Hello to all our Madison friends and neighbors!

To celebrate and encourage Wisconsinites to explore our great state, Jefferson County welcomes our Madison friends to take a day trip to explore and have outdoor adventures on our beautiful trails, waterways, parks and historical sites, and safely get a taste of our breweries, wineries, and distilleries. And if you have the time, stay at one of our inns, campgrounds or hotels for a night or the weekend! Jefferson County is a just a hop, skip and jump away from Madison…come for a visit!

Communities within Jefferson County came together to create our Top 5 Things to do list to encourage SAFE exploration during the pandemic. Plus, it’s a list of fun!

You’ll see we have great outdoor recreational activities that are waiting to explore and naturally offer social distancing. From paddling on the Rock River or nearby lakes; biking or hiking our great trails like the Glacial River Trail; and enjoying history and the outdoors in our state and local parks like Aztalan State Park, we are a perfect destination to experience Wisconsin’s beauty. Be sure to check out our website for information on ideas to explore now and later.

As many of our communities’ restaurants and retail establishments are fully following CDC, state, and county mandates and guidelines, we encourage all visitors to view the websites of individual businesses and organizations to learn how they are keeping their customers and visitors safe during this time. We also strongly encourage visitors to practice safe habits, including maintaining social distancing, wearing face coverings, washing hands frequently, and avoiding face touching.

We know times are tough and we hope by providing this list and information, we offer ways to safely explore now during the pandemic and later. Additional ideas across the state may be found at the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s website, Travel Wisconsin.

We look forward to hearing how you found adventure in Jefferson County!

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