Explore this Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Hey Earth… you rock! Thanks for packing the area full of epic activities fit everyone – no matter our niche.
Are you ready to grab your friends, family or partner and try out these recreation activities this Earth Day while exploring the La Crosse Region?!

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Spin Your Wheels

The La Crosse Region

La Crosse County’s picturesque bluffs, riverlands, and quiet country highways make for some of the best road and mountain biking in the world. Over 100 miles of highly maintained bike paths and trails cover the region, and the City of La Crosse has achieved the Silver-Level designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community, with miles of designated bike lanes, bikeways well-marked by sharrows (shared-lane markings), and more bicycle friendly businesses per capita than any other city in Wisconsin. Don’t have a bike? Start exploring by renting bikes from the Drift Cycle bikeshare program in La Crosse!

Take A Hike

The La Crosse Region

There may not be a better place in the world to explore on foot than the La Crosse Region. With wooded bluffs topped by craggy sandstone outcroppings, vast marshes bursting with wildlife, pristine prairies and meadows, and rivers, lakes, and streams everywhere you turn, there’s a whole world to explore in this quiet little corner of the Upper Midwest. And with hundreds of miles of designated, well-maintained trails, you won’t need a compass to do it! Whether you prefer leisurely strolls along wide, level paths, or heart-pounding climbs up steep, rocky trails, you’ll find your hike in the La Crosse Region.

Whatever Floats Your Boat (etc. 😉 )

The La Crosse Region

The meandering waterways of the La Crosse area are an absolute paradise for paddlers of every stripe. Take the family on a gentle canoe ride through relaxing wetland courses, or enjoy moderate to strenuous kayaking adventures along the Mississippi, Black, or La Crosse Rivers. Canoe trails, launches, and outfitters abound in the area, making it one of the best paddling destinations in the region. Check out this excellent map of canoe launches in the area to find the most convenient access point for you!

Reel In Memories & Lunkers

The Mississippi River & More!

The Upper Mississippi sprawls well beyond its main channel, creating hundreds of tiny islands, channels, and deep pools which harbor more species of fish than any other temperate-climate river in the world. Walleye is king in these waters, but you can catch just about anything in the La Crosse Region: sauger, northern pike, shovelhead sturgeon, large and smallmouth bass, perch, sunfish, bluegill, crappie, gar, channel and blue catfish, to name a few. Catch a big fish? Enter our Lunker League Program!

Earth Day Treasure Hunt

The La Crosse Region bursts with natural wonders perfect for celebrating Earth Day today, or all spring and summer long! Check out our selection of businesses and legendary sights to explore and experience Mother Nature at her finest.

Natural Wonders In The Region

Legendary destinations you won’t want to miss! The La Crosse Region has so many natural wonders being apart of the Driftless Region! Check out these standouts that will undoubtedly be the highlights of your spring and summer!