Easy Day Trips from Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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Mondovi, Lake Hallie, Augusta, Fall Creek, Durand, Osseo, Chippewa Falls, Menomonie

  • Mondovi, United States

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      Mondovi, Wisconsin is an idyllic small town located just a short drive from Eau Claire, making it an easy day trip destination. Visitors can enjoy outdoor activities like fishing and hiking in the nearby Buffalo River State Trail, or explore the town's historical landmarks, such as the restored 19th-century Opera House. Don't miss a chance to try the local cheese curds and other regional specialties at one of Mondovi's cozy cafes or restaurants.

  • Lake Hallie, United States

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      Lake Hallie is a beautiful destination located just 10 miles from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. This charming village has a serene lakeside atmosphere, with plenty of opportunities for water activities such as fishing, boating, and kayaking. Visitors can also explore scenic hiking trails, enjoy delicious local cuisine, and discover its rich history through its museums and landmarks.

  • Augusta, United States

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      Augusta, Wisconsin is a charming rural town located about 25 miles east of Eau Claire. It offers opportunities for outdoor recreation such as hiking and fishing. Visitors can also explore local history at the Augusta Museum or enjoy seasonal events throughout the year such as the Augusta Area Dairy and Cheese Days in June. It's a great day trip option for those looking to escape the city and experience small town charm.

  • Fall Creek, United States

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      Fall Creek, Wisconsin is a charming town located just 15 miles east of Eau Claire. Visitors can enjoy a beautiful stroll along the historic Miller Dam, have a picnic at the peaceful Creek Side Park, or appreciate the local art at the Down to Earth Garden and Gift. With its small-town charm and proximity to Eau Claire, Fall Creek is a perfect destination for a relaxing day trip.

  • Durand, United States

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      Durand is a charming small town located about 30 minutes east of Eau Claire. Visitors can explore the quaint downtown area, which features a variety of unique shops and restaurants. The town is also home to several parks and outdoor recreation areas, including the Chippewa River State Trail, which offers miles of scenic biking and hiking trails. Don't miss the Durand Historical Society Museum, which showcases the rich history of the area.

  • Osseo, United States

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      Located just 20 miles south of Eau Claire, Osseo, Wisconsin is a charming small town with a rich agricultural heritage. Visitors can explore local history at the Osseo Area Historical Society Museum, or admire the stunning wolves and other wildlife at the nearby Wilderness Walk Zoo and Recreation Park. Osseo also offers plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities, including fishing, kayaking, and hiking in the nearby Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Chippewa Falls, United States

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      Chippewa Falls, located only 15 minutes from Eau Claire, offers visitors a variety of recreational activities and attractions. Explore the beautiful natural scenery of the Chippewa River or visit the Leinenkugel's Brewery, one of Wisconsin's oldest breweries, for a tour and tasting. You can also take a stroll through Irvine Park or visit the historic Cook-Rutledge Mansion.

  • Menomonie, United States

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      Menomonie, Wisconsin is a charming college town located just 15 miles east of Eau Claire. Visitors can explore scenic parks, picturesque lakes, and historic landmarks, such as the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts and the Wilson Place Mansion. Outdoor enthusiasts can also enjoy a variety of recreational activities, including hiking, biking, fishing, and kayaking. With its welcoming community and quaint small-town vibe, Menomonie is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for an easy day trip from Eau Claire.