Experience Washington County Fall Colors
The Washington County Park System includes more than 1,200 acres of breathtaking views, wooded trails, dog parks, and serene lakes and ponds. Enjoy bike trails for all stages of bike riding, hiking, boating, canoeing and fishing.
In winter, the parks are bustling with activities such as ice fishing, sledding, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.
Quaint downtowns in communities such as Germantown, West Bend, Jackson, Hartford, Richfield, Slinger and Kewaskum are designed for strolling and exploring.
Richfield Holy Hill Road in Richfield leads to the Basilica of Holy Hill, the Shrine of Mary, open to the public with more than 400 acres of scenery.
At Richfield Historical Park, an 1870 gristmill and 1900s farmhouse provide a picturesque outing. richfieldhistoricalsociety.org
Germantown The Dheinsville Settlement in Germantown includes historic buildings with furnishings from the area’s original German settlers, while the Bast Bell Museum houses more than 5,000 unique bells. germantownhistoricalsociety.org
West Bend On Saturdays, enjoy the areas biggest farmers market with over 80 vendors. Tower Heritage Center finds new fans around Halloween when there are paranormal tours. downtownwestbend.com
Jackson is in the center of Washington County, with the Jackson Marsh Wildlife Area, a mecca for hunters, birders and other outdoor enthusiasts. villageofjackson.com
Hartford, close to the Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, provides great hikes and views as well as a charming downtown area. Enjoy food vendors crafters and more at the Pink Pumpkin Fest on Oct. 2. downtownhartfordwi.com