Allamakee County Conservation to host Spring Wildflower Hike May 5

Join the Allamakee County Conservation Board (ACCB) for a Spring Wildflower Hike Thursday, May 5 starting at 6:30 p.m. The hike will take place on the Mississippi Trail of the Paint Rock Unit inside of Yellow River State Forest. The trailhead parking area is located across County Highway 364 from Lund’s Camp and the Harpers Slough Recreation Area; two miles south of Harpers Ferry on County Highway 364.

The hike is open to all who are interested but anyone under 16 years of age is asked to have adult supervision in order to participate. The hike is limited to the first 10 people. Preregistration is required.

The Mississippi Trail will offer views of a variety of spring wildflowers that can be found on the bluffs of the Driftless Area. Hikers are encouraged to wear sturdy hiking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.  The ACCB will have bug spray available, but hikers should feel free to bring their own.

For more information on the Spring Wildflower Hike or to register for the event, contact the Allamakee County Conservation Board at 563-538-0401.