Juneau, the Dodge County seat, is located on highway 26, less than an hours drive from Milwaukee or from Madison. The Wild Goose State Trail runs directly through the city, offering hiking and bicycling. You can stop for refreshments at local convenience stores or restaurants. A new park, just adjacent to the trail, is a fine place to rest, camp or take a shower. The park is located north of Center Street or south of Home Road (also County DF). The southern end of the 34-mile nature trail starts just 4 miles south of Juneau on Highway 60. A separate horseback-riding trail runs alongside the trail for 7.5 miles from Hwy 60 north to Minnesota Junction. In the winter, snowmobilers and ATV riders can enjoy the scenic route.

Juneau boasts of a new high and elementary school, located on the west side of town near a new mall and grocery store. The Industrial Park is located on the south side of Juneau. Highway 60 is 4 miles south of the park.

A shady city park is a great place for a picnic or family reunion. There is a display of baseball mementos of Addie Joss, who played for the Cleveland “Naps” from 1902 to 1911. He was recognized as one of the greatest pitchers of all time. A display honoring Addie is at the Community Center on Lincoln Drive, near the park.

Also located in this area is the city cemetery where Paul Juneau, City founder, is buried. He was accidentally shot and killed. Paul Juneau’s mother was the daughter of a local Indian Chief. Paul’s father was Solomon Juneau, founder of Milwaukee. His death almost caused on Indian uprising.

A Farmer’s market is held every Friday morning from June to September on the Court House square. A Citywide rummage sale is held on the second Saturday in August each year. Also the Juneau August Fest has become an annual affair. It is held the last full weekend of August each year with a street dance, clowns, music, food, prizes, horses, an antique tractor pull, tour of the City, antique auto show (Sunday) and a flea market. Something for every age!

Important Links

Dodge County Wisconsin - www.co.dodge.wi.us
Juneau Economic Development - www.juneaueconomicdevelopment.com
City of Juneau - www.cityofjuneau.net
Dodge County Sheriff's Department - www.dodgecountysheriff.com
Wild Goose Trails - www.co.dodge.wi.us/planning/recreation/trails-wildgoose.htm