The historic village of Palmyra, Wisconsin is nestled in the heart of the Kettle Moraine with its arms outstretched to encompass rolling hills, lakes, streams, and trails left in the wake of the glacier age. It is at the extreme upper end of the Scuppernong River and lies about forty miles west of Milwaukee. It is the same distance from Madison, right in the center of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. The tranquility of the woodland, marshes and wetlands surrounding Palmyra is the perfect place to find an abundance of wildlife.
The Kettle Moraine State Forest offers a wide variety of hunting opportunities from fall through late spring. Deer hunting is the most popular, but wild turkey, duck, squirrel, pheasant, woodcock, and cottontail rabbit season continues to be very popular sport.
Fishing in the lakes and streams surrounding Palmyra will supply you with many hours of enjoyment, whether you keep them for a meal or catch and release. You will find bass, bluegills, perch, sunfish, and northern among the most popular catches of the day.
It has been estimated that more than one hundred different bird species nest in the thirty-five hundred acres of wetlands and prairies of the Kettle Moraine. Some of the most common species found in the area include sparrows, the gray catbird, the hooded warbler, red–shoulder hawk, redwing blackbird, robins, finches, morning doves, small song birds, sand hill cranes, and owls. Bird watching is one of the favorite activities enjoyed by residents and visitors alike that frequent this corner of Wisconsin.
Palmyra is a friendly community of approximately eighteen hundred residents in the village and another twelve hundred residents in the township that welcome visitors to their restaurants, retail shops, parks, churches, library, historic sites and attractions. Come and spend a day, a week or a lifetime in historic Palmyra.