5 of the Best Things to Do in Coon Valley, Wisconsin

Coon Valley, Wisconsin is a beautiful area just a few minutes from Westby House Inn. You’ll find plenty of unique activities, destinations, and shopping in this community!

For more information on Coon Valley, Wisconsin and other local destinations, be sure to download our complimentary Vacation Guide. It’s packed with everything you need to know for your trip to the Driftless area of Wisconsin.


Coon Valley, Wisconsin

The area around Coon Valley, Wisconsin is rich in history as well as beautiful woods. Take a look at these wonderful things you can do in Coon Valley!


1. Take a Hike at Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center

You might recall reading about the Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center on our blog several months ago. It’s a great place to take a relaxing hike and immerse yourself in nature. Here, you’ll find miles of trails as well as a wildflower paradise at the Gundersen Arboretum. For a historical perspective, you’ll enjoy the Bekkum Homestead and the Norskedalen Heritage Site. These feature original buildings and a peek into early pioneer life.


2. Go Fishing on Coon Creek

Coon Creek is an excellent Class I trout stream. Fishing is a popular recreational activity in the area, and Coon Creek is one of the reasons why. For more information on Coon Creek fishing, check out the Department of Natural Resources.


3. Picnic Lunch at Coon Valley Veterans Memorial Park

The 10-acre Coon Valley Veterans Memorial Park is an excellent place for a family outing or a walk. A mile-long, paved path crosses Coon Creek and has twelve handicap-accessible fishing spots. And if the weather is good for a dip in the water, the Coon Valley park features a wonderful swimming hole.


4. Eat at Delicious Restaurants

Two of our favorite places to eat in Coon Valley are the Stockyard Grill & Saloon, and the Legacy Grill & Pub. The Stockyard serves cold beer, homemade burgers and fries, cheese curds, fried fish, and more. They have a happy hour and daily specials. At the Legacy, you’ll also find a great atmosphere and home-cooked fare, like country fried steak or a Philly cheesesteak.


5. Local Shopping

Pick up some beautiful floral arrangements or locally made crafts at Chances Are. Do some antique and vintage shopping/browsing at Donna’s Daughters. Find a special, repurposed piece for your home at Thrifty Pickin’s or some art at Lucid Painting. You’re sure to find something unique and one-of-a-kind!


Book Your Stay With Westby House

There are several fascinating communities like Coon Valley, Wisconsin, just a short drive from Westby. We are also a short drive from larger town like La Crosse, so our location is perfect for your Driftless vacation! Relax in our luxurious, comfortable rooms. Indulge yourself at our full, gourmet breakfast. And be sure to take advantage of our specials and packages! As you start planning your trip, our complimentary Vacation Guide will be an invaluable resource. We look forward to seeing you soon, and making your vacation to the Driftless area a great one!