101 Harley Ave.,
Distance from hotel: 6.6 miles
This “Ghost Town” is far from being spooky – it’s thrilling! Visit the more than 11 original buildings from Edinburgh the seat of government for Jones County from 1840-1847. Browse early documents photographs furniture equipment and other artifacts from this time in history for fun Iowa family vacations.
13838 Edinburgh Road
Scotch Grove, Iowa
Distance from hotel: 2.3 miles
A nine-hole golf course tucked between the scenic bluffs and the Wapsipinicon River. It features very tough rolling hills. The course is laid out over 2990 yards. Carts are available.
21301 County Road E34
Distance from hotel: 2.4 miles
This park features 400 acres of beauty. Located on county road E-34 in the southwest corner of Anamosa along the Wapsipinicon River the park boasts modern campsites some with electrical hookups. The grounds also include a shower building (warm weather only) complete with basins flush toilets and showers. Trails are available for hiking biking and cross-country skiing. The park features fishing and a boat launch into the river along with two caves (Ice Cave and Horse Thief Cave which at one time was used to hide stolen horses). There are pavilions for rent for a variety of occasions.
Distance from hotel: 8.7 miles
A family owned and operated canoe rental business that has been serving river enthusiasts for the past 25 years. They can accommodate any rental needs whether it is families groups of friends small businesses large corporations interest groups youth organizations or school groups. They have 160 canoes 250 inner-tubes and 20 kayaks. McDonough Canoe Rental is ready to send you floating down the river. Their river trips are fun for the novice as well as the experienced paddlers. Canoe trips begin at the canoe rental located near the Monticello Dam. After you put your canoe in the water prepare for a fun-filled day as you float down the Maquoketa River. The trip downstream to Pictured Rocks Park is eight miles and should take approximately three to four hours of floating time depending on the river level and the stops you choose to make along the way. Some choose to paddle while others choose to relax and take advantage of the day stopping along the way at the many sandbars. About half way down you will enter the spectacular bluffs along the river and those with a sharp eye may see the profile of an Indians head in the high bluff. You will end your trip at Pictured Rocks Park. The lush landscapes of the Maquoketa River offer many opportunities to stop and enjoy; therefore canoes are rented by the day.
21430 River Rd P.O. Box 635
Distance from hotel: 8.9 miles
The 13-acre garden includes 25 flower beds wetland and prairie areas nature trail gazebo and arbor. Historical plants along with new varieties.
441 E. Third St. and Bus. Hwy. 151
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