SOLD Lower Eau Claire Lake Mid-century Cottage. Gordon, WI

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Another Great Vatten Paddlar Race on Eau Claire Lakes in Barnes and Gordon, WI

I’m proud to have been a sponsor of this year’s Vatten Paddlar canoe and kayak race, which was held July 6 on the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes in Barnes and Gordon, Wisconsin.  I was glad for the 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.

Many of the elite racers turned in incredibly fast times.  Even more important, pretty much everyone there had an incredibly fun time.  Here are a few scenes from the race.  For more images and full race results, visit www.vattenpaddlar.com.

Many thanks to David Delforge for running a great event.

Countdown to Vatten Paddlar Race on Eau Claire Chain of Lakes

Just a few days until the Vatten Paddlar canoe and kayak race, which will be held July 6 on the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes in Barnes, Wisconsin.  To register online, just go to www.vattenpaddlar.com.

I’m proud to be a sponsor of this year’s race; it’s a great way 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.

Ready to paddle and portage? To get you in the mood, here’s a quick preview of the channel between Middle Eau Claire Lake and Lower Eau Claire Lake.

Eau Claire River

 

Sponsored by Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin Realtor.

Training for Vatten Paddlar? More Great Paddling near Barnes, Gordon, Minong, and Solon Springs

I’m proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Vatten Paddlar canoe and kayak race, which will be held July 6 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.

I suspect a few paddlers and their families have enjoyed extra weekends in the area while checking out the course.  (If you haven’t been able to do that,check out my earlier blog post for a little virtual scouting.)  While you’re at it, please come on back to explore some of our other lakes and rivers, too.

Our local area is famous for paddling on rivers like the Brule, Saint Croix, and Namekagon, but we also have lots of lakes that are great for flatwater paddling.  Even most of the larger, more open lakes have lots of sheltered bays to explore.  Take, for example, the 1,564-acre Minong Flowage, with its meandering, 24.8 mile shoreline.  Or, there’s the 1,913-acre Gordon Flowage (also known as the Saint Croix Flowage), which has over 27 miles of shoreline and lots of isolated bays that offer a near-wilderness experience.  Hug the shoreline for a single lap, and there’s a pretty decent workout.

If you’re racing, even recreationally, then you’re not afraid to paddle upstream now and then.  That opens up lots more options.  Here’s just one example: Instead of merely paddling downstream from Solon Springs and Upper Saint Croix Lake to the Gordon Flowage, you could start in the Gordon Flowage, paddle upstream to Upper Saint Croix Lake, and then paddle back on down to your starting point.

Feeling less ambitious today? No problem.  Here’s a fast canoe being paddled slowly on a quiet corner of the Saint Croix Flowage near Gordon, Wisconsin.  Enjoy!

Vattenpaddler 2019 NW Wisconsin Eau Claire Chain of Lakes

Proud to sponsor this NW Wisconsin canoe race.  A beautiful day for a canoe race. Vattenpaddler July 6, 2019. 10 mile and 5 mile canoe, kayak, SUP races on NW Wisconsin beautiful Eau Claire Chain of Lakes, Barnes and Gordon, WI.

Map of northwest Wisconsin, Eau Claire Chain of Lakes

More information at Vattenpaddler.com

Vatten Paddlar Canoe Race July 6. Preview these channels between the Eau Claire Lakes.

In a recent blog post about the upcoming Vatten Paddlar race being held July 6 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.

Proud to sponsor this great local event. Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin Realtor.

My Two Favorite Words in Every Real Estate Property Description

My Two Favorite Words in Every Real Estate Property Description

Sittin on the dock of the bay… Which reminds me of my two favorite words in almost every property description from these parts. They’re usually the final two words: “dock included.

This lake home on the Lower Eau Claire Lake comes with the dock you see here. The rest of the place isn’t bad, either. To learn more, please visit Jean Hedren Edina Realty website.

175′ sandy lake frontage on Lower Eau Claire Lake

14088 E Sunny Shores Dr, Gordon

SOLD Upper Eau Claire Lake log home. 5570 Lyndale Bay Rd, Barnes, WI

This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home offers some of the finest lake views on Upper Eau Claire Lake, one of NW Wisconsin’s clearest, deepest lakes. This home offers understated elegance, comfort, generous spaces, north woods appeal, and 6+ acres of privacy.

Upper Eau Claire Lake is 996 acres and 92′ deep. Boating channels to Birch and Robinson lakes provides even more boating and fishing fun.

Curious about homes available on the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes, Barnes, WI? Call Jean Hedren, Edina Realty 218-590-6634. Or, email me at jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

SOLD NW Wisconsin Lower Eau Claire Lake condo cabin for sale. Gordon, WI.

SOLD Beautifully maintained 3 bedroom condo cabin on Lower Eau Claire Lake, Gordon, WI.

Property details: 14208 E Eagle Rock Circle, Gordon, WI

Enjoy southwesterly lake views from most rooms in the cabin. Private dock included, plus two detached garages. Lower Eau Claire Lake is one of NW Wisconsin’s clearest lakes.

Curious to learn more about this condo cabin? Call Jean Hedren, NW Wisconsin Realtor, Edina Realty at 218-590-6634. Or, email me at jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

Video: 3 bedroom home on Upper Eau Claire Lake, Barnes, WI

Beautiful 3 bedroom home on Upper Eau Claire Lake. For more information: 3625 Twin Bay Rd, Barnes, WI