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Up Coming Events:

Farmers Market Every Wednesday May Thru October

Town & Country Days Parade- June 25th 10:30am
NEW ROUTE THIS YEAR!!! parade route starts on East Lake Street Street and CP Ave heading downtown with the Parade route ending at Prospect Street. parade application-16


Information about Lake Mills-
Legendary Lake Mills in beautiful Jefferson County Wisconsin is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty. From the mysterious waters of Rock Lake to the scenic Glacial Drumlin Bike Trail to historic Aztalan State Park and Museum to the picturesque downtown shopping and dining district, Lake Mills has something for everyone!

Why are the waters of Rock Lake Mysterious? Many tales have been told of the stone structures that are reported to be found on the bottom of Rock Lake. One such legend says that after suffering a long and terrible drought, natives appealed to their gods for help by building and using sacrificial pyramids. In answer to their prayers, great waters soon covered the pyramids and created the beautiful lake the Indians came to call Tyranena meaning, Sparkling Waters.

Legends aside, Rock Lake is a crystal clear 1,371-acre recreational oasis, beckoning fun-seeking visitors and residents to its cool waters and tree-lined shores. The lake is surrounded by five parks which offer fishing, swimming, canoeing, rowing, kayaking, water-skiing, or a leisurely sunset cruise, all part of your next legendary experience. The City does weekly testing of the beach area, water quaility report on beaches.

Located on the southern edge of Lake Mills, the Glacial Drumlin Trail offers recreation for hikers and bikers alike. The 47 mile trail follows the old Chicago and Northwestern railway. It is open 365 days a year – trail pass needed. Navigating the trail you will find one of Lake Mills’ newest treasures, Zeloski Marsh.

The Zeloski Marsh is a new wildlife management property located just south west of Lake Mills and promises to be the next “great’ birding spot in south east Wisconsin. When fully restored this property will be over 1,500 acres of wetland and grassland and will attract over 200 species of birds.  For more information on the Zeloski Marsh Lake Mills Bird Brochure and Zeloski Marsh Bird List.

Just east of Lake Mills lies Aztalan State Park , one of Wisconsin’s most important archaeological sites. It showcases an ancient Middle-Mississippian village that thrived between 1000 and 1300 A.D. The people who settled Aztalan built large, flat-topped pyramidal mounds and a stockade around their village.

Just north of the state park is The Aztalan Museum , operated by the Lake Mills-Aztalan Historical Society. The site features two pioneer churches as well as other 19th century structures and displays. The displays feature historic items dating back to 1000 A.D.

Dining in Lake Mills offers a number of culinary experiences, from legendary sliders to home smoked brisket to artisan breads and Friday night fish fries. For those who crave ethnic fare we have Creole, Italian, Chinese, and Mexican. And of course we have traditional family favorites, sit down and fast food.

Shopping opportunities abound! Lake Mills is home to many galleries, jewelry and specialty shops. It is also headquarters for a number of nationally recognized businesses – Ephraim Faïence Pottery , Tyranena Brewing Co. , Crystal Farms and James J. Chocolate.

2016 Incredible Events!!

Farmers Market Every Wednesday May Thru October

Stop downtown in Commons park on to enjoy a large variety of farm fresh produce, plants, flowers, local area crafts, homemade items such as soaps and candles.  Market starts at 1pm and runs until 6:30pm.  Many of our local downtown Restaurants and stores offer Farmers Market specials during the market.

Town & Country Days June 23th-26th
Downtown Commons Park filled with rides and games for all ages!  Starting on Thursday night you can enjoy a Legendary Slider while listening to a local band in the Sons of American Legion Beer Tent.  parade application-16

Town & Country Days Parade- June 25th 10:30am
parade route starts on CP Ave and  EastLake Street heading downtown with the Parade route ending at Pine Street.

July 4th Fire Works at dusk located in the Industrial park.

Lake Mills Art Festival-July 16th
Commons Park A juried show of regional fine artists selling art, children’s activities, live music, and food.

Lake Mills Fall Festival of Color- October 2nd
Over 130 vendors will be selling pumpkins, gourds, mums, crafts, artwork, and jewelry. There will be games for kids, facepainting, and so much more. A large variety of food vendors can also be found in the park. All are nonprofit organizations from the area. Back by popular demand will be the musical group Borderlands. This is a great community event for all ages.  2016 cover letter for crafts RE 2016 Fall booth application

Legendary Classic Christmas- December 2nd-4th
Explore local businesses for that perfect holiday gift and participate in many community activities during. More information to come closer to the event

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony-December 2nd
Stop in Commons Park at 5:30pm to see Santa Claus light the Holiday Tree in the park, enjoy cookies and Caroling while the children visit with Santa to hear their holiday wishes.

Winter Market – December 10
75 Farmer Market Vendor indoor for your Holiday Shopping, located in the Lake Mills Middle School.


Discover Lake Mills…
and Unlock the Legend
Lake Mills lies on the shores of Rock Lake just 25 miles east of Madison and 55 miles west of Milwaukee. Take I-94 exit #259. If you’re traveling from the north or south, Hwy 89 is our Main Street – what could be easier!