Fall Frenzy

As Wisconsinites, we set out in a frenzy each year to embrace the colors of fall, because let's face it, the season never lasts as long as we would like. 
This year, instead of running around town and ultimately ending up in the same location you do every other year, let this post be your guide.
 
There are plenty of different ways to experience Eau Claire's gorgeous fall colors as well as some exciting new locations to visit!

Kayak Or Canoe

Kayaking the Chippewa River Water Trail in Eau Claire, WisconsinThe Eau Claire area is a popular destination for canoeing and kayaking, thanks to the many lakes and rivers that make it up! Just imagine yourself paddling along, breathing in the crisp autumn air and admiring the stunning tree-lined shores. That could be you this fall!

Where To Rent Canoes/Kayaks:

Riverside Bike & Skate
Loopy's River Rentals
Environmental Adventure Center at UW-Eau Claire

Where To Kayak/Canoe:

Chippewa River
Eau Claire River
Half Moon Lake

EC Insider Tip: Many rental places offer guided tours or a specific location to get your vessel in the water, so make sure to check with them before starting your adventure.

Walk

Favorite Place to #CaptureEC - Rod & Gun ParkDon't deny it- the sound of crunching leaves under your feet is one of your favorite sounds. Also, what better way to experience the fall colors than to be completely immersed in them on a lovely nature walk?

Parks To Visit:

Rod and Gun Park
Lake Wissota State Park
Lake Eau Claire County Park

Trails To Walk:

Chippewa River Trail
Putnam Trail
Fairfax Park Trail

Hike

Beaver CreekIn the mood for more of a hike than a casual stroll? Check out one of the parks below to experience waterfalls, dirt trails, and changing leaves galore. Plenty of locations also contain mountain biking trails if you're searching for an even more adventurous option!

Parks To Hike:

Beaver Creek Reserve
Mount Simon Park
Big Falls County Park

Drive

Carson ParkThat's right- the scenic roads of Wisconsin allow you to enjoy the fall colors from the comfort of your vehicle, if you so please. Here are just a few of the many tree-lined routes you can enjoy from the window of your passing car.

Routes To Take:

County Hwy E between Chippewa Falls and Holcombe - Designated "Rustic Road" in Chippewa County
Highway 93 toward Lacrosse (one of my personal favorites!)
Carson Park's winding roads

Audio Tour

The last, and arguably most unique way to tour the autumn colors, is by partaking in a self-guided Timber Falls audio tour. The audio tour is available on the Visit Eau Claire website and app. This tour allows you to take a journey along the local, historical sites of the Chippewa Valley. All you need to do is hop in your car, have your phone at the ready with the audio tour and explore the Chippewa Valley while learning!

So, grab your friends and family and take them along on an all-new fall adventure this year! 

With the multitude of fun options listed above, there's no excuse not to set out on a new way to experience the beauty of autumn. Don't forget to use #CaptureEC to bring us along in your Autumn Adventures.