Vernon County is crisscrossed with rivers, narrow valleys and steep, wooded hills. This is Coulee Country – prime for trout fishing, turkey hunting, mountain biking and canoeing. Viroqua, the county seat, offers a charming Main Street filled with specialty shops and anchored by the 80-year-old Temple Theater. Seven miles north, Westby is a bastion of Norwegian heritage. Downtown, the Norwegian themed coffee shop/eatery, Main Street style diner, antique shops, Scandinavian store/gift shop and the lovely Westby House Inn are real treats. In nearby Cashton, you can visit Down A Country Road, a collection of four shops on the Kuderer farm selling products from the surrounding Amish community. Northwest of Coon Valley you will find a treasure in Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center which celebrates the natural and cultural heritage of the region through its arboretum, museums and visitors’ center, trails, and restored pioneer log farmstead; as well as its Skumsrud Heritage Farm site with museum and restored buildings.