Southern Wisconsin Area Information
Country Lakes and Farms Realty offers prime vacation, recreation, retirement and investment real estate for sale in Southern Wisconsin. The diverse terrain of the region creates excellent wooded and waterfront land to build a cabin or home. Enjoy nature all year round and still be within the vicinity of many cultural and recreational events. Our southern Wisconsin property inventory includes land in the counties of Dane, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Rock, Sauk, Dodge, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha.
Southern Wisconsin is home to numerous exceptional state parks. Kettle Moraine, Governor Dodge, and Yellowstone Lake State Parks encompass thousands of acres of public lands for all kinds of year-round outdoor recreation activities. National parks include the Cave of the Mounds at Blue Mounds and the Ice Age Trail, a 1000-mile trail within the state of Wisconsin showcasing the diversity of the geological features in the region.
Madison, the State Capital, has extraordinary museums, concerts, shopping, and sporting events. Home of the Badgers, the University of Wisconsin, has one of the finest medical facilities in the United States.
The large number of lakes, rivers, and streams in southwest Wisconsin forms a landscape with incredible long-range valley and hilltop views. The Lower Wisconsin Riverway Board has up-to-date information on water recreation activities on the Wisconsin River, as well as land recreation information on state owned property. Visit the many small towns in the area, each with their distinct heritage. The town of New Glarus, based largely on Swiss culture and architecture, is a center for several Swiss heritage events, gourmet dining, a world-famous microbrewery, and specialty shopping. Outdoor enthusiasts can spend some time biking on the 23 mile Sugar River Bike Trail.
Southeast Wisconsin landscape features glacial hills, kettles, lakes, and restored prairie lands that cover over 21,000 acres. This scenic portion of Wisconsin is home to 280 lakes as well as bordering Lake Michigan. Outdoor enthusiasts make use of the 160 miles of trails for hiking, riding mountain bikes, riding horses, and snowmobiling. Many of the parks have groomed cross-country ski trails, and down-hill skiers enjoy the Sunburst Ski Hill at the southern tip of the Kettle Moraine State Park and Alpine Valley in East Troy.
The incredible Milwaukee shoreline on Lake Michigan is the site of Summer Fest, the world's largest music festival. At Pier Wisconsin the focal point is a schooner, a floating classroom of maritime history. The addition of Discovery World lets the whole family explore the natural world in unique ways. Miller Park is home to the Milwaukee Brewers. The State Fair Park in West Allis hosts the Wisconsin State Fair, the NASCAR Milwaukee 100, and several music concerts and other events throughout the year.