If you wish to stay close to your cabin, feel free to roam throughout the woods, valley and up to the top of the hills.
The Ridge Road, a wide walking trail, begins at the foot of the Woodland House driveway and will take you to the top of the ridge where you will find three rolling fields. You may see hawks, deer, and other wildlife in the fields, as well as some breathtaking views of the surrounding hills. We have a table in a lovely picnic spot in one of the fields which is ideal for watching the sunset with a bottle of wine, or a picnic lunch or dinner.
Richland Center Court Street: With a traditional main street ambiance, Richland Center’s Court Street hosts storefront shops and restaurants such as Kelly’s Coffee, Court & Main, and the Ocooch Book Store.
Starlite 14 Drive-In: The drive-in theater on highway 14 shows films throughout the summer at dusk on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Wild Hills Winery: Wild Hills Winery offers wine tastings and tours. Located 8 minutes away on top of rolling hills near Anaway Place. For more information about tour times and current hours visit their website or call (608) 647-6600
Woodman Aquatic Center : Great for kids and anyone who feels like a swim during the summer. For more information about hours and seasonal operations please visit this website or call (608) 647-8108 ext.1.
Trout Fishing: With 267 miles of Class I and Class II Trout Streams, Richland County is the source of trout for stocking streams all over the state.
Tubing, Canoeing, and Kayaking: Tube, canoe, or kayak down three nearby rivers. The Wisconsin, a large quick-moving river; the Kickapoo, which is more winding and better for paddling; and the Pine, which winds through valleys, under a natural bridge revealing views of bluffs and lowlands.
Birdwatching and Photography: Birdwatchers can enjoy an abundance of song and game birds in Richland County. Don’t forget your binoculars, and camera!
Bicycling: The Pine River Recreational Trail offers 15 miles of biking and hiking on an abandoned railroad bed from Richland Center to Lone Rock. The trail boasts 15 bridges, including the longest curved bridge in Wisconsin, and four ecosystems. For more bike routes please visit the Richland County Parks Commission website.
Around South West Wisconsin
Lower Wisconsin River Road: A 100-mile Scenic Byway along Highway 60 follows the curves of the Wisconsin River and provides an enchanting tour of the ever-changing landscape from the river to the surrounding hills and valleys. For more information visit here.
American Players Theater: Located 30 minutes away in Spring Green, the American Players Theater is famous for classical performances in a 1,148-seat outdoor amphitheater from June to October. The Touchstone Theater provides a 200-seat indoor setting. For more information visit their website.
Taliesin and Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center: Frank Lloyd Wright’s former home and studio, Taliesin, is located 30 minutes away in Spring Green. The estate of the visionary architect is said to embody Frank Lloyd Wright’s commitment to environments that harmonize architecture, art, culture, and the land. The Taliesin Estate serves as a campus for the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and is open for tours May through October. Learn more on their website or to book a tour call: (608) 588-7900.
House on the Rock: Built by Alex Jordan, Jr., an admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright’s work, the House on the Rock offers a unique architectural design. The attraction features rooms filled with eclectic collections, including dollhouses and the world’s largest indoor carousel. Open for tours March through November, for more information visit their website or call (608) 935-3639.
State Parks: Offering a wealth of hiking, swimming, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and natural wonders, the following are within an hour’s drive.
Devil’s Lake - S 5975 Park Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913
Mirror Lake - E 10320 Fern Dell Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913
Wildcat Mountain – E 13660 Wisconsin 33, Ontario, WI 54651
Governor Dodge – 4175 State Highway 23, Dodgeville, WI 53533
Tower Hill – 5808 County Road C, Spring Green, WI 53588