Whether you prefer the exciting challenge of trail riding or a leisurely ride along paved country roads, Whitewater is the destination for you. Whitewater offers two bike shops to assist with your outdoor recreation needs. The Discover Whitewater offices provide an assortment of hiking and biking maps, as well as information centers with maps and brochures located throughout town.
Let us help you discover your Cycling adventure in Southeastern Wisconsin. Whether you prefer the exciting challenge of trail riding or a leisurely ride along paved country roads, Whitewater is the destination for you. Nestled at the southern tip of the Kettle Moraine State Forest and Ice Age Trail, recreation opportunities abound. The area offers a variety trail loops and connecting road routes to cyclists at every technical level. The John Muir and Emma Carlin trails provide a variety of loops for an off-road challenge. Like something a little more low-key? Check out the more than 160 miles of country road loops meandering through the fields and forests of Walworth, Jefferson, and Rock counties.
Whitewater Lake Recreation area features a beach and picnic spots to stop and enjoy the natural beauty along the way. Nature Land County Park is an ideal location to rest in the shade or dip your toes in the icy spring water. While out enjoying the countryside, make sure to fill up your water bottles at the Flowing Well. This Artesian well flows year-round from underground aquafers, providing fresh, clean water for your refreshment. GPS: 42.798925,-88.715157. Enjoy a morning walk or run? Our parks and neighborhoods offer a picturesque backdrop to your daily workout. Starin Park and the University Nature Preserve provide outdoor exercise equipment.
Whitewater offers two bike shops to assist with your outdoor recreation needs. Buy a bike, pick up equipment, pop in for repairs and chat about your route options. You can even order a custom bike. During the pandemic, Bicyclewise and Quiet Hut Sports are open by appointment honoring safety for all.
No matter the trail you choose, make sure to cycle back to one of Whitewater’s outstanding eateries. Options are endless, including breweries, a winery, local quick bites, Italian, farm to table, tacos your way, pizza any way you need it, and of course, coffee and ice cream. Dine-in, carry out for a picnic, or enjoy an option with outside dining. Make sure to include a Tuesday afternoon during your Whitewater stay. In May through October, Tuesdays is our city marketing featuring farm-direct products as well as live music, food trucks, and beer.
Enhance your fun by planning your cycling trip around one of Whitewater’s annual events. Choose from; guided hikes, city markets, concerts, festivals, and much more. Everybody’s favorite event is the traditional 4th of July festival. This multi-day event features live music, fireworks, great food, carnival rides, and family fun. The Spirit tour and Storytelling Festival in October celebrates the history and folklore of the area along with the many ways we share stories. Visit www.DiscoverWhitewater.org for current entertainment and celebration options.
Like to balance your outdoor adventure with a little art and culture? Whitewater is home to several galleries and theaters. Young Auditorium, located on the UW Whitewater campus, hosts various professional performances from September to May. The Whitewater Cinemas offers a drive-in movie option! The Cultural Art Center presents a new display of local artists each month. Speaking of artists, the Book Teller, located in a historic bank, is a great place to pick up an assortment of creations from local artisans.
The University of Wisconsin at Whitewater
The local university offers lots of exciting activities to visitors of the Whitewater area. Besides the theater, art galleries, nature preserve mentioned previously, make sure to check out the sporting events, continuing education workshops, camps, and conferences. Enroll your child in one of the many summer camps while you check into a local BnB and create your own summer of fun.
Rest comfortably between your cycling adventures at one of Whitewater’s lodging options. Whitewater offers traditional hotels with pools and workout rooms, the personalized service of bed and breakfasts with a home-cooked breakfast, the natural beauty of campgrounds, or reserve a vacation home with Airbnb. Discover why you should make Whitewater your home away from home while exploring the beauty of the southeastern Wisconsin countryside.
The Discover Whitewater offices provide an assortment of hiking and biking maps. You are welcome to stop in to chat about the possibilities and browse our brochures. Information centers with maps and brochures are located throughout town including, Casey’s Westsider, Cravath Lake, and the University visitor center. Or check out our website for a detailed directory, downloadable maps, and calendar of events.
Let us help you Discover your Whitewater adventure, www.DiscoverWhitewater.org.
Whitewater Tourism Council
150 W Main Street Whitewater, Wisconsin