Follow The Timber Trails
Tall stands of timber brought early settlers to the valley of the Chippewa River in the middle of the 19th century. Following treaties with the Ojibwe and Dakota who already lived here, Yankees, Canadians and Europeans poured into the region. As you travel the Chippewa Valley today, you experience the land and the legacy of people who followed the timber trails. The Timber Trails tours help reveal the hidden history that exists throughout the Chippewa Valley. Four main themes define the distinctive character of the Chippewa Valley. These themes appear in each of the Timber Trails tours.