Day Trip # 10 Hit Some High Points


photo of Hawkeye Point in Osceola County

Day Trip #10 takes you on an adventure looking for a view. For this trip we are partnering with our neighbors to the North, Osceola County, to Hit some "high" points and take in some breath-taking scenes.


Hawkeye Point

Head to Iowa's highest elevation (1,670 feet) at Hawkeye Point, just north of Sibley on Hwy 60 (5463 130th St). Not only will you have a panoramic view of three different states, but there is a museum, display of farm machinery and unique photo opportunities.

Ocheyedan Mound in Osceola County

Ocheyedan Mound

Then stop by Ocheyedan Mound (6400-170th St) near Ocheyedan. This high point was thought to be the hightest in Iowa for many years. Climb to the top of the clacier deposited kame for a wonderful view of the surrounding area. This hill marks the farthest west advance of the Des Moines Lobe Glacier in northwest Iowa and is a great place to spot raptors riding the winds.

Trestle Park

Trestle Park in Hartley

A visit to Trestle Park (2950 Tanager Ave) near Hartley step back in time to the days of rail travel. This picturque little park is a wonderful place for a picnic. Spend some time relaxing and taking pictures.  Check out our Facebook page for more pictures and information.



Prairie Heritage Center

Prairie Heritage Center

Climb to the top of the observation platform at the Prairie Heritage Center (4931 Yellow Ave) near Sutherland to take in the stunning vista of Waterman Creek and the Little Sioux River Valley. The color on the hills is stunning at any point in the day.