Welcome to the Village of

The Canoe Capital of the Kickapoo!
At the heart of all that's great
in Wisconsin!

   Upcoming Events

Welcome to beautiful Ontario Wiconsin

Vernon County Unit On Aging

 The Vernon County Unit on Aging provides the Senior Nutrition Program to persons age sixty and older and spouses of an active senior dining participant regardless of age. Four days a week participants can gather at the Milk Jug Cafe in Ontario at 11:30AM for a nutritious meal that has been approved by a registered dietitian to meet 1/3 of the recommended daily dietary needs. The mealsites provide “more than just a meal” in that they are community centers for diners to gather in a warm, family-like atmosphere to gain news, socialization and friendship. Donations are accepted to assist in funding this program. The suggested donation is $3.50 per meal. No one over 60 will be denied a meal regardless of ability to pay.  Call 337-4393 to volunteer to help.

Join us for 2 More Fun-Filled Summer Trips!! 

Tuesday, August 26: Enjoy a 1-hour guided walking tour of Historic Downtown Baraboo with three rest stops. Imagine what it must have been like to live there during the historic Ringling Brothers Circus times! Lunch will be at the Garden Party Cafe (at your expense) overlooking the square. At 1:00 p.m. take the guided tour of the Al Ringling Mansion - This spectacular home was built with red stone in 1905 at the peak of the Ringling Brothers Circus.
Reservations and $24.00 IS DUE NO LATER THAN AUGUST 19. Cost is non-refundable after August 19th. Buses will depart from Hanson’s IGA in Westby at 8:00 a.m. and the Eagles Parking Lot in Viroqua at 8:15 a.m.  Relax in the bus on your way home, reviewing everything you saw!

Tuesday, September 30: Our Annual Trip to the Apple Orchards and Fall Colors
Tour of the Gays Mills area. Purchase your apples and enjoy the ride! Lunch will be served in Readstown (at your expense).
Cost of the trip is $6.00, which you will pay the driver on the day of the trip. Reservations are due by Friday, September 26th, so we can plan on buses/drivers needed.


     Day Trips

      2 Day Trips

  • From Ontario to Wildcat Mountain Park
    takes 2 1/2 hours
  • From Ontario to Bridge 5
    3 hours
  • From Ontario to Bridge 7
    4 hours
  • From Ontario - landing 10
    5 hours
  • Ontario - Landing 12
    6 hours
  • Ontario - Bridge 14
    8 hours
  • Ontario - LaFarge
    11 hours
  • All trip times are based on a leisurely paddle. Extra time can be arranged if customers wish.

Drifty's Canoe Rental    100 Water Street  Phone: (608) 337-4288

Mr. Ducks' Canoe Rental   100 Main Street   Phone: (608) 337-4711

Titanic Canoe Rental     304 Hwy 131   Phone: (608) 337-4551


The Milk Jug 103 N Garden Street Phone: (608) 337-4448

The Kickapoo Paddle Inn    South Street/Hwy 33  Phone: (608)337-4574

Rivers End Bar & Grill   314 Main Street    Phone: (608) 337-4803
                         Charcoal Chicken on Saturday

Wild Cat Bar & Grill   202 Main Street    Phone: (608) 337-4832


Driftwood Motel   203 N. Garden Street   Phone: (608) 337-4660

Brush Creek Inn   207A Hoff Valley Road     Phone: (608) 337-4390

Dobbs Cottages   Dobbs Valley Road    Phone: (608) 337-4359

  Antiques & Crafts
Dora's Daughter 301 Division Street  

Marcella's Child Country Gifts
301 Division Street

The Mustard Seed      Phone: (608) 337-4577

Grace Community Church of Ontario    100 Monroe Street

Faith Independent Baptist Church     501 E South Street

Gospel Hall     508 Division Street

Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church   13198 Pisgah Rd., Ontario

  Automotive Repair

Kickapoo Repair    103 W South Street

Village Hall//Municipal    205 State Street    Phone: (608) 337-4381

Fire Station    205 State Street Phone: (608) 337-4315

Police Department  313 Main Street     Phone: (608) 337-4800

Community Hall 104 N Garden Street    Phone: (608) 337-4381

Ontario Post Office 319 Main Street    Phone: (608) 337-4722

Onatrio Public Library 313 Main Street   Phone (608) 337-4651

Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District

  Other Services
Ontario Fast Trip    201 N. Garden Street    Phone: (608) 337-4525

Bank of Ontario    315 Main Street

County Line Connection Newspaper Publication  207 N. Garden Street

Torkelson Funeral Home 408 Madison Street

Hilltop Rest Cemetery 500 Park Street

American Legion 201 Main Street

Lamb Hardwood 315 W South Street

Martin Warehousing 107 S Lincoln Street

Johnson Construction 109 S Lincoln Street
  Real Estate
house for sale

Hillcrest Manor Apts. 406 Park Street

Valley View Apts. 101 Pine Street

Ontario Library

Community Garden:


 Attractions in Ontario

Canoeing on the Kickapoo River

Hiking 1000's of acres at
Wildcat Mountain State Park

Nature Center at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve

Horseback riding on miles and
miles of woodland trails

Bicycling on protected bike trails or take
to the open roads with bicycle lanes

Camping in the beautiful Wisconsin woods

Amish shops with furniture, cabinets, baked goods, organic vegetables and more

Trout fishing in beautiful rivers and streams

Organic Farming

Country Music Shows


Thank you to our
4th of July Sponsors!
See You Next Year!
Click here to see the event lineup.

The Ontario Community Club

Brush Creek Inn 337-4757

Buff's Hoof Trimming 337-4272

The Mustard Seed Gifts 337-4577

Hillsboro Coop/ Ontario Fastrip 337-4525

Torkelson Funeral Home 337-4787

String Swing Instrument Displays & Industrial Finishing 435-6628

Kickapoo Paddle Inn

Drifty’s Canoe Rental

Hillsboro Co-op/ Ontario Fastrip

Ontario American Legion

Mr. Duck Canoe Rental

Titanic Canoe Rental


Dora's Daughter

Mt. Tabor Feed Mill

Marcella's Child Country Gifts

The Bank of Ontario