Day Trip to Augusta, WI
Rich in history and abundant in fun, Augusta may be the small-town visit you want to make during your trip to Eau Claire! Augusta offers plenty of activities to do, art and nature to view, and information to learn. Check out our list of suggestions below to get started on planning your day trip to Augusta.
On your summer day trip to Augusta, stop and pick your own blueberries at Augusta Blueberries! The blueberry fields spread across almost 6 acres, and they offer 11 different varieties of Cultivated Highbush blueberries. Check out their website to keep up to date on peak picking season, and even try out their blueberry dessert recipes! Plan a family-friendly outing in Augusta at the Augusta Blueberry patch.
The Dells Mill was built in 1864 as a water-powered grist mill to grind wheat in Civil War era Wisconsin. Built along the dells of Bridge Creek, the mill served farmers and their families for fishing and acted as a central building for a growing community. Dells Mill, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, operated continuously until 1968. We highly recommend a visit to this historic treasure of the Chippewa Valley.
The Amish Community is prominent in August, WI and you can take a glimpse into their day-to-day life at The Wood Shed. Take a tour of the heart of Amish Country to see an original working home and farm as well as stores, markets, and a bakery. If in season, you may even be able to purchase some fresh fruits and vegetables at the market! The Wood Shed is home to authentic Amish craftsmen furniture which is Wisconsin made right here in the Eau Claire area!
Coon Fork Lake Country Park is the perfect summer destination for groups and families! In addition to boat landings, volleyball courts, swimming beaches, and playgrounds, this park has over 80 campsites for visitors! Firewood is offered at the park for optimal campfires and s’more making! Take advantage of the hiking trails, the beautiful outdoors, and the boat and canoe rentals to experience the most of Coon Fork Lake County Park in Augusta!
Pack your fishing poles for a day well spent at Lake Eau Claire County Park! The locals tend to fish here for Muskie, Walleye, and Bass, but the park is also commonly enjoyed for picnics, playing Horseshoe, volleyball, and exploring the accessible playground.
With the trailhead located right in Augusta, WI off of Highway 12/27 this is a great outdoor recreational activity for visitors. The trail is approximately 21 miles round trip with alternative loops that allow you to create your own adventure! This trail is ranked as a beginner skill level with few steep hills, which allow it to be a wonderfully scenic route at any time of the year. The lightly traveled road is perfect for a family of bikers! The bicycle route is available year-round and there is no pass required for route access, enjoy!
Food & Restaurants
Stop in for a sweet treat at the widely-loved Augusta Bakery! Indulge in fresh baked breads, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, donuts, and more. Find seasonal flavors for every holiday event, or just treat yourself to a sweet stop on your Augusta day trip!
Open daily in the summer, check out R&R Drive-In Restaurant for a classic, old-school drive-in dining experience! Find some of the best ice cream cones, malts, sundaes, slushies, Root Beer Floats, hot dogs, burgers, and unforgettable appetizers.
You can't miss this cafe even if you tried; its bright yellow and green exterior makes Tuggers's, Brian's, and Trisha's Cafe & Catering the most vibrant place in Augusta! Find delicious, homestyle cooking at this small-town cafe on your day trip to Augusta.