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Most Beautiful Spot

Big Falls County Park (600 Big Falls Forest Road, Eau Claire) features gorgeous rock formations and a beautiful river that runs across them all. This is truly the place to cool off on a hot summer day. Irvine Park (125 Bridgewater Ave., Chippewa Falls)  has endless mileage to trek through, but there’s more than one beautiful spot here – try to see how many you can find. Beaver Creek Reserve (S1 County Hwy. K, Fall Creek) is a nature preserve that has a butterfly house and more than 9 miles of trails to traverse. Grab your snowshoes and gloves, because these beautiful spots are open year-round and ready for your patronage –Kelly Carlson