About Dane County
Something is happening in Dane County. Something is drawing people from all over the United States to
make Dane County one of the fastest growing and best places to live. Is it the bustling Madison
Metropolitan area? Perhaps it is the small town charm of Black Earth? Or is it the peaceful serenity
of the Blue Mounds? Whether it is exploring lakes and forests, attending theatres and museums,
savoring restaurants and festivals, or even perusing the farmer's market and State Street -- Dane
County has something for everyone to enjoy!
Madison exists as the lively pulse felt throughout the county. It's a city straddling two pristine lakes
and bursting with vitality and opportunity. In the heart of downtown, Madison contains an amazing state
capital modeled after the U.S. capital itself, a highly acclaimed and accredited university, a bustle of
shops and markets along with a diverse and friendly populace.
A far less public but no less exciting place, Token Creek County Park, is a park filled with wild beauty
and serenity. At Token Creek, the forest envelops you and the hills hide you away from the bustle of
city life. The park offers horseback riding, cross country ski trails, an 18 hole disc golf course, dog
exercise area, and campground area. It is one of over 200 parks in the Dane County area that highlight
the majesty of the landscape.
Perhaps one of the biggest selling points of Dane County is its stunning beauty. The land slowly
undulates and becomes rockier as you head west. Large lakes and streams are woven through lush forests
and tranquil fields. As the seasons change, the land transforms from a winter wonderland to an idyllic
summer. It is a land of plenty.
There is also plenty to be had at the numerous small towns sprinkled across Dane County. These communities
contribute immensely to the county’s charm and popularity. Enjoy a cream puff at the Dane County Fair,
delight in a beer at the Thirsty Troll Brew Fest, or dance to folk music at Syttende Mai.
Whatever it is that draws you, Dane County welcomes you. You add to the experience that makes Dane County
such a wonderful place to share.