Barn Quilt Tours
The Merrimac Ferry is a must for your visit to Columbia County. The free Merrimac Ferry is located on Hwy 113 across the Wisconsin River/Lake Wisconsin area between Okee and Merrimac. It is operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from about April through November, depending upon the weather. Well over 200,000 vehicles travel on the Ferry a season.
Bring your camera because you will see beautiful scenery and native wildlife to the area. This is the only free ferry in Wisconsin, and the ride takes just about 7 minutes to cross the Wisconsin River to the other shoreline. Many people make a special trip to our area just to the ride the ferry on a summer afternoon. Not to mention, while you wait for the ferry to arrive you can enjoy a cool summer treat of ice cream at the local shop or even enjoy a picnic lunch in the newly renovated park area.
Amish are well known for their beautiful handmade quilts, baskets, furniture and many other items. Amish businesses in this region include bakeries, furniture and cabinet making shops, quilt shops and general stores. Please be aware some Amish businesses are closed on Thursdays, Sundays and Church Holidays.