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Top 10 Things to Do in Fitchburg

Nestled in the South-Central Wisconsin area is the book-loving liberal college town of Fitchburg! In this friendly town surrounded by many lakes, Fitchburg is known for its distinct small-town feel and friendly atmosphere. Located just 15 minutes away from Wisconsin State University, there is plenty of lively experiences to discover in this small town that will leave all visitors fulfilled.

Whether you want to go shopping for the day or spend a weekend by one of the lakes, you will surely find something fun and exciting to do in Fitchburg! Check out our list of top 10 places to visit and restaurants to eat at while you are in our small town! 


Top 5 Things To Do In Fitchburg


1. West Town Mall 

The West Town Mall is a great spot to shop for any clothes, accessories, shoes, and more that you need. Shop for yourself and shop for a friend with the great selection of different shops to choose from. Stop into shops like Athleta, Oakley, William-Sonoma, Bath and Body Works, Nordstrom Rack, Sephora, and many others. There are many great shops to explore while you are here.

Also, if you get hungry while you are shopping stop into one of the many eateries that they have at the West Town Mall. Some of these include Chilli’s, Jason’s Deli, Bonefish Grill, The Cheesecake Factory, Chick-Fil-A, and many more. Visit the West Town Mall today.

66 W Towne Mall
Madison, WI 53719
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2. Elver Park 

Elver Park is a great place to go and relax on the weekends. There are several different activities that you can enjoy while you are at the park. Some of the activities that you can do are go cross-country skiing, hiking, playground, hammocking, soccer field, splash park, and many more. There is so much to, bring friends and you can enjoy the whole day doing lots of different activities.

There are not only activities to do during the summer months, but there are also great activities to do during the winter months. Bring a lunch and enjoy a picnic outside. You will love whatever you choose to do for the day while you are at the park. Visit the Elver Park today.   

1250 McKenna Blvd
Madison, WI 53719
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3. McKee Farms Park 

McKee Farms Park is another great park to visit in Fitchburg, WI. Enjoy a day of either relaxing at the park or a day of doing fu activities. The park includes basketball, softball, tennis, soccer, pond trails for hiking and biking, and much more. Bring the kids and let them enjoy the splash pad that is also there. You can also pack a lunch and spend the entire day at the park. There are several picnic tables that you can use to sit and enjoy your lunch at.

There is lots of activities to try out at the park. Bring friends and play a game of volleyball, soccer, basketball, or tennis. Whatever activity that you choose to do you are sure to have a great time doing it. Come and visit the beautiful McKee Farms Park today.

2930 Chapel Valley Rd
Fitchburg, WI 53711
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4. Lake Mendota 

Lake Mendota is a beautiful lake that is located a short distance from the New Fountains Apartments. Lake Mendota is the biggest lake in Wisconsin. Some of the many different activities that you can do while you are at the lake is fish, paddleboard, sail, canoe, kayak, or boat. Bring friends or family and enjoy a great day on the lake together.  

Come back over and over in the summer and try all of the different activities. Bring a lunch and enjoy a picnic on the shore. Whatever you choose to do while you are at the lake you will enjoy. Explore Lake Monona as well.   

2003 University Bay Dr
Madison, WI 53705

5. Cambridge Winery - Madison Tasting Room 

The Cambridge Winery is a great spot to grab a glass of wine with friends or family. Located just a short drive from the New Fountains community, you can visit here again and again and try out all of the many different types of wine. The wines that they have available at the Cambridge Winery are from New York, Wisconsin, and California. Taste great wine from all over the United States here.

They also have a tasting menu to include items such as house made pizzas, olives, a cheese plate, and more. Visit their website to see the upcoming events that they host here such as pizza night, happy hour, and more. Try out the Cambridge Winery today.   

1001 S Whitney Way
Madison, WI 53711
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Top 5 Amazing Places To Eat In Fitchburg

There are many delicious restaurants in the Fitchburg area to try out. Be sure to try all of these restaurants and more while you are living at New Fountains.


Great Dane Pub 

Visit the Great Dane Pub for great drinks and great food. For a starter, try the Bavarian Pretzel Basket, Old Glory Cheese Curds, or the Crispy Seared Brussel Sprouts. For a main dish, try a salad, wrap, sandwich, burger, or one of the Danes Favorites. We recommend trying the Wisconsin Style Cheddar Mac, Pub Burger, or the California Turkey Club. Don’t forget to try the Black & Tan Brownie for dessert.  

2980 Cahill Main
Fitchburg, WI 53711



Vintage Brewing Co.

The Vintage Brewing Co. is another great place to grab a bite to eat near the New Fountains community. For an appetizer, try out the Fried Cheese Curds or the Rip Rip Chicken. Then for a main dish they serve salads, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, and entrée dishes. We recommend trying the Rip Rip Cheesy Mac, the Wisconsin Fish Sandwich, or the Spring Salad. Whatever you get you will enjoy.  

674 S Whitney Way
Madison, WI 53711


HyVee Market Grill 

HyVee Market Grill has delicious food options that everyone will enjoy. Try out the Bacon Jalapeno Wontons, Cheese Curds, or the Toasted Ravioli. For a main dish, try out a salad, burger, sandwich, a breakfast option, sushi, or an Asian cuisine option. We recommend trying the Mac-N-Cheese Burger, Berry & Pecan Spinach Salad, or the Garden omelet. Try one of the desserts such as the Cinnabon Layer Cheesecake.  

2920 Fitchrona Rd
Fitchburg, WI 53719


Pancake Cafe 

Grab some delicious breakfast at the Pancake Café. Try out one of the many different choices such as pancakes, oven specialties, crepes, omelets, waffles, sandwiches, salads, and much more. We recommend trying out the Blueberry or the Strawberry Pancakes, Very Berry Crepes or the Southwest omelet. There are many great options to try out. Visit the Pancake Café today.

6220 Nesbitt Rd B
Fitchburg, WI 53719


Taqueria Guadalajara

If you are looking to enjoy some delicious Mexican food, try out Taqueria Guadalajara. They offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For breakfast, try out the Huevos Rancheros or the Huevos Con Jamon. For lunch or dinner, try out a taco plate, burrito, house special, or a traditional Mexican dinner plate. We recommend trying the Tostadas, Chile Relleno, or the Taco Dinner. For dessert, try the flan.  

1033 S Park St
Madison, WI 53715

There are plenty of other fun things to do in Fitchburg that we didn't include in the list so make sure to stop and stay awhile to truly experience what our town has to offer! There is always something for everyone when you're here and will be guaranteed a good time.