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Visit us this year and find out why Discover Wisconsin called Second Nature at Reads Creek
a "Destination Nursery." We have put together a collection of great spots to visit
after you stop and spend some time with us at the nursery.
Plan an afternoon to come to the nursery to relax and wander as you experience all we have to offer!
Hours vary based on the season. Please refer to the website's hours or check Facebook to see when we are open.
The Kickapoo Valley Reserve is an 8,600-acre tract of public land located between the villages of La Farge and Ontario in southwestern Wisconsin. Sandstone outcroppings tower over the Kickapoo River as you paddle its quiet waters while native plants and animals abound in all seasons. Horseback riding is allowed. See website for any permits needed!
This full-service family restaurant is located just a few miles from the nursery. Enjoy breakfast and lunch 7 days a week! Locally owned, this restaurant has amazing food and outstanding service. Catering available for family reunions, funerals, etc. Let them make up a gorgeous charcuterie board for your next small gathering!
The Farmers Market hosts more than 40 vendors each week, all of whom are within a 100 mile radius of Viroqua. These farmers, growers, bakers, crafters and artists are eager to tell you all about the products and goods they produce.
The Driftless Cafe utilizes the vast bounty and passion of the local farming community.
The dinner menu is ever-changing and often isn’t finalized until early in the afternoon, allowing our chefs to fully utilize our seasonal focus and freshness in the menu concepts.
Branches' wine portfolio includes cold climate wines produced from 10 varieties of grapes, plus other local fruits. Enjoy wood fired pizza and wonderful, locally grown wines.
Just a few miles down the road, you will find Driftless Brewing Company. They are dedicated to hand-crafting distinctive, full-flavored ales and lagers for their beer-loving friends using the finest locally and regionally sourced ingredients.
It is true! This is a local secret, tucked in the hills of Soldiers Grove, and a place you don't want to miss. In an unassuming building, the nuns of the St. Francis Hermitage make the most exquisite meals and French baked goods. It is all organic, most of which comes from their farm, and not made until you order. The croissants are like nothing you have had before. This is a non-profit and all proceeds go to help local people in need. Also, be sure to visit the Divine Mercy Shrine and gift shop.
People flock to this area for the Class A trout streams and no one can help anglers more than the good folks at the Driftless Angler. Whether you need flies, supplies, maps, or even a place to stay, they've got you covered!
This is a full service boarding and training facility nestled in the scenic Kickapoo River Valley. Located near Readstown, WI, Three Witches Farm & Stable boasts 150 acres of pasture and trails, pristine riding facilities, a world class trout stream, a 70 x 153 and 60 x 90 indoor riding arenas with sand footing, attached heated viewing room, 120 x 208 outdoor arena has sand footing and a 20 acre cross country jumping field.
If you are looking for a sweet treat on your drive, Highway 14 Ice Cream in Readstown is a cute little destination for sweet treats. Hours vary, but usually, she is open in the afternoons/evenings Wed-Sunday.
Driftless Wisconsin has created the most extensive map of the area, including places to stay and visit while you are here. You can get a paper copy, or a digital download to plan your trip, or use once you get here!
Let us help you turn your backyard into a beautiful destination with professional landscape design and installation.
We are located just 7 miles south of Viroqua.
Second Nature at Reads Creek
S7301 Hwy 14/61, Readstown, WI 54652