Best of the Chippewa Valley

Reader Polls

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2022

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2023

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2024

Best Trail for Biking

Readers voted the Chippewa River State Trail to the top, which is no surprise with its beautiful views of the Confluence, peaceful prairies, and sandstone bluffs. The Old Abe State Trail, running from downtown Eau Claire all the way to Cornell, offers riders the chance to view a truly freeing experience. Running 14.5 miles, the Red Cedar State Trail begins in Menomonie and passes through marshland bottoms, forests, and farmlands before connecting with the Chippewa River State Trail. –Parker Reed