What better way to reduce stress than to spend some quality time outside? The Oconomowoc and entire Lake Country area offers plenty of opportunities to embrace the warm weather outdoors. It’s no wonder the Oconomowoc Area has been a popular summer destination for decades. The local community is full of local gems to discover. Here is a list of recommendations to enjoy the warm weather.
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1. HAVE A PICNIC AT FOWLER LAKE PARK.
Enjoy the charming lakefront park, located on the shores of Fowler Lake. Pick up a to-go order from one of the many eateries downtown Oconomowoc, or pack your own lunch. The park has picnic tables and plenty of grassy areas to lay out your blanket.
2. GO FISHING FOR FREE.
Take advantage of Wisconsin’s Free Fishing weekend. Relax and soak up the serene nature setting that the tranquil waters in Oconomowoc and Lake Country area has to offer.
3. CANOE, KAYAK, OR STAND UP PADDLE BOARD.
4. TAKE OCONOMOWOC’S HISTORIC WALKING TOUR.
Explore Oconomowoc’s rich history and take a stroll through downtown Oconomowoc and then around Fowler Lake. On your way to the 2nd historic site on the tour, stop in front of our office to check out the site of the 1st Motion Picture Theater in Oconomowoc. Get the tour map on the Oconomowoc Historical Society’s website.
5. RENT AN ELECTRIC BIKE.
Try something new, and rent an electric bike from Moboevo, located downtown Oconomowoc.
6. VISIT VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK.
Located on the shores of Lake La Belle in Downtown Oconomowoc, the site serves as a tribute to all service members. Take some time to read the honor wall, which features the names of service members who served our country.
7. TAKE A NATURE HIKE.
Tread through one of the many beautiful nature trails the area has to offer. Some local favorites include Kettle Moraine State Forest, Nature Hill Trail, and Nashotah Park.
8. GO MOREL MUSHROOM HUNTING.
Head to the woods to go on a morel mushroom hunt. The distinctive looking mushrooms are easy to spot and can be a delicious ingredient to use in a recipe.
9. SHOP AT OCONOMOWOC’S SUMMER FARMERS MARKET.
The local farmers market takes place on Saturday mornings, on the east side of Downtown.