Journey Wisconsin: Out of doors Actions/Golf – WTMJ


As the days get longer and temperatures start to rise, there’s even more incentive to get outside and explore Wisconsin’s bounty of outdoor recreation! Plan your first round of golf of the year, go on a scenic hike or discover a waterfall – let’s go on an outdoor adventure!

Go to Wyalusing State Park and stay overnight in nearby Potosi (Grant County)

One of Wisconsin’s oldest parks, Wyalusing covers 2,700 acres overlooking the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers. Perched 500 feet above the two mighty rivers, the views this park offers are nothing short of spectacular. Snap a fun photo of you and your crew at the Travel Wisconsin Selfie Booth and Henneger Point!

After your unforgettable trek, head south to the Potosi Brewery for a wide range of home-brewed craft beers and delicious lunches and dinners. Order a beer in the tasting room or learn more about the brewing process by signing up for a brewery tour. With 16 Potosi beers on tap and the signature craft root beer made from pure cane sugar and real Wisconsin honey, there’s something for everyone.

Spend the night in a quaint five-star lodge nestled on the Mississippi bluffs in Potosi at Pine Point Lodge. With medium-sized cabins for a family of four or large cabins for up to 12 people, this is the perfect destination for a group vacation in nature.

Hit the links at one of St. Croix County’s golf courses that are well worth a visit

St. Croix County is home to four fantastic golf courses, all within 30 minutes of each other, making Hudson one of the ultimate golf vacation destinations. Begin your journey with a game at the award-winning Troy Burne Golf Club, a course previously ranked among Golf Digest’s 2020 Best 100 Public Courses in the United States. Carefully sculpted from 420 acres of rolling St. Croix Valley hills, the course features over 120 bunkers, wide buggrass fairways and stadium greens.

If you can schedule two rounds of golf on Friday, be sure to play at Kilkarney Hills Golf Course in the afternoon, as the fish fry with all-you-can-eat sides and dessert is a perfect way to explore the 36 holes of Wisconsin to Quit Golf! Be sure to visit White Eagle Golf Club and St. Croix National to round off your weekend.

Explore Iron County: Overflowing with waterfalls

Though Marinette County is nicknamed the waterfall capital of Wisconsin, Iron County is a close contender, with more than twelve named waterfalls within 20 miles of Wisconsin’s famed Copper Falls. The sandstone and thick red clay create beautiful color schemes throughout the park, while the 100-foot-tall Brownstone Falls offer one of Wisconsin’s most breathtaking views. With snow melting upstream and temperatures slowly warming, spring is the perfect time to witness an energetic waterfall.

Check out the easily accessible and stunning Potato River Falls! Drive to Potato River Falls Road, which ends at a parking lot for access to the falls. This waterfall has upper and lower falls totaling 90 feet, both accessible via steep stairs.

After your hike, grab a rejuvenating java from Sharon’s Coffee Company in Hurley. Drop by for dinner on the weekends and enjoy options like burgers, wraps, sandwiches and of course fish on Fridays.

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