Visitors from all over the world enjoy experiencing Northeast Iowa's natural areas and local character. This region of Iowa prides itself on having the best outdoor recreation in the state including first class trout, walleye and bass fishing, canoeing, kayaking or tubing scenic rivers, biking or hiking the states most scenic trails, exploring forests and high quality prairie remnants, camping, cross country skiing or snowmobiling. Many of the small towns have hundreds of acres of parks with native plants, waterfalls and streams. Community members celebrate and share all things local. You can eat local food, listen or dance to live music, participate in historic or cultural reenactments, visit local art studios or buy local art. Locally owned restaurants are the norm rather than the exception. They are varied and many incorporate local, seasonal ingredients. Seasonally you can visit a farmers market, grab a sandwich for your picnic made with fresh tomatoes to take on your bike outing or enjoy a gourmet dinner after a long day on the river.