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Where will you play today?

Whether you're seeking outdoor adventure or simply looking to unwind, our area is an idyllic retreat for travelers of all interests. Discover the harmony of nature and community in our charming corner of the world. There's something for everyone.

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Head out on the 4.8-mile out-and-back CamRock Trail, with a trailhead in the middle of downtown Cambridge! An easy route, it takes about 90 minutes to do it all. While this is a popular trail for birding, hiking, and running, you can still enjoy some solitude, especially during quieter times of day. 

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CamRock County Park boasts three shelters, play equipment, hiking trails, a canoe/kayak launch, mountain bike trails, cross-country ski trails, a bike park, and a prairie restoration. Some of the most technical singletrack mountain biking in the area is located here. Whew! For fun in the winter, visit the sledding hill. Dogs are welcome on leash.


The Glacial Drumlin Trail was once a rail line but in the late 1980s it was transformed into a 52-mile gem of a bike trail that runs through farmlands and glacial topography.. You can access at a trailhead in nearby Deerfield, which is about three miles east of the village on Highway 12. See the trail map here.

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Wildlife & Fishing Area

Cambridge Wildlife and Fishing Area offers a handicap-accessible fishing pier, trails to explore, places to have a quiet picnic, or to sit back and simply enjoy nature. The ponds are part of a larger wildlife habitat known as the Cambridge Wildlife Fishing Area that offers trails, plenty of areas for bird watching and picnics. Dogs are welcome on leash.

Our crown jewel: Lake Ripley. 418 acres of fabulous fun for boating, kayaking, and fishing. Visitors have access to the lake from public boat landings, pier, and beach. Fish include Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye. You can see a map of the glacial kettle lake here. The lake's maximum depth is 44 feet.

Koshkonong Creek flows for 54 miles from its headwaters on the southside of the city of Sun Prairie, right through the middle of Cambridge. The segment through CamRock County Park runs past limestone bluffs; the creek flows fastest at Sun Prairie and below Cambridge. Toss a kayak or canoe in downtown, and enjoy the gorgeous scenery and wildlife.

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Westside Park in downtown Cambridge is bordered by Koshkonong Creek. Enjoy playground equipment and bathrooms; for winter fun there's a wonderful sledding hill and ice skating rink. (Conveniently located across from the entrance to the CamRock County Park trail and mountain biking area.)

Historic School Museum

The Cambridge Historic School Museum  is filled with beautiful and nostalgic displays and offers a gift shop. Each exhibit in this building (that was built in 1906) tells a different story from a time gone by. Now open every Saturday, June through September from 10am-3pm. You can also request a day/time for groups, families, and out-of-towners. 


Ripley Park is an 18-acre park that's open Memorial Day through Labor Day (and for a winter holiday light show). Bring your family and friends to the park to enjoy the beach, two tennis courts, pickleball, a basketball court, children’s play structure, a nine-hole disc golf course, volleyball courts, rentable shelters, and fun.


The Lake District Preserve is a beautiful, 207-acre, public conservancy located on County Highway A adjacent to the Oakland Conservation Club. Enjoy the winding trail with interpretive signs, an elevated boardwalk that spans a shallow pond, and a hilltop observation deck featuring panoramic views of the marsh. Dogs welcome on leash.

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Veterans Park in Cambridge is a great place to enjoy lunch on a warm weekday. During the summer, it's the location for our free summer concert series, where you can enjoy live music with food trucks or the Cambridge Lions Club making pizzas on site! In the winter, it's the site of the holiday tree lighting ceremony.

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Main Street

Main Street is a destination for visitors and community members alike. Cambridge hosts a variety of quaint shops and specialty stores.  From the mid-1800s and continuing today, it offers up a variety of options for shopping, dining, entertainment, lodging, and other services that will make every visit to Cambridge one that you will want to repeat. 

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