is the county seat for Pierce County (the county itself
U.S. President Franklin Pierce) and has been the county seat
since 1851. There's quite a lot of year-round recreation the
town offers to visitors. There is a local apple
orchard where visitors can pick their own apples in the
Fall. Two outdoor skating rinks,
over 200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails and
plenty of acreage for cross-country-skiing.
addition, Ellsworth is also the home of the ever-popular
Ellsworth Polka Fest, the Beldenville Old Car Show and the
Pierce Country Fair. Pierce County's shaded Fairgrounds is a
favorite spot for walks and picnics. Two other parks, Summit
Hill (home of the Ellsworth Hubbers Baseball Team) and East
End, as well as the Cairns Woods Walking Trail, provide a
place for both leisurely strolls and high-energy workouts.
Be it the Pierce County Fair, the
Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival or any of the other many
attraction, Ellsworth is a great destination,
There are six tennis courts, a 9-hole golf course, a
shooting range and archery range, along with a bevy of ball
diamonds and courts for the competitively inclined. But
there are also trout streams and wooded lands that lure the
anglers and hunters alike.
Ellsworth is known as the Cheese Curd Capital of the World
and sponsors an annual cheese curd festival during June at
the Pierce County Fair Grounds. For more details,
section of this site.
[Printed with the
permission of the author Dorie Haugen.]