When craving the solace of the outdoors, with enough room to breathe and keep a social distance, the Driftless can offer you the recreation you love with the space you need. Be sure to check ahead to see if offered services are ongoing.

Look forward to your future vacation in Southwest Wisconsin and learn what the Driftless is all about. Click to order a map and start the daydream.

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Photo by Дарья Яковлева 

Keeping a Distance

Holiday shopping has taken on a whole new dimension this season.  But just because you’re trying to avoid crowds, doesn’t mean you can’t get your hands on some fun and unique local products.  Pasture Pride Cheese out of Cashton, WI is a great example.  Who doesn’t love Wisconsin cheese?  And they make shopping easy with gift baskets prepared for you to peruse online.  Get it shipped or make it a pick up, you can feel good knowing you’re not only supporting a local small business, but also the Amish dairy farmers that deliver their milk directly to the factory in chilled milk cans (the old-fashioned way).

Where to begin?  While picking up some cheese is a must, also check out their partner products.  They sell B&E’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup, a farmers market favorite.

Pasture Pride Cheese



Photo by S. Nou

Year-Round Deliciousness

Visiting an apple orchard in the Fall is a Driftless region tradition.  But it doesn’t have to be just when the leaves are changing color that you can get your hands on the tasty orchard offerings.  Sunrise Orchard in Gays Mills, WI lets you get their goodies online.  You’ll find jams and jellies, salsas and pie fillings.  Butters, sauces, syrups, and so much more.  With so many delicious gift-giving ideas, it will be hard to choose.  They ship almost anywhere in the United States, plus they also offer gift certificates for those more finicky to shop for.

Where to begin?  Let’s not forget the apples!  They will carefully handpick, and hand pack your apple order to ensure your gift arrives in good condition.

Sunrise Orchard

harley davidson

Photo by Peter H 

Motorcycle Enthusiasts

S&S Cycle out of Viola, WI makes motorcycle parts for popular brands like Harley Davidson, Indian, and Royal Enfield.  Keanu Reeves has even stopped by the factory to check out parts for his brand, Arch Motorcycle.  But you’ll also find a large selection of men’s and women’s apparel and accessories.  From the classic trucker hat to crew socks you’ll find something when shopping for that motorcycle loving person on your Christmas list.  

Where to begin?  The “Ride Fast” knee-high socks are pretty sweet.  But so is the “Wrench, Ride, Repeat” t-shirts.

S&S Cycle

fur hat

Photo by Kevin Ianeselli 

Warm Up This Winter

When it comes to getting toasty warm in a Driftless Wisconsin winter, fur is a unique and luxury choice.  Wildthings Fur Hats in La Farge, WI, offers online shopping for their fur collections.  You will find ear muffs, fur mittens, headbands, scarves, and blankets.  But what they are best known for is their hats.  The depth of their selection will surprise you, but they make it easy and walk you through hat sizing and give you plenty of photos and customer reviews (most 5 stars).  One enthusiastic customer claimed they received “the best hat in existence ever!”.

Where to begin?  For the non-hat wearer, the earmuffs are a good choice from this family-run store.  All the products are lined with top-grader polar fleece.

Wildthings Fur


Driftless WisconsinThere is simply no better place to explore, by car, by bike, or by boat. The scenery when you explore the Driftless Wisconsin Area is unmatched. The history is fascinating. The people and communities are diverse. Around every bend of the road, every twist of the river, something interesting awaits.