by Samantha Haas
on Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at 12:52pm.
For sweeping views of the Wisconsin River Valley, head for the hills -- particularly at Brigham County Park.
It’s situated on over 200 acres in Blue Mounds, and on a clear day you can even see the Baraboo Hills in the distance.
While you can take in the scenery by car along County Hwy. F, it’s best to park, stretch your legs, and go for a walk around this beautiful park, which is just a few miles east of Blue Mound State Park.
There are nature trails that weave around the campsites at Brigham County Park and into a mature sugar maple forest.
The park was established about 65 years ago and is dedicated in memory of two Brigham family members, including the first white settler of Dane County, who arrived to the area in the 1800s.
Bring family and friends for a picnic at the shelters or get a game of volleyball or horseshoes going. Kids can also enjoy the large playground at the edge of the park. And in winter, don’t forget to bring your snowshoes.
Just around the corner is Blue Mounds Wildlife Area, which Dane County Parks established in 2015. There you can hike and look for more wildlife, go cross-country skiing, foraging, and even hunting.