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Outdoor Adventure Bucket List

Check all of high adventure activities off your bucket list where Iowa started.

Be sure to follow the latest social distancing guidelines from the State of Iowa to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Take a relaxing paddle through the streams, creeks, and rivers of where Iowa started by Kayak. Traverse Catfish Creek at Mines of Spain or venture out onto the Mississippi on the Dubuque Water Trail.

Kayak floating on Catfish Creek in Dubuque Iowa

Kayak

Take a relaxing paddle through the streams, creeks, and rivers of where Iowa started by Kayak. Traverse Catfish Creek at Mines of Spain or venture out onto the Mississippi on the Dubuque Water Trail.

Family Biking Dubuque

Road Bike

Explore Dubuque by bike through the vast trail network of where Iowa started. Venture through the Port of Dubuque to see the iconic Shot Tower and Star Brewery Complex. Then head north to the Heritage Trail, where you can ride all the way to Dyersville on a smooth crushed limestone path.

Woman Hiking Mines of Spain Dubuque

Hike

Traverse through 21 miles of deep forest, prairie grasslands, and rocking limestone towers at Mines of Spain. This state park is just minutes from downtown Dubuque, making it the perfect quick hiking getaway spot for adventure at a moments notice.

Beach Camping Finleys Landing Dubuque

Fish

This local favorite is the perfect spot for a weekend full of fishing. Don’t forget to bring your furry friend along to frolic on the beach.

Biking Winter Trails Dubuque

Mountain Bike

Hit the trail at Cloie Creek Park, Dubuque latest addition to the mountain biking scene. This series of single track paths are suitable for any skill level and will have you jumping for joy.

Running Trails Dubuque Iowa

Trail Run

Cruise through the breathtaking and challenging landscape of Swiss Valley Nature Preserve. Home to towering hills, and lush river bends, this park features over 10 miles of groomed trails made for runners.