Spring in Southwest Wisconsin
Spring in the Hidden Valleys is a one-of-a-kind experience. Everywhere you look wildflowers are dotting the landscape. As the fields come alive with color, birds begin to migrate back to the region and animals awake from their winter slumber.
One of the best places to view wildlife is in northern Juneau County where you will find the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge, established in 1939, is a 43,656-acre wonderland where you can watch giant whooping cranes display their grace in the air and while fishing.
Get to know the Hidden Valleys by renting a kayak or canoe or enjoy a rafting trip to explore one of the dozens of rivers, streams and lakes that call the area home.
For example, enjoy spring fishing along Grant County’s bluff-lined streams and riverbeds where you can tempt brown and brook trout with a simple lure. The county is bordered by the Mississippi River on the western boundary and by the Wisconsin River on the northern end.
A stop at Hyde’s Mill in Iowa County is a must during the spring. The weathered building stands proudly near a rushing waterfall created by an old dam and is a great place to photograph to capture the beauty of the area or to create a lasting family memory by having a picnic among the spring flowers.
With green grass sprouting in every corner of the region, why not try your luck at a game of golf at one of the many fine courses in the area?
The Hidden Valleys offers something for everything in the spring. Aside from plentiful recreational opportunities, the region features dozens of festivals dedicated to celebrating the season and hundreds of venues to enjoy live entertainment.