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Stratford is a small town in central Wisconsin that offers a unique blend of history, natural beauty, and small-town charm. The area has a rich history, with roots dating back to the Native American tribes who first inhabited the area. The town was later settled in the late 19th century, and became a hub for logging and lumber production, playing a critical role in the region's economic development. The town was officially incorporated in 1892 and named after Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, in recognition of its literary heritage.
Stratford's landscape is a picturesque blend of rolling hills, fields, and forests, making it a popular destination for outdoor recreation. The town is surrounded by water, with several rivers and lakes, including the Wisconsin River and Lake Wissota, that provide opportunities for fishing, boating, and other water activities. The area is also home to a diverse array of wildlife, including deer, coyotes, bald eagles, and many species of migratory birds, making it a prime destination for birdwatching and wildlife viewing. Hiking, camping, and picnicking are also popular activities in the area, with its lush forests and rolling hills providing ample opportunities for exploring the great outdoors.
In addition to its natural beauty, Stratford is known for its small-town charm and its vibrant community events. The town is a close-knit community with a strong sense of tradition and a rich cultural heritage, celebrated through its many festivals and events. Every year, the town hosts a number of events that celebrate its history and culture, including the annual Cheese Festival, which celebrates the area's dairy heritage and famous cheese, the Pioneer Days celebration, which honors Stratford's logging and lumber history, and the Stratford Summer Concert Series, which features local and regional musical acts in the town park. Whether you're a history buff, an outdoor enthusiast, or just looking for a quiet, quaint community that feels like home, Stratford has something to offer everyone. With its rich history, natural beauty, and small-town charm, it's no wonder that Stratford is considered one of the best places to visit in Wisconsin.
-The Blue Spoon Café
-The Stratford Supper Club
-The Cheese Factory Restaurant
-The Cheese Festival
-The Pioneer Days Celebration
-The Stratford Summer Concert Series
-The Wisconsin River, offering fishing, boating, and water recreation opportunities
-Lake Wissota State Park, offering hiking, and beach activities on the shores of Lake Wissota.
-The Stratford Historical Museum
-The local farmers' market
-The Stratford Community Arts Center
-The surrounding wildlife areas
-The Stratford Historic District
-The local cheese shops
-The local craft stores