Get Into the Winter Activities in Driftless Wisconsin
Oftentimes, people relegate outdoor activities to the spring, summer, and even fall months when the weather outside is mild and pleasurable. However, Driftless Wisconsin is a virtual playground any time of year, including the cold, snowy winter months. Winter activities, including hiking/snowshoeing, ice fishing, and cross country skiing in the Driftless Area are wonderous and beautiful experiences, suitable for people of all ages and experience levels. Head outside in the Driftless Area this winter and explore ice caves, enjoy the quiet solitude of ice fishing, or explore new landscapes atop a pair of skies or snowshoes. Book your room at our Driftless Area Vacation Rental this winter, and discover just how much fun the winter activities can be in Driftless Wisconsin.
Explore Winter Activities in the Driftless Area
Instead of staying indoors this winter dreaming of the far off days of a hiking-filled spring or summer, strap on a pair of snowshoes and explore the trails in a whole new way. The many miles of designated trails at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve are a great place for snowshoers and cross country skiiers to discover the wonderous solititude of the Driftless Area during the winter. While there, don’t miss your chance to explore the beautiful ice caves. Old Highway 131 is a popular place for cross country skiiers, and you’ll find plenty of self-made trails through nearby wooded areas as well. Wildcat Mountain State Park, Wyalusing State Park, and nearby La Riviere Park in Prairie du Chien also all feature several miles of groomed and designated cross country ski trails and would make for a wonderful winter outing in the Driftless Area.
As the season progresses, and once the cold winter weather settles firmly upon us, it will be time to enjoy another ice fishing season in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin. Avid fishermen who don’t want to wait until the spring trout runs will huddle along the Great River Road’s Highway 35, in search of their ideal ice-fishing spots for the winter. Mississippi’s backwater areas that make for excellent ice fishing include Blackhawk Park near Desoto, along Hwy 82, just east of the Lansing bridge over the Mississippi, and along Hwy 35 between Lynxville and Prairie du Chien. Fisherman along the Mississippi will find walleye, northern pike, bass, and panfish. As you can see, Driftless Wisconsin in the winter is a playgrond for the avid outdoorsmen. Book your stay with us this winter, and bring pleny of warm gear so you can enjoy the full range of winter activities the Driftless Area.
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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