Paradise in Winslow, Illinois

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Zwygart Real Estate

Did you know that there is paradise is a local place?  Drive down Hwy 73 heading south and you will see this unassuming sign on the side of the road: Paradise Cove, Winslow, Illinois

Green County sits on the Wisconsin-Illinois border, so there are sites in Illinois that we consider our area attractions. One of these sits about 15 minutes south of Monroe in the small community of Winslow, Illinois. D

The gravel drive looks like it goes into an old commercial building, but turn in and drive anyways. As you drive back there, things open up and you will see a lovely green space with a waterfall, small pool, and small creek meandering through.

Be sure to park the car and wander around. There is a quaint covered pedestrian bridge overlooking Indian creek, the perfect spot to snap some photos of the water tumbling over the rocks below. 

Paradise Cove, Winslow, IllinoisThere is a man-made waterfall next to a small pool of water a little further back in the park. The bench positioned here is a great place to sit and relax for a while as you reflect on life.

Enjoy a picnic lunch in the gazebo area, another great spot for photo ops as it nestles there into the rocks and greenery. There are walking trails in Paradise Cove as well, so hike on back through the woods to enjoy the peace and quiet.

Geocachers, be sure to bring the GPS. There are a geocache and an earthcache hidden within Paradise Cove.

Paradise Cove, Winslow, IllinoisBe sure to bring some containers to hold water if you go to Paradise Cove. The site is famous for the artesian well where thousands of gallons of water have bubbled out of the earth every day since 1927. The city uses this as their water source, and the public is welcome to come fill their person water containers from the spigot next to the pump house.

The water is sweet and clear, flowing cold from the earth. There is also a decorative water wheel turned by the water as it flows, which kids always enjoy looking at from the overlook platform.

Come enjoy a little bit of our local paradise.

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Brenda Carus
Towne Square Realty
Certified EcoBroker, Re/Max Green Agent
Monroe Area Real Estate

Looking for a place to live a real life? Know your neighbors, eat local, abandon your commute, be part of a community - come to Green County. Whatever your preference is, we have it all from surprisingly urban to truly rural and everything in between.

Comments (5)

Sheila Moran
RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels) - New Braunfels, TX, RE/MAX Access, 210-32


Gosh, this looks like a nice place to spend an afternoon at!

Maybe one day I need to make it to Wisconsin, huh?

May 15, 2009 06:04 AM
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!


Wow, this sounds like a nice place. I am going to have to look for it next time I am down in that area.

May 15, 2009 06:37 AM
Scott Larson
First Weber Hedeman Group - Monroe, WI

Nice post Brenda, Like the personal touch with the kids


May 16, 2009 01:05 PM
Brenda Carus
Century 21 Zwygart Real Estate - Monroe, WI

Sheila and Tom, come and visit anytime!

Scott, thanks for stopping by. Luis wasn't with us that day, so I had to have a kiddo do the modeling.

May 16, 2009 03:02 PM
c m
Colorado Springs, CO

Another state I have not been to!  Not what I had pictured for WI, maybe a visit is in order...

May 20, 2009 12:34 PM