Bluffview is a small census designated area that’s technically an unincorporated part of Sumpter. It’s known for a few things (though not for its view of bluffs), its the home of Dr. Evermor’s Forevertron, the largest scrap metal sculpture in the world! Leash up your well-behaved dog and head into Dr. Evermor's Art Park for a photo op that absolutely can’t be missed! Just be sure to keep your dog from climbing on any sculptures; it is Art, after all!
Bluffview is well-served by nearby communities. If your pup needs medical care while you’re visiting Bluffview, head 10 miles south to Prairie Du Sauk for access to multiple veterinarians. With freeway speeds, Bluffview residents are closer to a vet than many city-dwellers who have them in their own city!
Bluffview’s small, residentially focused town is a great place to visit for anyone passing through the area. The small commercial center has hardware stores and the location of the now-defunct ammunitions plant that was once the big draw to the area. It’s a great place to walk around and breathe in small town Americana, and if you’re on a long drive it’s a great place to stretch your legs. Bluffview residents hope it stays as peaceful as it is today.
In the puptown of Merrimac, you will find the Devil’s Lake State Park only seven miles away from Bluffview. Dogs are welcome on most trails throughout this beautiful forested park, as long as they remain on leash. In particular, there are three swimming areas your paddling pup can enjoy, with one off-leash swim location at the South Shore. If your furry friend loves to ruff it, check out the Baxter’s Hollow Preserve Trail, with a sniff-tastic forest hiking route for 5.2 miles. Your dog is sure to love all the new sights and smells of nature!
If you travel eight miles south of Bluffview, you will reach this neighborhood in Prairie Du Sac. Here you can treat your pup and enjoy Shamrock Dog Park! This is a well-kept park with two acres of fenced grass, so your pup can exercise freely and roam with other furry friends. There is water for your panting pup, as well as waste bags provided. A membership is required to enjoy this dog park, as it is owned by Sauk-Prairie Small Animal Hospital. This can be paid by a daily fee when you visit or an annual fee to enjoy this area as much as you want.
Just 16 miles from Bluffview, you will find the neighborhood of Lake Delton in the town of Delton. You and your pup can go on an adventure to the Mirror Lake State Park located here. Named after the stunning and calm lake, this park has 3,300 acres of woodland to explore. You and your furry friend can hike the trails among the pine trees, as dogs are welcome on most of the wooded areas, as long as they remain on their leash. Be sure to bring a good pair of hiking boot and a bag of treats for your pup to keep energy levels high on this outdoor adventure!
By heading south for 18 miles from Bluffview, you will arrive at the small town of Mazomanie. Here you will find the beautiful Walking Iron County Park, where you and your pup can explore the miles of sniff-tastic trails through wooded areas and prairies. Your pup will love all the new smells and sights through the woods and you can enjoy the scenic views along the way. This is a puptastic place to spend the day with your furry friend, so long as he remains on his leash. If you love exploring the outdoors, there’s no doubt you will have fun at Walking Iron County Park.
The Village Center of Sauk City is located only nine miles from Bluffview, and features a few dog-friendly parks you can visit for a pawsome day out. At the Meyer Oak Grove Park, you can enjoy the beauty of nature, with majestic oaks, flowers and open green space for your pup to play with their favorite toy. You have also got Fuchs Park nearby, where you can exercise your furry friend, practice their training and enjoy a treat under the sheltered picnic area. Don’t forget to bring some water for your panting pup when the hot weather rolls in.