DeForest, Wisconsin sits a few minutes north of Madison and only 35 minutes south of the waterpark capital of the world. Filled with 210 acres of community parkland and over 25 miles of year-round trails , Deforest is definitely a place to “grow the good life.” Home of the Norskies, the Deforest Area School district has received over 40 state and national educational awards and is also known for their excellent athletic program. One of the most iconic landmarks of the area, Pinkie the Giant Pink Elephant, is a perfect photo opp at the Shell on the corner of North Street and Hickory Lane. Installed in the late 1960’s, the statue has attracted hundreds of tourists from all over and is one of the only Pink Elephants left in the area. Down the street you will find Ehlenbach’s Cheese Chalet, which is home to some of the best local cheese and wine in southern Wisconsin. Have a sweet tooth? Stop by the Pine Cone restaurant for one of their famous cinnamon rolls. Lastly, if you find yourself in DeForest on a Friday night, stop into Bb Jack’s for a fish fry and watch your favorite team play on TV. There is a place for everyone in this Wisconsin village.