Get Inspired by Fall Hiking in the Driftless Area
With the arrival of fall comes a whole new set of reasons to head out into the forested hills and parks in the Driftless Area for an invigorating hike. While there are plenty of rewarding reasons to embark on a spring or summer hiking, the rewards of fall hiking in the Driftless Area may be even greater. Fall puts on a spectacular show that is revered by all, and the vibrant hues of red, orange, and yellow frame the dramatic vistas of the Driftless Area, captivating visitors, old and new. Fall is a wonderful season to visit the Driftless Area, as it is both less crowded and uniquely beautiful. Book your room with us today and let the beauty of a fall hike inspire you.
Fall Hiking in the Driftless Area
The difficulty of fall hiking in the Driftless Area lies not in finding somewhere to go, but in choosing which hike appeals to you the most. Whether you choose a relaxed nature trail or a more challenging hike in one of our many state parks, all will have their own unique draw, each sure to reward you with a spectacular show of fall colors. To the south, you’ll find plenty of spectacular vistas, and a range of trail difficulties at the beautiful Wyalusing State Park, which is home to the popular Sentinel Ridge Trail and the always stunning view from Point Lookout, which gives you a birds-eye view of the confluence of the Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers. For another beautiful fall view of the confluence, head just across the border to Pikes Peak State Park or Effigy Mounds National Monument.
Head north to Wildcat Mountain State Park, which is also a wonderful place to enjoy fall hiking as you wander down the Old Settler’s Trail, or as you explore a nature trail that winds along the Kickapoo River before ending on Mount Pisgah. For a more relaxed interactive experience with nature in the Coulee region, head to the Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center, where you’ll discover 400 acres of trails that take you through pine plantations, past many springs flowing into Poplar creek, along wooded hillsides and rocky outcrops, and along the beautiful valley floor. There’s also an extensive network of trails throughout the beautiful Kickapoo Valley Reserve, which at less than 30 miles away, is located much closer to our Driftless Area Vacation Rental. No matter where your fall hiking adventures take you, you will find a spectacular fall show of color throughout the Driftless Area. Book your stay at our quiet Vacation Rental today, and experience fall in 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