In Ferryville, nature has done all in her power to give the area world-class scenery, beauty and recreational opportunities.
Here in the little village, perched on a narrow shelf between the river and bluffs, you will find lodging and opportunities to satisfy your appetite for food and drink.
The Driftless Area around Ferryville is famous the world over because it is completely surrounded by glaciated territory. The Mississippi River Valley is one of the North America's greatest environmental resources and a major bird migration corridor. Due to the river's north-to-south orientation and diverse variety of ecosystems, millions of migratory birds use this corridor each year during fall and spring migration. Pelicans, diving ducks, and swans use the river's large open water pool number 9. Geese, herons, egrets, resident and migrants songbirds use the shallow backwater wetlands. Bottomland forests support migrating and nesting populations of songbirds, bald eagles, ospreys, falcons, mallards and wood ducks. Ferryville on the Mississippi River offers fantastic fishing, boating, hunting, birdwatching, bicycling, camping and hiking. Ferryville's boat launch makes it easy to experience the river's natural activities. Railroad buffs find Ferryville a desirable destination for close-up train watching.