Cross Plains is a picturesque suburb located just west of Madison. This tight-knit community provides a small-town feel with the benefit of being only a short drive from Middleton, and downtown Madison just beyond that. Cross Plains is characterized by scenic landscapes, making it a great choice for people who love to get outside.

The Ice Age Trail runs through Cross Plains and its many nature areas, including Indian Lake County Park, where you can hike, ski or snowshoe miles of trails. The Black Earth Creek also winds through town, offering a quiet spot for fishing and leisurely walks. The village’s downtown area is a great place to spend a day or even a date night, with shops, cafes, restaurants, wine bars and more. Just off of Highway 14, Cross Plains is a convenient 10 minutes from Middleton, and just over 20 minutes from downtown Madison.

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Downtown shops and dining, Ice Age Trail, Black Earth Creek, Indian Lake County Park, Cross Plains State Park, Madison Community Montessori School

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Hiking the Ice Age Trail, Indian Lake County Park, Cross Plains State Park, Enchanted Valley Acres, Skiing at Tyrol Basin, Pheasant Branch Conservancy


Middleton Cross Plains School District: Park Elementary School, Glacier Creek Middle School, Middleton High School, Clark Street Community School


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