Sign up for Best of the Byway Fall Bus Tour

Fall colors are shown in this 2018 file photo. The Scenic Byways in Northeast and Eastern Iowa are hosting the Best of the Byway Fall Bus Tour at the end of September and beginning of October. Four tours are available. (The Gazette) Leaves, food and an incredible experience POSTVILLE — […]

Fall colors are shown in this 2018 file photo. The Scenic Byways in Northeast and Eastern Iowa are hosting the Best of the Byway Fall Bus Tour at the end of September and beginning of October. Four tours are available. (The Gazette)

Leaves, food and an incredible experience

POSTVILLE — The Scenic Byways in Northeast and Eastern Iowa are hosting the Best of the Byway Fall Bus Tour at the end of September and beginning of October. The tour will include a culinary crawl, a scenic overlook photo opportunity with fall leaves, a brief presentation about the byway and a special historic location. Four tour excursions are available.

• The Fall Bus Tour series kick off in Bellevue on Sept. 27, with the Grant Wood Scenic Byway. The trip will travel to Maquoketa to check out the Hurstville Interpretive Center and Anamosa for a presentation on the Anamosa State Penitentiary. This tour is sponsored by Fidelity Bank and Maquoketa State Bank.

• Up next is the River Bluffs Scenic Byway Fall Bus tour on Sept. 29, and will begin and end in West Union, but loop all the way to Pikes Peak. This event will start with Euphoria coffee and end with sweet treats from Sugar Bowl Ice Cream in Fayette, with a few stops for leaf looking and historic county conservation information in between. This tour is sponsored by FreedomBank and Bank1st.

• Travels will head south to Delaware County on Oct. 4, for the Delaware Crossing Scenic Byway Fall Bus Tour. The tour is set to explore main street Manchester, take advantage of the scenic views of Backbone State Park and finish up with some historic information from Lenox College in Hopkinton.

• Lastly on the bus tour series, the Driftless Area Scenic Byway Fall Bus Tour is set to take off from Postville, Iowa, on Oct. 7, and travels through Allamakee and Winneshiek Counties with stops in Decorah for coffee from Impact Coffee, Waukon for cheese curds from WW Homestead Dairy and Lansing for a special overlook of the river, but don’t forget a meal from Portside Bar and Supper Club with dessert to follow from Mi Dulce Elena in Postville.

These four bus tours are open to the public and cost $30 per person, and include meals, photo opportunities, historic tours and speakers. For more information or to sign up, please contact Morgan Ewing at (563) 864-7112 or [email protected] Be sure to follow the Scenic Byways on Facebook for updated details.

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