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Travel to rural Wisconsin for old fashioned family fun

If you have been traveling along with Day Trip Examiner, you likely have seen several stories about the beautiful Green County Barn Quilts.

See the barn quilts of Green County

Enjoy the barn quilts of Green County - Part II

The rural beauty of quilts and barns

The most recent excursion was through the hills and dales of far western Green County ending on the edge of the Lafayette County village of Argyle where Day Trip Examiner suggested a couple of great of dining spots!

If you are still looking for something to do, why not spend some time in Argyle doing some shopping. While there are not a plethora of stores in Argyle, if you are looking for individual attention and customer service you are not likely to find at a city mall, check out the retailers to see if you can cross some items off your Christmas shopping list.

The crafter on your list will be enthralled with a gift or gift certificate from Argyle Fiber Mill at 200 East Milwaukee Street . The mill sells yarn, which is aptly called 50-Mile Fiber Yarn because the proprietors say, β€œAll yarn spun fiber produced within fifty miles (or so) of the Mill.” If it appears as though the store is not open, the other advice from the proprietors is, β€œcome around to the side door where we are milling.”

For more traditional gifts, you will still receive small town customer service second to none by shopping at Berget's Jewelry, Geri's Country Crafts or Iron Bridge Antiques.

If you are looking for personalized items for the home or office be sure to check out Thunder Bridge Trading Company. Additionally, the folks at Thunder Bridge can personalize clothing, hats or bags with a screen print or embroidery design of your choice.

Should you have time for a bit of fun while you are in the area bring along your sleds or cross country skis as you will find a plethora of places to use them!

At the nearby Blackhawk Memorial County Park, check out the hiking trails that will offer you amazing views of the southern Wisconsin landscape blanketed in winter!

One of the best areas for many recreational opportunities will be at the nearby Yellowstone State Park where there are cross country ski trails and snowmobile trails in addition to other trails set aside for hiking.

For great ice fishing, the 450 acre Yellowstone Lake has some of the best ice fishing in a scenic location in southern Wisconsin.

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