Scenic Drive on Smock Valley Road
Experience Wisconsin's dairyland, where the cows still outnumber the people. Following a ridge offering spectacular vistas, your journey winds down into a forest-lined valley with family farmers busy at work growing corn, alfalfa and soybeans. Deer, turkey, and migrating birds are readily visible, especially at dusk. Continue in a loop and stop by Cadiz Springs State Park or Honeywind Orchard, further on. For a free tour of Alpine Gardens at the start of the scenic drive (located on Smock Valley Road just off Hwy 11), call 608-325-1836 to make an appointment.
Follow Hwy 11 west out of Monroe to Smock ValleyRoad. Make a right off Hwy 11 onto Smock Valley and follow the snaking roadthrough the valley to Cadiz Springs Road. For a special treat, tour Alpine Gardens, an extensive rock garden filled with thousands
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Places To Stay: Near Scenic Drive on Smock Valley Road