Trempealeau County is the southern entrance to Wisconsin Indian Head Country, bordering the Mississippi River. The name Trempealeau is pronounced (Tremp-a-low). The Mississippi River Parkway First Project Historical Marker can be found in Trempealeau on Wisconsin’s Great River Road, HWY 35. Trempealeau County is one of the 8 counties that make up the 250 miles of the Great River Road.
Majestic Buffs, verdant valleys and incredible vistas, make Trempealeau County a destination abundant in natural beauty. The name itself “Mountain soaking in the water”, and was designated by Native Americans and French Explorers. Part of the Driftless Region, the area is rugged with steep hills and picturesque farmlands interwoven by quiet backgrounds
Trees and flowers begin to unfold in the warmth of the spring, while geese and ducks fly north along the Mississippi River. Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge contains 6,226 acres of prairies and wetlands. The Refuge is an important resting and feeding site on the Mississippi Flyway, a major international bird migration corridor. Enjoy viewing platforms, hiking, biking, canoeing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and different activities and educational programs throughout the year. Perrot State Park commemorates the post of Nicolas Perrot who first came to Trempealeau County in 1685 as a trader and interpreter for the French. The park was established in 1927 and provides hiking, biking, camping, canoeing and birding for the outdoor enthusiast. A park sticker is required.
Throughout the summer, bike along the 24 miles of spectacular views on the Wisconsin State Bike Trail which passes through the lower quarter of the county or ride one of the 17 Trempealeau County Bike Loops, the nation’s largest connected bike trail system.
Visit www.tourdetremp.com for all your biking information. Wineries/Vineyards and Brew Farms are open year round. Hunting is per the seasons and fishing is year round. Campgrounds, parks, golf courses, nature trails, historical societies, farmers markets and festivals are other things to do throughout the county. Trempealeau County Fair is held in Galesville, the 3rd week in July.
Fall is especially beautiful when the landscape becomes ablaze with color. The sumac start the season with a vivid red in September and the fall colors reach their peak in mid October. While traveling the country roads stop and visit the orchards, pumpkin patches and road side stands.
Snow brings 222 miles of groomed trails for public use. Snowshoeing, cross country skiing, fat-tire biking and ice fishing is a great way to enjoy Trempealeau County in the winter. View snowmobile trail system map