How to Best Explore Sparta Wisconsin

From kayaking the Kickapoo river to visiting the near by towns, Sparta is full of many fun outdoorsy activities. Read on to discover how to best explore Sparta Wisconsin.

Grapevine Log Cabins

Visit the Grapevine Log Cabins for the ultimate farm experience in Sparta. The cabins offer hiking trails, friendly kitties, pettable cows, and a thoughtful stay.

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Weekend Cabin Gear

Portable Cooler

Stylish Duffle Bag

Our Favorite Backpack

How to Best Explore Sparta Wisconsin: Visit the Ben Bikin’ Sculpture

Sparta Wisconsin is famous for being the bicycling capital of the world with the Elroy-Sparta State Trail. The Ben Bikin’ Information Center is along the river for a beautiful spot to take a picnic. Even if you decide to skip the trail this is a fun place to stop and take a few selfies.

Picnic Time

Cooler Backpack

Portable Picnic Table

Portable Cutlery

Renting a Kayak is one of the Best ways to Explore Sparta Wisconsin

Driftys Canoe Rental is the way to go for kayaking/tubing/canoeing the Kickapoo River. Many of the locals would say this is a must do and we have to agree.

We learned many things after this experience. For example, we forgot our water proof cases and dry bag. However, Lori @urbanwilderness is a genius and remembered hers to take our pictures. Also, after renting a kayak we decided to go for it and buy our own inflatable kayak for future fun!

Gear for the River

Waterproof Bag

Waterproof Case for your Phone

Packable Paddles

Inflatable Double Kayak

Tube with your Bestie

Inflatable 4 Person Boat

Branches Winery

Branches Winery is a short drive from Sparta. Go for a wine tasting and wood fired pizza at Branches Winery. The vineyard is extra gorgeous as the leaves change during the fall.

Hike Wildcat Mountain State Park to Best Explore Sparta Wisconsin

If you love to hike like we do, Wildcat Mountain State Park is a short drive away. Although this technically is not located in Sparta it had to be included in our list of things to see.

First of all, the Ice Cave trail is quick trek to see a natural wonder. Secondly, the Hemlock trail is a nice hike to expansive overlooks. Lastly, the picnic grounds, and accommodations are well maintained. Therefore, this State Park is a Must see.

Viroqua Main Street

Our Favorite spots along this quaint main street include:

Lacrosse Day Trip

There are a variety of exciting places to see around Lacrosse and its only a 30 minute drive from Sparta. It is home of the largest 6 pack of beer, a bluff side park, and our favorite, Grandads Bluff for a full vantage point of the city.

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