TOUR ITINERARY - Three days and two nights
Begin your day with a scenic drive though the glacier-carved Kettle Moraine to Cristo Rey Ranch (formerly Villa Loretto). Discover the unexpected at this ranch and retirement home run by nuns in the "Holyland" where you'll find over 300 farm and exotic animals. Tours can be arranged for hayrides.
Make a stop at Meuer Farm - featuring in-season maple syrup, strawberries, honey and a 10-acre corn maze. The owners of this family-owned 150-acre farm practice conservation and love teaching others about farming and preserving our farmland for future generations.
Head back toward Fond du Lac with a stop at The Little Farmer Apple Orchard. Enjoy hot apple pie and cider, a hayride and tour of the grounds including the Craft Barn and Apple House. (Open August through November)
You'll want to time your next stop at LaClare Farms for the 4:30 p.m. feeding and milking of the goats at this one-of-a-kind goat dairy and creamery. Enjoy an early dinner at the farm's Café featuring a seasonal menu prepared from scratch using locally raised fresh ingredients.
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Enjoy breakfast at Schreiner's Restaurant, Bakery and Bernie's Pub, a landmark since 1938, where they serve made-from-scratch comfort food and fresh bakery goods. Or make a stop for lunch instead to enjoy home-cooked goodness!
Next meet Joel, a blind confectioner, at Confections for Any Occasion. Joel will share the history of his shop and guide you in making your own chocolate. Joel also carries your favorite nostalgic candies - stock up on Satellite Wafers, Slo Pokes, Black Cows, Turkish Taffy and more!
Continue your culinary tour to Kelley Country Creamery where the Kelley family turns their farm fresh milk into premium ice cream. USA Today proclaimed this Wisconsin's #1 Ice Cream Parlor and it has been featured on Good Morning America.
You'll definitely want to schedule some down time and perhaps a stroll around downtown Fond du Lac to see the sights or take in the beautiful views of Lakeside Park. We suggest a simple and delicious dinner at one of our local restaurants - ranging from supper clubs to family owned businesses. A heavenly experience!
Start your day heading to Ripon to the Vines & Rushes Winery located on a family farm featuring cold hard grape varieties. Their wines are an expression of the soil, climate, farming and winemaking practices that provide a sense of place for each wine.
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Visit the Historic Galloway House & Village in the afternoon. This 30 room mansion was the "farmhouse" of the Galloway family for three generations. The hand-carved woodwork, etched glass and hand-stenciled ceilings are a few of the marvels of a lifestyle of a bygone era. The grounds also feature a country church, one-room schoolhouse, a gristmill and log cabin. (Open Memorial Day through Labor Day).