Relaxed Recreation: Summer Itinerary

Spend the day relaxing with good food and legendary, outdoor adventure in the La Crosse Region!

Adrenaline junkie? Outdoor enthusiast? If so, you’re in for a treat! From paddling the scenic Black River to savoring a classic Wisconsin fish fry, this itinerary offers the perfect blend of adventure and local flavor. Explore the picturesque landscapes, indulge in thrilling outdoor activities, and immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions of Wisconsin. Whether you’re seeking a heart-pounding escapade or a relaxing retreat in nature, this journey promises unforgettable experiences and memories to last a lifetime. Get ready to discover the best of what Wisconsin has to offer!

Unleash Your Adventure: Half-Day Outdoor Recreation Itinerary

The Crow
Gastropub And Bar

Grab a tasty lunch in downtown La Crosse at The Crow! The restaurant features over a dozen different specialty and gourmet burgers that are made fresh to order, as well as the area’s largest bourbon selection and specialty bourbon cocktails. For beer enthusiasts, The Crow offers a large and ever-changing craft beer selection, showcasing some of Wisconsin’s finest brews.

Upper Mississippi River National Fish & Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

Immerse yourself in the education of native wildlife and plants at the Fish & Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center! The Visitor Center has many interesting educational displays, classes and workshops on native wildlife, and walking plant trails. Local souvenirs, books, puzzles, tee-shirts and stuffed animals can be found at the Friends’ Prairie Wind Nature Store. Don’t forget to wander through their trails!

Lytle’s Landing

Lytle’s Landing is a hidden gem that is part of the Great River State Trail! Located about 3 miles past the Mississippi National Wildlife & Fish Refuge, this trail is perfect for hiking, biking or paddling, following the former railroad line, and crossing multiple photogenic bridges!

Red Pines Bar & Grill

End the adventurous day with a classic Wisconsin fish fry and local seafood at Red Pines Bar & Grill! The cozy atmosphere and picturesque location on Lake Onalaska makes Red Pines a memorable dining destination for every member of your entourage.

Best Ways to Explore La Crosse
This Summer

The La Crosse Region bursts with adventure and an abundance of great outdoor resources and opportunities, amazing food, arts and culture, and stunning views for you and your entourage to enjoy this summer!

The La Crosse Region
Fishing Guide

Get ready to reel in the excitement in La Crosse, a premier fishing destination! With a vibrant mix of fish species and prime spots like the Mississippi River and the scenic Driftless region for trout enthusiasts, every cast is an adventure!