Ferryville to host River Bluff Daze July 26

A summer hike to Sugar Creek Bluff is a new addition this year to the annual River Bluff Daze celebration in Ferryville, WI July 26.  This hike will be co-sponsored with Mississippi Valley Conservancy as part of the Linked to the Land series and is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System-Fransciscan Healthcare of LaCrosse, WI. Participants should meet at the Ferryville Boat Landing on the north end of town. Access is from Market Street at the south end of the Cheapo Depot building. Treats and instructions will be available starting at 8:30 a.m. and then everyone will carpool to the trailhead off North Buck Creek Road.
Since the vegetation is growing rapidly due to all of the rain recently, participants should wear long pants and apply insect repellent liberally. The Mississippi Valley Conservancy will be mowing before the hike one more time. The group will be looking for summer wild flowers blooming and birds flying in the canopy of the forest. The remarkable view of the Mississippi from that bluff will reward everyone when they get out to the point of Sugar Creek Bluff.
Mike Ripp, Martin Murphy, and Jon Rigden will be leading this hike. They all have extensive experience with the features of local natural areas. This is a fairly level hike and the total distance is about one and a half miles - a family friendly walk.
After the hike, the tractor pull, Market in the Park, kids’ games, and Italian beef luncheon will be part of the festivities near the Village Hall.  A fireworks display will commence at dusk over the river.  
For more information, call Joanne White, 608-734-9018 or check www.visitferryville.com.

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