Kayaking Long Lake in Trempealeau

Kayaking access is just in front of Lake Road Cottage.  The cottage is equipped with 2 kayaks and life jackets. Long Lake is a 4 1/2 mile long trail with an easy skill level. This is a looped marked trail so you won't get lost. Do your best to go when Long Lake is glassy and calm; usually in the evening or early morning.  The Big Marsh can be windy and may be a workout so it's best to avoid paddling if it is windy. The lake winds through the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.  This is a small channel off the Mississippi River which makes for a nice paddling. You can launch just across the street from the cottage. You may see Eagles, Heron, Pelican, Turtles, Kingfisher and all sorts of other wildlife. 


There are numerous places that offer live music:  Trempealeau Hotel Link to Schedule; Winghaven Pizza Link to Schedule; Elmaro Winery Link to Elmaro


Kinstone is a megalithic stone garden on about 30 acres of privately owned property. It is said that it is home to the only privately owned stone circles in the world.  I call it WI's own Stonehenge. The place is unique and Christine's (owner) vision is pretty amazing.  The place has a stunning chapel with glass bottles and clear glass plates housed in the walls so that the sunshine creates images as it reflects through the glass.  So for the 60 to 90 minutes it will take to stroll the garden, you will enjoy the views and be in awe of the size of some of the stones.  Kinstone is about a 20 minute drive from LRC. 

Golfing, Eating and Beverage Link to Drugan's Castle Mound

Drugan's is located in Holmen and is the area place to golf. Rent yourself a cart and clubs then hit the greens. An 18 hole, par 72 public golf course with a country club feel. After golfing you can enjoy a cold-one and snacks. Drugan's, known for it's fine dining experience offers daily specials and Sunday brunch. 

Fishing Fishidy

If you enjoy fishing, The Upper Mississippi River Boat Landing is 1/8th of a mile from the cottage.  Long Lake offers a variety of fish including Sunfish, Bass, Bowfin, Panfish, Northern Pike, Walleye, Catfish and Bluegill.  You will need a fishing license. The cottage has a fish cleaning station in the backyard so you can clean your catch and grill the same day.  

Birding ebird.org

Trempealeau is one of the premier birding locations on the west side of WI offering diverse habitats: wetlands, prairies, bottomland forests and open waters making this a migration corridor for many species of birds. The Refuge is the home of some 270 species of birds.  The migration seasons , spring and fall, hosts spectacular flights of waterfowl including Tundra Swans, Ducks, Geese, Cranes, Warblers, Vireos and many more.  However, for most of the year you will find Eagles, Heron, Egret, Pelican, Thrushes, Sparrow to name a few.

Massage Every Body Massage

Just indulge yourself!  I do my best to enjoy at least one massage per trip.  After all the hiking, biking and kayaking you will be doing, this will be a perfect treat.  Afterwards, sit in the Adirondack chairs at the cottage and enjoy the view and the birds. 

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