Rise and shine, folks! The Valley is packed with adventures, and you’ll want to start yours early with something beautiful and easy to catch. You know what they say, the early bird gets an incredible view of the sunrise.
I promise you won’t miss the sleep! Over the summer, the sun awakens just before 5:30am, with the sunrise getting closer to 6:30am by the end of August. Set your alarm and treat yourself to a stunning view from one of these local spots.
1. Mount Simon Park
It’s no surprise one of Eau Claire’s highest peaks has a spectacular sunrise! This one stretches across the sky with its striking colors reflecting off the lake. While there are plenty of places to soak it all in, you’ll want to head right down by the boat landing. Planning to stay for a while? Take a seat at the bench nearby.
2. County Farm Park
Tucked away on the west side of Eau Claire is this lovely neighborhood park, overlooking Dove Healthcare, May’s Floral Garden, and Nestle. After you enjoy a spin on the merry-go-round, hit up the trails where wildflowers greet you, and the sun rises in the distance, creating a scene that is mesmerizing.