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Originally home to the Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk (Winnebago), Dakota and Ojibwe, today Crawford and Vernon Counties are at the heart of Driftless Wisconsin. Untouched by glaciers that covered most of Wisconsin 10,000 years ago, Driftless Wisconsin is characterized by its beautifully sculpted topography -- with the Mississippi River to the west and the inland Kickapoo River Valley meandering 125 miles from Wilton to Wauzeka.
Forested hillsides cradle lush valleys carved into limestone bedrock. Woodlands, prairie remnants, wetlands, and grasslands provide protected, sustainable wildlife habitats. Land is farmed by descendants of the first European settlers, by the Amish who arrived later, and by a new breed of organic farmer. Artists need look no further for inspiration.
The great diversity of Driftless Wisconsin means there is something for every visitor. Enjoy the peace and beauty of the countryside with a good book, a cup of locally-roasted coffee, or a glass of wine from an area vineyard. Don waders on a cool foggy morning and outwit a brook trout. Hike, ride a bike or motorcycle, or paddle through magnificent scenery. Shop for art, antiques, handmade furniture, artisanal cheeses, or locally-grown foods. The Driftless Area is Wisconsin at its best!
Alphabetical list of Little Wisconsin communities
located in Driftless Wisconsin Area:
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