Here Comes the High Bridge

restored bike-pedestrian bridge will be open for use by the end of the summer

Walking across Phoenix Park’s footbridge (or driving on the Madison Street bridge), a towering iron fixture can be seen as the last in the succession of bridges sprinkled down the Chippewa River before Xcel Energy’s dam. Soon, that 80-foot tall bridge will be more than part of a picturesque view in the distance: It will also provide one ...

It's The Big One

Wisconsin Sport Show showcases outdoor know-how

Looking for that cure for cabin fever and spring fever? Head to the Wisconsin Sport Show, March 20-22, at Menard’s Old Mill Expo Center. The center’s 53,000 square feet will be filled with more than 130 exhibitors of boats, pontoons, docks and ...

Disc-y Business

new Water Street store caters to disc golf lovers

You’re a local disc golf player: your itch to participate in the hobby-sport is regarded as a quirk (but you dig that). The first convincing thaw of the year comes on with the same “smack” force used against the heel of your sneaker to clear ...

U.S. National Snowshoe Championships

The U.S. National Snowshoe Championships for Senior 10K, Junior 5K and Half Marathon snowshoe racers took place the weekend of Friday, Februrary 27. There was also a 5K Snowshoe Run/Walk open to everyone on Saturday. Races took place on the trails...

U.S. Winter Log Rolling Championships 2015

As part of the Special Olympics' annual Polar Plunge event, professional log rollers competed for cash and bragging rights on a frozen, sub-zero Half Moon Lake – in Eau Claire on Sunday, Feb. 22.

Northwest Wisconsin Winter Fest and Games 2015

A massive winter recreation celebration took place January 23–25 on the frozen surface of Lake Altoona. It featured an ice fishing contest, auto ice racing, Fat Bike Race, broomball, softball tournament, cribbage tournament, ATV/motorcycle race ...

Winter at Camp Manitou

kids enjoy snowshoeing, hiking during two-day camp

If your kids like Camp Manitou’s swamp hike over the summer, they’ll love its Winter Camp over Valentine’s Day/President’s Day weekend Saturday, Feb. 14 through Monday, Feb. 16. Now in its fourth year, the camp offers outdoor activities...

Intro to Snowshoeing @Beaver Creek

On Saturday, Jan. 17 an introduction to snowshoeing class took place at Beaver Creek Reserve. The class included a history of snowshoe's, the different styles of snowshoes, and how and where to use them. After a brief classroom time indoors ...

Winter After Hours (Jan. 15, 2015)

The Eau Claire Parks and Recreation Department along with Volume One again presented "Winter After Hours" at Boyd Park on Thursday, Jan 15th. Events included ice skating, snow shoeing, winter kubb, a fire pit, music, and hot drinks. Snowshoe and ...