A Walk in Donald Park

  • June 30, 2017
  • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • State Highway 92 Mt. Horeb, WI 53572
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  • The member may register a guest.

Meet at the paved main lot on the east end of the lake, off of Sate Highway 19 at 9:30 AM.

Park Description:

Donald County Park is a 775-acre park located southeast of Mt. Horeb off Highway 92, just west of Mt. Vernon. The park contains oak woods, intriguing rock outcroppings with scenic vistas and springs. The park is also known for its hiking & equestrian trails and three trout streams; Deer Creek, Frye Feeder and Mt. Vernon Creek.

What to expect on the walk:

  • Created through the joint efforts of Dane County Parks, The Friends of Donald County Park, community volunteers and willing land owners the trails are well-marked and groomed hiking, multi-use and interpretive  trails.

Our leader will have a microphone along to assist in delivering her message clearly as possible.

Driving and Parking Information.Direction:

Donald County Park is located in Dane County just 15 miles southwest of Madison. It is situated south of Highway 92 between Mount Horeb and Mount Vernon.

Lunch following walk:

Take part in a Wisconsin tradition—lunch in a tiny town Wisconsin tavern.  Marcine’s, in Mt. Vernon, just two miles down the road from Donald Park is unimpressive, even downright off-putting from the outside and the interior isn’t all that much better.  But the food makes this place fill up with local workers at lunch and families at dinner with daily specials in generous servings at reasonable prices. 

Additional Information:

  • PLATO charges a $10 fee for each walk.  We normally use a guide who is a member of the associated friends group.  PLATO then will pass this registration fee onto the friends group as a way of saying thanks.
Please visit the Friends of Donald Park website for more park information.

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