Great Outdoors Day Trip

Fresh air, rolling hills, and endless opportunities for amazing adventures await you in Whitewater, WI! Pack your bag and grab your most adventurous friends for hours of outdoor play alongside the gorgeous natural landscapes of Wisconsin.


Breakfast: Turtle Lake Tap and Grill Biscuit Company

Fuel up for your day of adventure at this tavern on the lake. Their plethora of biscuit dishes and classic breakfast sides will be everything you need to power you.

Adventure: Hike the Whitewater Lake Segment of the Ice Age Trail. This 4.6mi segment offers a moderately challenging hike for those looking to sweat! Not into stressin' your body today? Meander the Clover Valley Segment of the Ice Age Trail instead! 1.6mi of flat terrain through Clover Valley Wildlife Area = a breeze.


Lunch: PIZZA

Whitewater is the (self-proclaimed) pizza capital of Wisconsin! Choose from any of these nine pizza joints and take your pie outside to one of our beloved parks.

Explore: Hop in your car and drive the Kettle Moraine Scenic Dr. through Whitewater until you feel like turning around and coming back. This 115mi route traverses 6 WI counties, and it's beauty is unmatched!

Treat Yourself: To ice cream or coffee at Avant Cycle Cafe on your way back to Whitewater.


Dinner: Duesterbeck's Brewing Company

Nothing's better than beers, a giant pretzel, and smoked salmon spread out on a patio in the countryside.

Adventure: Head over to JNT's Parkside Marina and rent kayaks (unless you've come prepared with your own!). Then, head across the street to Rice Lake and boat along the shore of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. Enjoy the wildlife and the inevitably gorgeous sunset Whitewater's famous for.

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