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Tours
Amish plow team

Amish Culture Tour
distance: 29.7 miles/48k
At the Stabbur, take Black River Ave North to CTY Rd. P. go right on CTY P for about 4.3 miles. At Knapp Valley Road take a let and follow till the T intersection CTY D turn right. (CTY D will switch to CTY P on the route). Follow to the intersection of CTY P and CTY S. Take CTY S left through the village of Bloomingdale and then into the village of Avalanche. At the intersection of CTY Y, take a right to go 2.3 miles to a right turn on Smith Rd. At the top of the hill to take a right on Coon Prairie Rd, which will lead you back to the Stabbur.

Ski Jump Tour
"Coulee Breeze Venture"
distance: 21.6 miles/37k
At the Stabbur, take Black River Ave North to CTY Rd. P, take a left and cross HWY 27, where the road becomes Saugstad Road, go 1/4 mile to Kolbo Ave, turn right. This road takes you into the valley of Timber Coulee. Turn left on CTY P follow this road for 12.1 miles. You will pass the Snowflake Ski Jumping Complex and Golf Course and Skogdalen Lutheran Church while riding the Timber Coulee's trout stream bed.

At Spring Coulee Road (not Spring Coulee Ridge Road) you start to make the trip back to Westby. At 15.5 miles there is a great rest area by a bridge before the road takes off in a steady climb for 1.5 miles. At the top you will turn Hegge Road. Cross over HWY 14/61 and continue on Hegge Road till a 4-way stop at the 20 mile mark. Turn left on Unseth Road. Unseth Road will turn into W State Street at the city limits. Follow W. State Street across Main Street to East State Street, take first left on Bekkedal Ave to get back to the Stabbur.

Kickapoo Valley Tour
"Beauty of the Kickapoo"
Distance: 40.5 Miles/65K

At the Stabbur, take Black River Ave North to CTY P, go right on CTY P follow for 11 miles. Just Past the Kickapoo Valley Ranch you will take a left on 24 Valley Road, then take the second right on Fish Valley Road. At the T intersection (Sand Hill Road) take a right, follow for a little ways till you to a Y intersection, take a left onto Dutch Hollow Road and follow for 3 miles.

At the next T intersection you will be on Hwy 131, take a right to you to the village of Rockton. Stay on Hwy 131 by crossing over the bridge and going to La Farge. (Take time out of the trip to stop at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve's Visitor Center on the right) Turn right on Hwy 82 , continue for 7.8 miles to CTY S. Take a right on CTY S which will lead you to the village of Avalanche. Cross over the Bridge on take CTY Y for 2.3 miles to a right turn on Smith Road. At the top of the hill take a right on Coon Prairie Road, which will lead you right back to the stabbur

West Fork Tour
"Following the Trout"
distance: 16.9 or 36.5 Miles/ 27K or 59K

At the Stabbur, take Black River Ave North one block, turn right on Park Street which turns in to East Ridge Road. You will take a left on Bloomingdale Road for 1 Block, then turn right on CTY S which will lead you in to Avalanche.

West Fork Tour
Short Cut Return

At the intersection of CTY S & CTY Y take a right on CTY Y , follow for 2 miles and turn right on Smith with a incline to Coon Prairie Road which will lead you right back to the stabbur.

West Fork Tour
Long Route

Turn left (south) on CTY S, cross over HWY 82 to the of Liberty. At the intersection of HWY 56, turn right. Go right 1 miles on an uphill grade, turn right on CTY SS. Turn right on Hwy 14 which will lead you to the city of Viroqua. Turn right on Decker, left on North East Ave, right on Linton Street; left on Railroad Ave. Then continue on CTY Y by bearing left at all the yield signs and stop signs. Once on CTY Y , turn right and follow for 4.1 miles to a left turn on Smith Road . Turn right on Country Coon Prairie Road which will lead you right back to the Stabbur.

Small Town Charm
" A Four Village Venture"
distance 42.5 Miles/68K

At the Stabbur, go right/south on Bekkedahl Ave, then take another right on Coon Prairie Ave. Follow to Main Street then take a left on Main Street. Just past Accelerated Genetics take a right on Tri-State Road. At the first four way intersection, take a left on Barstad Road, follow this road to the second intersection. At Three Chimney Road, take a right at the stop sign, then continue on Three Chimney by takin a left at the Yield sign. Follow this road for 1/2 mile to CTY Y , take a right. You will Soon reach CTY B , take a right which will lead you to the village of Esofea.

Detour: Esofea has a great park and golf course if you want to take a break -take a left on Park Road. If you follow the Park Road to the end, You can take a right at the T Intersection which will lead you to a Giant Hill ( Not Recommended for Bikes) At the top of the the hill , take a left on CTY KK which will be back on Route

At the Intersection of CTY B and CTY KK, Take a left on CTY KK up a gradual hill. Follow KK for 4.1 Miles till you reach a left on Enterprise Road (next left after Kuester Lane and Williams Road). Follow for 1.1 Miles to a T intersection, take a right on CTY O (which will turn in to CTY KO) follow for 5.9 miles. At the next T Intersection turn right on CTY O to the first right turn on Hunder Coulee. You will take this slowly down the hill to HWY 162. Take HWY 162 to the right which you in to lower Chaseburg. Continue on the 162 Loop through town leading up to upper Chaseburg follow for 5 miles. At HWY 14 take a right which will bring you to Coon Valley. At the end of town you will take a left on CTY P. At the first road to the right, Spring Coulee Road, follow that for 6.6 miles. At the top of the ridge you will take right on Hegge Road which will cross HWY 14. At the four way intersection, take a left on Unseth Road which will lead to Westby. When In Westby cross over the HWY to East State Street then the next on left on Bekkedahl Ave which will lead you to the Stabbur.

Drilling for syrup

Tour Maple Syrup Farm

Tours of maple syrup farm near Avalanche and factory in downtown Westby, Wisconsin, USA (Note: This 3 hours tour is for groups of 25 persons, reservations required.)

Your tour will start at the corner of Bekkedal Avenue and Second Street in Westby with a maple farmer joining you on your tour bus. During the 15-minute bus ride to the farm you will watch the first half of a video to learn about the history of maple farming. (people in cars/on cycles will watch the video at the factory before going out to see the maple forest.) The bus or cycles/cars will drive past the maple forest. You will be able to see the network of plastic tubing that is stretched between the trees. Sap from the maple trees runs down the hillside through the tubing and into a collection tank at the bottom of the forest.

On the bus trip back to Westby you will watch the second half of the video to learn about how the maple sap that is collected from the trees is processed into maple syrup (people in cars/on cycles will watch the video when they get back to Westby). Upon arrival back in Westby you will tour the factory and see the equipment that is used to make maple syrup, maple cream, maple sugar, and maple candy. You may have the opportunity to try your hand at bottling some freshly cooked syrup, taste the rich candy, have a sample of maple cream on ice cream, or eat some Norwegian flat bread (lefse), spread with Westby Creamery butter and sprinkled with granulated maple sugar.

Your tour will end with a visit to the "Sweet Dreams" vacation rental guest house if it is not occupied. The focal point of the 1500 square foot guest house is the original wooden freight elevator that was used to haul bags of feed and seed during the years this building was a feed mill.

We love having you visit so you can see the joy of the maple industry, the uniqueness of the historic old mill/maple factory, and the beauty of the maple farm.

Velkommen to Westby Wisconsin… Where Old Traditions and New Opportunities await your visit!