More about Washington County
Are you a fan of outdoor activities like hunting, skiing, hiking, golfing, snowmobiling, fishing, and boating? If so, you’ll enjoy the abundance of recreational possibilities offered by the lakes and woods found in Washington County.
In addition to being filled with outdoor prospects, this glacier-carved area is a region full of natural beauty and history.
Washington County is also renowned for retail stores, manufacturing companies, and businesses. Its placement between US highways 41 and 45, and its positioning just to the north/northwest of Milwaukee, mean it’s extremely accessible. Within Washington County, there are no fewer than 20 villages, towns, and cities.
Washington County is nestled between Ozaukee County and Dodge County in Wisconsin’s southeastern region. West Bend is Washington County’s county seat and its biggest city. Both West Bend and the village of Jackson offer local restaurants with a casual atmosphere for singles, couples, or families who love to dine out. Partake in budget-friendly, delectable temptations involving daily specials, impressive menu selections, etc. The county’s craft breweries and its friendly environment appeal to locals and visitors from surrounding areas.
One of the most spectacular sites in Washington County is that of Holy Hill. Visitors flock to this historic landmark every year from far and wide, particularly from September through November. The vibrant colors of the leaves are viewable from this location during fall – the highest elevation in town – and are the perfect example of why autumn is a favorite season among many Wisconsinites.
A trip to Slinger Speedway will be a treat for those who prefer their entertainment a bit edgier – and unmistakably louder. Racing first began here in 1948. It is currently considered the fastest stock car racing oval globally. It has banked corners at an amazing 33° – just several degrees short of NASCAR tracks. Get your seats early because this summerlong event fills up fast.
Colgate, Richfield, Jackson, and West Bend – among others – offer those who love to shop till they drop the perfect opportunity to do so. All of the specialty stores and boutiques provide a wide range of possibilities.
If you choose to travel to Milwaukee, it’s a quick 40-minute drive. But with all that is available in Washington County… why leave?