Lafayette County is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise nestled along the Pecatonica River. Community members and tourists alike travel the landscape through the winding woods of the Cheese Country Trail. Diverse recreational opportunities are available in every season as the area is an excellent destination for birdwatching, biking, and hiking in the summer and snowmobiling and snowshoeing in the winter.
The area is abundant with agricultural land and family-owned farms, food processors, and agricultural businesses that contribute thousands of jobs and millions of dollars to their communities. Major agricultural sectors of the county include crops such as alfalfa and corn, and livestock including sheep, goats, swine, calves, and bees. Additionally, metal and plastic manufacturing industries are abundant in the area, as well as cheese, dairy production, and other food-related industries. The land is also home to small Amish communities who offer fresh street-side foods and incredible craftsmanship.