morrison Field6.5
Veterans Park.3
Youker Park5.2
Waterloo Regional Trailhead2.9
MUNICIPALITY PARKS – Watertown – 920-262-8080
Brandenstein Park11.8
Brandt-Quirk167
Clark Park9.4
Deer Trail Park6.25
East Water Street Park0.3
Fannie P. Lewis Park1.1
Grinwald Park20.1
Hunter Oaks Park4.3
Kalota Park10.8
Lincoln Park4.7
MaryRose Park4.5
Pet Exercise Area5
Riverside Park29
River Walkway1.5
Schaller Park1
Silver Creek0.2
Skateboard Bike Park2.76
Timothy Johnson Park4.6
Tivoli Island Park4
Union Park2.3
Veteran’s Memorial1
Washington Park6
MUNICIPALITY PARKS – Whitewater – 262-473-0122
Big Brick Park1.1
Brewery Hill Park/Armory7.3
Clay Street Nature Park0.6
Cravath Lakefront Park6.1
East Gate Park2.0
Flat Iron Park0.7
Meadowsweet Park4
Mill Race Park0.6
Minneiska Park20.0
Moraine View Park45
Optimist Turtle Mound Park1
Ray Trost Nature Preserve2.0
Skyway Park2.6
Starin Park34.2
Trippe Lake Park24.2
Walton Oaks Park2.6
Whitewater Creek Recreation Area59.8
Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve21.5

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