Fresh air and safety are essential these days, and the La Crosse region bursts with adventure and socially responsible activities for all. When you’re ready, visit the area for an abundance of entertainment options for you and your entourage to safely enjoy.
Adventure & Expeditions
In such a region, it is easy to want to submerge yourself in nature. A perfect way to burn off some energy is with a quick stroll or bike ride on one of the many great trails in the area. The Great River State Trail, La Crosse River Trail, and Three Rivers Trail are great options for easy walking or biking with beautiful scenery along each route. If you’re looking for something challenging, you can find more difficult terrain, climbs, features, and scenic lookouts at the Hixon Forest Trails and La Crosse Blufflands Trails.
Want to skip the forests? Cool down and explore the area’s many famous waterways. Rent a kayak or canoe to enjoy the crisp waters of Lake Onalaska or the river lands. Launch your boat at one of the many landings and escape down the grand Mississippi River. In addition, summertime fishing in the region can be one of the most exciting fishing experiences anglers have all year, no matter the species you seek.
Can’t Miss Landmarks & Sights
In La Crosse, hike up or drive to Grandad Bluff, and enjoy views of the Mississippi River, La Crosse, Minnesota, and Iowa. Afterward, head to Riverside Park at the meeting of three rivers and a block from the city’s historic downtown. The park is home to the La Crosse Queen, which offers visitors an authentic paddle-wheeler cruise on the Mississippi River. At the north end of the park, guests can enjoy a peaceful stroll through the exquisite International Friendship Garden.
Located in Onalaska, the Great River Road runs into the Great River Landing, famous for its natural beauty, culture, and friendly atmosphere. The Landing serves as the trailhead for the Great River State Trail which connects over 100 miles of state bicycle trails and is local to businesses offering unique cuisine and shopping. Continuing north along the Great River Road will lead you to Sunny the Sunfish, a massive sculpture in Onalaska that offers a perfect photo op for you and your crew.
Renowned Patio Dining & Local Craft Beverages
The La Crosse region proudly claims the Coulee Region Craft Beverage Trail, featuring 13 of the area’s best breweries, wineries, and distilleries. Make sure to enjoy the famous culinary destinations as well! With more than 100 eateries, you may dine in a setting like no other among the bluffs on outdoor patios, in retro martini bars, renovated historic buildings, or classic pubs.
This unique area truly offers something for everyone. The beautiful waterways nestled between the striking bluffs create an adventurous setting perfect for making safe memories. When you’re ready, venture to the La Crosse region, where the freedom to explore awaits!