Nestled on the banks of the Fox River, Princeton provides a myriad of diversions for residents and visitors. The area is a haven for those looking to relax and unwind in a pleasant, peaceful, small-town environment.
Princeton and its surrounding area is abundant with natural resources, streams and lovely landscapes. The list of activities the outdoor enthusiast can enjoy includes fishing, canoeing, birdwatching, cycling, camping and much more…all readily available for the naturalist.
Visit the delightful area shops and restaurants—you’ll find antiques, locally-made pottery, jewelry, boutique clothing, candles, kitchen gadgets, wine & cheese, Amish furniture, home décor, stylish floral arrangements, earth-friendly items, custom framing, books, baked goods, folk art, handcrafted art, a spa, and much more! We have it all in our quaint shops, cafes, taverns and restaurants.
Princeton is the home of the state’s largest outdoor weekly flea market, which is open mid-April through mid-October every Saturday! If you haven’t experienced our Market in the tree-shaded City Park, put it on your list of things to do. Day-trippers come from Milwaukee, Madison, the Fox Cities and all points in-between to enjoy this Market and all Princeton has to offer. Come early--it opens at 6:00am and wraps up in the early afternoon—then wander around town for more shopping and lunch!
You’re invited to take a day to “Scout Out” Princeton! Check the Calendar of Events to see what’s happening during the time you plan on visiting. See you soon!.
Training adolescent Whooping Cranes
Operation Migration (OM) has played a lead role in the reintroduction of endangered Whooping cranes into eastern North America since 2001. In the 1930s the species was reduced to just 15 birds. Using ultra-light aircraft, Operation Migration pilots act as surrogate parents and guide captive-hatched and imprinted Whooping cranes along a planned migration route. Through these heroic efforts the Whooping Crane population has grown to about 400 world-wide.
Princeton area’s White River Marsh has become the northern home and training ground for Joe Duff’s (cofounder of OM) Whooping Cranes.
Click on the link to watch NBC Nightly News and Joe Duff and the Whoopers as he describes the rigorous 9 month long process.
Join Operation Migration, the Whooping Crane Fest Committee and the Princeton Chamber of Commerce celebrate this rare bird at the Whooping Crane Fest that will be held on the Princeton Public School grounds and across the Green Lake Country area the weekend of September 12, 2014.
For details about Operation Migration’s role, and on its activities since the project’s inception, visit the Field Journal on their web site at www.opertaionmigration.org.
Pristine Winter White
When fields are bare, lakes freeze over and everything is covered in a frosty white blanket it’s time to play the hardy way.
Miles of manicured snowmobile trails take you for short hops or day long excursions from county to county. When you plan your route don’t forget to take a break at your favorite rest stops to warm up and catch a bite to eat.
Make it a weekend or a great afternoon break enjoying the silence of the winter woods when cross country skiing. Beautifully maintained trails for all levels of skiers abound in the Princeton area.
The lakes turn into small (or maybe not so small) villages when water turns to ice. Whether sitting on a bucket and jigging in a whole cut it the ice or sitting in a warm fishing shack, playing cards and watching tip-ups winter fishing is great. Test your fishing talent (and luck) at many of the fisherees held on Puckaway, Green Lake and Little Green.