Welcome to the Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail
Historic mills, stone buildings and meandering creeks and rivers describe Cedarburg, Grafton and Thiensville, Wisconsin. While all three villages are snug as bugs and within ten miles of each other end to end, each place has its own character. Cedarburg’s iconic downtown is the jewel tucked in the middle. Charming gift shops, whimsical garden stores, an old-fashioned stationery store and even the local insurance agency gets dressed up in a stone building. Two each — chocolate shops, wineries and historic bed and breakfast inns.
A delight of fiber arts exploration, the Cedarburg Fiber Arts Trail is a gathering place of vibrant, diverse, creative and innovative fiber artists who value the tradition of making and are a part of the resurgence of textile arts. Spend a day or a weekend with us and visit fifteen Trail members including the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, the Cedarburg Woolen Mill, the Grafton Arts Mill, quilt shops, an award winning art gallery and award winning studio artists.
Cedarburg Spur Trail Member Gallery
Whether you are from the area, a first time visitor or a regular patron of the fiber arts, the Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail offers inspirational exhibits, fun events, learning opportunities and a place that feels like home. North of Milwaukee about twenty miles, Cedarburg, Grafton and Thiensville boomed during the late 1800’s when flour and woolen mills were built along the banks of Cedar Creek and the Milwaukee River. Today, the mills and many historic buildings are renovated and include restaurants, artist studios, galleries, boutiques, a yarn shop and a wool carding mill—with machinery that has been in continuous use since the Civil War.
Speaking of B & Bs in Cedarburg; check out Washington House Inn and Stagecoach Inn. Want a hearty breakfast? Head over to PJ Piper Pancake House on Washington Ave. Looking for fast food that’s both healthy and yummy? Try Out & Out Eatery and Catering. If you have a little longer to linger, get a table at The Stilt House or Anvil Pub & Grill. Both are very good. And there are two wineries downtown, too. The Cedarburg Chamber is a great resource for activities and travel ideas! Go explore!
The Ozaukee Interurban Trail is a 30-mile stretch of paved bike path that runs the length of Ozaukee County and you guessed it — right through all three villages.