Small-Town Getaways in Wisconsin
More Wisconsin small-town getaways
Cedarburg The limestone buildings are as sturdy as the work ethic of their German builders. Now they hold a wealth of shops and galleries (pictured; cedarburg.org).
Spring Green The inspired arts scene includes Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin home and studio and a world-class outdoor theater. The weirdly appealing House on the Rock is nearby (springgreen.com)
Elkhart Lake A mix that surprisingly works: classic Victorian town with the Four-Diamond Osthoff resort and a road-race course with 400 annual events (elkhartlake.com).
Eagle River Summer is for lakeside resorts; winter is for snowmobiling on the extensive trail system (eagleriver.org).
Mineral Point Artists work among preserved buildings in an 1820s Cornish lead-mining town (mineralpoint.com).
Green Lake This is a quintessential Wisconsin lake town scene: water sports and supper clubs (visitgreenlake.com).
Ashland This town is home to Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, ferries to the Apostle Islands and a serious ecoconscious ethic (visitashland.com).
Hudson Inns, antiquing and outdoor activities are popular in this pretty town in the St. Croix River Valley (hudsonwi.com).
Port Washington A lighthouse guards a Lake Michigan harbor that also has lakeside lodgings and dining (visitportwashington.com).
Baraboo Location. Location. Location. It's near the Dells, Circus World Museum and 500-foot cliffs in Devil's Lake State Park (Baraboo.com).
Cambridge See Lake Ripley and the Salt-Glazed Pottery Capital of the World (cambridgewi.com).