Jones Market: delicious Jones Dairy Farm ham, bacon or sausage to make a favorite soup or rainy day recipe
Piper Mae: a brand new women’s clothing boutique opening on Saturday, October 16 with online ordering available now
✓ Saturday afternoon: Fun at Busy Barns Adventure Farm
A fun experience for all ages, Busy Barns Adventure Farm is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am-5:00pm through October 31. Busy Barns Adventure Farm is a favorite local fall activity. The farm has a pumpkin patch, hayrides, fresh apple cider donuts, a corn maze, kids activities, and petting area with baby farm animals like calves, kittens, goats, bunnies, and more.
✓ Saturday evening: Sunset hike at Dorothy Carnes Park
Dorothy Carnes Park is the best place to enjoy the changing colors with beautiful hiking trails, along with the best picnic and birdwatching spots.
✓ Sunday morning: Morning coffee at a cozy cafe/breakfast at a local restaurant
✓ Sunday afternoon: Wander the Glacial River Bike Trail & downtown riverwalk
Passing over the Rock River, which also winds right through Fort Atkinson’s historic downtown, is the Glacial River Bike Trail and Riverwalk path. Fort Atkinson’s section of the trail follows a converted rail bed that also passes by farmsteads, bronze sculptures, woods, over streams, and through a rustic, red covered bridge right outside of town.
✓ Sunday evening: Fall color road trip
Set out on a sunset drive exploring each of the three designated Rustic Roads in Jefferson County. Soak up the vibrant crimson reds, burnt oranges, and sunshine yellows of area oak, maple, and birch trees with this peaceful end to your weekend. Watch the Travel Wisconsin fall color report to track peak colors in Fort Atkinson!
For more information, please feel free to call 920-563-3210 for all there is to see and do in Fort Atkinson during the autumn season. Visit us on Facebook and Instagram! Stop in the Fort Atkinson Chamber office (244 N Main Street) for assistance in planning your Fort Atkinson getaway, pick up local brochures and guidebooks, or to just say hi! We can’t wait to meet you!
Katie Carey is a member of the Jefferson County Area Tourism Council and the Tourism Manager at the Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce. She's focused a lot of her efforts on building the JCATC's Instagram page and it shows! The page has grown immensely since she's taken it over. You'll also find a lot of her touches on the group's new wedding initiative as we explore ways of expanding the tourism to Jefferson County.