What to do and see in Grafton, United States: The Best Places and Tips

August 30, 2017 Oliva Fomby

Grafton is a village in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 11,459 at the 2010 census. The village is adjacent to the Town of Grafton and the city of Cedarburg.
Restaurants in Grafton

1. Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve

511 High Bluff Dr, Grafton, WI 53024-9535 +1 262-284-8257
Excellent
80%
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19%
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5 based on 72 reviews

Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve

Reviewed By FXDWG05 - Wisconsin

Be ready for a nature walk adventure! It is nature and the mosquitos can get more than a little friendly when you get into the park. Several trail options lead you through a variety of trails that go from lake bluff to prairie grasses and back into wooded areas. There is even a wetland area with a small boardwalk leading out to a viewing deck in the wetlands. It must be a good place to visit because my children never want to leave until we have gone on just about every trail, which is amazing if you understand a couple of teenagers!

2. Cedar Creek Winery

N70W6340 Bridge Rd, Cedarburg, WI 53012-2036 +1 262-377-8020
Excellent
56%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 191 reviews

Cedar Creek Winery

Reviewed By Pauline199001 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I have been going to this winery for years and they have the best wine. They offer wine tasting, up to four wines complementary, after that there is a cost. Their selection is very nice and the prices can’t be beat. They do offer a discount of 10% if you buy a case. The Cranberry Blush is one of my favorites. They also do tours, and the staff is very knowledgeable and very nice. The shop offers unique wine accessories.

3. Possibility Playground

Upper Lake Park, Port Washington, WI 53074
Excellent
90%
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10%
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5 based on 78 reviews

Possibility Playground

Reviewed By Autodealer - Petersburg, Illinois

Beautiful well planed playground even has padded flooring to assure there are few scuffs and scrapes. Not just jungle gyms and swings but areas that look like ships and lighthouses for children to let their imagination go wild.There are even benches where parents can watch their kids.Entrances and exits are limited so kids can't run off. Other cities should copy this facility!

4. Ozaukee Interurban Trail

Cedarburg, WI
Excellent
70%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
2%
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4.5 based on 90 reviews

Ozaukee Interurban Trail

Reviewed By ajbukovitz - Appleton, Wisconsin

This is a great paved bike trail for every type of bike. We biked from Cedarburg to Belgium and back. It was just shy of 40 miles. The trail out of Cedarburg is busy and crosses a lot of roads. Our favorite part of the trail was from Knellsville to Belgium because there are few cross roads and the trail just winds along the edge of farm after farm.

5. Kurtz Woods Natural Area

1211 Dahlia Ln, Grafton, WI 53024-9485
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4 based on 1 reviews

Kurtz Woods Natural Area

Reviewed By la_vdv - Hartford, Wisconsin

This place was difficult to find. Sources I looked at online directed me to a trailhead on Dahlia Lane, but we couldn't find it. We did find a trailhead sign way back between the backyards of two houses on Acacia Drive. There was an unkempt strip between the two yards which, upon closer inspection, turned out to be a little path leading to the actual trail. Looking online later, I noticed that Ozaukee Washington Land Trust has a trail map that indicates there is trail access on both Dahlia Lane and Acacia. Parking is on the road in a subdivision.

One thing that makes this state natural area notable is the "quality of the intact forest" that "characterized the pre-settlement era in Southeastern Wisconsin," according to the site "Treasures of Oz" about nature areas in Ozaukee County. So I guess if you want to see what Wisconsin woodlands looked like before European settlers came, this is a good place to do it. For this reason, preservation-minded folks would like to limit invasive non-native plants and such, so we hikers can minimize our own impact by using the shoe-brusher-offers before entering the trail. We found one near the sign, tho' it was a little hidden by weeds.

This was a tame and pleasant stroll. Not very rugged, and I don't think you could get lost in there. No bears. I think I would like to come again in early springtime for flowers, or at fall color time.

6. 1860 Light Station

311 N Johnson St, Port Washington, WI 53074-1604 +1 262-284-7240
Excellent
70%
Good
30%
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

1860 Light Station

Reviewed By Heidi O

Well done 1860 light house with a dedicated group that is preserving this site. Tours are thoughtfully given. The light station is not open year round so check the website. Save time to walk the grounds and if you are able absolutely climb to the top to see the light and view!

7. Kapco Park

Concordia Univ N Lakeshore Drive, Mequon, WI
Excellent
75%
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25%
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5 based on 20 reviews

Kapco Park

Reviewed By Dhavekost - Westlake, Ohio

Kapco ballpark is the summer home of the lake shore chinooks, a team in the Northwoods league… A summer collegiate league in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan. It is located on the campus of concordia University in Wisconsin, just north of Milwaukee. Capacity is about 2500 people, and they regularly turn out over 1000 per night for games. My son was assigned to play here for this summer, out of kent state University… And he loves it. It is very family-friendly, lots of things for the kids, reasonable prices, good food, and something for everybody.

8. Cedarburg Covered Bridge

Covered Bridge Road, Cedarburg, WI
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
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4.5 based on 118 reviews

Cedarburg Covered Bridge

Reviewed By NeverUnpacked - Westfield, Indiana

Recently made the detour out here again. Nice picturesque setting for a picnic if you want to get away from Cedarburg for a bit. Didn't realize this is the last covered bridge in the state. Not spectacular, but worth it if you're a covered bridge fan or just looking for a unique spot for a picnic.

9. Lime Kiln Park

2020 South Green Bay Road, Grafton, WI 53024
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3.5 based on 2 reviews

Lime Kiln Park

Reviewed By Bernardo F - New York City, New York

It's a nice park. Lots of forested areas and green space too It's well kept and plenty of sports fields too.

10. Vines to Cellars Winery

114 E Main St, Port Washington, WI 53074-1914 +1 262-536-4544
Excellent
74%
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Vines to Cellars Winery

Reviewed By Phil R - Chelmsford, Massachusetts

The staff was extremely friendly explaining that the wine they sell is made right at that facility. There was a large selection of wines to select from and we did.

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