What to do around Montello, WI

It’s your turn to enjoy lush, wooded landscapes, lakes, and tranquil ponds, as you take in the beauty and history that accompanies each one. The area offers entertainment for the entire family. From exploring sites that have made their mark in history, to mapping out a memory all your own, you’ll experience everything that sport activities and outdoor recreation has to offer. Nestled in the gentle rolling hills of central Wisconsin, Montello displays year-round natural beauty. Whether you spend the day canoeing, fishing, waterskiing, or swimming, water recreation abounds in our area. Or, take scenic back roads to discover history and culture within our charming town and area parks. At the end of your long day of adventure, relax at our multiple waterfalls, which use our historic granite quarry as its backdrop, a unique landmark in itself.

Large Attractions

  • The Wisconsin Dells
    Are you ready to head to Wisconsin Dells, "The Waterpark Capital of the World!®", for a refreshing getaway full of great values and sure-things?
  • Ho-Chunk Casino
    Experience the gaming excitement of a Vegas vacation! In the heart of scenic Wisconsin Dells-Baraboo, Ho-Chunk offers a full-service casino that lets you enjoy 24-hour slot machines, bingo, blackjack and other games 365 days a year. You’ll experience the best in Wisconsin casinos at Ho-Chunk.
  • Cascade Mountain
    Located in Wisconsin, Cascade is the best place to take your family for Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Snowboarding, and Tubing
  • Local Attractions

  • Marquette Country Travel Guide
    The definitive site for all things Marquette County related. They have information and scheduling for most activites around the county.
  • Rendezvous Paddle & Sports
    Rents Canoes and Kayaks, offers trips down the river where they will rent you a kayak or canoe, and pick you up at the end of your trip and bring you back.
  • Lawsonia Golf Courses
    Enjoy the Best of the Past and the Best of Today at Lawsonia, recognized by Golf Digest as "One of America's Best and Most Affordable Public Golf Facilities". Lawsonia offers two contrasting 18-hole layouts of magnificent design, astounding panorama, unmatched beauty, historical landmarks and abundant wildlife.
  • Thal Acres Golf & Bowling
    Thal Acres rustic setting is complemented by a full service Clubhouse, Pro Shop, Sports Bar & Grille, Driving Range and Bowling Center. Open to the public seven days a week, rain or shine, Thal Acres is the right place for a great time!
  • Prairie Nursery
    Since 1972, Prairie Nursery has grown from an experiment in wildflower propagation, to a retail and wholesale source respected nationwide for hundreds of species of native plants and seed.Self-guided tours can be taken anytime the office is open, and a limited supply of plants, seed and books can be purchased. The retail outlet is open in April through November.
  • Experience Nature

  • Snowmobiling
    When winter snows cover the countryside, Marquette County’s gently rolling hills and valleys, frozen lakes and wetlands are criss-crossed with more than 250 miles of wellmarked snowmobile trails, groomed for smooth passage and easy riding.
  • Summer Fishing
    Montello Lake is right outside your door at The Bayview Resort. Otherwise, Buffalo Lake is across town, along with with 60 lakes, five rivers and 15 streams in Marquette county that afford fishermen the chance to land a trophy walleye or muskie.
  • Ice Fishing
    Fishing doesn't stop when the cold arrives! Ice fishing has grown into a "hot" sport lately, and all lakes are accessible in the wintertime, as long as the ice is thick enough, of course.
  • Biking & Walking Trails
    Germania Jaunt on Tuttle Lake, Lake Puckaway Loop, Mecan River, Muir Park and Buffalo Lake, Newton Township, Northwest Passage, or the Oxford Briggsville Loop
  • Hunting
    The area's lakes and wetlands, covering thousands of acres, attract hundreds of thousands of waterfowl – gadwall, mallards, pintail, scaup, teal, wood duck and especially the Canadian Goose. Wild turkey stalk the county’s woodlands. The upland forests offer a mixed population of game birds, including bobwhite quail, pheasants, ruffed grouse, and woodcock. The county also hosts a large concentration of whitetail deer and a variety of small game, including cottontail rabbits, red and gray squirrels, coyotes, red and gray foxes, raccoons and coyotes. Most of the area’s lakes, wetlands and public wildlife areas are accessible and available for hunting.
  • Skiing
    Besides Cascade Mountain for downhill skiers, cross-country skiers have access to thousands of acres of public lands and lakes, as well as 215 miles of privately owned, well-groomed trails that wind through wood and marsh with flat land for novices and rolling terrain for advanced skiers.