Perrot State Park, where the Trempealeau River meets the Mississippi River, has 1,270 acres of diverse ecosystems. The river bank and surrounding wetlands provide wonderful habitat for the many migratory birds that travel through this area twice a year. Hardwood forests with mature black walnut, oak, and hickory are home to many animals, birds, and woodland wildflowers. Unique to southwestern Wisconsin and Perrot are the goat prairies perched high on the bluffs.
Visited Memorial Weekend 2015 - Trempealeau is a cute little town but make sure to pick up groceries before you arrive. There is a little mini mart at the gas station which sells necessities but no full grocery store. Both Trempealeau and the Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge are accessible by bike via the Great River bike trail and worth the time. Another must visit is the Elmaro Vineyard which is just a few miles away.