Palisades-Kepler State Park/Mt. Vernon
Magnificent views from natural limestone bluffs, deep ravines with hundred year old hardwood, natural sandbar along the Cedar River, ancient Indian Mounds – and wonderful wildlife – and you can picnic, pitch a tent or stay in cabins with the family. A great place for families to enjoy the peace, quiet and beauty of 840 acres of beautiful land.
Effigy Mounds National Monuments/Harpers Ferry
What an education to be gained here – more than 200 hundred Indian Mounds that overlook the Mississippi River in the upper Iowa river valley. A truly moving experience and a look back into our ancestors lives in an absolutely one of a kind protected historical site. And the site is absolutely spectacular – the views unparalleled – the history deeply moving.
~~~ More photography by Deborah Y. Strauss, D.V.M. ~~~