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Destination of the Day: Hixon Forest hiking

We continue our May trek along Wisconsin’s west coast with a stop high above La Crosse. Hixon Forest’s 800 acres are criss-crossed by 13 miles of trails for hikers and dirt bikers, winding their way up and across several bluffs with great views of the region. I was lucky enough once to come across a […]

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Destination of the Day: Turkey River Mounds

There are many places to get a good view along the Upper Mississippi River, but the easiest ones are the most crowded. This fall, as you are looking for a moderately difficult hike that come with good views and few visitors, consider Turkey River Mounds State Preserve south of Guttenberg, Iowa. The preserve follows a […]

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Itasca State Park

Itasca State Park is one of the crown jewels of the Mississippi River region, and not just because the Mississippi River begins here. The park offers excellent outdoors experiences, historic lodges, and is fun to visit any time of year. Don’t forget to check out the photo gallery below. History The area around Lake Itasca […]

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