Looking Out for Iowa: Explore
The warm weather moving in made us want to explore eastern Iowa’s rivers. Find out the places to go and the things to do for a day trip or a weekend away.
Upper Iowa River
Yearly the Upper Iowa River draws visitors to its cliff-lined shores for canoeing trips. Even, if you’re not enthused about canoeing, there are plenty of other attractions that make this well-known, scenic waterway a great part of the state to visit.
Visitors can participate in over 16 outdoor activities, in addition to experiencing several attractions, enjoying unique food and dining opportunities and learning something new at nearby museums. No matter what time of year you visit, there is a memorable experience to be had by all.
INHF has been actively protecting sites along the Upper Iowa since the early 1980s.
At the Motor Mill Historic Site and surrounding land, visitors can take in both history and Iowa’s natural beauty. Located alongside the Turkey River, Motor Mill is a great location for picnicking, camping, canoeing, hiking, geo-caching and appreciating land and water conservation.
INHF helped acquire the land Motor Mill is located on in the early 1980s.
Iowa’s waterways offer outdoor enthusiasts a variety of canoeing opportunities.
The Iowa DNR offers great resources and advice for novice and experience canoeists.