Things To Do in Adams, WI
Fishing, Swimming, Water Skiing & Boating
Fish for walleye, pike, bass, and perch on Petenwell and Castle Rock Lakes, the second and fourth largest inland lakes in the state. Together, the lakes cover over sixty square miles. Both Castle Rock & Petenwell Lakes have several marinas, and the shorelines are dotted with public launch sites among the miles of wooded acres.
Once the ice is thick enough to stand on, there are ample opportunities for ice-fishing near our motel as well as several annual events.
Canoeing & Kayaking
There are also 100 miles of scenic streams and rivers in Adams County just waiting for you to dip in a paddle. Several businesses offer canoe rentals.
Spend an afternoon enjoying the scenery on Adams County’s officially designated Rustic Roads – Cottonville Avenue in Preston and Ember Drive in Easton.
Adams County boasts over 200 miles of state-funded, groomed snowmobile trails. There are several local events each winter – and even a couple in summer!
Lake Arrowhead - The Pines —The town of Rome is home to the area’s only 18-hole, par 72 course rated among the top 100 golf courses in the nation by Golf Digest.
Lake Arrowhead - The Lakes — This 18 hole course was designed by famous golf course architect, Ken Killian.
Mounds View Golf Course — Play this 9-hole, par 36 course located on Highway J in the town of Friendship.
Pinecrest Golf Course — Enjoy a nine hole, par three golf course just east of Wisconsin Dells on Highway 23.
Northern Bay Resort & Marina — This new 18 hole golf course in Adams County is located on Castle Rock Lake.
Dyracuse Mound — This 240-acre ATV park has 10 miles of enduro trail, two ATV tracks, a motocross track, picnic area, grills, playground, and restrooms. It's open from early April through early October.
Hiking, Snowshoeing & Cross Country Skiing
The Van Kuren Trail — Hike the 2.7 mile trail through a rolling landscape with spectacular views of wetlands and the 23,000 acre Petenwell Flowage. Interpretive markers explain some of the unique features, and there is a shelter and fire ring near the mid point. Located in Strongs Prairie just off Chicago Avenue, the trail is open all year.
Quincy Bluff and Wetlands — Explore this 10,500 acre natural area containing a vast wetland sandwiched between the sandstone ridges of Quincy Bluff, Lone Rock, and Rattlesnake Mound. Located just a few miles south of the motel, the natural area is open year round. Hunting, fishing, and trapping are also permitted.
Castle Rock County Park — Enjoy this 141 acre park with a boat launch and swimming areas on Wisconsin’s fourth largest inland lake, timber-style playground equipment, picnic areas, and marked hiking trails.
Roche-a-Cri State Park — The rock carvings have earned Roche-a-Cri Mound its listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The 300 foot castellated sandstone mesa, accessible by a stairway of solid white oak planks, offers a breathtaking 120 mile panorama. Hike or ski the four miles of trails past grasslands, open cliffs, pine barrens, oak forest, and the trout-rippled Carter Creek.