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Belmont is the perfect picture of history and recreation for your next get-away!  Belmont came by its name Belle Monte, French for “beautiful hill.” The Village of Belmont as it lies today is just miles from its original location when it was the First Capitol of the Wisconsin Territory. Be sure to explore the Wisconsin State Historic Site for a flashback to what frontier Wisconsin looked like.  Just minutes away is the Belmont Mound State Park where you can explore scenic walking trails, rock formations and nature at its best.  The Mound offers beautiful panoramic countryside views and fantastic sights of the Driftless area, especially in the fall of the year.   Belmont is home to both the Mound View State Trail and Pecatonica State Trial.  Whether you prefer to bike or ATV, Belmont is a great starting point to both trail heads.   

The Village of Belmont is home to a French specialty cheese factory that produces brie, camembert, and feta which is distributed worldwide. It also boasts one of the area’s largest greenhouse operations. When you are ready to unwind, our beautiful downtown welcomes you for a bite to eat or refreshments.  Check out our parks and murals, too!   Belmont is one of the fastest-growing communities in southwest Wisconsin with direct access to the four-lane highway.  Belmont is home to a state of the art convention center & Quality Inn Motel. It has a great, truck stop, RV dealership, mini mart,  hometown operated roofing, plumbing, overhead door and electrical companies, a day spa and salon all located just off of HWY 151. Drive into downtown Belmont to use the laundromat, or for more restaurant, tavern and pub choices.

The Belmont School and Community Fair, Wisconsin’s oldest fair is held the second weekend after Labor Day each year. It includes a livestock show, carnival, kid’s games, horse show, and parade. For more information, email dance.belmontschoolfair [at] gmail.com.

Fun is easy to find in Belmont. Each September Belmont hosts the state's oldest free fair, which originated in 1915. Recreation can be found year round at Belmont Mound State Park, Bond Park, Leahy Park, the Pecatonica State Trail, Trailside Park, Wisconsin First State Capitol, and Lake Joy.

  • Belmont is located off of exit 26 on HWY 151.
  • Belmont is an hour drive from Madison, WI.
  • Belmont is a half-hour drive from Dubuque, IA.
  • Belmont is a three-and-a-half-hour drive from Chicago, IL.
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