Friends of Haumerson’s Pond

Artist's Rendering of Pavilion

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5 days ago

FRIENDS OF HAUMERSON'S POND

When our community pulls together, magic happens. Peddling the Pages this summer with Books on Bikes. Looking forward to Haumerson’s Pond being one of the drop off sites.

Friends of Dwight Foster Library
Find out more about the Books on Bikes Program that the school is putting on this summer with Dr. Lynn Brown.
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Kevin Diece

Did they ever decide what to do with the weeds that over take the ponds in the summer? ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

FRIENDS OF HAUMERSON'S POND

Sullivan 4-H and Rotary Fort Atkinson have joined us in our clean up Day. Thank You! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Also need to thank Goyer Ace for equipment to split the logs that were donated to us by Joe and Linda Rains. The real thanks will be warming by the fire next winter!!!🔥

5 days ago

FRIENDS OF HAUMERSON'S POND

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Thanks Jim Goyer at Ace for the Splitter and Joe and Linda Rains for the wood. The tree was victim to the Emerald Ash borer.

6 days ago

FRIENDS OF HAUMERSON'S POND

Right around the corner from the pond these guys caught some amazing fish. Thought our Friends would like to see this. Enjoy.Two big flatheads were landed and released on the stretch of river the Baitbox is on today! It was awesome to be able to help Loudan land his giant. Both fished weighed 40+ LBS. Amazing beasts! Good fish guys! ... See MoreSee Less

Right around the corner from the pond these guys caught some amazing fish. Thought our Friends would like to see this. Enjoy.

 

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Happy they were released

Mat Ambrose

Heather Kjendlie

Ben Hawkins

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We have all heard of Indian Summer......not sure what is going on with this wonderful splash of winter . Any one up for ice skating? Maybe by the end of the week? We can still sharpen your skates !!!!! But Maybe we are preaching to an unwilling audience? ... See MoreSee Less

 

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You can have skate with the geese day!

I hope whoever lost control and crashed is ok..... ... See MoreSee Less

I hope whoever lost control and crashed is ok.....

4 weeks ago

FRIENDS OF HAUMERSON'S POND

Great morning at the pond. 4 sets of Wood Ducks must be nesting close by. Have watched them on the pond 4 days in a row. Lots of canadian geese and mallards. Saw 2 more deer today and for the first time on the trails watched two toms strutting and fanning out looking for that someone special. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Haumerson's Pond: it's not just for skating!

Great morning at the pond. 4 sets of Wood Ducks must be nesting close by. Have watched them on the pond 4 days in a row. Lots of canadian geese and mallards. Saw 2 more deer today and for the first time on the trails watched two toms strutting and fanning out looking for that someone special. ... See MoreSee Less

Great morning at the pond. 4 sets of Wood Ducks must be nesting close by. Have watched them on the pond 4 days in a row. Lots of canadian geese and mallards. Saw 2 more deer today and for the first time on the trails watched two toms strutting and fanning out looking for that someone special.

 

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How wonderful!

What a beautiful shot.

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Great day for a walk!

From the Daily Union's Letters to the Editor

Fort’s hidden gem: Haumerson’s Pond
Editor, Daily Union: We have three grandchildren from
Missoula, Mont., who attend Luther Prep in Watertown.
This is a high school boarding school, where kids from all
over the nation and world attend.
Our grandkids, who love outdoor activities, ski all the
time, and because there has not been much snow this
winter, our grandkids and their school friends have enjoyed
Haumerson’s Pond numerous times the last two
months. There have been Prep kids at the pond at various
weekends from various parts of country: Florida,
Texas, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Carolina, and
Canada.
They marveled about skating on a pond, as they only
had skated on indoor or outdoor rinks. The ice was in
perfect condition, the warminghouse reminded them of
remote ski resorts in Montana, the people “manning” the
fireplace were very friendly and informative, and 2 Rivers
Bicycle and Outdoor was kind and helpful.
Bob grew up in Fort Atkinson, tells stories of going to
Haumerson’s Pond, went to St. Paul’s grade school and
would even go to the pond during recess, and remembers
classmates that fell in and had water up to their
hips, came back to class and sat in dripping pants for the
rest of the day.
We have small grandchildren, under six years old, who
live in Fort and also go to the pond and love it as well.
We would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation
to all who have been involved in this restoration and
maintenance of Haumerson’s Pond. Fort Atkinson truly
has a valuable “gem” in this historical landmark. — Our
sincere appreciation, Betty and Bob Cloute, Fort Atkinson.
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Ice conditions at Haumersons are skate at your own risk!!!!😪😪 There may be some good ice in the middle of the pond but in an attempt to get there you will get wet. I think we are done for this year unless we get a very cold snap. Doubtful

Was outside for a walk this morning and a large flock of Sandhill Cranes flew over. A sure sign of spring ebbing around the corner. I am not sure if I am ready to take my skates out of the truck yet. Has been such a great season to skate at the inaugural year for the warming shack . I hate to see winter go! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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It was a good run! Maybe just maybe a few more days to skate. Now I guess is a good time to look back and see that yes it was all worth the time and effort put in by everyone that has helped this dream become a reality. To thank all of those who came out to skate in some fairly cold temps to enjoy the Pond and all the activities it has brought to the community of Fort Atkinson for people to get outside and enjoy some great outdoor winter activities. Stay Calm And Skate, Ski and Hike On!

The Sandhill Cranes are more a harbinger of spring than the Robin.

From the Daily Union's letters to the Editor

Haumerson’s Pond a real gem

Editor, Daily Union: What a gem! Last Saturday’s open
skate and ski/walk through the trails was fabulous.
What was more memorable were the hundreds of
people flocking to the event, laughing and enjoying the
winter event. Families with little kids and grandparents
skated and played and warmed by the indoor or outdoor
fires.
Haumerson’s Pond is back and here to stay. The warming
shelter is a great addition to our city’s park system
and to the vitality of our city.
Thanks to the volunteers who’ve contributed energy
and money to the structure. Your dreams and goals have
been met. Well done! — Jude Hartwick, proud Fort Atkinson
resident and city councilman.
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Having my kids there on Saturday participating and skating , then playing Ice Stock with my husband & fiends in community that evening was sheer Joy! You stated it perfectly Jude, “your dreams and goals have been met”. Haumersons Pond is a call to the great outdoors and right in our own backyard.

My husband and I have been together for 23 years. Last Saturday, we enjoyed our first candlelight hike. Thank you, for building memories!!!

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