A Day in Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Just a 20-minute drive north of Milwaukee, or a 2-hour drive from Madison, Cedarburg is a historic town that sits along a river and boasts the last covered bridge in Wisconsin. The main street offers no shortage of cafes, restaurants, and specialty shops, as well as two inns and a winery. We paid the town a visit in an afternoon, which was all the time we really needed. The historic architecture and river setting are lovely, and you can wander in shops offering kitschy home decor, gardening supplies and gift things knowing you won’t be tempted to buy too much. The highlight for us was an olive oil and balsamic sampling store called Olive ‘n Vinnie’s. I brought home Herbs de Provence-infused olive oil and lavender balsamic, which I can’t wait to use on salads and grilled chicken this summer—yum! Keep reading for a few snaps from our visit, and be sure to check out my previous Wisconsin day trip to Lake Geneva.

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