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The small towns and open spaces of Trempealeau County offer a myriad of outdoor activities and plenty of room for your family to spend a weekend away from the crowds. Enjoy true Midwestern hospitality at the unique opportunities found in Trempealeau County. From the always made from scratch award-winning pies at Norske Nook in Osseo, WI to the stone-fired pizza served on a family farm at Winghaven Pizza in Galesville, WI to events in a vineyard (including summertime yoga) at Elmaro in Trempealeau, WI.
When exploring Trempealeau County, Perrot State Park is a highlight to experience. Summertime spent on the water paddling the canoe trail, camping in the forest, and throwing in a fishing line from shore. Wintertime brings a new dimension to the park opening vistas now that the leaves are off the trees. Winter hiking and snowshoeing are fantastic in this park. There are also groomed cross-country skiing trails. If you only have time for one trail, then we’d suggest Brady’s Bluff. From atop the bluff, you will have a birds-eye view of the Mississippi River Valley and the “mountain in the river” for which Trempealeau was named.
One thing that Trempealeau County is well known for is road biking. Primarily a warmer weather activity, fat bikes open it up for winter enjoyment too. Road biking enthusiasts love the hills and valleys and the low traffic paved country roads. Expect long gradual climbs and coasting descents along farmland and forests. Eighteen bicycle loops have been mapped out that highlight some of the most beautiful routes throughout the county. But if you want a no-traffic, flat ride, then the Great River State Trail that starts in the town of Trempealeau is a good choice.
Hitch the trailer and bring the snowmobiles to Trempealeau County this winter. An astounding 222 groomed miles of snowmobile trails can be found throughout the region. Download this map for a quick reference as to where the trails are located. There is a lot to choose from. One popular choice is the Buffalo River State Trail. Thirty-six miles of woodlands, farmland, and wetlands riding over an old railroad bed. Aside from snowmobiling, Trempealeau County embraces winter fun with an old fashioned curling club in Centerville, WI. The site has trained an Olympian and is open for group rentals.
Country driving in Trempealeau County is a relaxed way to tour the region and get a taste of the Driftless. You’ll find an official Wisconsin Rustic Road, not far from the Great River Road off of Hwy 54 north of Trempealeau. Rustic Road 91 is both paved and not paved, so take it slow. The road goes through the Black River bottoms as well as wooded areas and farmland. Keep an eye out for sandhill cranes, deer, and maybe some wild turkey.