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Scenic Fall Hiking in the Driftless Area

Fall Hiking Driftless Area WisconsinFall is truly one of our favorite seasons in the Driftless Area.  So many of the activities that we enjoy that time of year, such as birding, hiking, and biking, get us outside in one final push before winter sets in.  It’s undeniably beautiful outside, with the hills and valleys brightly painted in hues of red, orange, and yellow. With no shortage of activities to enjoy during the fall, there is also no shortage of things for us to blog about.  We love to go hiking in the Driftless Area throughout the year, but fall is an exquisite time of year to explore trails both new and old.  Book your room at our Wisconsin Vacation Rental today, and get outside and enjoy some beautiful fall hiking in the Driftless Area.

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Fall Color in the Driftless Area

Fall colorDriftless Area WisconsinWhen the sights and sounds of Autumn are underway in Wisconsin, it brings with it the excitement of watching the dramatic unfolding of colors that happens each fall.   Though not an exact science, the fall foliage season begins as the nightly temperatures dip and the days get shorter.  This rhythmic change of seasons acts as a signal to decidious trees to set themselves aglow in the gorgeous shades of fall.  Though there are a variety of fun an interesting ways to see these vibrant displays of color, there is perhaps no better place to enjoy fall in the Driftless Area than right here on our 100+ private acres in the Kickapoo River Valley. Before you know it, another fall foliage season will be gone, so book your getaway to our peaceful Vacation Rental in the heart of Wisconsin’s Driftless Area today.

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Driftless Wisconsin Hiking is Calling Your Name

Driftless Wisconsin hikingA perennial favorite activity in the Driftless Area is spending time in the beautiful outdoors, exploring the tremendous beauty that our region is known for. Driftless Wisconsin, so named for its its unique, starkly contrasting and beautiful landscapes, is home to some of the most popular hiking in the state of Wisconsin.  We can’t think of a better way to experience the stunning landscapes of the Driftless Area than by spending a day hiking these hills.  At any time of year, you’ll also be rewarded with glimpses of rare birds, animals, and of course spectacular spring wildflowers. With abundant state parks, nature reserves and natural areas, the difficulty lies not in finding the motivation to get outside, but in choosing the best place to hike.  Book your room at our Wisconsin Vacation Rental, and embark on a hiking journey through the Driftless Area that will leave you yearning for more of this little piece of Wisconsin paradise.

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A Driftless Area Spring is on its Way!

Drifltess Area Wisconsin SpringIt’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.

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Get Inspired by Fall Hiking in the Driftless Area

Fall foliage Driftless Area HikingWith 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.

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Visit Prairie du Chien in the Driftless Area

Prairie du Chien Driftless AreaLocated just above the beautiful confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers, Prairie du Chien is the oldest European settlement on the Upper Mississippi River, and certainly a town worth visiting when you visit the Driftless Area.  The history of Prairie du Chien dates back to the earliest days of the fur trade between traders and Native Americans.  Later, Fort Crawford was built here, which played an important role in Indian relations, the Civil War, and medical experiments attributed with advancing medical science. Eventually, as with many communities in the Midwest, the Rairoads came to Prairie du Chien, and were responsible for furthering the social and economic development of the area.  Today, Prairie du Chien is a charming town to visit, full of wonderful historic sites to see and activities to do.  Located just 35 miles away, our quiet Vacation Rentals in the heart of the Driftless Area is the perfect place to stay and explore the towns of Driftless Wisconsin.

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See Driftless Wisconsin From the Mississippi River

Mississippi River Driftless Area wisconsinSummer is the perfect time to escape the hustle and bustle of modern day city life. Head to the Driftless Area in southwest Wisconsin for a mini-vacation, and experience the solitude and beauty that can only be found in this unique region of Wisconsin.  One of the most unique and beautiful ways to see Driftless Wisconsin is from a boat, on one of our beautiful regional rivers. Whether you choose to take a pleasurable Mississippi river cruise on one of the local boats, or whether you experience the rivers on your own on a fishing trip, or even by piloting a rented houseboat on a vacation adventure, cruising down the rivers of Driftless Wisconsin will be a truly unforgettable experience.  Start your vacation off right, by booking a room at our beautiful Driftless Area Vacation Rental today.

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Unwind at the Driftless Brewing Company After a Full Day of Adventure

Driftless BrewingThe state of Wisconsin has long been synonymous with great tasting beer.  In the past, most beer was produced at large-scale breweries, but gradual changes and innovative local craft brewers have changed this in recent years, giving rise to craft microbreweries. Regional microbreweries have made an art form out of combining old-world brewing practices with new local ingredients.  As a result, these microbreweries produce some of the most highly regarded beers in the world.  Traveling around visiting Wisconsin’s microbreweries has become a great regional tourist attraction, drawing beer lovers from all across the country. Driftless Wisconsin is home to some wonderful microbreweries worth tasting, inlcuding the Driftless Brewing Company (DBC), which is quickly growing in popularity.  Driftless microbreweries provide you the perfect way to unwind after a long, hard day of adventure in the hills of the Driftless Area.  To experience Driftless Wisconsin’s regional brews, book your room at our Driftless Area Vacation Rental now.

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Popular Wisconsin Hiking Trails in the Driftless Area

Now that warmer and sunnier days are in our forecasts throughout the state of Wisconsin, it’s time we start looking outdoors for fun adventures and things to do.  Our Vacation Rental is located in Soldiers Grove, right in the heart of the Driftless Area; a region known for its unique, starkly contrasting, and beautiful landscapes.  Many of us don’t need excuses to get out and enjoy nature’s bounty, but if you need a little inspiration to strap on those hiking boots, then hitting the trails to explore these unique landscapes is exactly what you’re looking for.  Book your room at our Wisconsin Vacation Rental, and embark on a hiking journey through the Driftless Area that will leave you thirsting for future adventures.

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