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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.

1. The Dells Mill and Museum

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.

2. The Wood Shed

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!

3. Coon Fork Lake County Park

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!

4. Stage Coach Bicycle Route

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!

5. The Henning Art Gallery & Sleigh & Carriage Museum

The Henning Art Gallery is a working farmhouse of a husband and wife who are also artists.  They moved to the area in the 1970s and greatly enjoy the outdoors and the art and inspiration they receive from their surroundings in quiet Augusta, WI.  Rozan Henning has a love of horses and displays antique horse-drawn sleighs alongside her beautiful art.  She enjoys visitors and requests that they call ahead at 715-286-2464 so she can be there to greet you!