Calumet County is the ideal destination for a weekend getaway and has so much in store for you or your entire family! See what the entire county has to offer and go on the barn quilt tour, make tons of memories while having fun on the numerous farms, and enjoy amazing meals during your stay. Let’s dive into what Calumet County has in store for the perfect weekend getaway!
I spy with my little eye… barn quilts! As you drive along to the beautiful destination of Calumet County, keep a lookout for their iconic barn quilts scattered throughout the county! These barn quilts are made from plywood, painted, and hung on the very peak of many barns in the area. Not only are they unique artworks, but they also hold a deeper meaning in celebrating the rich agricultural heritage of Calumet County.
New barn quilts are routinely built, painted, and hung, and each one is different from the next. They are named and become popular attractions to admire. To name a few well-known ones in the area that you will want to add to your tour, check out Blue Star, Pineray, and Brown-Eyed Susan.
Calumet County invites you to take the tour and drive to see these unique attractions. Spread all throughout the county are beautiful barn quilts that you must see for yourself. For a map of the tour’s route, grab the Calumet County Visitors Guide and let your scenic drive begin!
The barn quilt tour isn’t the only way to celebrate Calumet County and its agriculture… celebrate through endless amounts of farm fun! There are many agricultural attractions that offer hands-on experiences to enjoy farm life. From catching fish, and picking fruits and pumpkins, to playing with all sorts of farm animals, Calumet County’s farm fun will not disappoint!
Interested in heading out to catch fish? You’ll want to visit Evergreen Valley Fish Farm where you can experience catching either a perch or bluegill! You can pick which pond you’d like to fish from any of the three on the farm.
If you’re interested in picking a variety of fruits, there are many orchards in the area such as Heritage Orchard! This orchard is especially beautiful as the fall season begins, with Lake Winnebago as the scenic background. You can pick from sixteen different types of apples. And to top it off, taste their sweet apple baked goods and award-winning apple cider!
Polly’s Pumpkin Patch also grows strawberries you can pick in the summer, and when fall comes you’ll want to get your pumpkins at this patch. Each year, they grow thousands of pumpkins that are each unique with their own size and color. Polly’s also puts on a huge corn maze that is 15 acres big! See if you can solve it or if you’re wanting a more calm experience you sit back and relax and enjoy a hayride.
At Mulberry Lane Farm, you can get up close to the farm animals and get a true farming experience! Not only can you pet and play with all sorts of animals on the farm, but you will also have many opportunities to experience life on the farm like milking a cow!
After a day’s adventure on the farm, kick back and relax at a local brewery or restaurant! For a local brewery experience, check out Rowland’s Calumet Brewing Company, which has been brewing since 1990. They’ve perfected making more than 35 flavors of beer, both seasonal and specialty beers. Click here to find out more about this incredible microbrewery.
Now, who’s hungry? You’ve come to the right place! Calumet County is actually the Supper Club Capital of the Midwest! The Calumet County region has a total of 17 different supper clubs in the area to choose from. Gobbler’s Knob Supper Club, owned and operated by the same family for over 30 years, is best known for its spectacular seafood, grilled steaks, and broasted chicken. And on Fridays? You guessed it! Friday Fish Fry!
Another fantastic supper club you must try during your weekend stay is The Granary Supper Club! This supper club embraces the Wisconsin supper club tradition of being family-owned, serving dishes made entirely from scratch, and a relaxing ambiance. They serve local produce and Wisconsin-raised beef. And of course, their menu options include the classics: steaks, fish, seafood, and more!
If you want to dive deeper into the Supper Club Capital of the Midwest, read ‘Why Calumet County is the Supper Club Capital of the Midwest’ on the Bobber by clicking here. Or, join in on the ultimate supper club tour and watch Discover Wisconsin’s original short “Supper Clubs of Calumet County” here!
Calumet County is truly the perfect weekend getaway for you and your crew! From the iconic barn quilt tour, farm fun, and delicious dining, you won’t want the weekend to end. So what are you waiting for? Plan your visit to Calumet County today!
Hailey Rose: Writer for Discover Mediaworks. A born & bred Wisconsinite with a love for fishing, hunting, and enjoying the great outdoors.