Four Seasons of Beauty, Recreation & Relaxation!
Set along the banks of
the Lemonweir River, Mauston is a small picturesque Midwest
community featuring all the advantages of small town life, surrounded by a
variety of beautiful landscape. But Mauston is also a very
progressive community with five of its many businesses ranking in
the Fortune 500!
Year Round Outdoor
The Mauston area,
which features spectacular scenery and a variety of landscape, is full of
recreational opportunities. There are breathtaking bluffs, including
Target Bluff, Mill Bluff and Mile Bluff and the second and fourth largest
lakes in Wisconsin are close by. The Castle Rock and Petenwell Lakes
offer all kinds of recreational opportunities to thousands of residents
and visitors each year. Three major recreation trails, including the
Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail, the Omaha Trail and the 400 State Bike
Trail provide hundreds of miles of groomed trail for hiking, biking, and
sightseeing. Some areas of these trails are groomed for horseback
riding, ATV's and in winter for great cross-country skiing. Mauston
is near the site of American Indian effigies and several wildlife viewing
areas, such as the Sprague Mather Flowage, Eagle's Nest and the Necedah
Wildlife Refuge, a national wildlife preserve. The Lemonweir River
provides canoeists with a challenging adventure and includes camp grounds,
rest stops and picnic areas along the way. Other area rivers are more easy
flowing for the canoe novice.
The woods and waters around Mauston host a
great variety of birds and animals, perfect for the avid nature lover,
angler and hunter. The area boasts an abundance of wildlife, including a
variety of rare and endangered plants and animals. Here you'll find
the world's largest population of the endangered Karner blue butterfly,
gray wolves, blanding turtles, and the Massasauga rattlesnake. There is
also the largest concentration of whitetail deer in the Midwest, as well
as black bears, raccoons, squirrels, ruffed grouse, pheasants and sandhill
cranes. Birdlife includes bald eagles, hawks, grouse, turkeys, songbirds,
herons, egrets, and thousands of migrating waterfowl. Lakes, rivers
and streams are alive with brown, brook and rainbow trout, bass, panfish,
walleye, northern, catfish and muskie. Castle Rock State Park, and many
other local and state parks, provide camping, swimming, picnicking and plenty
of scenic attractions for everyone to enjoy.
Mauston is rich
in history and has preserved its past in the Juneau County
Historical Society Museum. Composed of four buildings, the Boorman
House, is the main attraction. Built in 1874, the Boorman House is a beautifully appointed 13-room Victorian
mansion. Various open houses with special entertainment are held here
throughout the year.
The area's history is
also reflected in numerous collectible, specialty, craft and antique
shops, which carry artifacts reflecting the Indian heritage of
the area. The adventurous
shopper can find many wonderful treasures, such as Woodland Indian cultural artifacts, ancient
arrowheads,19th century fishing lures, pioneer farming implements, turn
of the century furniture, porcelain and enameled household goods, as well
as art and clothing.
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The area also celebrates its
rich heritage with numerous events and festivals throughout the
Business & Community
is the county seat, is
an active community with a solid economic base supported by a strong business
climate. Mauston features many businesses and industries, including
five that are members of
the Fortune 500.
besides the friendly people and great quality of life, you will find a
variety of dining and lodging choices. Excellent dining from
family restaurants and friendly bars and grills to gourmet cuisine and
lakeside dining rooms satisfy the hungry in the Mauston area.
Lodging accommodations are just as varied and are sure to suit every
traveler's need. You'll find campsites to full service campgrounds, rustic resorts to
lakeside cottages, and country inns to luxury lodges.
Year Round Beauty, Recreation
Mauston Business Directory
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Attractions, Parks & Things to Do
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