2018 Grant County

hiddenvalleys.com | 55 GRANT COUNTY Southwest Gateway to Hidden Valleys | grantcounty.org/tourism Welcome to Grant County wildlife, waterfowl andmany smaller variety of birds that are easily sighted. Eagles and egrets can occasionally be seen in flight throughout the county. Wyalusing State Park is abirdwatching favoritewithcamping andscenicoverlooks.Migratory flocks follow the great Mississippi and there’s no better place to experience the thrill and solitude of nature than from the observation deck on Potosi Point. Nature in motion and it’s all just waiting for you. n BEER, WINE & CHEESE Getting thirsty and hungry? We’re ready for you. After experiencing Potosi Point it’s only right that your next stop should be the Potosi Brewery. The original Potosi Brewing company started in 1852andproducedbeer for 120 years. Remodeled and reopened in 2008, it is listed on the U.S. Register of HistoricPlacesandoperatesasafull-fledged brewery and restaurant. With brews like Good Old Potosi, Snake Hollow, Cave Ale, and Fiddler Stout, there is a taste for every beer lover. The Brewery is also home to the National Brewery Museum. The Port of n DOING THE OUTDOOR THING! Experience Grant County and Southwest Wisconsin for memories that will last a lifetime. Rolling hills, deep valleys, great rivers and pristine streams present a wealth of opportunities for the sportsman and photographer alike. Whether you’re looking tobag that huge tom, hook that elusive trout, take that perfect selfie or just cruise our never-ending rivers or roads, Grant County is an awesome experience . Trophy fish or just supper, cast a line into one of our miles of streams or rivers for a chance at that big one! grantcounty.org/tourism/ outdoor-activities/fishing Huntingmore your style?Boscobel holds the title of ‘Turkey Hunting Capital of Wisconsin’ for a reason. The big birds are plentiful but so are the challenges. And what is a Wisconsin fall and winter without deer hunting? Over 6,000 deer tags were filled in 2016 in Grant County alone! Grant County has nine Public Hunting areas. Biking and hiking trails can be found in Platteville, Boscobel, and Lancaster but it’s our lightly traveled paved back roads that offer panoramic views and a challenging walk or ride. If you’re a true road warrior we invite you to bicycle one or all of the 28 loops described at Cycle Southwest Wisconsin. cyclesouthwestwisconsin.com If your ‘cycle’ has a motor those same hills andvalleysinviteyououtforaleisurelycruise. Breathtakingvistas andstunningbeautyare waitingaround thenext curve.Whatever you do, don’t miss the Great River Road where miles of highway embrace the Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers. grantcounty.org/ tourism/outdoor-activities/motorcycle- routes The Cassville Car Ferry which usually runs from the first weekend in May until late October, provides a one-of-a-kind Mississippi River experience. Eagles soar above you, and the view, like the river, is always changing! Got an ATV? Grant County welcomes this growing activity with miles of designated roadways and new routes added every year. Route maps can be obtained in many locations or requested from contact@grantcounty.org . Online version at grantcounty.org/tourism/outdoor- activities/atv-trails. n BIRDING 270speciesof birds. Yup, you read that right. While on your travels, notice the abundant For More Info On Grant County please check the following: Grant County Tourism grantcounty.org/tourism Tourism email contact@grantcounty.org Toll-Free Tourism Phone 1-866-472-6894 Grant County Economic Development grantcounty.org/ economic-development Grant County Government co.grant.wi.gov Overlook at Nelson Dewey State Park. Photo by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.