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Seniors Discover Chippewa Falls

I remember my father bringing home a huge blue catfish he caught in the Chippewa River in Wisconsin.  He had  hold of its gills in his 6’5″ frame and the tail touched the ground. It was a whopper!  Maybe 50 lbs or better.  He caught it near Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. My senior memory is clear with this event, and knowing my father well, he just might have started his fishing trip at the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewery.

As a father myself, I am indebted to the state of Wisconsin since two of my children got an education there. One is a veterinarian, who started her college education at Stevens Point,  the other an attorney who graduated from Marquette University Law School.  As a result my wife and I have been to Wisconsin many times, however never to Chippewa Falls.

Chippewa Falls was originally a lumber town that became a railroad town, even though the main railroad line of the 1870s went through Eau Claire, about 10 miles to the south. Senior visitors will find art and history, breweries and wineries and farm fresh products in and around Chippewa Falls and the city is full of natural beauty and local charm.

Chippewa County Attracts Seniors

 Chippewa County Wisconsin offers excitement and adventure all year round. Explore the County’s rich historical roots or attend one of the nationally acclaimed music festivals. For seniors who love the outdoors, the area is blessed with an abundance of resources with miles of bike trails, picturesque parks, acres of pristine forest lands, and fish-laden lakes.

The local charm of small town life is preserved on Main Street in downtown Chippewa Falls. Here architecturally significant buildings house a bustling business community. Located on the Chippewa River in Chippewa County, the town has a population of nearly 14,000. Chippewa Falls is named after the Ojibwa Native Americans and Chippewa is an alternative rendition of Ojibwa.

Where is Chippewa Falls?

From the Twin Cities, Chippewa Falls is directly east and Interstate 94 will take you there. There’s a gorgeous little park called Irvine Park in the heart of town plus it has a zoo, pavilions, picnic areas and beautiful drives.  The county seat is located in Chippewa Falls and seniors will discover a host of attractions and things to see and do that includes the Northern Wisconsin State Fair, the Museum of Industry and Technology, wineries and apple orchards. In August, the annual Pure Water Days Celebration is a city-wide event that provides affordable family oriented activities for all ages and celebrates Chippewa Falls’ pure water.

 Enjoy your time in Chippewa Falls.  Sounds like a great little town to me. jeb


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