Sold Upper Eau Claire Lake home. 50300 Peninsula Rd, Barnes, WI

Beautiful, move-in ready 3 bedroom 4 bath home on premier Upper Eau Claire Lake, one of NW Wisconsin’s clearest and deepest lakes. While the elevation to the lake front is high, the lake view is gorgeous and the setting is private and wooded.

Sold by Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin Realtor.  $394,000. 

Thinking of buying or selling? Contact Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin, 218-590-6634. Or, email: jeanhedren@edinarealty.com

www.JeanHedren.com

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.

Luxury Upper Eau Claire Lake home. Barnes, NW Wisconsin lake property

Comfortable and spacious luxury home with southern exposure on premier Upper Eau Claire Lake. Custom designed with high-end amenities and large windows for maximum lake viewing. 155′ of sandy lake frontage. Most furniture and pontoon included.
Property details: 3543 Lake Rd, Barnes, WI
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
3543 sq ft
3-car detached garage
$625,000

The Boating Channel Between Upper Eau Claire and Birch Lakes, Barnes, WI

The Boating Channel Between Upper Eau Claire and Birch Lakes 

Here’s another in an occasional series of posts answering the question: “Can I really get there from here?”

Here in Northwest Wisconsin, maps often show a connection between two lakes, and fising guidebooks may mention a “navigable channel.” But can you really get there from here? The answer, of course, is “it depends.” First, it depends on the size of your boat. How much water does it draw, how wide is it, and how tall is it? If your boat has an awning or visor, can it be folded down? In some cases, the weather and the time of year can even make a difference. If the water is too low, there won’t be enough to float your boat. Too high, and you may not have quite enough headroom under a bridge. So your mileage, as they say, may vary. Keep your speed down, and proceed with caution.

So… Just how navigable is the channel between Upper Eau Claire Lake, Birch Lake, and Robinson Lake? Here’s the answer, complete with a video showing what you can expect. At normal water levels the channels between these three lakes are easily navigable by canoe, kayak, fishing boat, runabout, or pontoon—almost any boat you’re likely to see out on these lakes. Both channels—the one between Upper Eau Claire Lake and Birch Lake, and the one between Birch Lake and Robinson Lake—are deep enough so you’ll see signs reminding you they’re no-wake zones. But that’s OK. You’ll want to take your time and enjoy the scenery anyway.

One note of caution: Some parts of Birch Lake are fairly shallow. If you’re on the way through, keep your speed down and swing wide around both islands.

And by the way… If you’d like to see a beautiful cabin on Birch Lake, please visit  – Birch Lake cabin for sale  Jean Hedren, Edina Realty. 218-590-6634

The Route Between Upper Eau Claire Lake, Birch Lake, and Robinson Lake, Barnes, WI

The Route Between Upper Eau Claire Lake, Birch Lake, and Robinson Lake

Here’s another in an occasional series of posts answering the question: “Can I really get there from here?”

Here in Northwest Wisconsin, maps often show a connection between two lakes, and fising guidebooks may mention a “navigable channel.” But can you really get there from here? The answer, of course, is “it depends.” First, it depends on the size of your boat. How much water does it draw, how wide is it, and how tall is it? If your boat has an awning or visor, can it be folded down? In some cases, the weather and the time of year can even make a difference. If the water is too low, there won’t be enough to float your boat. Too high, and you may not have quite enough headroom under a bridge. So your mileage, as they say, may vary. Keep your speed down, and proceed with caution.

The channels from Upper Eau Claire to Birch Lake and Robinson Lake

The channels from Upper Eau Claire to Birch Lake and Robinson Lake

(I began this series with the connection between 200-acre Bony Lake and 902-acre Middle Eau Claire Lake. A second post described the channel between Middle Eau Claire Lake and Lower Eau Claire Lake; at the moment, I also have homes available on both Middle and Lower. A third post described the channel between Bond Lake and Leader Lake, a pair of lakes in southern Douglas County.

So… Just how navigable is the channel between Upper Eau Claire Lake, Birch Lake, and Robinson Lake? Here’s the answer, complete with a few photos showing what you can expect. At normal water levels the channels between these three lakes are easily navigable by canoe, kayak, fishing boat, runabout, or pontoon—almost any boat you’re likely to see out on these lakes. Both channels—the one between Upper Eau Claire Lake and Birch Lake, and the one between Birch Lake and Robinson Lake—are deep enough so you’ll see signs reminding you they’re no-wake zones. But that’s OK. You’ll want to take your time and enjoy the scenery anyway.

One note of caution: Some parts of Birch Lake are fairly shallow. If you’re on the way through, keep your speed down and swing wide around both islands.

And by the way… If you’d like to see a home on any of these lakes, please visit  my website – www.JeanHedren.com  Jean Hedren, Edina Realty. 218-590-6634

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

Favorite Northwest Wisconsin Bike Routes: A Big Barnes Loop Around the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes

Favorite Northwest Wisconsin Bike Routes: A Big Barnes Loop Around the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes

Barnes - Middle and Upper Eau Claire Lakes loop

Barnes – Middle and Upper Eau Claire Lakes loop

Looking for good bike routes in northwestern Wisconsin? Check out this scenic loop in the Barnes area. If you’re more familiar with the area’s lakes than its towns, this route circles most of the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes. It includes a few steep hills, but most of the route travels gently rolling terrain.

The route starts at the Barnes Park, and passes near Lower Eau Claire Lake, Middle Eau Claire Lake, Upper Eau Claire Lake, Birch Lake, Bony Lake, Sweet Lake, and Robinson Lake—all in a roughly 21-mile loop. (By the way… If you’d like a scenic but shorter ride in the same area, here’s another option.)

Roads you’ll travel (clockwise): County N, Pease Road, 27 (for less than a mile), South Shore Road, River Road, Lake Road, 27 (for only a few yards), Lake Road, Peninsula Road (optional side trip to check out the boat landing and study the water), Lake Road, Robinson Lake Road, and County N.

Optional side trip: At the southwest corner of this route, follow South Shore Road a short distance west to check out the miniature lock and dam between Middle Eau Claire Lake and Lower Eau Claire Lake.

Optional short cut: On the way back, take a left on Birch Lake Road. It heads northward to Barnes between Bony Lake and Birch Lake. It then passes near both Robinson Lake and Pickerel Lake. This road, although just as scenic, will shave off a couple miles and a couple of hills.

For a mid-ride lunch stop, check out P.J.’s Cabin Store, which also has a bar and grille adjacent to the store. It’s just off your route. At the corner of River Road and Lake Road, head west about half a mile. You’ll also find a few other taverns and cafes along or near the route.

For breakfast before your ride, or for post-ride lunch, dinner, or refreshments, check out some of the restaurants and taverns in or near Barnes. The Cedar Lodge Steakhouse and Grille features a full menu, hand-tossed pizzas, and a fine selection of wines and local microbrews.

Click www.JeanHedren.com to see all my listings in Barnes, WI, and NW Wisconsin.

Please check back now and then; I’ll occasionally be posting more of our favorite hiking and biking routes. I’ll try to include a couple photos with each post, but not enough to take all the fun and mystery out of exploring these routes yourself. Stay tuned…

Barnes ride 3 barnes ride 4 Barnes ride 2 Barnes ride 1

Favorite NW Wisconsin Bike Routes: Barnes, Robinson Lake, Upper Eau Claire Lake, Birch Lake, and Bony Lake

Favorite NW Wisconsin Bike Routes: Barnes, Robinson Lake, Upper Eau Claire Lake, Birch Lake, and Bony Lake

Bony, Birch, Robinson Lake Loop

Bony, Birch, Robinson Lake Loop

Looking for good bike routes in northwestern Wisconsin? Check out this short but scenic loop in the Barnes area. (If you’re more familiar with the area’s lakes than its towns, this route is just north of the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes.)

The route starts in Barnes and rolls past Henderson Lake, Robinson Lake, Upper Eau Claire Lake, Birch Lake, Bony Lake, and Pickerel Lake—all in a ten-mile loop, and that’s including brief side trips on Peninsula Road and Bony Lake Road. (If you’d like a longer ride in the same area, you have plenty of paved and dirt options.)

Starting point: Barnes Park. On County N, just a mile or so east of Highway 27.

Roads you’ll travel: County N, Robinson Lake Road, Lake Road, Peninsula Road (optional side trip to check out the boat landing and study the water), Lake Road, Birch Lake Road, Bony Lake Road (optional side trip to Highway 27 and then back to Birch Lake Road), and County N.

After your ride, food and refreshments are available at a number of taverns and cafes within a mile or two of your starting point.

(By the way, the route passes near this spectacular timber-frame lake home I’m currently listing on Bony Lake. Also nearby is this lake home with wooded privacy and a great view of Middle Eau Claire Lake. Please give me a call if you’d like to see either of these homes. Or, click www.JeanHedren.com to see all my listings.)

Please check back now and then; I’ll occasionally be posting more of our favorite hiking and biking routes. I’ll try to include a couple photos with each post, but not enough to take all the fun and mystery out of exploring these routes yourself. Stay tuned…

IMG_0892 IMG_0887 IMG_0885