Caddy Woodlawn wayside is the actual farm where the famous author grew up. It is located 9 miles south of Menomonie, Wisconsin on Highway 25. The is a beautiful western Wisconsin park where you can have picnics, cookouts and just enjoying some history. It is a beautiful drive to the wayside through Wisconsin country scenery.
Caddy Woodlawn is the famous author of children’s books. She grew up on the farm where the Caddy Woodlawn wayside now sits. The original house that she grew up in sits in the wayside today. It has been moved from its original location but it looks like it did when Caddy lived there with her family 1800’s in the .
You can take a walk around the wayside and take a good look at Caddy’s white house. This little house looks comfortable enough to live in today and it is in excellent shape. It is very well taken care of and pleasing to see. Take a walk into the house and look at the rooms where Caddy lived, ate and did her homework. You can read some of the history of the Woodlawn farm and family near the house.
There is also a pretty little log house on the wayside grounds. This log house was built by hand out of the trees that grew in the area and it was also relocated to it present location. As you walk around the log house you can see where it had been sawed and hewn to make the logs fit together into this little building.
Caddy Woodlawn wayside has a covered picnic area so you can bring a nice picnic with you when you visit the wayside. There is also fresh water and restrooms along with plenty of parking at the wayside. This little wayside is one of Wisconsin’s best kept secrets and when I go visit the wayside I am always amazed at how empty it is for such a nice place to visit.
The Caddy Woodlawn wayside is open only when it is daylight from spring to fall. It is close for the winter but you can drive by and see the house from the road. This is a great picnic spot so next time you are in the area grab a picnic lunch and enjoy some time at the Caddy Woodlawn wayside. If you would like to know more about the wayside you can go to http://www.dunnhistory.org/sitecw.html.