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Have You Ever Thrown An Axe? Now's Your Chance!

Ironside Axe Club offers opportunity for stress relief

If you think chucking axes isn’t an ideal date night for you and your honey, think again. Or at least that’s what Manny Kohl and Anna Obrecht – sweethearts-turned-managers of the new Ironside Axe Club in Eau Claire – say about their new business venture on London Road ...

Gear Up for Outdoor Adventures With Rentals at Beaver Creek

kayaks, GPS units, telescope can be rented out this summer

Beaver Creek Reserve has been a nature lover’s paradise for the Chippewa Valley since 1947. Even with so many years under their belt, they’re still coming up with new and inventive ways to keep locals fascinated by nature. With the ...

Get Out and Explore Wisconsin With These Great Guides

with the pandemic cooping us inside and the temptation of warmer weather, now is the perfect time to explore the great outdoors

If you’re looking for some “less traveled by” locations to socially distance while hiking, camping, and exploring neat outdoor getaways during these – ahem – unprecedented times, we have just the thing for you! . . .

Getting Fit With Fido

fitness club encourages dog owners to work out with pups

If you want to get in shape with your furry pal by your side, here’s an opportunity. The No Limits Virtual Fit Club just started this summer, organized by Noelle Chaltry, owner of No Limits Canine and a certified professional canine fitness ...

Start a Succulent Garden of Your Very Own

All you need is a shallow glass bowl or terrarium, cactus potting soil, sand, charcoal, rocks, and your favorite succulents. First, put sand in ...

Looking for Thrills? Zip Through the Air

Considering some other recreational options may be off the table this summer, 2020 may be the year to finally face that fear of heights and give zip lining a try. Just a 90-minute drive from the ...

Have a Block Party: Play Kubb

Did you know Eau Claire is officially the Kubb Capital of North America? Or that the U.S. National Kubb Championship takes place right here? If you’re like me and ...

Toss a Disc (and Toss Your Cares Away)

As far as socially distant activities go, there’s not much out there like disc golf. Enjoy your wooded surroundings as you toss discs far ...

Get Some Socially Distant Sunshine

Splish! Splash! River Prairie Park’s stream is now open for the summer! Kiddos can spend the day splashing in the stream. All visitors ...

Look to the Stars This Summer

Everything under the sun might be changing, with the Hobbs Observatory closed for the season and delayed programming from the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society due ...

Whatever Floats Your (Rented) Boat

For those looking to get out for some waterborne fun, Loopy’s Saloon and Grill in Chippewa Falls is a great place for it! Guests can grab a bite to eat and rent a canoe ...

Find a Fishing Hole and Cast a Line

If you’re floundering for a place to fish this summer, look no further. Whether your putting worms on a hook, or slipping into some waders ...

Take a Peek at the Wonders of Irvine Park

Irvine Park is a staple of the Chippewa Valley. Over the years, the facilities have improved and taken in more animals. They have a great ...