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Located on 10,000-acre Lake Mendota, recreation and nature mingle within sight of the state Capitol. Boating, fishing, picnicking and swimming are favorite activities. Trails and restored prairie and savanna beckon nature enthusiasts. Effigy mounds are located in the wooded upland.

Location: 5140 Cty Hwy M, Waunakee Wisconsin 53597 Telephone 608-831-3005

Other Wisconsin State Parks nearby:
(Blue Mounds) Blue Mound State Park
(Monroe) Browntown-Cadiz Springs Rec Area
(Baraboo) Devil's Lake State Park
(Dodgeville) Governor Dodge State Park
(Waunakee) Governor Nelson State Park
(Eagle) Kettle Moraine State Forest - Southern

10/19 Coming to The Waunakee area
Dairy State Cheese and Beer Festival Kenosha WI April20 This fun-filled event includes cheese from around the state of Wisconsin, some of the area’s finest beers and live music.
North Shore Unitarian Church Art Fair Deerfield IL April27-28 NSUC's annual ART FAIR is a juried show featuring the original works of 65+ talented artists and artisans. The fine art and fine crafts exhibited include photography, painting, ceramics, glass, paper, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, clothing and mixed media. Exhibiting artists come from Illinois as well as from several surrounding states.
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Chocolate Fest Long Grove IL May3-5 Dive into three days of nothing but CHOCOLATE! Mmm, chocolate strawberries, donuts, and much more! Every spring, the Village of Long Grove celebrates the existence of the world's best tasting antioxidant.
Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair Lombard IL May5 The Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair is held annually on St. Charles Road between Main and Elizabeth in downtown Lombard. All of the proceeds received from the craft booth rentals are donated to local charities. Features 140 craft exhibitors and 4000 attendees throughout the day.