Drop a Line, Get a Bite: Preparing for this year's fishing season

Wed. May. 2nd, 2018  |  Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Opening day of the 2018 regular inland fishing season follows the coldest and snowiest April on record, meaning it’s a pretty good bet many anglers’ favorite fish species will be hungry and ready to bite, state fisheries officials say ...

4 Local Sunrise Spots That'll Take Your Breath Away

Tue. May. 1st, 2018  |  Pan Thao, photos by Shane Newman, Tina Ecker

Rise and shine, folks! The Valley is packed with adventures, and you’ll want to start yours early with something beautiful and easy to catch. You know what they say, the early bird gets an incredible view of the sunrise.

A Way on the Water

local leaders announce river trail plan, map

Thu. Jun. 29th, 2017  |  Tom Giffey

For millennia, the Chippewa River has been a conduit for travel, commerce, and recreation. Now, thanks to collaboration among a broad swathe of local groups, the 4.2 miles of the river that flow through the city of Eau Claire are officially a water trail ...

Up to 12 'Born Learning Trails' to Be Installed Throughout Chippewa Valley

Thu. Jun. 29th, 2017  |  V1 Staff

Ten area communities in Chippewa and Eau Claire counties have approved the installation of Born Learning Trails in their area parks. These are in addition to the Born Learning Trail installed last year at Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls. One more trail is pending approval.

25 Hiking Trails in the Chippewa Valley - a Volume One Web App

flip thru local hiking trail maps with this web app

Wed. May. 17th, 2017  |  Rob Reid, developer by Don Ross

Explore every hiking trail near Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, and Menomonie with this interactive web-app. Flip thru 25 trails to see aerial Google Earth views, photos, official trail maps, and Google Map directions to each trail.

Opening Weekend

the first morning of fishing season is usually cold, but the memories formed couldn’t be warmer

Wed. May. 3rd, 2017  |  Justin Patchin, photos by Justin Patchin

The opening weekend of walleye fishing season is practically a state holiday where I grew up in northern Minnesota. And I suspect the same is true for many folks here in western Wisconsin. I rarely miss an opportunity to get together with my dad to fish “the opener” ...