Nestled in the heart of Wisconsin, the small town of Poynette may not be on everyone’s radar, but it offers a surprising number of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy. Whether you’re a nature lover seeking outdoor adventures or a foodie looking for unique culinary experiences, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in and around Poynette. From exploring the natural beauty of nearby parks and lakes to tasting delicious wines at local wineries, here are some of the top things to do in Poynette, WI and the surrounding areas.
Things to Do in Poynette
1. Rock n’ Wool Winery
Rock N Wool Winery is a local family winery that uses only Wisconsin Grapes in their production. Their farm to table attractions include 4 distinct bars and 9 separate seating areas. Spend time relaxing as you take in the taste of Wisconsin in the Old Historic Barn, play games with family and friends in the Jack Ass Saloon, or sip with views of the winery at Aunt Bea’s Bar. Not only does the Rock n’ Wool Winery have wonderful wine, but they also serve Hog House Craft Beer, Slushies, & Sangria.
Rock n’ Wool Winery is located just 3.5 miles from Harvest Moon Pond and also makes a great location for rehearsal dinners in their private rental area.
2. Creek Bed Farmacy
Summer and Fall in Wisconsin brings many things. From peaches, strawberries, pumpkins, donuts, to corn mazes and more, you can find all of these at the Creek Bed Farmacy. The farm has been passed down for five generations since the land was purchased in 1871.
Pick your own peaches, strawberries, and sugar snap peas during the summer months. If picking your own is not your style, get some pre-picked fruits for you favorite summer desserts and jams.
The corn maze is a local favorite with 18 acres of twisty turning paths as well as a 2 acre kiddy corn maze. Each year, they come up with a brand new design for guests to enjoy. Take the hayride to the pumpkin patch, visit the concession stand for fall snacks, and try to dominate the pumpkin slingshot.
Creek Bed Farmacy is just 2.3 miles from Harvest Moon Pond and makes for a quick stop for some tasty strawberries, peaches, donuts and more!
3. Greenstem Floral & Gifts
Take a trip to downtown Poynette to visit Greenstem Floral & Gifts. They do arrangements for events, weddings, and funerals, and they have beautiful grab-n-go bouquets as well. Along with being a full service florist, they partner with over 30 local vendors who bring unique offerings to the shop. There is a little something for everyone.
The Green Stem Floral is just 4 miles from Harvest Moon Pond. Need a card or gift for a wedding/event you are attending here? Support local and find great options right here in downtown Poynette at Green Stem Floral & Gifts.
4. Lapacek’s Orchard
Apple season in Wisconsin can simply not be overlooked. Located just North of Madison, Lapacek’s Orchard offers one of the best things to do in Poynette, WI. They open each year for the season and provide great experiences for everyone in the family to enjoy. Take a walk through the orchard, snuggle with the kittens, and visit with the goats.
Admission is free, and you can take home delicious varieties of apples, donuts, and more! They offer 60+ varieties of pre-picked apples throughout the season.
If you are looking for a more immersive experience, there are guided tours of the orchard as well as special events throughout the year like the Fall Farm Hop.
5. MacKenzie Center
The MacKenzie Center is a nature & wildlife center located right around the corner from Harvest Moon Pond. The center has interpretive trails, exhibits, and museums to explore. It has a variety of habitat types that provide a wonderful place to learn about the natural world.
Hiking trails at the center are great for any age and wind through the woods from the wildlife area to the logging museum. There are five interpretive trails including one that is wheelchair accessible. Along with hiking trails, there is a picnic area and shelter with ample parking, picnic tables, and grills to help you enjoy a day of outdoor activities with family and friends.
Things to Do near Poynette
1. Amish Country
Surrounding the Poynette area is Amish Country full of country stores, beautiful cabinetry, and incredible bakeries. Visiting a local bakery is one of the best ways to start the morning, but get there early as their delicacies are no secret around here! Rain or shine, there is always a line, but the prices are great, and the flavors are even better.
Pleasant View Bakery and Happy Hollow Amish Baked Goods are just up the road from Harvest Moon Pond and happen to be some personal favorites of the staff. The fresh pies, sweet rolls, breads, and soft pretzels are just a few of the amazing choices.
Pleasant View Bakery Address: N9541 Kiefer Rd, Dalton, WI 53926
- Summer (April 1- Sept 30) Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat 8am-4pm.
- Winter (Oct 1-March 31) Fri & Sat 8am-4pm.
2. Lake Wisconsin
With 7197 acres of water, there is not much that you cannot do on Lake Wisconsin. The lake is known for its excellent fishing opportunities so, there are plenty of public boat landings and a variety of fish including bass, pike, walleye, panfish, trout, and catfish.
The area is also popular for boating, water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, and other water sports, as well as kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. If being in the water is not for you, the area offers a multitude of recreational activities such as hiking, biking, and golfing.
Wrap up your day at the lake with one of the many restaurants in the local area as well. Visit a traditional Wisconsin Supper Club such as Fitz’s On The Lake and try out a Brandy Old Fashioned— sweet of course.
3. Rowan Creek Hiking
Rowan Creek is another wonderful area to enjoy the outdoors. Activities include hunting, trapping, hiking, cross-country skiing, wildlife viewing, fishing, bird watching, and canoeing.
Enjoy the 2.7-mile loop trail near Poynette, Wisconsin which includes the beautiful Pine Island.
All Trails information for Rowan Creek & Pine Island: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/wisconsin/rowan-creek-and-pine-island
Poynette, Wisconsin, may be a small town, but it offers visitors a wealth of activities and attractions to enjoy! Whether you’re in town for a wedding at our Poynette wedding venue or live near the area, we hope you enjoy exploring all the great things to do in Poynette, WI and the surrounding areas. From scenic parks and lakes to delicious wines at local wineries and fresh apples at orchards, there are plenty of things to do near Poynette that will leave you with lasting memories. So why not plan a trip to this hidden gem and discover all the wonderful experiences it has to offer?