Active, neighborly, Fitchburg. Check out all that this great city has to offer. Pleasant Springs has a both a rural and lakefront cottage feel.
The Village of McFarland is perfect for those seeking a tight knit, small town vibe. Nature lovers will enjoy being along the shore of Lake Waubesa & minutes from Lake Kegonsa & Kegonsa State Park. Downtown Madison is less than 20 minutes away. Cyclists are sure to appreciate the rural country routes.
Fitchburg is a forward thinking city with a strong focus on community, active living & strategic growth. Fitchburg offers up an impressive spread of fantastic parks, cycling & mountain bike paths, conservancies & green spaces as well as many local & nationally owned businesses.
Many wonderful events keep residents entertained year round, including movies & concerts in the park plus festivals throughout the year.
Home to over a dozen fitness centers including some very niche & specialized businesses (many of which are locally owned) Fitchburg is clearly a community that values healthy living.
The Village of Oregon prides itself on its hometown ambiance & small town hospitality. Oregon offers a small but vibrant cluster of shops, dining & drink options while Madison is within a 10 minute drive. With new bike paths running through town & plenty of country routes at your fingertips, cycling is a snap.
Named after numerous natural springs found in the area by the early settlers, residents enjoy miles of Lake Kegonsa shoreline, the Yahara River & Lake Kegonsa State Park. You’ll find sprawling farms & rural homesteads to cottage-like living & spectacular lakefront homes. Many of these country roads are frequented by cyclists.
Rutland & Stoughton
Rich in Norwegian heritage, Stoughton draws people from near & far for it’s annual Syttende Mai festival. Stoughton is known for it’s community arts, historic downtown, gorgeous Victorian & historic homes, Stoughton Opera House, Stoughton Village Players, natural food co-op, Lake Kegonsa & Yahara River which runs right through town.
This charming community is buzzing with life as the architecturally interesting downtown Waunakee offers several locally owned shops, each one bursting at the seams with beautifully curated collections including local wares not to mention a wine bar, wellness center, breweries & restaurants.
With fantastic parks & gorgeous conservation areas nearby, it’s easy to see why so many people flock to Waunakee.
Town of Dunn
Stretching from Lake Waubesa to Lake Kegonsa, this rural township prides itself on creating a sustainable community that protects farmland & open space. The Town of Dunn has won 2 “Renew America Awards” for National Award for Environmental Sustainability in the"Growth Management/Regional Planning" category.
On the shore of Lake Waubesa, the Dunn Heritage Park Project is currently underway, focusing on removing invasive species, planting native plants, installing culverts, creating parking spots, installing a canoe/kayak launch, and installing shoreline rip rap.