In the area

Besides the wonderfulness (pardon our enthusiasm) of Glacier Valley Campground, there is a lot to do in the area.

You can explore Amish Country, go out to eat, or go golfing, among many other wonderful things to do!

Visit Amish Country

It is a misty, warm Sunday morning. You hear the “clip clop” of the Amish buggies coming down the hill. Truly you feel that you are in a different place.

The Amish community in Columbia and Green Lake counties is one of the largest in the state. If you have driven the back roads from Green Lake to get to Glacier Valley Campground, you have seen many of the characteristic farms with the large white homes and black buggies. To the north, toward Dalton, the density of Amish is very high. Slightly less dense in number, the Amish to the south of Glacier Valley still represent a high portion of the population.

We encourage you to explore Amish Country. You will find the countryside beautiful and the Amish warm and engaging. Go and visit the many bakeries, shops, restaurants and mills within easy reach of Glacier Valley.

Please be careful driving, especially coming around curves and over hills. And be aware the Amish do not like to have their faces photographed.


Go out to dinner

Found someplace new in the area? If you liked the place, let us know and we will include them here!


If you are looking for a great Chicago-style pizza, this is your place. They even deliver to the campground! 109 N. Main Street, Pardeeville, WI 53954. 608-429-2040.

Thee Upper Crust Pizza website

For breakfast try On the Way Café. Down home, good cooking, big plates, big menu! Delicious meals other times too. They take their time to make everything very fresh. 321 S Main St. Pardeeville, WI 53954. 608-429-1507

On the Way Facebook page


140 N. Main St, Pardeeville, WI 53954. 608-429-9988.

Yummy website

Ice cream!  215 N Main St, Pardeeville, WI 53954 (608) 429-9000

Carol's Facebook page

Fox Lake

Right on the water about 14 miles away in Fox Lake. A casual place where you can get really good food as you sit outside by the water or in the comfortable bar/restaurant.  N10575 Chief Kuno Trail, Fox Lake, WI 53933.  920-928-470.

The Boathouse website

Almost right across the street from The Boathouse, the Shores is more like a Wisconsin supper club. Have an old-fashioned at the bar while ordering from their varied menu before being seated at your table. N10604 Chief Kuno Trail, Fox Lake, WI 53933. 920-928-2576 

The Shores website

Nice place!  N10351 Howard Dr, Fox Lake, WI 53933   920-928-3338

Cabby's website

This great butcher shop makes daily special lunches and also sells Wisconsin wine and craft beer. 739 W State St, Fox Lake, WI 53933. 920-485-2554.

Leroy Meats website

Quit N Time in Fox Lake will cook your burger on a charcoal grill right behind the bar. Delicious. They are right on the main drag through town. 317 W State St. Fox Lake, WI 53933. 920-928-2808.

Handcrafted pizza and calzones; freshly prepared dough and sauce on site. 319 W State Street, Fox Lake WI 53933.  920-928-2929
State Street website

50's style diner. Enjoy a trip back in time. 530 W State St Fox Lake, WI 53933   (920) 520-0041

Karen's Hip Hop Facebook page

Beaver Dam

"You're a stranger but once... a friend forever." All veterans eat for free!  N8802 County Road A, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 (920) 885-9984

Buckhorn website


The Dump is known far and wide for its’ large and delicious hamburgers. It’s only about 7 miles away at 105 W Edgewater St, Cambria, WI 53923. 920-348-5733.

The Dump website


The Schaumburg Dinner Club seats you in an old house that has beautiful rooms, a large bar, views of Lake Emily, and good food. it is a classic Wisconsin Supper Club.  N11935 County Rd A  Randolph, WI 53956. 920-928-3348.

Shaumburg Facebook page

We have had some very good breakfasts and lunch sandwiches at this café about 11 miles away. 163 Stark St, Randolph, WI 53956. 920-326-3535.

Denise's Facebook page


101 Stark Street Randolph, WI 53956

T's Facebook page

N8743 HWY 73 Randolph, Wisconsin 53956  Tel. 920-326-5544

Feil's website

179 Stark St Randolph, WI 53956   920-326-4350

Otter's Facebook page


If you have a hankering for Mexican food, try La Tolteca in Portage. They are open.  2653 New Pinery Rd. Portage, Wisconsin 53901 (608) 745-6776

La Tolteca website

Enjoy great wine, appetizers, and entrees in a quaint old home.  235 W Pleasant St. Portage, WI 53901 608-617-8463

Neil's Wine House webpage

2701 County Rd CX, Portage, WI 53901   608-742-8400

Suzy's website

265.3 New Pinery Rd, Portage, WI 53901. 608-566-1232.

Little Italy Facebook page

Come to historic Trails Lounge for a relaxing, affordable, and delicious dinner. 125 Wauona Trail, Portage, WI 53901   608-742-2325

Trail's Lounge website

Country Club Rd, Portage, WI 53901 608-742-3553

North Shore website

Go golfing

We have identified 32 golf courses less than an hour from our campground. Below are the closest, all within 20 minutes travel; stop by our office to see the entire list!

 Fox Lake Golf Club. N10500 Indian Point Rd, Fox Lake, WI 53933  (920) 928-2508    

Portage Country Club.  Country Club Rd, Portage, WI 53901 608-742-3553

Pine Trail Golf Course  100 Saddle Ridge  Portage, WI 53901   608-742-2181
(9 holes) 

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