Depending on your mood and interests, there are many things to explore in the area:
- Experience pristine green corridors of wildlife and natural beauty. We're just four miles from the 47-mile-long Cheese Country Multiple-Use Recreation Trail and a short drive from one end of the Sugar River bicycle/hiking only Recreation Trail and the Badger State Trail.
- Our area is designated "Swiss Cheese Capital of the USA." Tour local cheese factories and sample a broad range of cheeses. We recommend stopping by Alp & Dell Cheese Shop in the Roth Kase Cheese Factory in Monroe; let Swiss cheesemaker Tony Zgraggen share his expertise and suggestions. Don't miss the "Bargain Bin" for some local deals.
For dinner, head over to Buggy Works or Pancho & Lefties, both in Monroe, Wisconsin; they have served up some of our Inn Serendipity Farm-grown fresh, seasonal vegetables over the years. If you're coming in on Friday, catch the fish fry at the Ratskeller of the Turner Hall in Monroe (they also offer numerous Swiss specialities).
- Swim and hike at Cadiz Springs or Yellowstone Lake, state parks near by. Or if it's really hot, soak your feet and grab a refreshing drink of water from the Artesian well in Winslow, Illinois, just 4 miles away (the water is tested monthly).
- Hunt for antiques at local farm auctions or in nearby small towns.
- Explore historic downtown Monroe, featuring Wisconsin's most charming European-style town square rimmed with an array of antique and craft shops. A few spots not to miss include:
- Baumgartner's Cheese Store and Tavern: You will not find a more quintessential Wisconsin spot: Cheese sandwiches, cold local beer and friendly locals. Don't forget to sample the limburger.
- Minhas Craft Brewery: For over 160 years, this brewery located in the heart of Monroe has been crafting quality beverages. Check out the schedule for tour times.
- Rainbow Confections: Our good friends, Kristi and Clay Smith, run this funky and fun candy shop on the Monroe Square serving homemade popcorn (we love the "Monroe Mix"), fudge, ice cream and nostalgic candies. Open every day 10 am - 9 pm.
- Step back into a by-gone era and go to the local Sky-Vu drive-in theater (one of our favorites).
- If you have kids and want to let them run around a bit, head over to Monroe Recreation Park. It's located on the south side of Monroe in a residential area where this park is affectionately known as "Cheese Park" among locals because of a very cool, large play structure built by the local community.
- Depending on the time of year, you can pick apples, cut down your own Christmas tree or take home a bushel of fresh fruits and veggies from Inn Serendipity.
- We're a short drive away from New Glarus, a historic Swiss community that has preserved its cultural charm and cuisine. Explore gift shops filled with imported and handmade items, sample gourmet breads and desserts at a Swiss bakery, or tour the New Glarus Brewing Company. The New Glarus Brewery has free self-guided tours. On select summer weekends, our friends Jen, Scott and Evie Lynch serve their LaFortuna Pizza on site.
- If it's really hot during the summer, you don't need to go to the Dells to cool off at a water park. Head to the Magic Waters Waterpark in Rockford, Illinois, located at the intersection of I-90 and Highway 20, about an hour from the farm. Run by the Rockford Park District, this waterpark is fun, clean, affordable and family-friendly (you can even bring in a cooler of your own food!). Get this: parking is even free.
Or come without a plan...and explore our surrounding communities:
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