• Ice Fishing
    Fishing,  Quad Cities,  Sports,  Winter

    Ice Fishing Near the Quad Cities

    If you like exploring rugged places in your pickup, then ice fishing is the perfect winter activity for you. Here are some great places for ice fishing around the Quad Cities area. Mississippi River While Tom Sawyer floated on the Mississippi in warmer weather, you can take advantage of the cold backwaters of the Mississippi. In Illinois, Pools 12, 13, and 14 provide great ice fishing because they are typically quick to freeze and take longer to thaw at the end of the season. Lake George While Lake George relies on colder temperatures to freeze, it’s great for fishing when the temperatures are cold enough. Channel catfish, bluegill, and walleye…

  • Winter Activities
    Quad Cities,  Sports

    Winter Activities In The Quad Cities

    Winter is nigh, and as the cold weather comes into Illinois and Iowa, residents will be spending more time in the cozy indoors. But even in the snowy, icy, frozen winter months, there are plenty of activities in the QuadCities. Take a look at some of the ways you can stay active this winter! Birdwatching You might think that warmer seasons are the best time to spot exciting birds. However, during the winter bald eagles migrate to places like the Quad Cities from Canada. Spend an afternoon along the Mississippi River spotting bald eagles between December and February. Snow Sports at Ski Snowstar Winter Sports Park Bundle up and spend…

  • Quad City Golf
    Golf,  Quad Cities,  Sports

    Golf and Sports in the Quad Cities

    The Quad Cities is a vibrant area in Illinois and Iowa that straddles the Mississippi River. And, despite its “quad” name, it consists of five cities: Bettendorf and Davenport in Iowa, and Moline, East Moline, and Rock Island, in Illinois. This area is chock full of fun and adventure, especially if you enjoy sports. Here are some of the best ways to enjoy sports in the Quad Cities. Golfmohr Golf Club Located in East Moline, this club offers a challenging 18-hole course along with a pro shop and snack bar. While membership is not required, they offer a variety of affordable membership packages for frequent golfers. Or, you can pay…