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Driftless Wisconsin Celebrates Fall

Driftless Wisconsin FallMany visitors are drawn to the Driftless Area during the fall for the chance to see fall’s spectacular show of color in the regions beautiful parks and nature areas.  While defining the “perfect” dates for catching peak color season is nearly impossible, we find that the entire month of October is not only a beautiful time to visit Driftless Wisconsin, but is also packed with plenty of fall-themed fun for everyone.  Our last two blogs highlighted some of our favorite ways to explore the beautiful scenery waiting to be discovered during your fall visit to Driftless Wisconsin.  Now, we’d like to explore some of the more unique ways to have a little fun during this time of year.  Book your room at our peaceful Vacation Rental, and help us celebrate another fantastic fall in Driftless Wisconsin.

Fall Celebrations in Driftless Wisconsin

If you’ve never heard of Ghoulees in the Coulees, then you need to get to Driftless Wisconsin this fall to participate in what has become a celebrated tradition every fall.  Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center celebrate the annual Ghoulees in the Coulees, which draws visitors from all over the Midwest looking for a little bit of haunted, spooky fun in the woods.  Join other thrill-seekers on a 1/2 mile hike through the spooky woods of Driftless Wisconsin, which is lit only by the eerie glow of 400 carved pumpkins.  At the end of the trail, you’ll have the chance to enjoy treats and hot apple cider at the Bekkum Homestead, where you’ll find storytelling, fortune-telling, a warm fireplace, and the Haunted Barn.  If you’re not up for the thrills and chills, then you may just want to come for the family-friendly pumpkin walk before the Ghoulees in the Coulees event begins.

Driftless Wisconsin FallAnother great way to celebrate fall in Driftless Wisconsin is by visiting local farms and farmer’s markets.  The small town of Viroqua is the center of one of the greatest organic farming regions of the United States, and thus is also the home of a spectacular farmer’s market that should be on everyone’s itinerary this fall.  Over 50 farmers bring their seasonal bounty to the Viroqua Farmer’s Market each Saturday through the month of October, highlighting fall’s gorgeous bounty of goods.  You’ll also be able to find fine-crafted Amish goods, and other handmade treasures.  A beautiful way to end your day  in Driftless Wisconsin would be to head to Prairie du Chien, where you can take a stunning Sunset Fall Foliage Cruise along the Mississippi River.  Whether you’re looking for laid back fun or the thrills of the season, Driftless Wisconsin is the place to be this fall.  Book your room at our Vacation Rental today!