Yellow River State Forest is a perfect place to explore some of Iowa's best hiking trails. Located in northeast Iowa in Allamakee County, the forest is part of the "driftless area" that escaped the glaciers during the most recent ice age.
in Soldiers Grove, US. Hear the brook babble and the birds chirp while lounging on the screened porch. Refresh, relax and unplug. A perfect base for exploring the Driftless Area attractions and events. Enjoy a fire under the starlit sky or the wood stove inside. (No kids)
Drive along the Mississippi River from the Minnesota border to Dubuque, and you'll never again say that Iowa is flat. This is part of the Driftless Area, which the last four glaciers missed while scraping down the rest of the Midwest. Most of the Great River Road hugs the Mississippi, but the parts that veer inland are just as gorgeous, swooping up and down like a roller coaster.