Discover amazing places to play — many within our downtown.
Plan your trip and enjoy a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities for kids and adults alike. Cambridge has a lot to offer to a day or weekend visitor.
We look forward to seeing you.
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. This is a popular trail for birding, hiking, and running, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day.
Our crown jewel: Lake Ripley. 420 acres of fabulous fun for boating, kayaking, and fishing. Visitors have access to the lake from public boat landings and there's a public beach at our park on the west shore as well. See the lake map here.
Ripley Park is an 18-acre park that's open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Bring your family and friends to the park to enjoy the beach, two tennis courts, pickleball, a basketball court, children’s play structure, nine-hole disc golf course, volleyball courts, rentable shelters, and more.
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. For fun in the winter, visit the sledding hill. Dogs are welcome on leash.
Koshkonong Creek flows for 54 miles from its headwaters on the southside of the city of Sun Prairie, right through the middle of Cambridge. Toss a kayak or canoe in downtown, and enjoy the gorgeous scenery and wildlife.
The Lake District Preserve is a beautiful, 207-acre, public conservancy located adjacent to the Oakland Conservation Club on County Highway A. There's a 3/4-mile interpretive trail linked to a wooden bridge, as well as a hilltop observation deck featuring panoramic views of the marsh. Dogs are welcome on leash.
The Glacial Drumlin Trail was once a rail line but in the late 1980s it was transformed into a 54-mile gem of a bike trail. Access a trailhead in nearby Deerfield, about three miles east of the village on Highway 12. See the trail map here.
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. Large old trees make this park a great place to relax. (Conveniently located across from the entrance to the CamRock County Park trail and mountain biking area.)
Veterans Park in Cambridge is a great place to enjoy lunch on a warm weekday. During the summer, several live concerts are presented, usually with food trucks or the Cambridge Lions Club making pizzas on site!
Cambridge Wildlife and Fishing Area offers a handicap-accessible fishing pier, trails to explore, places to have a quiet picnic, or site and enjoy nature. Dogs are welcome on leash.
The Cambridge Historic School Museum has undergone a major facelift and is filled with beautiful and nostalgic displays and a gift shop. Each exhibit 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.
Main Street is a destination for visitors and community members alike. 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 your visit to Cambridge one you will want to repeat.
For rainy day or indoor play, choose from the following:
Lake Ripley Lanes, now with a golf simulator
Our indoor public community pool
Wine tastings at Cambridge Winery
Some pampering at Revive Salt Room and Spa
A great workout at Dynamic Health and Fitness
Spirit tastings at Dancing Goat Distillery
Shopping at our downtown businesses!
Check the Cambridge Businesses page for an extensive listing of other places to play!