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Lima Center Tour

Easy ride on scenic, quiet country roads through kettles, moraines, drumlin fields, quiant towns, and a bog.
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 35 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Family Friendly

Overview :  This easy, scenic ride on country roads is quiet indeed-on a weekday afternoon ride, I passed only one car in over 30 miles. Contrary ... more »

Tips:  When biking anywhere, always wear a helmet and eye protection.

Be prepared for changing riding surfaces and vehicle, pesdestrian, and... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Cravath Lake Park

Cravath Lakefront Park lies on the Northwest shore of Cravath Lake in downtown Whitewater, WI. The beautiful park, features a fishing pier, walking path, gazeboo, historical buildings, multi-purpose building, restrooms, and parking.
With it's proximity to the conveniences located in downtown Whitewater, this is a great location to start your ride.

2. Trippe Lake Park

Trippe Lake Park lies on the northwest shore of Tripp Lake.Trippe Lake is held back from Cravath Lake by a dam. The undeveloped shores and wildlife help to give Trippe Lake a wilderness feel.
Along with the dam and small fishing pier, you can find parking and restrooms.

3. Natural Spring

Locals have been coming here regularly to capture the cool, clear water bubbling up from this hand dug well. You can join them by topping off your water bottle before heading out and around Whitewater Lake.

4. Lima Bog

Designated in 1988, Lima Bog is one of the largest bogs in south central Wisconsin. Lima Bog is four-acre hard water bog lake surrounded by more than 100 acres of northern wet forest and containing a flora more typical of northern, not southern bogs.

5. Cold Spring Cremery Park

Cold Spring Creamery Park commemerates a little known bit of history of President Lincoln before his time as President.

The park offers parking, a small playground, open air pavillion, and water via hand pump.

If you are approching the ride from the North or West, this is a great place to stage for your ride.

6. Whitewater Creek Nature Area

This small unimproved park abuts Whitewater creek and is primary used for nature studies. It offers a scenic, quiet spot literally minutes from downtown Whitewater.

With a gravel drive/turnaround, there room to park off the road if you want to avoid riding in Whitewater.

7. Starin Park

A roomy sports park abuts the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus. It includes ample parking. Just outside of downtown, this would be an ideal place to park to avoide riding in downtown Whitewater.