Easy adventure and good food, a half-hour from Milwaukee.
Boats and Bistros in Mukwonago, WI
Credit: Loyd C. Heath

The village of Mukwonago, close to Milwaukee, is home to amazing outdoor adventures and fine dining. Rivers, forests, and savannahs mean that activities include everything from fishing and waterskiing to horseback riding and bird watching. For fuel, choose among an array of restaurants that plate hearty dishes made with seasonal and fresh ingredients.

Kettle Moraine State Forest

Get a breath of country air while you can camp, hunt, fish, hike, and picnic.

Old World Wisconsin

Explore this re-creation of working farmsteads and settlements.

Heaven City Restaurant

Housed in a Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired (and haunted!) building that is a Wisconsin historical site, Heaven City serves gourmet food (think lobster Oscar and porterhouse steaks) amid Arts and Crafts splendor.

The Elegant Farmer

Save room for Apple Pie Baked in a Paper Bag.

Pickwick Inn Bed & Breakfast

Located 12 miles from Lake Geneva, this homey Victorian B&B. Guestrooms—many of which have fireplaces and period detailing—is named after a Victorian Era author (Charles Dickens, Agatha Christie, more). Request a room with a double-Jacuzzi tub.