Even though the day started out a little chilly and overcast, it ended up being a beautiful day for a walk along the La Crosse River State Trail! We gathered at a shelter in Myrick Hixon EcoPark, a wonderful non-profit that works in partnership with the La Crosse Parks and Recreation Department. The park provides and promotes environmental protection and awareness through education, entertainment, events, and exploration of hundreds of miles of hiking trails. It’s really a great place that offers lots of family-friendly fun.
On this 2.5 mile walk from Myrick Park to Riverside Park, I was joined by about a dozen local walkers, and as you’ll see in the photos, several furry friends! Besides the two dogs that joined their owners for the walk, along the trail we saw a beautiful great egret, a sand hill crane taking flight, and a woodchuck. With the rolling hills, tall bluffs, marshy area and rivers, the scenery in La Crosse can really be beautiful. Probably the most beautiful view was at the end of our walk, where the La Crosse, Black, and Mississippi Rivers all merge together into one. It is quite a sight to see!
Thank you to everyone who came out, Festival Foods for the healthy snacks and drinks, the La Crosse Convention and Visitors Bureau for hosting, and as always, to the Department of Tourism and Secretary Klett’s team who always keep walking fun!