Best of La Crosse County 2018: Recreation & Outdoors

Our bluffs, rivers, and distinct seasons make this area an outdoor recreation paradise, so there are plenty of options, and opinions, when it comes to your favorite places to hike, bike, swim, and play. Congratulations to the big winners!

Fitness Center

  1. YMCA (Onalaska)
  2. YMCA (La Crosse)
  3. Burn Boot Camp

Small Fitness Center/Studio

  1. Burn Boot Camp
  2. Eupraxia
  3. Zen & Pow Studio

Gym

  1. YMCA (Onalaska)
  2. YMCA (La Crosse)
  3. Burn Boot Camp

Crossfit / High Intensity Training

  1. Burn Boot Camp
  2. Eupraxia
  3. Crossfit La Crosse

Yoga / Pilates Studio

  1. Root Down Yoga Studio
  2. The Yoga Place
  3. Zen & Pow Studio

Gymnastics Studio

  1. YMCA (Onalaska)
  2. Performance Elite
  3. YMCA (La Crosse)

Yoga Instructor

  1. Mandy Roush, Root Down Yoga Studio
  2. Tammy Zee, Tammy Z’s Yoga Studio
  3. Stephanie Helmers, Zen & Pow Studio

Fitness Instructor / Personal Trainer

  1. Jeff Winkers, Burn Bootcamp
  2. Wanda Owen-Reese, YMCA
  3. Bryce Karo, YMCA

Martial Arts Studio

  1. Nicklaus’ Martial Arts America
  2. Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy
  3. Task Karate

Sports Team / Club

  1. La Crosse Loggers
  2. Coulee Region Chill
  3. Coulee Region Logrolling

Sports & Recreation Store

  1. Dick’s Sporting Goods
  2. Island Outdoors
  3. Play It Again Sports

Outdoor Equipment Rental

  1. Island Outdoors
  2. UW-La Crosse Outdoor Connection
  3. City of La Crosse Parks and Recreation Department

Boat Rental

  1. Island Outdoors
  2. Schafer’s River Rentals
  3. American Marine

Bait Shop

  1. Island Outdoors
  2. Ace Hardware
  3. Emma’s Bait and Tackle Shop

Bike Shop

  1. Smith’s Bike Shop
  2. River Trail Cycles
  3. Coulee Bicycle Company

Bowling Alley

  1. Pla-Mor Lanes
  2. Coulee Golf Bowl
  3. South Lanes

Golf Course

  1. Fox Hollow Golf Course
  2. Coulee Golf Bowl
  3. Drugan’s Castle Mound

Place For Disc Golf

  1. Pettibone
  2. Mormon Coulee Park
  3. Rowe Park

Public Pool

  1. Onalaska Aquatic Center
  2. Erickson Pool
  3. Holmen Aquatic Center

Beach

  1. Pettibone Park
  2. Black River Beach
  3. Airport Beach

Park

  1. Riverside Park / International Friendship Gardens
  2. Myrick Park / Kids Coulee
  3. Hixon Forest

Running / Hiking / Biking Trail

  1. Hixon Forest Trails
  2. La Crosse Marsh Trails
  3. Great River State Trail

Running Event (5K, Marathon, etc.)

  1. Grandad Half Marathon
  2. Maple Leaf 5k Walk/Run
  3. Festival Foods Turkey Trot

Active Bicycling Event

  1. La Crosse Area Bicycle Festival
  2. Hixon Forest Epic
  3. Smith’s Bike Shop Short Track Series

Casual Bicycling Event

  1. Beer by Bike Brigade
  2. La Crosse Area Labor Day Bicycle Festival
  3. Other

Scenic Area

  1. Grandad Bluff
  2. Hixon Forest (Upper Hixon, Rim of the City, Miller Bluff Lookout)
  3. Riverside Park

Campground

  1. Goose Island County Park
  2. Neshonoc Lakeside Camp Resort
  3. Whispering Pines Campground

Boat Harbor / Marina

  1. Pettibone Boat Club
  2. North Bay Marina: Huck Finn’s and American Marine
  3. Catgut Marina

Boat Landing

  1. Clinton Street
  2. Green Island Park Boat Launch
  3. Mosey Landing (Next to Schafer’s-Onalaska)

Motorcycle / Power Sports Dealer

  1. Harley Davidson
  2. Rod’s Ride On Powersports
  3. 2Brothers Powersports

Best of 2018