*Our gallivants have taken us to NE-Iowa many times and I’m happy to highlight our adventures in Allamakee County with all of you. We’re proud to share this sponsored post and our opinions of this amazing region are of our own. Let’s gallivant through memory lane and all our travels in Allamakee County!
The winds have led us to Allamakee County several times with each visit showing more of its beauty that we hadn’t experienced yet. Included in that beauty is the unmatched powerful scenery you can’t find anywhere else in Iowa and a population of locals that have never ceased to welcome us like old friends every time. This was felt during our first visit in March of 2017 and every time we’ve been back. Let’s see what we’ve been up to in extreme northeast Iowa!
Mount Hosmer is one of the greatest overlooks that you will see on the Great River Road anywhere on the Mississippi River banks. It overlooks the islands of the Upper Mississippi, the iconic Black Hawk Bridge and is just minutes from Main Street-Lansing. Be sure to wave at the neighbors in Wisconsin to the east!
Yellow River State Forest has endless hiking trails, streams, and miles of scenic driving. One of the best overlooks in Allamakee County is right here at Cedar Point, which is not too far from the historic fire tower.
Near the southern edge county line of Allamakee is one of America’s National Monuments and the only one in the State of Iowa. Effigy Mounds is a sacred Native American site and it’s spiritualism can be felt throughout the entire area. It’s directly off the Great River Road Scenic Byway and if you love nature, history, hiking, and beautiful scenery then you will have a very memorable day at Effigy Mounds.
Off the Beaten Path Gems
Winding gravel roads, rollercoaster blacktops, streams snaking through the timber, and local businesses popping up from the scenic drive all road trip long.
The uniqueness of Allamakee County has always been the number one reason why we return. The Upper Mississippi River blends into the Driftless Area like no other natural wonder in the Midwest. We’ve now made a trip during every season of the year and Allamakee County has shown its everchanging scenery each time. One thing that has never changed is how much we want to return every time we prepare to leave. There’s going to be many more returns to Allamakee County for us and we encourage you all to make some plans of your own. The paths we’ve taken throughout the county is just a start for us and I can’t wait to see what inspires all you in far NE-Iowa. Take the scenic way, down the country roads, onto the dusty trails, through the unforgettable woods, across the streams, up Main streets, and meet the Great River which has been awaiting your arrival for centuries. All in Allamakee!
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