Chippewa County, WI is the perfect destination for a weekend biking trip. With miles + miles of pristine trails that guide you through the county’s beautiful terrain, your two-wheel adventures will be unforgettable. Here’s what a weekend biking trip to Chippewa County has in store for you:
1. Hickory Ridge Recreation Area
For those bikers searching for an off-road biking experience, head over to Hickory Ridge Recreation Area. Here, you will find a 14-mile mountain biking trail that winds you through a scenic oak and aspen forest. The Friends of Hickory Ridge Trail work tirelessly to maintain these trails for optimal biking and hiking conditions all spring, summer, and fall. After a day of biking, hop in the car to grab a refreshing brew at Bloomer Brewing Co.
2. Erickson Park
Get pedaling at Erickson Park where the forest lined bike trail will immerse you in the natural beauty of Chippewa County. With 400 ft. of shoreline and a pier perfect for fishing, take a break along the water to cast a line, or enjoy the warm sun. Follow Erickson Park’s bridge to access Irvine Park‘s 318 acres of scenic land. Don’t forget to stop at Olson’s Ice Cream for a scoop of sweetness to cool down after a day of biking!
3. Chippewa Riverfront
Moving your riding to the heart of downtown Chippewa Falls, the Chippewa Riverfront offers a little bit of everything for all! Bikers find paved trails that follow the mighty Chippewa River, and lead to the shops and restaurants of downtown Chippewa Falls. Chippewa Riverfront gives you an idyllic downtown experience.
4. Old Abe State Trail
Continuing your ride to the Old Abe State Trail is a paved 19.5 mile abandoned railroad grade connecting two state parks from Chippewa Falls to Cornell. The trail also connects to Lake Hallie and the Chippewa Rive State Trail, giving riders a total of 76 miles of trails to enjoy.
Before you hop on the trail, stop by the Chippewa Falls Visitor Center to get your trail pass. A day pass is $5 and an annual pass is $25.
Even More to See + Do
After a long day of biking, you’ll need to get a bite to eat. Lucky for you, Chippewa County has some of the best local restaurants. Here’s a few local favorites:
- Every Buddy’s Bar & Grill
- Loopy’s Saloon, Grill & Event Dome
- Max’s Bistro & Bar
- Wissota High Shores Supper Club
These are just a few of the incredible spots, check out all places to grab a bite below:
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