How Wisconsin`s Kickapoo Valley Reserve was almost destroyed. And why its beauty (and a stone tower) remain.

LA FARGE — This is a place to escape without the crowds common at state parks.

The bathrooms, visitor center and campsites at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve are closed as a precaution against the COVID-19 coronavirus, but its namesake river continues its unencumbered flow towards the Wauzeka Bottoms 36 miles to the south before dumping into the main channel of the Wisconsin River.

The wildflowers in the KVR were beginning to pop last week as bald eagles soared above, sandhill cranes grazed in openings and, on a pond just beyond a covered bridge, Canada geese courted and the chorus of spring peepers echoed. There are stands of hemlock, white pine, maple and oak. Trails for biking, horseback riding, hiking and, in the winter, cross-country skiing zigzag the 8,600-acre property just north of Organic Valley’s headquarters...

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Ken Notes: I have to agree it is a very special place and remember --- SHHHH it is a secrete... Great Read!!!



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