UWM at Washington County Bucket List

By UW-Washington County

College is the perfect time to experience new things. As a student, you will discover your personal interests and learn what you truly enjoy doing. It’s easy to let this time in your life fly by, so don’t miss out on all of the fun things you can do. Use your time at UW-Washington County to knock these five items off your college bucket list.

Eat Up at the Downtown West Bend Farmers’ Market

Located in Downtown West Bend, you’ll find a wide variety of fresh produce, handmade products, baked goods and more from over 75 local vendors. The market runs from 7 to 11 a.m. every Saturday, May through October. Along with eating locally, you’ll be eating good!

Bike the Eisenbahn State Trail
person biking in the sunset

Looking to go on a long, scenic, bike ride this weekend? Try the Eisenbahn State Trail, which spans 25 miles through Washington County. Enjoy the views of picture-worthy waterways during your ride and bright fall foliage as the air cools. Be sure to bring plenty of water for this ride!

Get Wild at Shalom Wildlife
Two bears playing

Claiming to be “Wisconsin’s Wildest Zoo,” you are sure to have a nice afternoon at Shalom Wildlife. This zoo features camels, wolves, bears and more. You can even rent a golf cart to explore. In the winter, Shalom Wildlife sets up a holiday display you can drive through so you can enjoy the zoo any time of year. 

Have a Blast at the Washington County Fair
Ferris wheel at night

Nothing says summer like the county fair. Rides, fried food, fireworks, live music; nothing quite beats it on a warm summer evening. The Washington County Fair takes place every year at the end of July. Get some friends together and get ready for a fun time at the fair.

Go Camping at the Kettle Moraine State Park
a camping tent in the woods

If you’re looking for a relaxing weekend getaway, consider a visit to Kettle Moraine State park. All you need is some camping supplies and good company. Explore the scenic trails and many bodies of water. There’s something for everyone whether you like to hike, bike or swim. Unwind from the stressors of the week with plenty of fresh air.

These five activities are a great start for any UW-Washington County student interested in making the most of their time in college.