DURAND DAY TRIP
During your visit to Eau Claire, we encourage you to travel to the surrounding communities. The small-town feel of Eau Claire’s neighbors is relaxing and refreshing. Durand offers great food, even better cheese, and enjoyment of everyday activities. Use the suggestions below to help plan your trip to Durand!
1. Corral Bar and Riverside Grill
A Wisconsin country restaurant, the Corral Bar and Riverside Grill serves up a real taste of Wisconsin! Located right downtown on Main Street the bar and grill is within walking distance to the rest of historical Durand. With a home-cooked menu full of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options you’ll never go hungry! Eat in the restaurant, out near the water, or grab the food to go! The restaurant is widely known for the original circus poster (as shown above) that can be found inside the Orton Room. Stopping here will transport visitors to Wisconsin 150 years ago and will truly be a highlight of the day!
2. Simply Dunn
A place for gifts, ideas, and space, Simply Dunn, a schoolhouse gallery, has a great selection of fair trade and locally made gifts and toys. Looking for creative pieces to complete your day-to-day household needs? Simply Dunn is open seven days a week and offers pots, storage jars, tableware, vases, and cook ware for you to complete your home with a piece of the Chippewa Valley. Their pottery is exquisitely crafted from stoneware clays, glazed and fired for a warm and varied effect.
Family-owned since 1945, Eau Galle Cheese proudly produces millions of pounds of cheese each year! Each item is handcrafted one at a time, which has allowed Eau Galle’s cheeses to be well known throughout the nation. Its Parmesan cheese was entered in the United States Championship Cheese Contest, one of the largest dairy product competitions to date in U.S. history. Visit Eau Galle Cheese for their wonderful cheese and gifts to make your day trip one to remember!
4. Blues on the Chippewa
Durand’s Memorial Park is located in the heart of downtown, only one block off of Main Street. The park is within walking distance of the business district and right off the main drag. Each year, the first weekend in August, numerous musicians and music lovers from all over the country gather in Durand. Blues on the Chippewa provides supplemental funding for the Pepin County Food Pantry & Brent Titus Music for Children Program as well as showcases the region’s wealth in the musical arts! If you’re thinking of planning a trip in the summer, this is a weekend worth traveling for!
Formerly named the Durand Golf Club and established in the late 1920s, Rolling Greens Golf Course is a mature course on gently rolling terrain that meanders its way through the countryside. No two holes are alike on this wonderfully designed course! The greens are always challenging, the fairways plush, and the roughs are maintained for the best golfing around!
Over 13,500 acres create a natural habitat right in the Chippewa Valley! The wildlife area has the state’s largest continuous bottomland hardwood forests including a plethora of aspen and oak. Hunters and fishermen are regulars to this region where they can find deer, ruffed rouse, beaver, turkey, otter, and so much more! The Tiffany Wildlife Area is not just for hunting and fishing as it is a popular location for hiking and birding. The most memorable sightings in the area include the bald eagle and the red-shouldered hawk. This region blooms beautifully in the spring! Explore the best that the region of Durand has to offer!