Stroll, Hike & Swim

Explore Places and see what they have to offer...

NEW & FUN!  Self-Guided Bridge Tour in Sparta

We have created a self-guided tour booklet so that our guest can enjoy a walk around Sparta and learn about our Hand Built Bridges, by the Five Shovelmen. These bridges and covered bridges were built for no pay and it's amazing what they have done for the town.

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Ask Innkeeper for their New Self-Guided Tour Booklet


Wildcat Mountain State Park

Located above the Kickapoo River Valley, Wildcat Mountain State Park offers horseback riding and hiking, complete with some amazing views. The park’s 3,603 acres, mostly wooded, contain 25.8 miles of hiking trails including 15.0 miles of horse trails, 17.5 miles of trails for snowshoeing, 7.0 miles of cross-country ski trails, 1.3 miles of an interpretive nature trail, 0.4 miles of trail accessible for people with disabilities. The Park features a nature center and interpretive program, picnic facilities, fishing, and opportunities for bird and wildlife watching.

Phone: 608-337-4775


Kickapoo Valley Reserve

Located in the heart of the Driftless Area in La Farge, WI, the ridges, and valleys carved by the Kickapoo River offer spectacular scenery. The Kickapoo Valley Reserve is open year-round for recreation, education and special events. It is a truly amazing place to discover!

Phone: 608-625-2960


Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

5-stars! A must Bucket List see!The Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is working to preserve and restore the landscape that serves as the habitat for more than 110 species of migratory birds. With many wonderful hiking paths of all levels, this refuge is truly an amazing place!

Phone: 608-565-2551


Grandad's Bluff Park

The Bluff is located on the east side of La Crosse and is the area’s tallest bluff at 600 ft. It is the site of a public park where one can view a panoramic vista of La Crosse, the Mississippi River, and three states and it’s open year-round during park hours. The land was donated by the Joseph and Irene Hixon family in 1912.

It has been voted one of the most scenic views in Wisconsin.


Other places to Stroll & Hike...

Farmers MarketsSparta Aquatic Center- INFORMATION Pool, slides, lazy river....

Sparta City Parks – Open to the public.

La Crosse, WI - Click Here to Learn More

Hixon Forest Nature Center - Follow the trails through the forest

Mississippi Valley Conservancy - Hike to Wellness program as well as other trails.