Southwest Wisconsin: Dane County. Town Hall Road from WIS 92 to County S.
Length: 4.8 miles
Town Hall Road twists through hilly canopies of hardwood trees and descends into valleys and across winding trout streams. Historic homes and buildings from the 1800s and 1900s line the road. This is the Driftless area, lacking glacially transported sediments (drift), where streams carved into rock surfaces, creating a rugged topography and deep valleys, formed some 450 million years ago. Sandstone bluffs and outcrops, such as Donald Rock
, show a geological history of huge sand dunes cementing into stone and then eroding as continental seas retreated.
The valley at the southern end of Town Hall Road provided spring water for Native Americans and is now a 782-acre Donald County Park that offers a range of recreation, including archery hunting, equestrian trails, fishing, foraging, hiking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and wildlife viewing.