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Turtle Valley Ride

Ride rolling hills around the Turtle Valley and Kettle Moraine between Whitewater and Delavan.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 44.2 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Family Friendly

Overview:  There is much to see and do on this long loop between Whitewater, WI and Delavan, WI. Rolling hills with a few climbs make this a... 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 Lakefront 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. Veterans Memorial Park

This 25 acre park on the shores of Swan creak features balldiamonds, a skate/bike park, playground, beach, restrooms, water, and ample parking.

If you are approaching from the south, this would be an ideal place to park and start your ride.

5. Turtle Valley Wildlife Area

Turtle Valley Wildlife Area is 1,900 acres of mostly shallow marsh and wet meadow with tall grass prairie on the surrounding uplands. Cattail dominate the marshes and a few small woodlots exist on the property. This is a great area for wildlife viewing, especially waterfowl.

6. Ole Oleson Historic Log Cabin

This original log cabin built by Norwegian immigrant Ole Oleson still stand on it's original site. The cabin contains information about he family that lived there, their journey to settle this homestead.

Check with the Southern Kettle Moraine office for dates and times that the cabin is open for guided tours.

7. Natureland County Park

The Natureland County Park lies on the southern most point of Whitewater Lake. It features parking and restrooms, but the viewpoint across the length of Whitewater Lake is best part of this park.

8. Whitewater Lake Recreation Area

The Whitewater Lake Recreation Area encompasses Rice Lake and the surrounding shores. Only a thin strip of land separates Rice Lake from Whitewater Lake.
The Whitewater Lake Recreation Area features a picnic area, boat launch, playground, restrooms, and water, as well as parking and camping.