Fun Facts & Points of Interest

Down the river, up the trail, around the bluff and through the prairie. Nature is calling, and Albany has the answer. The Little and Big Sugar Rivers join up just north of the village, offering up the catch of the day. Outfitters can help arrange for a canoe, kayak, or tubing trip down river and a convenient shuttle ride back. The Albany Wildlife Area (public hunting grounds) is open for business – with deer, turkey and pheasants found on 1700 acres along the Sugar River. Nature lovers will want to visit the nearby 62 - acre Muralt Bluff Prairie. Throughout the summer, goldenrods and blazing stars attract various species of butterflies, and grassland birds are common. Take Hwy. 59 west for two miles, then north and west on County F to the access lane and parking area.

Travelers recommend the historic Albany House B&B for your next get-away: gourmet breakfasts, relaxing, comfortable and cozy! Stop downtown for ice cream, pubs, restaurants, and refreshments. Explore local history and family genealogy at Albany Historical Society Museum. Take a selfie at one of Albany’s favorite scenic spots: Sugar River Overlook Park (near post office and library), on the downtown bridge overlooking the Sugar River or from the vantage point of a kayak right on the river.

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The 23-mile trail connects the communities of Brodhead, Albany, Monticello and New Glarus. Users include bicyclists, hikers, and geo-cachers. Fourteen trestle bridges cross over the Sugar River and tributaries, while the trail passes by farmland, woods, rolling hills, scenic meadows, remnant prairies and glacial topography.

SUGAR RIVER TRAIL 608.527.2335

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