October 2, 2014
Agriculture and agritourism is a fundamental part of Iowa’s DNA – it’s not called the breadbasket of the world for nothing. Take the opportunity to visit a working dairy farm or the Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center while you’re in town and gain a newfound respect for Mother Nature.
Iowa is home to a diverse array of wildlife, from the rare and endangered Blackbuck antelope to the delicate fluttering of the Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly.
Iowa’s Great Lakes, a group of glacial lakes in the northwest of the state, offer scenic views and scores of wildlife, making them a favourite among holidaymakers and fishermen alike.
Whether you choose to hike the cliffs and trails, canoe across the rivers or take a dip in the lakes, Iowa’s state parks are a nature lover’s dream.
Lake Red Rock is a prominent part of the Iowa landscape and has long been a favourite for boating and fishing. This is also popular spot for campers keen to explore the 13-mile Volksweg Trail that passes restored prairies, pine plantations and, of course, the striking setting of the lake itself.
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Written by Chantelle Symester