Wanting to take a day trip or explore the local area while you're here? Take a look at some of our recommendations for things to do during your stay!


Elkhorn Antique Flea Market

If you love antiquing, then you absolutely need to visit to The Elkhorn Antique Flea Market. This event takes place four times during the summer- check the schedule to plan ahead!

Alpine Valley Music Theater

Alpine Valley Music Theater is located less than seven miles from camp. Check out the summer concert line up and plan your visit to catch a concert like Dave Matthews Band, a loyal Alpine Valley performer. 

East Troy Electric Railroad Museum

After taking a tour of the East Troy Electric Railroad Museum, you can take a ride on the train from East Troy to The Elegant Farmer specialty deli and bakery in Mukwonago. 

Home On The Square

Family owned and operated, Home on the Square is a boutique shop located on East Troy's central square. This unique store offers a blend of high quality domestic and international products specifically geared towards a Midwestern client. 

The Hive Taproom

This family and dog friendly taproom is a midpoint between a wine bar, microbrewery, and European pub. The Hive Taproom offers weekly trivia, live music, yoga and cycling- plus events like bee seminars and makers & mead. Try all 16 meads on tap!

Green Meadows Petting Farm

Take the kiddos to the Green Meadows Petting Farm in East Troy to take a hay ride, watch a tortoise feeding, and pet some adorable kittens. 

Old World Wisconsin

Old World Wisconsin is the world’s largest museum dedicated to the history of rural life. Enjoy the re-creation of settlements established by immigrants in America. Located in the town of  Eagle.

Pizza On The Farm

Pizza on the farm takes place at Grassway Organics from May through September. Enjoy wood fired pizza every Saturday evening, rain or shine! Orders taken from 4-8 pm.

Staller Estate Winery


Staller Estate Winery and Vineyard is located right across the street from The Duck Inn Supper Club in Delavan. Set up a private wine tasting or a vineyard tour and be sure to snag a bottle to take back to camp!

​SKYDIVE Milwaukee

Okay, so we haven't skydived before...BUT we hear great things about Skydive Milwaukee here in East Troy. If adrenaline is your thing, then look no further. 

Lake Geneva, Milwaukee, and Madison  


These nearby cities are FULL of fun things to do and see. Too much to list but here are some highlights:


Lake Geneva is just 25 minutes away and has great local boutique shopping, world-class spas, delicious restaurants, and entertainment. Catch a show before dinner or go the adventurous route and take a zipline canopy tour!

Milwaukee is 45 minutes away and is also home to fantastic restaurants and bars. Take a local brewery tour, eat some cheese curds, and catch a  Milwaukee Brewers baseball game to round out your Milwaukee experience!

Madison is a little over an hour away, but worth the drive. Visit the Wisconsin State Capital, check out the farmer's market, grab a pitcher of beer at the Memorial Union Terrace, and hit some unique shops on State Street for a day trip that won't disappoint. 


The Elegant Farmer

The Elegant Farmer, located in Mukwonago, is best known for its award-winning Apple Pie Baked in a Paper Bag. This specialty deli and bakery also has perfect picnic-ready food, so you can have your lunch at the pond-side picnic tables back at camp! 

The Duck Inn Supper Club

Supper clubs are our jam. Since we're new to the area, we're still checking the local ones off our list. But our favorite so far is The Duck Inn, in Delavan. Enjoy some surf and turf along with a Wisconsin classic- a Brandy Old Fashioned- and you will not be disappointed. 

2894 On Main

2894 On Main is located on the square in East Troy and is a great place to grab specialty coffee and breakfast in the mornings. You can also grab some bespoke grocery ingredients while you're there. 


LD's BBQ was voted Best BBQ in Wisconsin by Food and Wine Magazine in 2018. Lucky for us (and you!) it's located right here in East Troy. Awesome for both lunch and dinner.   

Genoa Pizza 

Genoa's is the definition of a delicious local pizzeria. Bonus- they deliver to Camp Kettlewood so you can eat pizza by the fireside. (262) 642-9775


The East Troy Brewery

The East Troy Brewery is a neighborhood gastro brewery that serves handcrafted food and beer. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere inside or outside on the patio. 

East Troy House

The East Troy House is Wisconsin's oldest inn and tavern . Established in 1863, this historic restaurant offers delicious drinks and, of course, a Friday Night Fish Fry!

Barley's Hops & Malt

Located just a few minutes from camp on Highway N, Barley's Hops & Malt is the perfect place to go for a low key dinner and and enjoy a drink with the locals at the bar.



La Grange/John Muir Trails

Nordic Trail

Kettle Moraine Forest

Ice Age Trail

Lulu Lake Conservancy

Bald Bluff Trail

 Homestead Trail

Young Prairie State Natural