As the snow and ice begin to melt, Green Lake comes alive with the sweet smell of fragrant lilacs, yellow forsythia and flowering trees. Hundreds of birds return to the area, making Green Lake a birders paradise. The area features a number of public access trails for some of the best hiking in Wisconsin including the Hammer’s Trail, the Sunnyside Conservancy Trail and Mitchell Glen (guided tour only). Maintained by the Green Team (a collaboration of the Green Lake Conservancy, the Green Lake Association, and the Green Lake Sanitary District). These trails are a nature-lovers paradise abundant with wildlife, unique geological formations and spectacular views of the Green Lake.
As the temperatures begin to warm, maple sap starts flowing in Green Lake’s Maple trees. Visitors can experience the process of making maple syrup right in the middle of the woods with a Maple Syrup Tour by the Green Lake Association. The tour includes tapping trees for sap collection, boiling the sap into syrup and taste testing.
Warm Spring days offer cyclists the opportunity to get out and breathe in the fresh lake air. The varied terrain of the Green Lake area offers biking experiences for every level cyclist. For trail riders, The City of Green Lake Trail offers a paved surface for biking along Hwy 23 while the Mascoutin Valley State Trail offers 21 miles of cycling on hard-packed limestone past farms, prairies and wetlands. If road riding is more your style, the Green Lake Area offers 140 miles of cycling on seven different routes.
Spring is also a great time to get out and enjoy the culinary experiences that Green Lake has to offer. Satisfy your taste buds at one of Green Lakes restaurants or create your own culinary masterpieces with a cooking class at Green Lake Town Square. Beer lovers with not want to miss Brew Fest at the Heidel House in March where you can sample over 100 different Wisconsin microbrews and vote on your favorite.
When Mother Nature brings us indoors, Green Lake Wisconsin offers a wide variety of activities. Visit an artist studio or make your own art at Town Square. Located in the former Green Lake County Courthouse, this historic building in the center of Green Lake is now home to classes for every interest and age level including, painting, sewing, photography, science and fitness. You are sure to find something fun to do at Town Square. Green Lake is also home to the Caestecker Public Library, which isn’t just filled with books to take you to far away places, but also programming, presentations, performances, film screenings, and so much more for all ages!