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Walk the Woods of Donald Park

  • October 25, 2022
  • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Pop's knoll at Donald County Park, 1945 WIS-92, Mount Horeb, WI 53572
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Free to members and their guests.

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The Walk:

We will walk in both prairies and woods  There are a couple of relatively steep sections but not overly long.  We could have a couple of extra short hikes for those in the group that want to peel off and do more (in 2017, everyone ended up doing everything).  Fun things we will see include: , beautiful rock outcroppings w/ ferns and lichens, historic farmsteads (the home sites of both park founding families), a sinkhole and clear, cold streams typical of the Driftless Area.    

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 three mile walk includes both grassy and stony, root covered sections.  A walking stick might be useful.

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.


    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.  There are two parking areas for this park, choose the one has a large sign labelled POP'S KNOLL, Sutter Road Entrance Parking Lot.

    We will meet at:


    Sutter Road entrance Parking Lot

    State Highway 92

    Mt. Horeb, WI 53572

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    Lunch following walk:

    Mount Vernon, tiny town Wisconsin two miles down the road from Donald Park is the home of Marcine's, unimpressive from the outside but warm and friendly on the inside.  "Always open", the generous servings at reasonable prices make this place fill up whatever the hour. 

    PLATO is proudly supported in part by Oakwood Village.

    PLATO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in association with:

    for more information, contact us at:


    6209 Mineral Point Road #203
    Madison, WI 53705

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