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Sites to See in Calumet CountyCalumet County is located on the east side of Lake Winnebago and is often referred to as “the quiet side of the lake”. The area is peaceful and rich in scenic vistas. The County invites you to embark on a retreat you will find yourself exploring over and over again.
The beautiful cliffs, a geological wonder known as the Niagara Escarpment, are located on the east side of the Lake and are not only magnificent to view, but provide for a glorious panorama of the Lake and surrounding areas. High Cliff State Park, located in Sherwood, boasts this spectacular natural feature and has a tall observation tower for which to view the Lake. This area is always a popular attraction, especially in summer and fall. High Cliff State Park is the state’s third most popular park.
Calumet County Park is another place you’ll want to visit. This park offers an opportunity to escape and be hypnotized by nature’s treasures that surround you. The park is nestled on the shores of Lake Winnebago and offers picnic areas, camping, a trail system, boat launch facilities, and even includes historic Indian effigy mounds. Sunsets at the park are always a peaceful respite at the end of a busy day.
Native American history is abundant in Calumet County. There are several memorials, preserved burial grounds, and effigy mounds to go back in time and tap one’s desire to experience and learn more. From the Brothertown Indian Memorial at the intersection of Highways 151 and 55, to the Chief Red Bird Memorial in High Cliff State Park, the historic gems you will discover will awe you.
Also abundant in the County are numerous caves providing a wealth of unique experiences and education. The caves can easily be toured at the Ledgeview Nature Center, south of Chilton. The Nature Center has a beautiful wooded park, hiking trails, displays, activities, and an observation tower. Caves to be explored at the Nature Center include Mothers Cave, Carolyn’s Caverns, Montgomery Cave and Wayne’s World.
Open fields and small towns dot the landscape offering charm and friendly faces. Coupled with the Lake, parks, cliffs, caves, and colors, Calumet County is indeed nature’s retreat!
Welcome to nature’s retreat!
Calumet County Hot Spots
- High Cliff State Park and Observation Tower
- Calumet County Park
- Ledgeview Nature Center
- Brillion Nature Center
- Stockbridge Harbor
- Fishing Villages
- Brothertown Indian Memorial
- Main Street Art Works
- Rowland's Micro-Brewery
- Historic Timm House
- www.co.calumet.wi.us - County Website
- www.calumetbusiness.com - Calumet Business Website
- www.chiltonchamber.com - Chilton Chamber of Commerce
- www.brillionchamber.com - Brillion Chamber of Commerce
- newholstein.org - New Holstein Area Chamber of Commerce
- www.stockbridgebusiness.com - Stockbridge Area Business Association
• Calumet County History & Facts
• Calumet County Calendar of Events