Upcoming Events


Seeking Refuge:

The Origins of Cheyenne Valley

Join us at the Ontario Public Library

Wed. May 23 @ 6:30 pm

Local historian, Kevin Alderson, will provide us with an evening of local historical information gleaned from his research on the Cheyenne Valley settlement.

Several historians have researched the story of the tri-racial settlement developed in the Town of Forest, Vernon County, Wisconsin. However, the history has been generally focused on certain aspects of the original pioneers and a comprehensive story has not yet been presented.

It is Kevin’s intention, as a local historian, to share information he has found in his intensive research about the origin of the Tri-Racial Isolate that has come to be known as Cheyenne Valley. Please join us at the Ontario Public Library, 313 Main Street in Ontario on Wednesday evening, May 23, at 6:30 pm to welcome Kevin and his wife Patsy for their presentation. Refreshments will be served.



Local Attractions

Canoeing on the Kickapoo River

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
Kickapoo Wild Adventures  30352 Hwy 131  Phone: (608) 337-4522

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

2 Day Trips

  • 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.

Hiking 1000’s of acres at Wildcat Mountain State Park


Horse back riding at Wildcat Mountain State Park and the Kickapoo Valley Reserve.

Nature Center at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve

“The Kickapoo Valley Reserve is an 8,569 acre tract of land located between the villages
of La Farge and Ontario in southwestern Wisconsin. Its history, resources, administration,
and recreational diversity make it unique…”

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

Motorcycle riders love the great winding roads (Video) (Video 2)

Trout fishing in beautiful rivers and streams

Organic Farming

Country Music Shows