Adventure - Thrive in La Crosse
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Driftless Adventure

Everything under the sun.

Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a foodie, an arts aficionado, or a sports fan, La Crosse is the place to live it up. Day or night. Indoors or outdoors. There’s always something to do in the Driftless Region. 

Open for exploration.

The Driftless Region delivers unlimited outdoor activities all year long. Locals and visitors alike enjoy hiking and biking the many trails through the bluffs, birdwatching, kayaking, hunting, fishing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snow and water sports, and more. With easy access to parks, nature trails, and many activities, the La Crosse area is great for kids or just kids-at-heart.

Hiking

Paved and natural surface hiking trails throughout the city that connect hikers with nature in just a few steps and the spectacular views on the trails crisscrossing the bluffs make La Crosse a premier hiking destination.

Festivals

La Crosse is host to many festivals, fairs, and live music—including the famous La Crosse Oktoberfest celebrations.

Craft Beverage Trail

This drinkable bucket list details the region’s wineries, breweries, and distilleries.

Biking

Four rail-bed trails spanning nearly 101 miles, trail systems that crisscross the bluffs, and miles and miles of quiet country roads offer some of the best biking in the region.

Fishing

The water near La Crosse hosts more species of fish than any other temperate-climate river in the world.

Paddling

The meandering waterways of the La Crosse area are an absolute paradise for canoeing, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding.

Hunting

The wooded bluffs, meadows, and marshes are great opportunities for hunting and trapping waterfowl, small game, and white-tailed deer.

500+

Miles of open road for cycling.

89

Miles of scenic trails.

Shops, hops, and chops.

A lower cost of living means you’ll have more money in your pocket to enjoy the thriving retail, restaurant, and nightlife opportunities in the La Crosse area. From long-established favorites to trendy new eateries, the La Crosse area restaurant scene lets you expand your palate to find new favorites. The Driftless Region also boasts 12 craft breweries that produce countless different brews.

Driftless Adventure