Hartland, a village nestled in the midst of “Lake Country”, appeals with its vibrant, small town charm and plenty of amenities offered by a thriving business district. Hartland’s charm is enhanced by extraordinary green spaces for residents and visitors alike. Known as a walkable community, Hartland has a pedestrian friendly pathway system along the gently flowing Bark River. Numerous, well-maintained Village parks (99 acres of park land) are tucked throughout the community. The Hartland Marsh, a property owned and maintained by the Ice Age Trail Alliance, offers a natural, untamed piece of land for exploration and contemplation. The Ice Age National Scenic Trail, itself, winds its way through the heart of downtown as it takes thru-hikers, and families out on a day hike, past glacial features.
The Village of Hartland also holds the special distinction of becoming the first Ice Age Trail Community. This designation is designed to help communities leverage the Trail as an economic and social engine, while promoting the Ice Age National Scenic Trail to community members and visitors alike.
The pedestrian friendly downtown is home to many restaurants, retail, professional, and service businesses. The Hartland area benefits from a charming downtown shopping district, the Hartbrook Mall, Merton Plaza, and Cottonwood Plaza, each offering unique shops offering variety and convenience. Ample parking and a great selection of shops and services, makes Hartland a destination of choice.