A Driftless Area Spring is on its Way!
It’s kind of hard to believe that we’re blogging about spring in the Driftless Area, but the optimism of all that spring brings is hard to ignore during the dreary days of winter. When winter comes and goes, the snow will yet again be a thing of the past, wildflowers will start poking up out of the ground, and the hustle and bustle will return to the Driftless Area. Fisherman will again begin their pursuit of trout in local streams, hikers will return to the hills with enthusiasm, and the valley will fill with the sights and sounds of Spring. Book your stay at our Driftless Area Vacation Rental early, and start dreaming of your return to spring.
Spring in the Driftless Area
Among the things we are looking forward to most about spring in the Driftless Area are tapping the maple trees, fishing the local streams and rivers, bird watching, and enjoying nature through the abundant hiking and biking trails available to us as the weather improves. Fishermen are getting excited, because the early catch trout fishing season will begin in January. As the weather improves, it’ll also be time to head into the hills for days filled with hiking, biking, and enjoying the newly blossoming flora of the Driftless Area. Popular places to enjoy the wildlife and wildflowers of the Driftless Area are the Kickapoo Valley Reserve, Wyalusing State Park, Wildcat Mountain State Park, Pikes Peak State Park, Effigy Mounds National Monument, or along the banks of the beautiful Wisconsin, Mississippi, or Kickapoo rivers.
Spring in the Driftless Area is also a wonderful time for birding enthusiasts to visit. Though winter bird patterns have set in, spring bird movement of some species may only be weeks away, providing wonderful opportunities for bird watching in the Driftless Area. The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge provides ample habitat for the regions migrating birds. Each year, nearly 1/3 of the North American population of migrating Canvasback, which is up to 100,000 birds, use this habitat during their journey. In addition to that, it’s a great place to watch for songbirds. Although they come a little later in the season when the insects are out, Warblers are perhaps the most colorful and varied of migrating songbirds. A great place to watch for warblers, especially in late spring, is Wyalusing State Park, which overlooks the confluence of the Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers. Spring in the Driftless Area is a beautiful time of year, and shouldn’t be missed. Book your stay with us now, and get a jump on planning those spring getaways to this beautiful corner of Wisconsin.
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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