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The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2022

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Best Place to Take Your Pet (non-business)

Your pets deserve to go on a little vacation every now and then, too. Treat your pup to Eau Claire Off-Leash Dog Park (4503 House Road, Eau Claire) for bountiful hops of joy. Maybe refrain from walking your cats to this one. Irvine Park (125 Bridgewater Ave., Chippewa Falls) is a park your pets will love. Besides the zoo, this park has 318 acres of beautiful trails and views that even your pet lizard would enjoy (just kidding, keep him safe). Lastly, Phoenix Park (330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire) has a dedicated statue for dogs, making it a great place to run around, play frisbee, and enjoy a beautiful day. Catch me there next summer walking my pet hamster … no discrimination here, folks.  –Kelly Carlson