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In beautiful south central Wisconsin, nestled among farm fields, lies the village of Cambridge. Here you’ll find a mingling of both old and new. Inside Victorian storefronts and century-old buildings, lie charming shops and galleries with a myriad of specialties. The stores stretch across a gamut: from pottery to furniture, crafts to folk art, antiques, coffees, candies, food and much more. With a prosperous downtown area filled with quaint shops and exquisite dining, a beautiful public beach at Lake Ripley, and an expansive park system located just south of the village, Cambridge and its talented local artisans draw people to their tiny village.

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Running right through the center of Cambridge, beautiful Koskonong Creek remains popular with canoeists. In the winter it is a favorite of cross country skiers who follow its path through the Cam-Rock system. Lake Ripley is a spring-fed gem of a lake that has long been a lure for city weary souls. Its crown jewel is Ripley Park, a quiet comfortable area of open land nestled on the west shoreline. Owned by Cambridge Foundation, the beach is open to the public, has a fine swimming area and all sorts of recreational and picnicking equipment.

If you enjoy off-road bicycling, visit Glacial Drumlin State Bike Trail or enjoy the many peaceful country roads. Developed in 1986, the Glacial Drumlin State Trail
is one of Wisconsin’s best bike trails. Starting near Cottage Grove, the trail goes east for 52 miles where it ends in the Fox River Sanctuary in Waukesha. For the dedicated cyclists…hit the mountain biking trails at Cam Rock County Park which has a 3.5 mile loop. The park also offers hiking and picnicking.

Sitting on the bleachers and watching the turn of the pottery wheel is one of the delights at the Cambridge Pottery Festival, and the annual U.S. Pottery Games are a large part of the CPF. In timed events, these games challenge the professional potter in skilled competitions. Cambridge features a Victorian-style main street that gives you the sensation of walking into a Norman Rockwell painting! Historic buildings hold a wide variety of shoppes and boutiques that offer antiques, salt-glazed pottery, and unusual art…much created by local artisans.

Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce

102 West Main Street, Cambridge WI 53523
Phone: (608) 423-3780 Email: [email protected]

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