Driftless Wisconsin: Your Outdoor Recreation Playground

Driftless Wisconsin:

Your Outdoor Recreation Playground


Come out and play in Driftless Wisconsin, your outdoor recreation playground. Enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, paddling, camping, sightseeing, and all the fun activities that make Driftless Wisconsin an outdoor recreation haven. Soaring bluffs and secluded river valleys serve as the backdrop for exploring this unique geological area. And when you’re done playing outside, come inside for a great dining experience, unique shopping opportunities, fascinating historic attractions, and inviting lodging accommodations.

Driftless Wisconsin invites you to Come out and Play!

COVID-19 Resources

Driftless Wisconsin continues to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19. Our top priority is the health and well-being of our community and visitors. Travelers are encouraged to always plan accordingly and practice social distancing and healthy travel habits when visiting the Driftless Region. For travel and public health information, visit the CDC here.


With state parks, reserves, and natural areas in abundance, the difficulty lies in choosing a place to experience Wisconsin Driftless area hiking

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With the Mississippi, Kickapoo, and Wisconsin Rivers only minutes away, it’s no wonder that canoeing and kayaking are popular in the Driftless.

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Driftless Wisconsin provides many choices for bike riders, from rugged mountain trails to challenging on-road routes to bike trails.

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Enjoy a leisurely drive through the countryside, along roads that wind through farmsteads, natural areas, and small towns.

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Go on your own or with one of the area’s knowledgeable guides, who know all the best spots and often have access to private land.

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On the banks of a river as wide as the Mississippi or ancient as the Kickapoo, this area is a perfect way to get in sync with nature.

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How about a floating hotel room? Houseboat rentals are available from private companies in Lansing, Iowa  and McGregor, Iowa.

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The unique Wisconsin shopping of the Driftless area is made up of interesting small shops selling things you might not have seen before.

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Discovering History

Preservation and restoration efforts have made this history available to us, as do reenactments of historical events or celebrations of earlier times.

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Variety of personable bed and breakfasts cater to every taste—stay in a family farm, kick back in rustic rural cabins, or partake of pure luxury.

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Local ingredients and dining options are popular, but there’s also a world of choices among Driftless dining where ethnic food is also on the menu.

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A scratch golfer or a duffer, a swimmer or just a splasher, throw strikes or gutter balls, you’ll find a perfect place to pursue your interests.

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Whether for a weekend, a week, or longer, you’ll enjoy your stay in Driftless Wisconsin.