Before you take to the trails, rip through your favorite local waterways, or climb any sort of mountain, it’s important to make sure of what you’re doing. While you’re gearing up, check out this section as a way to prepare for your ultimate journey. Be safe, be strong, and be adventurous!


25 Hiking Trails in the Chippewa Valley

Flip thru 25 trails with this Web-App by Volume One. Includes aerial images, Satellite Google Maps, directions, trail maps, photos, and descriptions.


Places & Resources

Camping 18

Great camping sites throughout the Chippewa Valley

Friends Indeed

preservation a priority for newly formed Friends of Putnam Park

In 1909, lumber baron and local philanthropist Henry Cleveland Putnam donated a 230-acre parcel of land to the City of Eau Claire, hoping the low-lying stretch would be preserved as a botanical laboratory ...

Expanding Your Boundaries

craving a canoe trip? here’s what you need to know about dipping a paddle into Minnesota’s Boundary Waters

If you’ve never been camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, it may seem a little daunting – even more so if you’re not much of a camper or outdoorsperson ...

Early Season, Later Life

reflections on trout fishing with a son – then and now

It was futile. A stinging April wind gusting across Timber Coulee Creek and my cataract-clouded eyes made threading a hair-thin tippet into the eye of a trout fly no larger than a peppercorn practically impossible ...

Take a Peak

hiking trails that are the high points in Chippewa Valley

As we spring into summer, slip on those hiking boots and head to the trail. Chippewa Valley is home to an abundance of meandering hiking trails that travel through the scenic beauty of northwestern Wisconsin ...

Winter After Hours 2019

Winter After Hours - Wintermission was a free community event at Pinehurst Park that featured hot chocolate, smores, music, board games, a cross country ski race and much more ...

133rd Annual Silver Mine Invitational

The 133rd Silver Mine Invitational international ski jumping competition took place January 19-20 and featured top skiers from the US, Norway, Finland, Slovenia, Canada and other countries.


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