Your Local Playground
The shoreline of Lake Wissota is dotted with beautiful homes, golf courses, restaurants, boating opportunities, and public pool and parks. Beyond the lake and rivers, the downtowns of Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire retain their settlement charm, while newer areas feature carefully planned developments combining dining, residential, brewing, shopping, and recreation.
There is a wide array of 4-season outdoor fun that includes biking, hiking, boating, fishing, skiing, camping, family-oriented parks, and organizations that offer outdoor activities such as the YMCA and Beaver Creek Reserve. Just as the Chippewa Valley rose from the banks of our scenic rivers, we make the most of our waterways to have a great time year around.
Visit our countryside to enjoy our family-owned wineries, orchards, lambing farms, and sources for locally-raised eggs and meats. For those with a heart for history, we have museums, history centers, and maintained historical sites to visit and join.
The new Riverfront Park takes advantage of the city’s riverfront property, and includes a fishing pier, a splash pad and an amphitheater with space to seat 3,000 people. You’ll find the paths and banks enjoyed by peopled with families, fishing, and strolling, with concerts and food trucks in the park on Sunday nights in the summer time.
Since 1906, Irvine Park has been a staple of our residents for hiking, picnics, fishing, strolling, camps, and the newly updated zoo and visitors center.
With a foundation of agriculture, the Chippewa Valley has a thriving food and beverage industry with a shine for craft brewing, wineries, and distilleries. From Leinenkugels, founded in 1867 to 2016’s Chippewa River Distillery, you can sample a wide range of enjoyment in our area.