Outdoor Diversions
Outdoor Diversions

Outdoor Diversions

Outdoor Diversions

Day trips are great - but good luck trying to find time for all the things you want to do in the Decorah area in just one short day. Northeast Iowa's bluff country is unlike anywhere else in the state, and perhaps the Midwest. But don't take our word for it...check this out!

Canoeing the Upper Iowa River, as National Geographic Adventure says is "One of the top 100 adventures in the United States."

Men's Journal Magazine said Mountain Biking the Decorah area is "One of the 52 Great American Weekends."

The New York Times just featured a story all about Fishing our area - pretty cool stuff!! Read the full article here!

Start making your checklist now - bet you can't pick just one!


So glad you found us! Fishing in Northeast Iowa, especially Winneshiek County, is the best in the state. North and South Bear Creek are the two most highly fished streams in the entire state. Come find out why!

Canoeing, Tubing and Kayaking

There's no doubt about it - a float down the Upper Iowa River is a must-do when visiting the Decorah area. We promise! Don't believe us? National Geographic Adventure Magazine says canoeing the Upper Iowa River is "One of the top 100 adventures in the United States."


People flock to Winneshiek County parks because of the peacefulness; quiet, clean, friendly, scenic...it's all the right ingredients for a great camping trip.

Recreational Trails and Biking

You'll find trails all over the state, country and world - but there are some really unique aspects of the two major trail systems in Winneshiek County.


Pack a picnic, grab a good book or strap on your tennis shoes and load up the kids. There's always fun to be had at one of our great local parks.


Hike for exercise or fun - either way you'll enjoy the breathtaking views along the way. The trail systems are absolutely stunning, come see for yourself!

Ice Fishing

Don't let the cold water scare you away - ice fishing is one of the area's most popular winter sport! Plan a trip on your own or save the date for one of our fishing derbies!

Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country Skiing

It's getting to be that time of year! Grab your mittens, scarves, skis and poles and head to the hills! We've got great areas for you to ski. Plenty of our trails are groomed for a brisk work out, or a leisure outing with your family.

Mountain Biking

Enjoy more than 16 miles of off-road, single track trails. They are groomed, marked and ready for the more adventurous types.


Northeast Iowa is a haven for snowmobilers. With hundreds of miles of groomed trails, we offer this extreme sport to the more adventurous type.