Outdoor Recreation

Bicycling Southwest Wisconsin

BICYCLING.  This corner of Wisconsin known as the Driftless Area was by-passed by the last glaciers. Its pre-glacial landscape of rolling hills and valleys is a cyclist’s paradise.



The Military Ridge Trail is directly accessible from Mineral Point on the Shake Rag Trail.  The Military Ridge connects Dodgeville and Fitchburg, near Madison, WI.  A gentle grade of only 2 to 5 percent provides for a very pleasant ride. The trail is open for hiking, biking, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. 

Dairyland DareDAIRYLAND DARE. 50K, 100K, 150K, 200K, 250K,  and 300K – you choose the distance in this challenging one-day cycling event each August.  The Dare starts and ends in Dodgeville, passing through Mineral Point where riders will be climbing High Street, just one of numerous hills in this popular ride


SHUTTLEGUY TOURS. Specializes in fully supported bicycle tours that connect you with local communities. Experience midwestern culture at its best, absorb area history, enjoy local cuisine and take part in regional festivities. Tours boast stellar biking opportunities with friendly and knowledgeable staff so you will have a rich and engaging experience.  800-675-229

Cycle Southwest WisconsinCYCLE SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN. Enjoy some of the best cycling in the country on 28 loops in 3 counties. Enjoy a tapestry of scenic hills, verdant valleys, and panoramic ridges and charming small towns as you bicycle across Southwest Wisconsin. These routes make great driving adventures no matter what form of transportation you choose!

MP Swimming PoolSWIMMING. Open during the summer months, swimmers will enjoy an Olympic-size pool located at Soldiers Memorial Park. This beautiful pool was built in the 1930′s as a WPA project and remains in excellent condition.  608.987.2175 or 608.987.2361


Cheese Country TrailATV/SNOWMOBILE TRAILS. The Cheese Country Trail is a shared use trail which allows ATV’s, horseback riding, snowmobiles, and bikes. The 47-mile trail, that runs from Mineral Point to Monroe, has 57 overpasses, including a 440-ft. bridge spanning the Pecatonica River just west of Browntown.   Contact Lee McCarville at 608-574-2911.



Dodge Point Country Club. 1771 County Highway D, Mineral Point, WI 53565
P: (608) 987-2500
Ludden Lake Golf Course. 1350 W Lake Rd, Mineral Point, WI 53565 P: (608) 987-2888

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