Recreation

Pearl Island Recreational Corridor

The picturesque Pearl Island Recreational Corridor provides ample opportunity to getaway without venturing far. The trail features the Mill Race, Headgates Park and the Decatur Lake Dam. Small motor boats, pontoons and canoes/kayaks can easily access the water here.


W690 Golf Course Road
608-897-2159

Opportunities 
  • Canoeing and Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Walking and Bicycling 
  • Sight-seeing and bird-watching 

Sugar River Raceway

Indy car racer Danica Patrick and USAR Pro-cup racer J.D. Leonard began their racing careers at Brodhead's Sugar River Raceway, a half-mile asphalt road course go-kart race track, nestled along the Sugar River in the rolling hills of rural Brodhead.

Those itching to race should check their website to learn more about their schedule of events and reservation opportunities. Spectators are welcome. The Sugar River Raceway is open April through October, Wednesdays through Sundays.

N2236 Mt. Hope Road
608-897-2898

www.sugarriverraceway.com

Sugar River State Bike Trail

Spending the day biking 24 miles from Brodhead to New Glarus or anywhere in between is a fun way for Bike Trailfamilies to bond or for people to get their exercise. In warm weather you may bike or hike the trail and in the winter you may snowmobile or ski. The Sugar River Bike Trail, which was created from a former railroad bed, goes through woods, nature preserves, pastures, and over streams and lakes. You'll even pass through a replica of the Clarence Covered Bridge! You may glimpse many wild animals, including deer, turtles and beaver! Among the trees you will find a variety of birds, including numerous cardinals, Brodhead's mascot. From the Sugar River you may also connect with other area trails, including the Badger Trail and the Jane Adams Trail. You could explore all 73 miles if you wanted! One trail even has a dark tunnel through which to pass! How spooky is that?

Bike Trail Passes: Available for purchase at the Brodhead Police Department located at 1004 W Exchange St, or at the Trackside Mobil Station located at 1109 1st Center Ave.