The rolling hills and green pastures of Green County signal the reason you have considered a visit to the south central region of Wisconsin. Considered the southern gateway to “Cheese Country,” Green County lends itself to an area of rich dairy farming.
Experience the breweries of Green County for a sampling of the local brews. The Minhas Craft Brewery, one of the oldest breweries in the country, and the New Glarus Brewery, home of the famous Spotted Cow, both offer daily tours and tastings.
For the outdoor enthusiast, Green County has two Wisconsin State Parks, New Glarus Woods and Cadiz Springs, both with camping opportunities. The lakes, winding streams and rivers beckon the angler and provide canoeing and kayaking along the lush green country side.
For the cyclist, the Badger State Trail, extending north to Madison also connects to the Sugar River Trail. Cycling to the south, the trail joins the Jane Adams trail at the Wisconsin-Illinois state line. Annual and daily passes for these trails are available at the National Historic Cheesemaking Center. The Cheese Country Trail, the only ATV trail in southern Wisconsin, extends 47 miles to the west and a convenient ATV route within the City of Monroe is provided for gas, food, and lodging.
The Green County Courthouse, completed in 1891, is the center of Monroe’s Historic Square surrounded by shops. A photo opportunity awaits you when you don the robe and sit in the judge’s chamber.
In addition to dozens of events and festivals, Monroe hosts Green County Cheese Days, one of the oldest and largest festivals in the Midwest. Green County Cheese Days is held in even-numbered years on the third week end of September.
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