Nature & Recreation

Old Abe Trail

711 North Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls

Easy difficulty. Popular bike trail goes from Chippewa Falls to Cornell. One scenic spot is just north of Jim Falls where the trail follows the Chippewa River on one side and small fields and ponds (some full of turtles) on the other. Head north of Chippewa Falls on Hwy 178 to the Jim Falls exit. In town, there is a trailhead sign with a parking lot. Walk north through town before getting to the scenic spots.

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Otter Lake County Park

35309 170th Ave, Stanley

It has 22 well-spaced campsites, a playground, picnicking, swimming and a boat landing. The shoreline of much of Otter Lake is undeveloped and provides an attractive, wilderness-type setting. Central location for water, electricity available on all sites and pit toilets. No showers or dump station.

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Pine Harbor Campground

7181 185th St., Chippewa Falls

Offering organized activities such as Christmas in July, Halloween, Bingo, Pancake Breakfasts, and more. Clean flush toilets, showers, and laundry facilities. Two play grounds: one age 5 and under, one for age 5+. Pet friendly (on a leash). Hiking and biking trails. Free wireless internet.

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Pine Point County Park

27699 256th Street, Holcombe

Camping, swimming, picnicking, playground equipment, a reservable picnic shelter and a boat launch are available. Central location for water off of the main parking lot, electricity available on all sites, pit toilets and a dump station. No showers. Firewood is available for sale from the park caretaker who occupies site #7.

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Pinehurst Park - Trails

3523 Delbert Road, Eau Claire

Moderate difficulty. Wooded trails along the far side of the sledding hill double as mountain bike trails. Trails end at the top of the sledding hill. From Hwy 53, turn right on Eddy Lane to Darryl Lane to Dale Road. From the parking lot, look for the trailhead on the left facing the hill.

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Putnam Trail

Located at the end of Putnam Drive, UWEC Lower Campus, Eau Claire

Difficulty: Easy. Dirt road goes through a wooded area that follows Little Niagara Creek. Deer and wild turkeys often seen. Marshy woods with a beautiful canopy of branches and leaves. From campus heading west, the trail follows the Chippewa River.

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Red Cedar State Trail

921 Brickyard Road, Menomonie

Easy difficulty. Small bluffs with a waterfall will be on one side and the Red Cedar River on the other side. Bald eagles frequently sighted. Going other direction from Dunnville takes you through the Dunnville State Wildlife Area across a trestle near the confluence of the Chippewa River and the Red Cedar River. This meets up with the Chippewa River Trail.

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Rock Lake Lodge & Campground

23015 153rd St., Bloomer

Go swimming in the heated, outdoor pool, play in the game room, take a walk and see elk and peacocks, go fishing on Rock Lake, bring your ATV's/snowmobiles, and ride the trail or just relax around the campfire or at the lodge. The lodge has a full bar with homemade pizzas and sandwiches.

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Stage Coach Bicycle Route

Trailhead located in Augusta just off Hwy 12/27 on Stone St.

21 miles - Approximately 21 miles roundtrip with alternate loops. Mostly easy but a few steep hills. It's a scenic route that follows along a lightly traveled road and is perfect for a family bicycle outing. Available year round and no pass is required. 

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Stoney Creek RV Resort

50483 Oak Grove Road, Osseo

Stoney Creek is big rig friendly, offers 18 hole mini golf, laundry facilities, free wi-fi internet, adult pool with basketball, kiddie pool with toys, volleyball and basketball courts, short-order kitchen, covered wagon rides, game room, worship services, and more. Don't forget laser tag.

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Tower Ridge Recreation Area Trail

1230 S 82nd Ave, Eau Claire

Easy to Moderate difficulty. Wide trails double as ski and horseback riding trails. Some trails are very hilly. Offers spectacular views of the Eau Claire River Valley. $3 daily pass/seasonal. Drive east from Eau Claire on Cty Rd Q and then south on L. Go past first parking lot (for disc golf players) to the second lot (road to it on left side of L).

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Trail From Boyd Park to Archery Park

Eau Claire

Difficulty: Moderate. This small short trail winds along a small bluff bordering Eau Claire’s east side neighborhood. Nice scenic spots where you look straight down to the Eau Claire River. Trail starts in a meadow. It is rocky underfoot in some sections. Directions: From downtown Eau Claire or from Hastings Way, take Main Street and turn north on Summer Street. Park near the pavilion in Boyd Park.

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Twin Springs Resort Campground

N6572 530th St., Menomonie

Amenities and activities include a swimming pool, boat rentals, fire wood and ice for sale, bar and game room, nature trails, play areas for children, camping cabins, tiled showers with hot water, fire areas and fire rings, and more. Enjoy the panoramic views and scenic nature trails.

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Wilderness Pursuits

N 5773 Resewood Ave., Neillsville

$40 plus tax a ride (about two hours). A family run Horseback Adventure business located in Neillsville. Offering guided trail rides on gentle, well-trained horses through Clark County Forest. Overnight adventures available.

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Wildwood Trail

200 Main St., Woodville

The Wildwood Trail is a seven-mile off-road hiking, biking and snowmobiling trail on a former railroad right-of-way, which runs from the Village of Woodville south to the St. Croix/Pierce County line, through the Town of Eau Galle.

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