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The river flows gently through the forested riverbanks and rich farmlands of eastern Green County. Enjoy three wildlife areas enroute. Two dams must be portaged on the upper river; the Albany Dam has a stairway, while the Decatur Dam can be by-passed to Brodhead by using the mill race waterway. The upper river is open with clearance around log jams. The lower river from the Hwy 11 bridge to the state line is navigable, but be prepared to portage fallen trees.
The river criss-crosses along the Sugar River State Trail - near New Glarus, Monticello, Albany, and Brodhead.
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Articles: Sugar River
A maple woods carpeted with trout-lily, the tangy smell of fresh earth, the rustling of earthworms slowly tilling the soil; a marsh-marigold standing out against the melting snow; a Jack-in-the-pulpit thrusting up through the earth, alone near a chocolate Read More