Top 5 Free Activities in Jefferson County

Published On: Monday, April 19, 2021By Categories: Outdoor Recreation, Top ListsTags: , , , , ,

Scenic Drives

Wisconsin Rustic Roads 2020 Edition Cover

Annual WI Rustic Road Guidebook

Jefferson County is situated in one of the most picturesque regions of Wisconsin. Any time during the year you can take off in your car, by bicycle, or motorcycle and drive one of the many officially designated Rustic Roads and Scenic Drives of Wisconsin. The communities of Jefferson County boast 6 beautiful drives and one of the most popular is the 115-mile Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive and the southern end of the drive begins at Whitewater Lake. Along your drive, there are numerous places to picnic, hike, fish, swim, and check out historical markers and sites. For information on the drives in Jefferson county and across the state visit the WI Department of Transportation website.


Biking Jefferson County

View of a local rural roadway popular with bicyclists.

The official scenic drives and Rustic Roads aren’t the only way to travel around our communities. Jefferson County also has many biking trails you can take advantage of. These biking trails take you through beautiful countryside and often into the heart of our quaint downtown districts. You can see all the routes on one map by visiting the parks page on the Jefferson County government site, but here are a few of the most scenic trails.


Bird Watching

Hummingbird enjoying local flowers.

With so much beautiful and natural landscape, Jefferson County is home to an abundant array of birds and other wildlife. Each community of our county has parks and other natural areas where you can observe some of our local feathered friends. The Rock River Birding Trail goes through many of our communities. Some of our favorite spots are,



Disc-golf basket on a local course.

Have a free afternoon? Want to take a leisurely stroll through a park while also getting in some needed exercise? We think the best way to accomplish this goal is to visit one of the many free disc-golf courses in the county. Check out these options!


Art Exhibits & Experiences

Whitewater Cultural Arts Center

Whitewater Cultural Arts Center

Are you more of a creative type? Outdoor activities, not your thing? Jefferson County communities offer a wide range of free art exhibits and experiences throughout the year. One of these inspiring experiences might just spark your creative talents!




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