Comin' Round the Mountain

A look at the thriving local off-road biking scene

I was recently asked, “How’s the mountain biking scene in Eau Claire?” The selfish part of me that enjoys the peace of nature, solitude and a quiet ride through the woods...

To Work on Wheels

Bike to Work Week geared to promote local pedaling

If you’re like most people in the Chippewa Valley, your daily commute entails getting into your car and driving – almost always alone – to your workplace.

British adventurer to speak at The Grand Theatre

Some days I wish an old wizard would knock on my door and offer to take me on an adventure. Dave Cornthwaite did not wait for wizard tricks to spark his imagination. He stepped out his front door and starting going on adventures all on his own ...

Fall Color Coming Early to Wisconsin

Good news, leaf fans. Eau Claire County is currently amongst the most autumn-esque counties in all of Wisconsin – with an estimated Go Look at the Awesome Trees Cuz It Only Gets Browner from Here Time (our phrase, not theirs) around the third week...

Rounding Out Half Moon

city has some big plans for our crescent-shaped lake

Half Moon Lake used to be a river. Well, part of a river. Way back when – probably in 18th century – the oxbow lake was separated from the Chippewa River. But Eau Claire has tried its hardest to ensure the lake is still connected to the river ...

Take a Hike

see the leaves, feel the sun, suck some of the crisp autumn air

Two-wheel Parking

Every tried to wrangle your bike lock around a massive tree trunk? Or wandered aimlessly looking for a rack, only to settle for a sign or a railing? Put your frustrations aside, because there will (likely) soon be a standard amount of space ...

The Gifted Fisherman

new Dave Carlson book takes angle on angling

For many of us in the Chippewa Valley, the great outdoors are synonymous with sport – whether that’s defined as hunting, fishing, biking or even snapping photos. It is this strong connection with the land that makes us realize just how special ...

Going Camping? Register Online!

Campsite reservation is finally catching up with the 21st century. Campers can now reserve local Coon Fork Lake campsites online. The new online reservation form is built to be user-friendly and convenient. Just pick your dates from their handy ...