Onalaska is linked to over 101 miles of exceptional state bicycle trails and is located at the juncture of the Great River State Trail and the La Crosse River State Trail, two of the Midwest’s most beautiful bicycling trails. The country roads surrounding Onalaska also provide excellent bicycling. What makes Onalaska bike trails so special is the fantastic scenery provided by the Mississippi River bluffs, rolling hills and sprawling wetlands. Human Powered Trails takes you up into the bluffs of the coulee region. From beginners (take the Prairie Loop or the La Crosse Ridge Loop) to the seasoned (try the Darkside or the French Connection), there are some great biking opportunities!
Onalaska is also a great golf getaway destination. Not only does it offer great golf course choices, but there are 18 golf courses within an easy drive of our area.
If the weather won’t permit a round of golf you can get a tee time on a golf simulator, choosing from 33 famous courses or use the practice range mode.
Onalaska offers more than 20 parks, offering everything from athletic courts and swimming pools to walking trails, picnic areas and shelters. In the winter, you’ll find lighted sledding hills, as well as ice skating and hockey rinks. Try your hand at disc golf at Rowe Park. A number of swimming pools and aquatic centers serve Onalaska residents and visitors.
Onalaska is located along the Wisconsin Great River Road, voted the “prettiest drive in America” by the Huffington Post, a National Scenic Byway and part of the national Great River Road that runs over 2,069 miles along the Mississippi River from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. Along its way, the Wisconsin Great River Road is nestled between the river on one side and towering bluffs on the other, making it one of the most scenic drives in mid-America.