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Houseboating is a topic of great interest on greatriver.com. Join us as we cruise on the Upper Mississippi! Houseboats offered by rental services are pretty similar. We have two stories that you will enjoy: Summer cruisewith an “accommodations” emphasis orOctober cruisewith a “river” emphasis.
Fall is apple harvest time, from Lake Pepin to Calhoun County, Illinois, and one of the most interesting apple areas is Gays Mills, Wisconsin, just north and east of Prairie du Chien. Check out our new feature,Gays Mills and the Kickapoo River Watershed.
Planning a bike trip on theElroy-Sparta National Bike Trail?Nearly 140 miles of state bike trails meander the varied terrain of Minnesota and Wisconsin’s “Coulee Country.”
Native Indian artifacts, Early European settlement and a plethora of military forts combine to make the Mississippi River Valley rich in artifacts and collectibles. “One Man’s Treasure”explores treasure hunting in the river valley.
Looking for a river cruise? We’re searching them out–and reporting the details for you. Current cruises include the steamboatJulia Belle Swain, China’s Yangtze River, the BC coast in Canada, and the Flathead River at Glacier Nat’l Park. We’re rated in the top for for The Rhone River Delta, and the canal barges in Europe. We’ve even reported on the St. Lawrence Seaway and the City of Quebec!