This Mississippi River village in southwest Wisconsin is an outdoors mecca, with bird-watching, canoeing, biking and hiking.
What to do: See the jeweled shooting stars (pictured) and other wildflowers on Brady's Bluff in Perrot State Park. Go bird watching in the national wildlife refuge. Ride the 24-mile Great River State Trail through the river bottoms. Hike the four-mile McGilvray-Seven Bridges Road.
Events to catch: May 11, Reggae Fest at the Trempealeau Hotel.
Details: See Trails of Trempealeau.