Wisconsin Travel: Outdoor Activities/Golf – WTMJ

As the days continue to lengthen and the temperatures begin to rise, there is even more incentive to get out and explore Wisconsin’s many outdoor recreation offerings! Plan your first golf game of the year, embark on a scenic hike or discover a waterfall – long live the outdoor adventures!

Head toward Wyalusing State Park and stay in nearby Potosi (Grant County)

Wyalusing is one of Wisconsin’s oldest parks, spanning 2,700 acres overlooking the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers. Perched 500 feet above two massive rivers, the views this park offers are nothing short of spectacular. Take a fun photo of you and your team at the Travel Wisconsin selfie booth and at Henneger Point!

After your unforgettable ride, drive south to Potosi Brewery for a wide selection of home-brewed craft beers and tasty lunches and dinners. Order a flight of beers in the tasting room or learn about their brewing process by signing up for a brewery tour. With 16 Potosi beers on tap as well as their artisanal Root Beer made with pure cane sugar and real Wisconsin honey, there’s something for everyone.

Spend the night in a quaint five-star cabin nestled in the cliffs of the Mississippi River in Potosi at Pine Point Lodge. Offering mid-sized cabins for a family of four or large cabins for up to 12 people, this is the perfect destination for a group wilderness retreat.

Hit the links at one of St. Croix County’s road trip-worthy golf courses

St. Croix County is home to four fantastic golf courses, all within 30 minutes of each other, making Hudson one of the ultimate golf getaway destinations. Start your journey by playing the award-winning game Troy Burne Golf Club, a course previously featured in Golf Digest’s 2020 Top 100 Public Courses in the United States. Carefully carved out of 420 acres of rolling hills in the St. Croix Valley, the course features over 120 bunkers, wide bentgrass fairways and stadium greens.

If you can squeeze in two rounds of golf on Friday, be sure to play Kilkarney Hills Golf Course afternoon, as their fish fry with sides and all-you-can-eat dessert is a perfect way to end 36 holes of Wisconsin golf! Be sure to check White Eagle Golf Club and National of Sainte-Croix to end your weekend.

Explore Iron County: Overflowing with Waterfalls

Although Marinette County is dubbed the waterfall capital of Wisconsin, iron county is a close competitor with over twelve named waterfalls within 20 miles of Wisconsin’s iconic Copper Falls. Sandstone and thick red clay combine to create beautiful color combinations throughout the park, while the 100-foot-tall Brownstone Falls offer one of the most breathtaking views in Wisconsin. With snow melting upriver and temperatures slowly warming up, spring is the perfect time to witness a waterfall bursting with energy.

Experience the easily accessible and breathtaking Potato River Falls! Head up Potato River Falls Road, which ends in a parking lot to access the falls. This waterfall has upper and lower falls that total 90 feet and are both accessible by steep stairs.

After your hike, have a rejuvenating java of Sharon’s Coffee Company at Hurley. Stop in for dinner on the weekends for options like burgers, wraps, sandwiches and of course fish on Fridays.

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Sara H. Byrd