Excerpt written by Heidi Siefkas (a.k.a. Ms Traveling Pants) about her home state of Wisconsin
Nestled in an area nicknamed God’s Country, the Great River Road traces the banks of the Mighty Mississippi winding through the lush valleys, fertile farmland, and limestone bluffs of rural western Wisconsin. It passes through thirty-three quaint townships, each with its distinct character like Trempealeau with Perrot State Park and boutique winery Elmaro. Countless lookouts for bald eagles pepper the picturesque route along with plenty of local gems such as Nelson’s Creamery for sampling Wisconsin’s finest cheeses. Tap into Wisconsin’s beauty, craft beers, and even local lingo like “you betcha” on the Great River Road.