Jessica Rilling’s great photo of a Turkey River kayaker approaching Motor Mill is one of three finalists for the honor of being the cover image for the new Iowa Travel Guide. What a great opportunity to spread the word about northeast Iowa’s Motor Mill Historic Site and the Turkey River Recreational Corridor! But we need [...]

By Rich Holm, Fayette County Union

Twenty-four miles from West Union is the largest coldwater spring in Iowa. The Big Spring Watershed is one of the most well-known and studied sites in the nation in a limestone-dominated landscape.

Flows from the spring usually range from 20,000-30,000 gallons per minute but can exceed 150,000 GPM after a heavy rainfall.

Scientists marvel at this geology in northeast Iowa, but sportsmen from all over the state have only one thing in mind when they come here – trout!… Read more ›