First time at Vatten Paddlar? Preview these channels between the Eau Claire Lakes.

In a recent blog post about the upcoming Vatten Paddlar race being held July 7 on the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes in Barnes, Wisconsin, I included a video showing the boating channel from Middle Eau Claire Lake to Lower Eau Claire Lake.  That video’s been getting a lot of attention, so here’s more virtual scouting from my YouTube channel at Jean Hedren, Your Northwest Wisconsin Realtor.

First, for paddlers in the ten-mile race, here’s the boating channel between Birch Lake and Robinson Lake. During the race, you’ll be going the opposite direction.  Still, this gives you some idea of what to expect when the course narrows down the very first time.  This video is unedited and in real time; during the race this segment will go by much faster.  (You’ll also experience heavier traffic, since the field won’t yet have spread out very much.)

Next, here’s the channel between Birch Lake and Upper Eau Claire Lake.

If you’re in the ten-mile race, your next channel between lakes is the one between Upper Eau Claire Lake and Middle Eau Claire Lake.  After a quick portage around the outlet dam, you’ll experience a stretch that’s a little narrower and faster than the first two channels. Here’s a photo from the bridge at Outlet Bay Road.  It gives you some idea of what to expect.

Eau Claire River

Although you’ll only encounter the previous channels if you’re in the ten-mile race, paddlers in bothevents get to experience the channel between Middle Eau Claire Lake and Lower Eau Claire Lake.  Partway through, you’ll also get to stretch your legs on a brief portage around a miniature lock and dam.

(According to the official rules, assistance in portaging is available at both portages, and receiving assistance does not disqualify participants.  You also have the option of locking through the lock and dam, but portaging is obviously much quicker.)

So once again, here’s a sneak preview of the channel between Middle Eau Claire Lake and Lower Eau Claire Lake. The portage comes at about 1:35.

P.S.:  To learn more about the real estate for sale in northwest Wisconsin (especially lake homes, cabins, and waterfront properties), give me a call at 218-590-6634.  Or, you can reach me at jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

Accepted offer in 12 days. Private cabin getaway on 16 acres in Namekagon River canoe country. Trego, WI

Your private cabin in the woods getaway on 16.5 acres at the end of the road. Property is bordered by Washburn County Forest Land. Namekagon River Canoe Landing is a half mile away. Cabin is very well maintained. Panoramic view from the yard and screened porch. ATV/snowmobile trails and dozens of lakes nearby. Two hours from the Twin Cities.

Full property details: N11070 Bergerud Rd, Trego, WI. Offered at $139,900.

Interested in seeing this property? Call Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin Realtor, at 218-590-6634. Or, email Jean: jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

 

 

Proud to Sponsor Vatten Paddlar Race on Eau Claire Chain of Lakes

I’m proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Vatten Paddlar canoe and kayak race, which will be held July 7 on the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes in Barnes, Wisconsin.  I’m grateful for this opportunity to support our local community, and also to spread the word about the natural beauty of the lakes and rivers in this part of northwest Wisconsin.

The race has two events, a 10 mile race and a 5 mile race—plus various divisions within each race. There are prizes in each division, plus lots of door prizes.  To learn more about the race, visit www.vattenpaddlar.com.

To learn more about the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes, visit my YouTube Channel at Jean Hedren, Your NW Wisconsin Realtor.  Or, you can go straight to my playlist for Eau Claire Chain of Lakes (Barnes, WI).

For now, here’s one of my favorites, the boating channel from Middle Eau Claire Lake to Lower Eau Claire Lake:

P.S.:  To learn more about the real estate for sale in northwest Wisconsin (especially lake homes, cabins, and waterfront properties), give me a call at 218-590-6634.  Or, you can reach me at jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

Successful Kimball Lake Resort for sale. Minong, WI with drone video

Please enjoy this video showcasing the Kimball Lake Resort, one of my latest listings here in northwest Wisconsin. It’s a thriving, family-friendly resort on the Kimball Chain of Lakes, not far from Minong. Many of its guests have been enjoying their vacations here for years; under the management of its current owners, Kimball Lake Resort has boasted an over 90% return rate.

Despite that, the resort’s current owners are now ready to move on to the next stage of their life. So if you’ve always dreamed of owning a northwest Wisconsin resort, this listing represents the rare opportunity to take over a successful and well-maintained turnkey operation with an established clientele. If you’ve already been looking around, you know that’s not always the case with resorts coming on the market here in northwest Wisconsin.

Where precisely in northwest Wisconsin? The Kimball Chain of Lakes is located several miles west-northwest of Minong. If you’re familiar with the area, it’s west of Gilmore Lake, southwest of the Minong Flowage, and northeast of Nancy Lake. The Kimball Chain includes three lakes–Upper Kimball Lake (44 acres), Middle Kimball Lake (98 acres), and Lower Kimball Lake (129 acres).

Kimball Lake Resort is on Lower Kimball Lake. In addition to the owners’ home and office, the resort includes five cabins on 73 acres (plus an additional 66 available) and around 560 feet of shoreline. Four are vintage cabins that have been recently updated, and the fifth cabin was just built in 2001. In recent years the resort has also seen major upgrades to its well and septic system, so that’s one less thing for the new owners to worry about.

The Kimball Lake Resort is just minutes from Minong. It’s about an hour south of Duluth and 2.5 hours from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Every year, visitors return here from all over the upper Midwest. (For the right buyers, of course, the property would also make a great corporate retreat or family compound.)

For a quick tour, please enjoy this video. To learn more, give me a call at 218-590-6634. Or, you can reach me at jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

Accepted offer. Small cabin with a big heart. Island Lake. Barnes, NW Wisconsin

Accepted offer. This well-maintained cabin is certain to be your happy lake escape on clear, deep Island Lake, Barnes, WI. Great lake views from most rooms in the cabin. Level sandy beach shelf at the lakeshore.  Tranquil, wooded setting. Details: 55715 E Island Dr, Barnes, WI.  Affordably priced at $154,900.

Call Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin, to schedule a showing. 218-590-6634. Or, email jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

Your future Nancy Lake fishing headquarters home. Minong, WI lake home.

This sunny, spacious Nancy Lake home could be perfect for you. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, 1278 sq ft with 150′ of level lake frontage on this popular, full recreation lake.

Full property details: N12741 Three Mile Rd, Minong, WI.
Offered at $279,000

Buying or selling real estate in Minong WI or other NW Wisconsin community? Call Jean Hedren, Your Edina Realty NW Wisconsin Realtor, at 218-590-6634. Or, email Jean: jeanhedren@edinarealty.com

Subscribe to my NW Wisconsin Realtor YouTube video channel

In my NW Wisconsin Realtor YouTube video channel, you’ll find a large selection  of property videos throughout the NW Wisconsin area.    

You’ll see real estate videos of lake homes, cabins, and country homes located in:  Gordon, Barnes, Minong, Solon Springs, Lake Nebagamon, Trego, and other communities.

You’ll also see videos of dozens of the area lakes, plus tours of how some lakes are connected by boating channels. Eau Claire Chain of Lakes, Minong Flowage/Cranberry Lake, Leader and Bond Lakes, and many others. It’s a great way to see the beauty of the NW Wisconsin lakes. Then, when you come for a visit you may decide to stay for a lifetime.

Interested in buying or selling in NW Wisconsin? Call Jean Hedren, Your Edina Realty NW Wisconsin Realtor, at 218-590-6634. Or, email Jean at jeanhedren@edinarealty.com