Nestled in between stunning tree-topped bluffs and the Mississippi River, the quaint village of Genoa awaits. Along The Great River Road, Genoa is home to a community of arts, crafts and unique handcrafted furniture. Drop by Clement's Fishing Barge, the oldest floating barge on the Mississippi, on your way to many popular fishing locations along the river. Lucky viewers can observe dozens of eagles as they fish in the water near Lock and Dam #8.
Kickapoo River / Valley Reserve
Flowing a total distance of 100 miles, the Kickapoo River only covers 33 linear miles which is why it is dubbed the most crooked river in Wisconsin. Grab your canoe and paddle down one of the best class 1 canoe rivers in the Midwest. Over 100 species of birds, including rare and endangered species, inhabit the Kickapoo River region. An array of wildlife, combined with 8,569 acres of refined hills, valleys and rock outcroppings, will make anyone cherish the beauty of nature. Be sure to bring your camera to the Kickapoo River.
Wildcat Mountain St. Park
3,600 Acres of recreation are available in the heart of the "Driftless Area." Wisconsin's Wildcat Mountain State Park borders the northern edge of the Kickapoo Valley and offers nature enthusiasts a premier location for many types of recreation. Several miles of the Kickapoo River, a popular canoeing location, are accessible throughout the park. 26 fun and challenging miles of trails make up a good portion of the Wildcat. All 26 miles are available for hiking while 17 are available for snowshoeing and 7 miles open for cross country skiing.
The Mississippi River is known for its excellent selection of pan fish, large and smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, sauger and catfish. The third largest river in the world is one of the Midwest's most cherished assets. From yachts to canoes, the Mississippi entertains most all types of boating recreation. There are facilities along the river for picnicking, swimming, boat launching and camping. Venture out to one of the many isolated islands and relax on an exquisite sandy beach. Take a "Huck Finn" adventure and marvel in the beauty and elegance the Mississippi River has to offer.