Sports & Recreation

Three majestic rivers and the beautiful bluffs surrounding them make La Crosse County the perfect outdoor recreation area. You can kayak, fish, or just cruise the Mississippi, and Hixon Forest is full of trails for hiking and biking. Work on your short game at any of our six area golf courses, or visit in winter for some of the region’s best downhill and cross-country skiing. If spectating is more your style, La Crosse County is home to three semi-professional teams: the La Crosse Loggers of the Northwoods Baseball League, the River City Rough Riders of the Northern Elite Football League, and the Coulee Region Chill of the North American Hockey League, not to mention plenty of NCAA action at UW-La Crosse and Viterbo University. Whatever you’re into, any time of year, La Crosse County has something for you! See our Sports & Recreation Calendar.

Sail Pepin

Sail Pepin

Sid’s Bay Boat Rentals

Sid’s Bay Boat Rentals

Catgut Paddle

Catgut Paddle

Sigurd Canoe Co.

Sigurd Canoe Co.

Rush WI West

Rush WI West

Wyatt Bicycles

Wyatt Bicycles

Coulee Region Chill – La Crosse Freeze

Coulee Region Chill – La Crosse Freeze

Tactical Escape 101

Tactical Escape 101

Tri-State Metric Century

Tri-State Metric Century

Apple Blossom

Apple Blossom

Goose Island – Stoddard

Goose Island – Stoddard

Stoddard – Chaseburg

Stoddard – Chaseburg

Coulee Bicycle Company

Coulee Bicycle Company

The Great Escape of La Crosse

The Great Escape of La Crosse

Schafers River Rentals

Schafers River Rentals

Island Outdoors

Island Outdoors

La Crosse Area Family YMCA

WisCorps, Inc.

WisCorps, Inc.

La Crosse Escape Room

La Crosse Escape Room

River Trail Cycles

River Trail Cycles

American Marine

American Marine

International Owl Center & Festival of Owls

International Owl Center & Festival of Owls

Great River Landing

Great River Landing

Thomas G. Rowe Park

Thomas G. Rowe Park

L-N-L Gravel Grinder

L-N-L Gravel Grinder

Driftless Region’s Most Scenic Ride

Driftless Region’s Most Scenic Ride

Norski Tur

Norski Tur

The West Salem Dairy Days Classique

The West Salem Dairy Days Classique

Cheddarman

Cheddarman

Baristas Epic Coffee Ride

Baristas Epic Coffee Ride

North-East Route

North-East Route

Memorial Day Figure Eight

Memorial Day Figure Eight

Grandad Bluff Loop

Grandad Bluff Loop

Coon Valley Coulee Express

Coon Valley Coulee Express

Brownsville-Hokah

Brownsville-Hokah

Apple Blossom Loop

Apple Blossom Loop

Whitehall English Century

Whitehall English Century

La Crosse Segway Tours

La Crosse Segway Tours

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Visitor Center

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Visitor Center

Myrick Park

Myrick Park

Outdoor Recreation Alliance

Outdoor Recreation Alliance

La Crosse Pettibone Boat Club

La Crosse Pettibone Boat Club

Justin Trails Resort

Justin Trails Resort

Goose Island Campground & Park

Goose Island Campground & Park

Fun ‘N the Sun Houseboats

Fun ‘N the Sun Houseboats

La Crosse Municipal Boat Harbor

La Crosse Municipal Boat Harbor

La Crosse River State Trail

La Crosse River State Trail

Mt. La Crosse

Mt. La Crosse

Riverside Park

Riverside Park

Elroy Sparta Trail

Elroy Sparta Trail

Clement’s Fishing Barge & Captain Hook’s Bait & Tackle

Clement’s Fishing Barge & Captain Hook’s Bait & Tackle

Riverside Amusement Park

Riverside Amusement Park

Black River Express Canoe Rental

Black River Express Canoe Rental

S&S Houseboat Rental

S&S Houseboat Rental

Pettibone Park

Pettibone Park

Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling

400 Wisconsin State Trail

400 Wisconsin State Trail

Great River State Trail

Great River State Trail

Human Powered Trails, Inc.

Human Powered Trails, Inc.

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

La Crosse Queen Paddlewheeler

La Crosse Queen Paddlewheeler

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

River City Water Ski Show Team

River City Water Ski Show Team

Friends of McGilvray Road, Inc.

Friends of McGilvray Road, Inc.

La Crosse Loggers Baseball Club

La Crosse Loggers Baseball Club

La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway

La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway

La Crosse, Wisconsin’s, picturesque bluffs and riverlands and quiet county 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. City road maps showing designated bike routes detailing can viewed at the City of La Crosse website, and the Wisconsin Bike Federation sells maps detailing the rideability of Wisconsin’s state and county highways. And be sure to check out our Bicycling in the Driftless Region page, with maps and information on 11 self-supported road rides right here in the La Crosse area.

 
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Upcoming Events

May
4
Thu
2017
all-day FREE Summer Music Lessons @ First Lutheran Church
FREE Summer Music Lessons @ First Lutheran Church
May 4 – Aug 11 all-day
FREE Summer Music Lessons @ First Lutheran Church | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States
FREE Summer Music Lessons First Lutheran Church is offering FREE piano and vocal lessons throughout the summer. Lessons are with a highly qualified teacher. Students have one half-hour lessons each week from June 5- August[...]
May
5
Fri
2017
all-day Downtown Walk Around @ Downtown La Crosse
Downtown Walk Around @ Downtown La Crosse
May 5 – Jun 2 all-day
Downtown Walk Around @ Downtown La Crosse
  Take the downtown walking challenge and discover new businesses, exciting new downtown developments and promote a healthy lifestyle!     Pick up your stamp card at any of the participating businesses. Visit at least[...]
May
28
Sun
2017
8:30 am Master Class in Permaculture Design @ Kinstone
Master Class in Permaculture Design @ Kinstone
May 28 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Master Class in Permaculture Design @ Kinstone | Fountain City | Wisconsin | United States
Master Class in Permaculture Design This advanced, applied Permaculture design course is for anyone looking to study Permaculture design at a deeper level. Enhance your understanding of the Permaculture ethics and principles and practice applying[...]
11:00 am Flying Owl Program @ International Owl Center
Flying Owl Program @ International Owl Center
May 28 @ 11:00 am
Flying Owl Program @ International Owl Center | Houston | Minnesota | United States
Flying Owl Program Experience the whoosh of an owl’s wings as it flies back to its perch at the conclusion of the program. Program topics vary based on audience interest, but options include a game[...]
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