Adventure icons - Thrive in La Crosse

Adventure Hiking

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.

Adventure Festivals

Festivals

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

Adventure Craft Beverage Trail

Craft Beverage Trail

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

Adventure Biking

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.

Adventure Fishing

Fishing

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

Adventure Paddling

Paddling

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

Adventure Hunting

Hunting

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