Stoughton is a small town about 19 miles southeast of Madison. This quaint Wisconsin town is rich with flavor stemming from its Norwegian heritage. It’s best known for its annual celebration of the Norwegian Independence Day called Syttende Mai in the spring. Stoughton is also known as the birthplace of the coffee break. Leash up your pup and cruise Stoughton’s Main Street. The downtown area is lined with historic buildings, restaurants and specialty shops.
Stoughton’s off-leash dog area, the Viking Dog Park, will be your pup’s new favorite hangout. This fenced-in area that’s part of the Viking County Park has walking paths, runways for a game of fetch, dog beaches and a pier. There is also a picnic area within the dog park. Leashed dogs are welcome in the main area of Viking County Park, too. There’s shoreline fishing and a canoe launch, as well as hiking and biking trails. Annual and day passes are available for a small fee.
If you are just visiting Stoughton and need a place to stay, the Days Inn Stoughton is happy to host you and your furry friend. In the event that your pet needs medical attention or just a yearly check-up, Stoughton has five veterinary clinics to care for your furry friend.
Whether it’s your home or you’re just visiting, you’ll see why so many pups give Stoughton the wag of approval.