Living on Pike Lake
Nestled in the Kettle Morraine Area
Where Is Pike Lake?
Pike Lake is in Washington County, just 30 to 40 minutes northwest of Milwaukee County. It’s about the same distance going southwest to Madison – the state capital. Waukesha County is directly south, Dodge County is to the west, and Ozaukee County lies to the east. With a population of just under 140,000 residents, it’s also one of Wisconsin’s smallest counties. However, it’s quickly growing due to the new condominiums on Pike Lake, WI, and other new construction drawing more residents there.
Pike Lake in Hartford Wisconsin
Pike Lake is adjacent to the Kettle Moraine State Forest is in the middle of the Kettle Moraine, a strip of glacial landforms that extends through southeast Wisconsin.
The forest is named after the 522-acre, spring-fed kettle lake. Powder Hill, a large glacial kame, provides terrific views of the landscape. Visitors can enjoy camping, swimming, hiking, fishing, picnicking and more.
Kettle Ridge Condominiums in Hartford, WI
Indulge in lake living when you purchase your new Kettel Ridge Condominium home on Pike Lake.
From swimming and boating to hiking and biking, this resort-like setting has it all.
Pike Lake Kettle Moraine Area
This area also hosts Kettle Moraine – a picturesque strip of glacial landforms extending through the state’s southeastern section with rolling hills, several lakes, and the Horicon Marsh. This marsh is home to thousands of egrets, herons, pelicans, Canada geese, ducks, and an array of songbirds that migrate through the state each spring and fall. When you visit, you’ll hear nature’s screeching, honking, and squawking filling the air.
There is a diverse business community around Pike Lake and across Washington County, keeping their economy strong. The county’s convenient location along US Hwys 45 and 41 makes it ideal for transporting goods from metal fabrication plants, pharmaceutical companies, machine tooling, printing, and foodservice businesses. Some of the largest companies in the area are McCormick Industries, Hein Manufacturing, Frito-Lay, and Vulcan. Also, the hospitality industry is thriving here because of the variety of hotels and restaurants staying open for vacationers.