Our region is also home to Big Spring Trout Hatchery. Thousands of people each year take there turn at canoeing one of the most scenic rivers in Northeast Iowa the Turkey River, which flows past Big Springs through the town of Elkader and right past the scenic Motor Mill.
This area is rich in natural resources and is home to many parks and public hunting areas. The Pony Hollow Trail positioned on the edge of town is great for walking, running and biking. The Elkader Golf and Country Club welcomes out of town golfers and is a great little nine hole course, and is considered one of the most scenic throughout Northeast Iowa.