Head west to explore three overlooked Wisconsin travel spots
If you want a little taste of the mountains on a getaway, you have to head west. But not as far as you think.

"Who says Wisconsin doesn’t have mountains?” my mom marveled as we traveled down Highway 14 along the bluffs that tower above the Mississippi River.  ...

...The university town on the confluence of the Eau Claire and Chippewa rivers has the amenities of a big city with the creative, friendly vibe of a smaller one. There’s something for everyone, from a great arts and music to trendy restaurants and a burgeoning craft beer scene, plus miles of bike trails to pedal and rivNorth of La Crosseers to paddle....

...Chippewa Falls is also home to the granddaddy of breweries in the area: Leinenkugel’s. Now owned by MolsonCoors, the brewery still holds on to its Wisconsin, family-owned roots in Chippewa Falls. Tours of the historic brewery start in the Leinie Lodge where you can sample a few beers before or after your tour. ...

....Eau Claire has its share of beer, too, including Lazy Monk Brewing, which serves Bohemian and German lagers in German-inspired bier hall and garden along the Chippewa River; and the Brewing Projekt, which offers a range of creative brews including IPAs and fruity sours out of a newer taproom on the river. ...

North of La Crosse...After that hike, you’ve earned a glass of wine from Elmaro Vineyards, just northwest of the park. The winery’s indoor seating is closed, but you’ll want to sit outside anyway and take in views of the vineyard from the patio. ...


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