2022 Driftless Safari
The 2022 Winneshiek Driftless Safari will begin Memorial Day weekend. Join in and get ready for a season spent exploring some of Winneshiek County’s best natural treasures!
Driftless Safari is a long-term scavenger hunt that covers all of Winneshiek County and runs from Memorial Day until Halloween. The program is free and open to anyone that loves to explore and wants to experience some of the special places of Winneshiek County.
The 2022 Driftless Safari takes participants to fifteen featured sites, where you can search for a wooden post affixed with a special tile that can be used to make a crayon rubbing in the Safari guidebook. The guidebook also provides information about the sites, gives tips on what clothing or gear might be appropriate for that location, and offers ideas for fun activities to do while there.
This year’s featured sites include some of Winneshiek County’s most spectacular scenic views and the materials also include special information on the birds you might see while on Safari. Sites can be visited in any order, any time between Memorial Day weekend and Halloween.
To participate in Driftless Safari, visit any Winneshiek County public library starting on Friday, May 27 during their operating hours to pick up the free program materials.
Winneshiek County public libraries include:
Calmar Public Library: 101 S. Washington Street
Decorah Public Library: 202 Winnebago Street
Fort Atkinson Public Library: 302 3rd Street NW
Ossian Public Library: 123 West Main Street
Spillville Public Library: 201 Oak Street
The purpose of Driftless Safari is to help residents of and visitors to Winneshiek County engage in healthful physical activity, to increase awareness of and connectedness to the natural, historical, and cultural environments of Winneshiek County, and to foster a sense of community engagement and environmental stewardship in participants.
The 2022 Driftless Safari is a program of Winneshiek County Conservation. Further information can be found at www.driftless-safari.org.