Canoeing and Kayaking in the Kickapoo River Valley
Winter snows lend themselves wonderfully to fun and exciting adventures, for those willing to bundle up and step outside to brave the elements. But all of that snow has other benefits, too. Come spring, the shining suns brightens our days and melts the snowpack, filling the beautiful rivers with the water we need for spring and summer adventure on the water. Winding their way along the valley floors of Driftless Wisconsin are three beautiful rivers; the Mississippi River, the Kickapoo River, and the Wisconsin River. During the spring and summer, these majestic waterways open themselves up to exploration and relaxation. The waters found in the Driftless Area are varied, and allow for exciting adventures for the true outdoor enthusiast, or relaxing paddles for families or those just discovering the world of canoeing and/or kayaking. Book your room at our relaxing Driftless Wisconsin Vacation Rental today, and come explore the majestic beauty of the Kickapoo River Valley from a completely new angle.
Kickapoo River Valley
Canoeing and kayaking through the Kickapoo River Valley may be one of the most scenic and relaxing journeys you’ll take this year. As you drift down this beautiful river valley, you’ll encounter an incredible range of scenic beauty, from steep, forested sandstone cliffs, to charming pastoral farm country. The 125-mile long Kickapoo River, which is located just minutes from our Vacation Rental, is one of the most popular canoe and kayak rivers in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area. One of the most beautiful stretches of the Kickapoo River, starts near Wildcat Mountain State Park in Ontario and winds its way through the Kickapoo Valley Reserve, before ending in La Farge, just north of the Inn at Lonesome Hollow.
If you’re looking for a somewhat more exciting canoeing or kayaking trip, then you’ll want to try out the southern portion of the Kickapoo River Valley, where the Kickapoo River meets the Wisconsin River. The southern Kickapoo River picks up steam and becomes quite a bit more challenging. The lower Wisconsin River also boasts a lot of sand bars and islands available for breaks from paddling, overnight camping, or just a place to sit and watch the regional wildlife that frequent these river systems. As you can see, the rivers of Driftless Wisconsin have something to offer everyone. We look forward to your stay at our Wisconsin Vacation Rental this summer!
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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