Nestled on the banks of the Fox River, Princeton is a hidden treasure full of abundant natural resources, shops, restaurants, the state’s largest outdoor flea market, and more. The area is a haven for those looking to relax and unwind in a pleasant, peaceful, small-town environment.
Princeton and the surrounding area is rich with natural resources, streams, and lovely landscapes. The outdoor enthusiast can enjoy an abundance of activities, including hunting, fishing, canoeing, birdwatching, cycling, and camping. Along the downtown shoreline, witness the ancient species of sturgeon rolling on the rocks as they spawn in early spring. Designated “Bird City,” Princeton offers views of endangered fledgling whooping cranes in White River Marsh as they are taught to fly south. Princeton’s secluded bike routes draw cyclists from across the United States looking to explore the beautiful scenery as they discover the beauty of spring wildflowers, summer prairies, and fall foliage.
Shopping Princeton, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offers some of the most distinctive experiences. With many crafters and artisans in residence, Princeton merchants pride themselves in offering unusual, one-of-a-kind goods, many of them handcrafted.
You’ll find antiques, locally made pottery, jewelry, boutique clothing, candles, kitchen gadgets, wine and cheese, Amish furniture, home décor, stylish floral arrangements, earth-friendly items, custom framing, books, baked goods, folk art, handcrafted art, a spa, and much more! We have it all in our quaint shops, cafés, taverns, and restaurants. Eat fresh and local when you prepare food from Princeton’s Farm to Fork Farmer’s Market, located in the Princeton City Park every Wednesday afternoon from the end of May to mid-October.
Your stay isn’t complete until you’ve experienced our flea market in tree-shaded City Park. Princeton is the home of the state’s largest outdoor weekly flea market, open mid-April through mid-October every Saturday. Treasures abound every week as new and different booths enter the mix, making each weekly visit a new experience. Day-trippers come from Milwaukee, Madison, the Fox Cities, and all points in between to enjoy this flea market and all that Princeton has to offer. Come early—it opens at 6:00 a.m. and wraps up early afternoon—then wander around town for more shopping and great food.
Provided by the Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce .