Relax and remember... Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Cener welcomes you to explore its 400 acre site with a modern visitors' center which houses nature and heritage museums, library, and gift shop; arboretum and 9 miles of walking trails, and tour our 1890's restored Bekkum Pioneer Log Farmstead outdoor museum. Our serene nonprofit site is nestled 3 miles north of Coon Valley, Wisconsin and will give you that breath of fresh air; that sigh of relief and that respite you need.
You may want to plan your get-away around Norskedalen special events celebrating the seasons and cultural and natural history of our region: Midsummer Fest, in June, is a Scandinavian celebration of the summer solstice; in July we hold an Art Fair and Wine Tasting featuring Branches Winery wine and Nordic Creamery cheeses; in August we commemorate the harvest in pioneer style with our Threshing Bee; and we also hold our Uff Da Golf Open at Snowflake Golf Course in Westby; September brings our historic character walk, the Twilight Tour with a farm to table dinner, new in 2015; October brings our Civil War Heritage Weekend, and our Ghoulees in the Coulees, a haunted Halloween hike; and in December we feature holiday activities of the past with our Old-Fashioned Christmas. Norskedalen also is a host site for weddings, receptions, reunions, and celebrations of life. The Norskedalen Benrud Little White Chapel is also open most event weekends for touring.