See the Apple Blossoms in Driftless Wisconsin
During spring in Driftless Wisconsin, and the beauty of this season is hard, if not impossible, to ignore. Oftentimes, we are asked what our favorite things to do in the area are. Time and time again, we come back to the same basic premise, and that is to get out and enjoy the beauty that makes this area so unique. It doesn’t matter how you enjoy it, whether on a bike, hiking through the woods, or driving the country roads taking in all the sights. What matters is that you relax and enjoy the wonder that is Driftless Wisconsin. Previously, we wrote about an inspiring spring day spent in the woods in search of newly cropping wildflowers. This time, let the beautiful spring apple blossoms be your inspiration, as you get lost for a day in the beauty of Driftless Wisconsin. Book your room at our beautiful Drifltless Area Vacation Rental today, and let the apple blossoms lead the way.
Spring Apple Blossoms in Driftless Wisconsin
One of the best ways to see the apple blossoms throughout Driftless Wisconsin is by touring the country roads on a bike. One of the most popular biking routes, called the Apple Blossom Loop, is a particularly beautiful stretch of road to explore. This 35 mile loop takes you near many of the apple orchards in the LaCrosse area, and also offers riders beautiful vistas of the Mississippi River. Highway 171 near Gays Mills is also an incredibly beautiful stretch of road to tour. This should come as no surprise, as Gays Mills is the site of the popular Gays Mill Apple Festival in the fall, and the area is home to many beautiful apple orchards that have been growing apples since 1905. This particular ride rewards riders with a stunning view out over the Kickapoo River Valley from high atop one of the Driftless Area’s many ridges.
If you’re really up for putting the miles on your legs, extend your trip from highway 171 back to LaCrosse along highway 61. Here, you’ll enjoy the hallmark scenery of the driftless area, with steep bluffs rising out of beautiful valleys criss-crossed with many streams and brooks. The town of Viroqua itself makes for an excellent stopping over point, as it has plenty of fun shops to explore, and one of the best restaurants in the Driftless Area. You can’t go wrong with lunch at the local favorite Driftless Café. In April, local orchards update that pink buds are present, but the showy white flowers have yet to come out in force, due to the cold evening temperatures. Now is the time to book your room at our Driftless Area Vacation Rental, so you can fully enjoy the sights of the apple blossoms.
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15662 Vance Rd
Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin 54655
Our family stayed in mid-August. We had a very relaxing visit. The house is comfortable and the property is encircled by hills, making the experience a unique getaway. We enjoyed building bonfires each night, hanging out in the nice living room and taking the surprisingly lengthy hikes that are all on the property. Mornings started with coffee on the second story porch overlooking the meadow and hills, evenings ended with zero noise except that made by nature or our family. Each night there was a canopy of bright stars that weren't diluted by light pollution. We enjoyed hiking Wildcat Mountain, canoeing down the Kickapoo, roasting smores and hanging out. My son and I tried our luck at trout fishing in a nearby stream (Tainter?). It was an enjoyable, unique experience although we didn't catch anything. We'll be back.
- Dave, Eau Claire, WI