Recreation Outdoors

You’re Not Gonna Want to Meno(miss) These Outdoor Spots

must-see outdoor gems in and around Menomonie

Sawyer Hoff, photos by Andrea Paulseth, Timothy Mather |

FISH THEN FRY. Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm cooks up whatever you catch, and you can enjoy a cold drink along with it. (Photo by Timothy Mathers)
FISH, THEN FRY. Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm cooks up whatever you catch, and you can enjoy a cold drink along with it. (Photo by Timothy Mather)

The Menomonie area offers an abundance of things to do outdoors, but there are some you just can't miss. Here is a list of local favorites you can enjoy by yourself or with your friends and family!


The Devil’s Punchbowl

410th St., Menomonie

While the name may give a queasy feeling, The Devil’s Punchbowl is one of the prettiest – and most unique – places to hike in Menomonie. There is a beautiful waterfall inside the “bowl,” which is a circular wall of rocks carved over the millennia by water. The stairway is currently under construction but will reopen soon. This is a challenging trail – so be aware! Learn more about the rare and gorgeous site at landmarkwi.org.

Dunn County Recreation Park

620 17th St., Menomonie

This park is a great place for families to spend the day, with many fun things to do. There is a picnic area, restrooms, a track, an ice hockey arena, lighted ball fields, and exhibition buildings. That sounds like a day of fun to us! Learn more at menomonie-wi.gov.

Dunnville Wildlife Area

south of Chippewa River + County Highway Y and 210th Avenue on the north

Also called “Danville Bottoms,” this area has sand beaches, steep hillsides, and a vast forest. It's a great space for camping, biking, hiking, canoeing, fishing, swimming, and wildlife viewing. Learn more at dnr.wisconsin.gov.

Red Cedar State Trail

912 Brickyard Road, Menomonie

This 14.5-mile trail connects to the Chippewa River State Trail and passes prairies, farmland, bluffs, and the Red Cedar River for one beautiful adventure. Learn more at dnr.wisconsin.gov.

Red Cedar State Trail. (Photo by Andrea Paulseth)
Red Cedar State Trail. (Photo by Andrea Paulseth)

Govin’s Farm

N6134 670th St., Menomonie

For some good ol’ farm fun, head over to Govin’s Farm where –depending on the time of year – they have a barn with cute farm animal babies, berry picking, and a corn maze and haunted trail during the spooky season. Learn more at govinsfarm.com.

Jeremiah’s Bullfrog Fish Farm

N1409 566th St., Menomonie

A fan of fishing? This farm is known for its Rainbow Trout fishing and beautiful views. They also cook up your catch at their “Hobo Shorelunch” and have drinks and live music on the weekends. Learn more at eatmyfish.com.

Lake Menomin

2997 Domain Drive, Menomonie

There is plenty to do on Lake Menomin such as visiting the park, their 8.3-mile Lake Menomin Loop, and – of course – swimming and fishing in the lake. Learn more at dnr.wi.gov.

Lake Menomin. (Photo by Timothy Mathers)
Lake Menomin. (Photo by Timothy Mather)

Irvington Campground, Tube, & Canoe Rentals

E4176 County Road D, Menomonie

For all you campers out there, the Irvington Campground has everything in the name. Bring your tents or RVs (they have full hookups with electricity and water) and enjoy a fun time in the woods. Learn more at menomoniecamping.com.

Wakanda Park and Water Park

909 Pine Ave E, Menomonie

Your kiddos will have a blast swimming in the water park and enjoying a fun time on the large playground in Wakanda Park. The park also includes the Russell J. Rassbach Museum, the Menomonie Lions Club Game Park, ballfields, shorline, and more. Learn more at facebook.com/wakandah2opark.

Wilson Park

800 Wilson Ave., Menomonie

Wilson Park is an iconic part of Menomonie, hosting its local farmer’s market and the weekly Ludington Guard band concerts. There are also tons of fun events held in the park – like yoga and the city’s Pride events! Learn more at facebook.com.

Govin's Farm. (Photo by Andrea Paulseth)
Govin's Farm. (Photo by Andrea Paulseth)

 

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