Nature & Recreation

400 State Trail 22 miles

E13660 State Highway 33, Reedsburg

The 400 State Trail is located between Reedsburg and Elroy with 5 communities conveniently spaced along the trail to provide small town hospitality. Part of the 101-mile State Trail System. A mostly level trail. Trail is used for bicycling, walking, and snowmobiling. There is also a 7-mile horse trail parallel to the bike trail between Wonewoc and LaValle.

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Beaver Creek Reserve

S1 County Road K, Fall Creek

Moderate difficulty. There are several trail loop options. Scenic, winding trails on two separate sections of the reserve, offer views of two creeks and the Eau Claire River. A local favorite $3 for adults, $1 for children (15 and under), free for members of Beaver Creek.

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Brunet Island State Park

23125 255th St., Cornell

Many campers are drawn to Brunet Island State Park’s quiet lagoons and channels, perfect for fishing, canoeing, swimming, or just watching wildlife (the park is well-known for its roaming deer population). If you’re an adventurous camper, check out the Old Abe State Trail, a 20-mile abandoned railroad grade that connects Brunet Island with Lake Wissota State Park. You won’t leave disappointed.

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Cadott School Forest

Cadott

Several loops go through woods past two creeks and a covered bridge as well. From Hwy 29, take the Cty Rd X exit and drive to Cty Rd XX. Head north to 80th Street. Head east for 1 ½ miles and look for a gravel dead-end road. You might have to park at the gate and walk into the educational building area. Otherwise, there is parking at the building.

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Chippewa Moraine State Rec. Area

13394 Cty Hwy M, New Auburn

Situated along the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, the 3180-acre Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area offers unspoiled beauty with kettle lakes and many glacial features. The Chippewa Moraine is one of nine units of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve.

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Coon Fork Lake County Park - Campground

E 25501 County Road CF, Augusta

Located 30 miles from Eau Claire, this serene campsite has a boat landing and rental, picnic shelter, swimming beach, volleyball court, playground, hiking trails, and more. Makes for a quiet weekend getaway.

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Duncan Creek Campground

12528 102nd Ave., Chippewa Falls

35 sites. Campground offers spacious campsites, electrical hook-ups, playgrounds, fishing in Duncan Creek, canoe access, nestled the cool of large deciduous and coniferous trees.

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Eagle Ridge Campground

2302 Nelson Road, Chippewa Falls

Ninety campsites offered for tents, trailers, RV's, and campers. Flush toilets as well as sewer, water, and electric hookups. Open for pull throughs only.

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Eau Claire River Route

1.5 miles - Trail goes from downtown Eau Claire to the East Side Hill

Start at the paved trailhead hidden across from the L.E. Phillips Memorial Library's underground parking entrance. The trail brings you across to the north side of the river on an old railroad trestle S bridge that offers spectacular views of the quarter-mile long Banbury Place industrial complex and of course, the valley. The trails in Phoenix Park and Boyd Park now connect and are ready for downtown cyclists.

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Evergreen Ski Trail

E 25501 County Road CF, Augusta

Easy to moderate difficulty. 2.2 miles of trail loops are open for hikers in the spring, summer, and fall. The westernmost trail follows Coon Fork Creek. $3 fee. Located 5 miles north of Augusta on Cty Rd CF (across the road from Coon Forks County Park). Park at a small dirt lot.

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Fairfax Park - Trail

4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire

Difficulty: Easy. Small woods trail that doubles as ski trail goes into small prairie area past a few ponds and re-enters woods. Directions: Access Fairfax Park Drive from either Golf Road and park in the Fairfax Pool lot, or go down Fairfax Street and park near the ball fields south of South Middle School.

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