The Upper Iowa River supports cold and warm water fish species but three dams restrict fish movement and species prevalence. Smallmouth bass, walleye, trout, and non-game fish are abundant throughout the river. Trout are especially prevalent near the mouth of cold water streams, and more than 30 of these streamsContinue Reading

Caledonia, the county seat, lies nestled in the center of beautiful Bluff Country. Designated “The Wild Turkey Capital of Minnesota” and “The Heart of Quilt Country,” the Caledonia area is home to trout streams, snowmobile trails, horse, hiking, and biking trails. Trout Fishing The Houston County area is home toContinue Reading

Training Tips for Outdoor Adventures Before embarking on your spring excursions, a few training tips can ensure both you and your pup enjoy a safe and pleasant experience: Recall Command: Mastering the recall command is crucial, especially in open areas. Practice in a controlled environment before venturing into the wilderness.Continue Reading

Stained Glass Window by Louis Rene Petit Immediately upon entering the main body of the church the attention is drawn to the altar area backed by the 50’ x 30’ faceted glass wall. Imported from France, the window art was designed especially for the church by renowned artist, Louis ReneContinue Reading

The changing fall colors on my left and on my right are the cascading hills along the Minnesota border, which is right across the Mississippi River. There is just something about the sun shining through on this moody overcast day and seeing the bright beams of light as it ripples acrossContinue Reading

  A fervent believer in the transformative power of practical philanthropy and public service, Ellen was instrumental in numerous initiatives, including founding a home for children and contributing to the establishment of an early La Crosse hospital. Notably, she led efforts to preserve a prime section of local bluff land,Continue Reading

We met at a convenient downtown location right behind the old Tribune building. Here we were first introduced to Stopla, our conductor. Right away, I could tell he was fun, with a great sense of humor & kept our whole rambunctious group entertained! Our trolley experience allowed us to streamContinue Reading

We opened Margo+Lola in mid-2022 as a boutique and beautiful place to teach flyfishing and be a convenient gathering place for business meetings and social get togethers.   Tell us about a project or accomplishment that you consider to be the most significant in your career with your business.Having workedContinue Reading

Since the beginning of time, sailing has attracted both the adventurous and the romantic. The idea of setting sail to far off lands and exploring the great unknown has captured the hearts of many people. It is the topic of daydreams, books, and even the movies we watch today. WhenContinue Reading

By Gil Lagasca – It has been two full years since we had the pleasure to visit The Inn at Irish Hollow in Galena Illinois. However, the memories of our experience and the pleasure of meeting Tony and Bill, the owners of the Inn, have stayed with us just asContinue Reading

By Matthew Schumann – Tyrol Basin is South Central Wisconsin’s premier ski hill. Now, before any of you readers of the “Internationale” or “Colorado Ski” Type-Variety get all uppity, just remember: the Driftless does what it does with the terrain the dinosaurs and glaciers gave us. Military Ridge is aContinue Reading

Sparta Winter Sports Start planning your winter travel now!  Enjoy all that Sparta has to offer this winter! With warm and welcoming lodging, quaint shops, quiet dining an wide variety of winter activities – You will love this not-so-far getaway! Whether you are snowshowing in our 60 acre Memorial ParkContinue Reading

Mississippi Palisades State Park Untouched by glaciers that left their mark elsewhere in the state, this park is rich with rock formations carved by erosion. The Mississippi Palisades State Park is located in Savanna along the lofty, wooded palisades of the Mississippi River, the park’s inhabitants include pileated woodpeckers, migratoryContinue Reading

Decoding the Driftless A Film of Science Exploration and Adventure Check out the trailer for Sustainable Driftless’ new feature-length documentary film, Decoding the Driftless. It’s a wild ride of adventure through the air, across rugged landscapes, on and under the water, through a secret underworld, and across time itself to explore andContinue Reading

🌿 Embracing February’s Diversity in the Driftless Area The Driftless Area offers a unique blend of indoor and outdoor activities perfect for February’s chilly days. Let’s explore my top 12 suggestions for this month: Indoor Agility Classes: Indoor agility classes provide a stimulating environment for your dog to learn and play. TheseContinue Reading

  We’re excited to announce on April 21st, 2022, Drift Cycle and the La Crosse Neighborhoods, Inc.  re-launched the Drift Bike Share and Ride at Burns Park in La Crosse, Wisconsn.     This is a re-launch and Drift is excited to build on the first successful year that exceededContinue Reading

He may not have the name recognition of other famous chefs, but by the end of this article, you will place him among them. For starters, Alan is a James Beard award-winning chef, although I doubt you will hear him tell you that. If you aren’t familiar, it is aContinue Reading