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Our new calendar of events for 2014 is here! Plan a trip and enjoy Columbia County soon.

Welcome to Columbia County, located just north of Madison, WI and only a short drive from Chicago, Milwaukee and Minneapolis —featuring an area with an abundance of leisure activities.

We have some of the best fishing, skiing, resorts, parks, golf, galleries and restaurants, it’s no wonder this charming area has become a legendary Midwest destination.

Our beautiful lake communities have been a mecca of Wisconsin travel & tourism, leisure, and hospitality since the 1800s. Each year, visitors seek out the authentic charm of the area and its distinctive resorts and B&Bs—each offering special features, amenities and accommodations for the whole family.

It’s the perfect place to spend a night, a week or a lifetime. Walk or bike the quiet roads, stroll Columbia and Sauk counties eclectic shops and galleries and enjoy live music and great dining at charming area resorts and restaurants.

Our web site,
is here to help you navigate this area rich in leisure and history.
Thank you for visiting!

Fall in Columbia County


Wisconsin Department of Tourism


bike map
A great way to see our beautiful county is on a bike! Here is a helpful map with 18 different loops to ride. Click here to download the pdf version of our map. For individual bike loops click here (2.3 MB file size).

Concerts at the Portage 2012
Our 2014 schedule is here!

Amish Tour

Farmer's Markets
Visit our fantastic Farmer's Markets

Barn Quilt Tour
Barn Quilt Tour


Phone -608.742.6161 Fax -608.742.3582
1800 Kutzke Rd., Suite 102, Portage, WI 53901

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