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Western Wisconsin offers many things to do during your visit. Regardless of whether you're looking to relax at our country inn or explore the area, we're certain you'll have an outstanding trip!
- Great River Road
- Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum
- Rock Elm Meteorite Crash Site
- Crystal Cave
- Cheese tasting
- Back roads driving
- Wineries and Cideries
We recommend you take time to stop and browse the shops and boutiques in the quaint river towns along the Great River Road - just a short, scenic drive away. (Stockholm was voted among the top 5 shopping destinations.)
Wisconsin Cheese Curds are made fresh daily at the Ellsworth Creamery in Ellsworth, Wisconsin. They have a wonderful retail store selling curds along with other cheese products and more. While in Ellsworth - stop in at Just Ka's Bar and Eatery - our daughter's establishment, for a beer or cocktail and some delicious burgers and more.
Hiking in a geologically unique landscape is available in various area parks. Nugget Lake Park is where you can discover the endangered snow trillium. The Maiden Rock Bluff Natural Area has amazing views overlooking the Great Mississippi. And you are welcome to hike the beauty in our own backyard valley.
Birdwatching enthusiasts rejoice because the Mississippi River Flyway, the Eagle Center in Wabasha, and our own backyard views offer great opportunities to enjoy and capture memories of many feathery visitors.
Many tourist stops are just a short, leisurely drive away. The Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, Wayside Cabin, and Visitor Stop is one example. Another option is to take a geological tour from your car throughout the Pierce County area. This includes the Great River Road sights along the Mississippi River and a visit to the Rock Elm Meteorite Crash area which is sure to amaze. The Crystal Cave in Spring Valley will make for an unbelievable underground experience in the longest cave in Wisconsin.
For the more adventurous, canoeing, boating, hiking and golfing are all available.
Quiet and solitude are covered as well; reading and relaxing on the decks or conversing with Geno and Vinne (About Times' lawn maintenance managers and resident alpacas) are just a few activities we suggest during your stay. You can also wander the back roads of Wisconsin, fish for unspoiled trout in three of the world's most beautiful trout streams, or wander through our local dells to the Nugget Lake Park where you can wander through woods, take scenic photographs, and listen to the sounds of nature.
You can also visit Villa Belezza and Maiden Rock Apples Winery and Cidery to sample their wines and apple ciders, enjoy some wonderful and unique dining experiences such as Vino in the Valley or the Harbor View, stop in for artisan pastry goods at the Bittersweet Bakery and the Pelican Bakery, and visit one of the many cheese factories in the area for a taste of Wisconsin's finest. For local burgers and such, we suggest Molly's On Main and Dean's Bar and Grill in Plum City for a quick bite to eat. They also have tasty Friday night Fish Fries.
At About Time Country Escape, we offer our knowledge of the area to help you make the most of your getaway and can give you information on whatever attractions you're most interested in experiencing.