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September
8

Wisconsin Farms for Fall Fun

Wisconsin Farms

Wisconsin's farms offer fall fun for the whole family. Our real estate agents invite you and your loved ones to form memories that will last a lifetime as you enjoy the outdoors and a variety of activities that define the season: Hayrides, bonfires, and even participating in the harvest.

Choose Madison homes for sale, and you'll never be far from the area's gorgeous farmland and local perks such as farmers' markets, festivals, and more. Plus, you can visit plenty of local farms whenever the weather permits.

In the fall, several farms throw open their doors so you can meet farmers and their animals, see the work that goes into planting, and enjoy surroundings rich with the energy and the unmistakable feeling of a Wisconsin fall.

Let's take a closer look at a few options for fall fun:

  • Enchanted Valley Acres – 5047 Enchanted Valley Road, Cross Plains, WI 53528
    Enchanted Valley Acres is one of the top local farms near Cross Plains homes for sale for any family that wants to peek at authentic farming. It is known for one of the region's best corn mazes, plus the opportunity to pick flowers or choose and carve pumpkins. Activities are available through September and October, with giant slides and a jump pad set up for the kids.

  • Appleberry Farm – 8079 Maurer Road, Cross Plains, WI 53528
    Appleberry Farm is one of Dane County's most beloved apple orchards. You have the chance to pick fresh apples straight from the tree in the finest "Pick Your Own" Wisconsin tradition. Appleberry has events throughout the year, you can also visit for the summer berry season. You might even get to see the beekeepers at work on Appleberry Farm's artisanal honey.

  • Schuster's Farm – 1326 US-12, Deerfield, WI 53531
    Schuster's Farm is another great selection for summer or fall near Deerfield homes for sale. Journey through eight acres of corn mazes, more than fourteen acres of pumpkins, and a slew of hand-picked barnyard attractions. There's a full "Haunted Forest" for the kids and classic Wisconsin apple cider donuts that people of all ages will enjoy.

  • Eplegaarden – 2227 Fitchburg Road, Fitchburg, WI 53575
    Eplegaarden is, as the name suggests, a premier place to find apples just minutes from Fitchburg homes for sale. In August, it throws open its gates for Pick Your Own apples and raspberries. Within sight of the big red barn, you'll also find the Eplegaarden pumpkin patch. There are acres of apples, hosting generations of families who've participated in this Wisconsin tradition!

  • Eugster's Farm Market – 3865 WI-138, Stoughton, WI 53589
    Eugster's Farm Market is one of the most convenient choices – just 15 minutes south of Madison and within moments of Stoughton homes for sale. Eugster's has made a trusted name for itself over 40 years, and fresh, seasonal produce is always available in the farmer's market. From fall's pumpkins to winter's Christmas trees, there's always something exciting going on at the Eugster family farm.

Contact us to find out more about real estate in the Dane County area.

July
20

Explore These State Parks & Recreation Areas Near Dane County

Dane County Parks

The wonders of Wisconsin summers spent outdoors are calling to us. From Wisconsin State Parks to other protected land, Southern WI has a lot to offer in terms of outdoor adventures. Our real estate agents are delighted to share their favorite Wisconsin state parks near Dane County. 

  • Cross Plains State Park - Cross Plains, WI 53528
    Located just west of Madison near several Cross Plains homes for sale, this landscape was scoured by glaciers during the last Ice Age. The park has become well known for its glacial landforms, which include a gorge carved by meltwater and expansive views across the glaciated terrain. Several hiking and mountain biking trails are available, and a future section of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail is planned for construction.

  • Capital Springs Recreation Area - 3102 Lake Farm Rd, Madison, WI 53711
    Capital Springs Recreation Area spans 3,000 acres, of which 326 acres are designated as state park land. Opportunities for recreation abound, including a beautiful campground and 6 miles of hiking trails and boardwalks. The park also includes a boat launch and fishing access on Lake Waubesa, which is known for excellent panfish and largemouth bass fishing. Capital Springs Recreation Area is just minutes from Downtown Madison and a short drive from many Madison homes for sale.

  • Governor Nelson State Park - 5140 Co Hwy M, Waunakee, WI 53597
    Located in Waunakee on the north shore of Lake Mendota, Governor Nelson State Park is one of the best state parks in Dane County for getting out on the water. The 422-acre park includes a sandy swimming beach, ample fishing access, and boat launch facilities on the 10,000-acre lake. It's a popular picnic spot on summer weekends, though visitors who want to beat the crowds might prefer to come on a weekday when the lake is quieter.

  • Lake Kegonsa State Park - 2405 Door Creek Rd, Stoughton, WI 53589
    A popular destination for boating, sailing, canoeing, and kayaking, 3,200-acre Lake Kegonsa is the centerpiece of Lake Kegonsa State Park. The park includes boat ramps and an unguarded swimming beach on the lakeshore, along with picnic areas, fishing piers, boat rentals, and a pet swim area. Anglers often catch panfish, bass, pike, and walleye. Lake Kegonsa State Park also includes a campground for both tents and RVs for your next camping adventure near Stoughton homes for sale.

  • Devil's Lake State Park - S5975 Park Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913
    The magnificent 500-foot quartzite bluffs of Devil's Lake State Park make this one of Wisconsin's most recognizable state parks. A major destination for hiking and mountain biking, the park boasts nearly 30 miles of trails, including a portion of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Devil's Lake State Park is also one of the most popular camping destinations in the region and offers three campgrounds with a total of 423 campsites. Rock climbing is a major draw here as well for visitors near Baraboo homes for sale.

  • Blue Mound State Park - 4350 Mounds Park Rd, Blue Mounds, WI 53517
    Nestled amid a rugged landscape of unique geological features, Blue Mound State Park is home to 20-plus miles of hiking and biking trails that provide some of the most spectacular views in Dane County. Blue Mound State Park also offers some great camping options. In addition to a traditional family campground with 77 campsites, the park also includes 12 hike-in or bike-in campsites along the Military Ridge State Trail. Plus, don't miss the pool/splash pad.

Contact us today to learn more about outdoor adventures in Southern Wisconsin! And if you're thinking about moving to the Madison area, our real estate agents are dedicated to helping you find the perfect home for you and your family. 

March
9

Staycations for Spring Break

Staycations

If hearing about friends' Spring Break plans has you feeling a bit stir crazy, it's not too late to book a spring staycation! Southern WI has beautiful options for a stay full of outdoor adventure or soothing relaxation. Read on to learn about a few of our local vacation destinations.

Our real estate agents know our state is dotted with inns, bed and breakfasts, and hotels that allow you to make the most of life in Wisconsin. The peaceful and serene surroundings will refresh you – and you might only have to travel a few minutes to reach your favorite new getaway. No matter what you have in mind, there's a nearby "staycation" that can help you reset this spring.

Let's take a closer look at some top staycation options throughout the local area:

  • Cameo Rose Victorian Country Inn – 1090 Severson Road, Belleville, WI 53508-9728
    It's been said that "the nicest people in the world stay at" Cameo Rose Victorian Country Inn. This award-winning bed and breakfast is situated on 120 acres featuring forests, gardens, and meandering trails. It's delightful in all seasons with spring flower beds, summer rose gardens and fall foliage. And it is convenient to some of Belleville's quaint neighborhoods.

  • Pinehaven – E13083 State Highway 33, Baraboo, WI 53913
    Not far from Baraboo, you can enter another world in the rural setting of Pinehaven. Seated in a pine grove that truly redefines "fresh air," it provides you with a wonderful pond and gardens to explore. Catch and release fishing is allowed in the pond with no license required, and birdwatchers love seeing what feathered friends they can spot on the grounds during the spring. It's also convenient to a wide range of trails perfect for a relaxing walk.

  • Inn at Wawanisee Point – E13609 Tower Road, Baraboo, WI 53913
    Inn at Wawanisee Point is a secluded spot seated on 42 acres of wooded land and positioned atop the Baraboo Bluffs. Hailed as a romantic getaway you will never forget, it caters to adults only. It's also a short drive to Devil's Lake State Park, with abundant opportunities for hiking, paddling, and more. The accommodations are steeped in luxury, and the view is unbeatable.

  • Mendota Lake House Inn – 704 East Gorham, Madison, WI 53703
    Mendota Lake House Inn is an arts and crafts inn that has been around since 1911. It sits right on the famous lakeshore near some of Madison's most unique homes for sale. It is known for its convenience to the State Capitol and University of Wisconsin campus. All visitors will have a brilliant view of the lake and enjoy a full continental breakfast each morning.

  • Naeset-Roe Inn – 126 East Washington Street, Stoughton, WI 53589
    Naeset-Roe Inn continues a tradition that dates all the way back to 1878 builder Jens Naeset. This charming inn, noted on the National Register of Historic Places, is a prime example of Victorian architectural flair. Themed guest rooms, each with a private bath, are all located on the second floor. It will whisk you away to an experience of elegance near Stoughton homes for sale.

Contact us to discover more of what Wisconsin has to offer.

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