Pardeeville, a village of approximately 2000 people, was founded by John Pardee in the mid-1800s and is located 35 miles north of Madison, on Highway 22.
Pardeeville has many assets including Chandler Park, which is surrounded by beautiful Park Lake, the Angie Williams Cox Library, and the Columbia County Historical Museum. Pardeeville Antique Mall is also a point of interest. All of these are enough to keep even the most experienced tourist busy for a while. Enjoy our Watermelon Festival at Chandler Park the first Saturday after Labor Day. The Watermelon Festival has been held since 1968 and has events such as a seed spitting contest, a watermelon eating contest, and even a watermelon carving contest!
The village is surrounded by many campgrounds which offer great recreational opportunities for those looking to take a vacation. There are a handful of lakes and natural areas around the village offering may opportunities to fish, hike, and enjoy nature. During the winter, residents can enjoy the well groomed snowmobile trails that surround the area.
For recreation during all four seasons, Pardeeville is the place to be. Take a look at the local listings and see if Pardeeville is right for you!