Columbia County

  • Cascade Mountain, located in Portage, is one of the Midwest's premier family ski and snowboard destinations.

    Cascade Mountain, located in Portage, is one of the Midwest's premier family ski and snowboard destinations.

Just north of Madison, you will find Columbia County which features some of Wisconsin’s best recreation, both indoors and out, for the whole family. Home to many lake communities, the area’s natural resources provide the perfect setting for experiencing fine fishing, boating and swimming. Other outdoor activities that draw visitors include hunting, golfing and winter sports. Columbia County also is home to many Amish families. A driving tour will offer a glimpse of their simpler way of life. For something indoor to do, there are several historical sites and museums that provide opportunities to learn about the rich history of the region.